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Assistant Professor of Nursing

Posted:  August 5, 2015 

University of Charleston – Beckley

Faculty members teach in the university’s outcomes-based courses and assist in the preparation of students for a life of productive work, enlightened living and community involvement. The faculty will be responsible for implementing didactic and clinical education as assigned by the program chair.


Be able and willing to commit and adhere to the policies of the University of Charleston, School of Health Science, and Associate Degree Nursing Program including, but not limited to the following:

  1. MSN required.
  2. Minimum 2 years teaching experience in an RN program.
  3. Recent clinical experience required.
  4. Unencumbered WV RN license.
  5. Maintain current RN licensure and certifications.
  6. Offer of employment pending Board of Nursing approval.
  7. Provide instructional and/or non-instructional services as a member of the nursing team specified by the faculty member’s contract.
  8. Actively participate in the development, evaluation and review of curriculum, services, and activities of the ADN Program.
  9. Instruct courses in a manner consistent with the University of Charleston and The ADN Program.
  10. Provide current program and course orientation materials consistent with the University of Charleston and the ADN Program to students.
  11. Utilize resources consistent with The University of Charleston and ADN program as appropriate to enhance learning.
  12. Communicate with students, faculty, staff, clinical agencies and the community in a professional manner.
  13. Commit to life-long learning and maintain current competency in subject matter and service or clinical area.
  14. Participate in the writing of self-study reports for state and national approving/accrediting bodies.
  15. Attend University, Division, Department and Program meetings.
  16. Actively serve on university committees.
  17. Serve as academic advisor to students.
  18. Participate in scholarly activities.
  19. Reasonably assist in maintaining facilities and equipment.
  20. Assume responsibility and accountability for instruction, evaluation of students and planning and implementing curriculum content.
  21. Establish effective working relationships with personnel from community healthcare agencies.
  22. Serve as mentor and role model for novice faculty.
  23. Assist the students in the identification and understanding of The University of Charleston and ADN Program’s policies and procedures pertaining to the student, including, but not limited to:
    1. Mission and Philosophy
    2. Outcomes
    3. Student responsibilities and accountability to The University of Charleston, ADN Program, clinical facilities, patients and accrediting bodies.
    4. Learning experiences
    5. Curriculum, instruction and evaluation throughout the program.



To acquire a faculty position in nursing, individuals must possess an unrestricted WV Nursing license, have a graduate degree with a major in nursing or have a bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing and be admitted and enrolled in a graduate degree program with a major in nursing within one (1) year of employment in the faculty position.  Previous teaching experience including proficiency in curriculum development, supervision, instruction, assessment, evaluation and advising is a desired. 

To apply send cover letter, resume application and references to: 

University of Charleston – Beckley
Kennita Thomas, ADN Administrative Assistant
158 Dye Drive
Beckley, WV 25801 

The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.