Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, Nursing
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for
the position of Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, Nursing.
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
Division Professional Nursing Practice
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded No
Posting Close Date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time,
9-month visiting assistant professor position for the 2021-2022 AY in the
College of Nursing and Health Professions, School of Professional Nursing
Practice. Qualified applicants with practice experience in a specialty area of
nursing (including, but not limited to, adult health nursing, pediatric
nursing) are encouraged to apply.
Faculty facilitate students' achievement of course objectives and prepares
students to master skill sets that facilitate progression throughout the
nursing program of study. Faculty work closely with the course clinical
coordinator and program coordinator to ensure that the standards and quality
of the nursing curricula are met and maintained.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Teaches courses assigned and adheres to clinical and class schedules
Communicates any concerns or issues with the course coordinator, program coordinator or school director
Follows the policies and procedures of the clinical site, the University, the College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the School of Professional Nursing Practice
Submits course specific documentation as scheduled
Communicates course requirements to students
Maintains office hours to assure availability to assigned students for support including but not limited to exam review, required remediation, and summative evaluations.
Collaborates with the course coordinator to plan, implement and evaluate each assigned course to maintain quality and effectiveness.
Attends scheduled meetings prior to the course orientation with the school director and/or program coordinator and/or course coordinator and other faculty teaching in the course.
Participates in service opportunities that impact the university community, professional community, and/or local community
Participates in the shared governance of the University, college, and school through various opportunities for engagement on campus
Performs other duties as assigned.
The visiting faculty member is expected to be a competent practitioner of
Graduate degree in Nursing is required
Current unencumbered Mississippi RN license is required
Criminal history and background check clearance is required
Salary and appointment to Visiting Assistant Professor will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience appropriate for that rank.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Evidence of current American Heart Association CPR training
Evidence of yearly tuberculin skin tests and other required immunizations
as per nursing program policy and/or agency requirements.
Evidence of ten continuing education units annually
Be familiar and comply with clinical agency policies and procedures.
Complete all required clinical agency training including; but, not limited
to electronic health records, HIPAA, medication administration, POC
Glucose training and an agency orientation.
Uphold the mission and values of the USM College of Nursing and Health
PhD in Nursing preferred. Doctoral degree in Nursing or closely related
area will be considered.
May supervise graduate assistants or student workers. Will frequently
supervise College of Nursing and Health Professions students.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public
research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in
Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the
Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only
131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of
Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high
research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes
experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and
large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only
37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and
music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more
than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of
more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county
in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading
Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next
generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM
competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www. usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with
Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi
encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.