Faculty Positions

Available Faculty Positions


Instructor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Nursing

Department:  Nursing                                     

Status:  Full Time, Faculty (9 Month)  

Reports To:  Chair, Department of Nursing


Position Summary:

 The Nursing Department at Freed-Hardeman University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the instructor/assistant/associate level in Nursing beginning in August 2017.  The Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. As instructor, assistant professor, or associate professor of nursing, this position is responsible for teaching courses within the nursing program, advising, engaging in scholarly activity, and conducting committee work as assigned.


Candidate Qualifications:

  • Active member in good standing of the churches of Christ
  • Must hold an earned MSN (PhD, DNP preferred) or for clinical instructor role, BSN with clinical expertise in basic nursing and their area of specialty (i.e. Adult Health, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Mental Health, Nursing Management).
  • At least two years of full-time professional nursing clinical experience.
  • Hold a current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee, or be eligible to obtain a Tennessee Registered Nurse license.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support.
  • A demonstrated history, competence in, and commitment to quality teaching courses at the undergraduate level is preferred; two years of full-time teaching experience in a nursing program is preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other faculty members, as well as students.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication skills.
  • Evidence of prior scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and/or teaching and learning is preferred. Commitment to ongoing scholarship is required.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaches courses within the Nursing Department with a total load of up to twenty-seven hours.
  • Serves as academic advisor for program majors.
  • Participates in student recruitment and promotion.
  • Assists in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum using a written plan.
  • Plans and provides theoretical instruction and clinical or laboratory experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives and curriculum of the Nursing program and nursing profession.
  • Evaluates student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes related to nursing knowledge and practice.
  • Maintains 10 office hours per week for student availability.
  • Schedules administrative time for classroom, laboratory, and clinical preparation.
  • Works with the department chair and other departmental faculty to develop, implement, evaluate, and update the purpose, philosophy, objectives and organizational framework of the Nursing program.
  • Works with the department chair and other departmental faculty to develop, evaluate and revise student admission, progression, retention and graduation policies within the Department of Nursing.
  • Engages in scholarly research or other creative achievement activity.
  • Serves on university committees as assigned.
  • Conducts servant leadership in the community.
  • Abides by all University policies governing behavior and in fulfillment of job requirements.
  • May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.



  • Position rank will be based on degree and experience.
  • Salary will be commensurate with degree, background, and experience.
  • Benefit information and an application may be accessed at http://www.fhu.edu/HR.


Application Deadline:

Application review will begin on March 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit application and resume to resumes@fhu.edu.


Freed-Hardeman University is an academic community, associated with churches of Christ, which is dedicated to providing excellent undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship, and service.


Pursuant to this mission and Section 703(e)(2) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Freed-Hardeman University exercises a preference for applicants active within the churches of Christ. Freed-Hardeman University complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or prior military service in the administration of its employment practices.



Step 1: 

Complete the online faculty application for employment.

Step 2:

Submit your cover letter and resume to resumes@fhu.edu.

A PDF version of the application is also available. For accessibility or ADA accommodation questions, please email resumes@fhu.edu.

Your Right to Know

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Anyone desiring a paper copy of this report may contact the Campus Safety and Security office at 731-989-6911.