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Adjunct Faculty: Nursing (Multiple Positions)

Classification: Instructor
Status: Part-time
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Review of application materials will begin immediately for current needs and continue as vacancies arise.


Mars Hill University, a private liberal arts institution located in the mountains of western North Carolina, is seeking applicants for the position of Adjunct Faculty: Nursing. The department seeks a new faculty member with enthusiasm for and commitment to undergraduate education.


Candidates should have an earned M.S. in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum of 3 years practice as a Registered Nurse. The successful candidate will appreciate and articulate the value of a liberal arts education to a professional program such as nursing and the fit of that program within the context of a liberal arts college/university.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates with experience and expertise in geriatric, medical-surgical, or progressive care nursing or in family health, mental health, or community health with a commitment to health promotion, community engagement, cultural sensitivity/competence, ethical leadership, and courageous advocacy.


Education (if the Master’s Degree in Nursing is not in education) – demonstration of one of the following:
A. Completion of 45 contact hours of continuing education courses;
B. Completion of a certificate program in nursing education;
C. Nine semester hours of education; or
D. Documentation of successful completion of structured, individualized development activities of at least 45 contact hours approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing as defined in the 21 NCAC 36.0318.

Licensure – unrestricted license to practice as Registered Nurse in North Carolina

Experience – minimum of 3 years practice as a Registered Nurse with clinical expertise relevant to teaching area; certification in area specialty highly desirable. Preference will be given for experience in geriatric, medical-surgical, or progressive care nursing or in family health, mental health, or community health.

Other – health and training requirements for the position as stipulated by clinical agencies, including but not limited to immunizations, titers, and CPR certification; excellent interpersonal, written and oral presentations skills; proven educational or administrative experience in critical thinking, problem solving and judgment skills, and varied course delivery methodologies; proficient in Microsoft Office, the Internet, and Moodle or BlackBoard; proven clinical teaching skills.


Nurse faculty members shall have the authority and responsibility for: (1) student admission, progression, and graduation requirements; and (2) the development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum.

Duties include providing quality instruction to students by ensuring achievement of program outcomes and student learning in the Clinical environments (and may include lab or simulation responsibilities). Duties also include student advising, participating in student recruitment, and contributing to the development of curricula and programs. Other responsibilities include completing professional development and in-service activities in accordance with standards set by the university, approval bodies, and accrediting bodies; maintaining expertise in subject areas; actively participating in School of Nursing and university faculty meetings; actively participating in core course academic support programs and student professional associations; maintaining records of student work, requirements, benchmarks, and overall progress.

To apply, submit a letter naming the position, CV or resume, and teaching philosophy via email to:


Mars Hill University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.

To file a complaint with Mars Hill University, contact:
Jennie Matthews
Office of Human Resources
Box 6664
Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC 28754
828 689-1197
828 689-1256 Fax
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:
USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410
Washington DC 20250-9410
Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642
(English Federal- relay) or (800) 845-6136
(Spanish Federal-relay).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.