Associate Professor or Professor / Director of The PhD in Nursing Science Program

University of South Carolina


The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

The University of South Carolina College of Nursing (CON) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time program director for the PhD in Nursing Science program and CON faculty position. This position is an onsite appointment in Columbia, SC. In addition to teaching, this administrative position includes opportunities for research/scholarship activities. Faculty appointment and salary are commensurate with the level of teaching, leadership, and scholarship experience of the candidate.

The PhD in Nursing program at the University of South Carolina has a rich tradition with stellar graduates over the past three decades. The program is moving toward a hybrid model, with executive style delivery of 2-4 weekend sessions over the semester with additional interactive synchronous and asynchronous sessions between the face-to-face classroom experiences. The University of South Carolina is a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nurse Scholars grant, as well as significant internal funding to support our PhD students and program.

Registered nurse with earned doctorate in nursing. Tenure eligible, and meet criteria for rank appointment at Associate Professor or Professor rank.

Candidates are expected to have an established record of successful participation in externally funded research grants, scientific collaboration with research faculty, and PhD-level student teaching and mentorship. We seek applicants with an active program of research, with a history of federal and other extramural funding, extensive experience with all facets of PhD education including student teaching and research mentorship, faculty mentorship, curricular development and implementation, along with formative and summative program evaluations, and academic leadership experience. Eligibility for RN licensure in South Carolina is required.

Evidence of successful academic administrative experience is preferred.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

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