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The Director of the Center for Nursing Scholarship will be a visiting professor faculty position and duties will include (1) create strategies, goals and initiatives for the education and development of faculty; 2) support the ongoing development of faculty development programs related to teaching, scholarship, or service; 3) Work collaboratively across the institution to leverage resources to implement strategic goals related to institutional priorities; and 4) Maintain a vision and current knowledge of teaching excellence grounded in educational research and expertise work closely with doctoral students related to dissertation development and completion.
PhD in nursing or relevant discipline and eligibility for RN licensure in Georgia • Doctoral teaching experience with experience directing dissertations preferred • Established research program • Online teaching experience • Manuscript development experience • Experience with funded grants and grant writing preferred • Administrative and collaborative leadership experience • Exemplary interpersonal communication skills • At least 5 years' experience in nursing education • Commitment to a diverse academic community • Minimum rank Associate Professor or equivalent
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of background checks as a prior condition of employment. Please send your letter of application, three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae to: Jo Hite, Business Operations Director - University of West Georgia School of Nursing 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30118 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About University of West Georgia
Named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best Southeastern Colleges and one of America’s Best Value Colleges, the University of West Georgia (http://www.westga.edu/) provides exceptional academic quality. The University of West Georgia, a charter member of the University System of Georgia, and accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is situated on 645 acres in Carrollton, Georgia. Named a City of Excellence in Georgia and listed as one of the 50 Best Small Southern Towns, Carrollton is the cultural, educational, health care and commercial center for the west Georgia region. Living in Carrollton offers the best of two worlds, a small town with Southern flavor, and metropolitan Atlanta is only 45 minutes away. Approximately 11,500 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees enroll at UWG each year. UWG is home to the state's only Honors College, complete with an honors curriculum. The university's Advanced Academy of Georgia is one of only about 12 U.S. programs that allow gifted high-school-age students to earn concurrent high school and college credit while living on campus in a full-time residential program. In the spirit of academic excellence, the School of Nursing (http://www.westga.edu/~nurs/), is partnering with the Honors College to offer a Nurse Scholars program that will guarantee student admission into UWG’s BSN program and provide mentorship for undergraduate research, graduate education and professional development. The School of Nursing: The School of Nursing (http://www.westga.edu/~nurs/) at the University of West Georgia is internationally recognized for its development and implementation of Caring Groups, an experiential strategy for learning caring in nursing. Faculty members work closely with both undergraduate and graduate students to create a supportive learning environment. The faculty is committed to creating a milieu for learning that fosters “educational excellence in a caring environment” and is preparing to implement an innovative concept-based and team/problem-based curriculum. The School of Nursing offers BSN, RN-BSN/RN-MSN and MSN programs. Graduate students specialize in Nursing Education and/or Health Systems Leadership with an option for the AACN Clinical Nurse Leader Role. A proposal to offer an EdD in Nursing Education in collaboration with the UWG College of Education is under review by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents and approval is anticipated in 2012. All current programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.
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