The School of Nursing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) seeks a full time faculty member for a tenure-track position. The School of Nursing offers the BSN, MSN and DNP degrees in nursing and embraces the shared governance model as well as Boyer's Model of scholarship.
Effective Date: August 1, 2017
Mary B. Jackson was called to serve as the interim director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga which began enrolling students on January 1, 1973. Having served as an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Alabama, Professor Jackson understood what was required for a successful nursing program. Professor Jackson earned both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama after having earned a degree in Sociology from the University of Chattanooga in 1954. The holder of the Professor Mary B. Jackson Founders Chair in Nursing should demonstrate the same qualities as Professor Jackson. These include a dedication to educating nursing students, an excellent work ethic, and an understanding of the value of team work and collegiality.
In keeping with Professor Jackson's original purpose of educating students to become BSN prepared nurses, this position will focus on teaching in the undergraduate program. Understanding that the future of nursing education will need to embrace the use of all methods of teaching, the holder of the inaugural Professor Mary B. Jackson Founders Chair in Nursing will focus on using innovative strategies in the classroom allowing students to gain knowledge and experience.
This position will initially be a 9-month tenure earning position. The person must be doctorally prepared or currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Nursing or a related field. As the corpus of the bequest increases in value and generates sufficient interest income, this professorship will transition to a 12 month position.
Teach and advise in the BSN program
Engage in scholarship activities
Participate in service to the School of Nursing, the University and/or profession
Assist in monitoring and supporting learner success and collaborate in the process of curriculum development and revision as needed
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.