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Assistant Professor or Instructor - Nursing

Columbia College
Columbia, MO 65216
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Assistant Professor or Instructor - Nursing

Department: Nursing Program 

Location: Columbia, MO

Type: Academic - Faculty

Term: Tenure Track / Non-tenure Track

Salary: $65,000 - $80,000 (Pay range may vary based on geographic location)


Diversity Statement:

Columbia College is committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. The college maintains a safe place for open discourse; supports activities that promote diversity and inclusion; and overall, fosters a sense of community that welcomes everyone.



The Nursing Department at Columbia College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Nursing at our Columbia, Missouri location, beginning August 2023. The College offers 14-month Associate of Science in Nursing and 3-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs of study, preparing nearly 100 graduates a year to sit for the RN licensure exam.  The Department also delivers an online RN-BSN degree.  The associate's program has ACEN accreditation and the baccalaureate programs are accredited with CCNE.  The Department boasts state-of-the-art facilities on main campus Columbia, downtown Columbia, and Lake Ozark, MO locations.


Teaching responsibilities may include courses in Fundamentals, Health Assessment, Professional Nursing Practice, Pathophysiology, Leadership and Management, Medical-Surgical, and NCLEX Review.  Coverage of other/additional Nursing theory and practice courses may be assigned according to individual qualifications and departmental need.


The teaching workload equivalent of 24 credit hours covers August through May, annually, with summers off.  Nursing faculty members commonly teach a combination of 16-week BSN and 8-week ASN courses.  Nursing faculty loads are mostly composed of didactic instruction, with some skills and simulation laboratories, and clinical instruction coverage, as needed.  Teaching, service, and professional development are required aspects of the position. Strong interpersonal skills, cross-cultural sensitivity, and demonstrated potential to contribute positively to a college community are expected. Funding for conference attendance and other professional development activities is provided on an annual basis.  Competitive salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. 


Departmental service responsibilities of faculty include, but is not limited to, admission and recruiting events, academic advising, curriculum development, academic assessment, and collaboration across instructional venues.  Faculty are expected to participate in the Faculty Association and its committees and to support co-curricular activities.  Occasional afternoon, evening, or weekend commitments are to be expected.


The Nursing Department consists of 16 full-time faculty and staff.  ASN cohorts of up to 32 students are accepted twice a year and a BSN cohort of up to 40 students is admitted annually at the Columbia location.


Required Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree with a major in Nursing, for Instructor rank, non-tenure track, and an unencumbered Missouri registered nurse license or eligibility for licensure in Missouri.


Preferred Qualifications:

A relevant doctoral degree would qualify the successful candidate for tenure-track Assistant Professor rank.  Current workplace experience in an associated field and /or college teaching experience are highly desired.


About Columbia College:

Founded in 1851, Columbia College is dedicated to improving lives through higher education. As a private, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college, the College takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty, and quality educational programs. Offering associate's, bachelors and masters degrees, Columbia College has a traditional campus and active evening program in Columbia, Missouri, more than 40 additional venues in 15 states and Cuba, and a robust online presence.


Columbia College reflects the growing diversity of the United States, with nearly 46 percent of its undergraduates self-identifying as members of historically underrepresented groups, which include more than 25 percent identifying as Black/African American and 11 percent as Hispanic/Latinx.


Spurred by the creative ingenuity of faculty and staff and the financial commitment by the Board of Trustees, Columbia College is investing in the development of multiple new programs and the hiring of faculty to support new and existing undergraduate and graduate programs. It is an exciting time at Columbia College!


To Apply:

Applications received by April 3, 2023 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Columbia College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.


To be considered, submit applications online at ccis.edu/jobs. Please include:

  1. Completed Columbia College application

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Curriculum Vitae

  4. Names of three references from professional colleagues

  5. Teaching philosophy statement

  6. Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement

  7. Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be needed at a later stage)

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive of every duty and responsibility required by the employee in the position.


Eligibility for employee benefits and perks is determined by employment status. For more information please see https://www.ccis.edu/careers.


The offer of employment and assignment to duties is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check. The information may include, but is not limited to, academic, residential, achievement, performance, attendance, disciplinary, employment history, credit history, driving history, and criminal history of public record.


Review of Applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Columbia College is an equal-opportunity employer.


In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the Department of Campus Safety for Columbia College has provided the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and crime statistics for the main campus and venues nationwide.


Columbia College is required to distribute this information to all current and prospective employees and students. Please follow the link below for the full report or contact Human Resources at 573-875-7495 for a printed copy.






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Posted: 2023-03-23 Expires: 2023-04-22

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