• OPEN-RANK FACULTY NURSING POSITION

    Posted: 10/03/2021

    ABOUT BERRY COLLEGE:

    Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty,Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others.

    We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits are competitive.

     


    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The Division of Nursing at Berry College invites applications for an open-rank clinical faculty position (9-month academic year) to begin August 2022. We seek a faculty member who embraces evidence-based, patient-centered and highly interactive teaching practices utilizing high fidelity simulation labs, active-learning classrooms, and skills labs. 

    Special consideration will be given to candidates interested in establishing productive relationships with the vibrant local medical community Rome is northwest Georgia's regional center for healthcare, with two area hospitals and the largest privately-owned multi-specialty physician group in the state.  A major new continuing care retirement community, The Spires at Berry College, is located on campus, offering opportunities for student clinical experience in skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living and rehabilitation.  Nursing faculty also have the opportunity to partner with faculty in Kinesiology to promote health, wellness, and activity in Berry's intergenerational campus community (including children attending on-campus laboratory schools). 

    Clinical appointments are continuing, renewable positions. Faculty must have the professional qualifications appropriate for a full-time faculty position and maintain the normal licensure or professional qualifications for clinical practices. The professional status of clinical faculty should inform, strengthen, and distinguish their teaching and service as a member of Berry's faculty. Signature experiences for nursing students include a required cultural immersion course and a 180-hour senior internship that provides intensive clinical experience. Berry's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is accredited by CCNE and approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing. 

    The position requires faculty to participate in classroom and clinical instruction, student recruitment, academic advising, and committee service. Candidates must document the use of creative teaching strategies and be knowledgeable of the QSEN competencies and AACN standards of practice.

     


    REQUIREMENTS:

    Candidates should have completed their master's (doctoral preferred) or advanced practice degree requirements by the time of appointment in one or more of the following specialty areas:  medical-surgical, critical care, physical assessment, and/or pharmacology.  Licensure as a registered nurse in Georgia is required by time of appointment. 

     


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    Berry College is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and student body. We welcome applications from all and strongly encourage women and people of color to apply for this position.

    Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 undergraduate students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. 

    Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.

    Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.

     


    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; a cover letter describing interest in the position and qualifications ; unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; names and contact information for 3 references; a teaching statement that should articulate the candidate's teaching approach and experience and goals; and a statement showing the candidate's commitment to the goals of equity, inclusion, and diversity in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core.

     

    Specific questions may be sent directly to Dr. Tanya Naguszewski (tnaguszewski@berry.edu)

     

     

     

    Please apply directly to the Berry employment website here.

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