Assistant Professor, Nursing

Jackson State Community College is seeking a 9-month Nursing Instructor. Our nursing faculty positions aim to prepare students for a successful career in nursing by teaching nursing and socializing students to professional roles in the classroom, lab, and clinical environments. Nursing faculty members also participate in student advisement, teaching team and committee assignments, campus activities and develop coursework as needed.


  • Provide students with classroom and clinical instruction and evaluation.
  • Assist with academic student recruitment and advisement.
  • Participate in committee assignments and college-wide initiatives.
  • Participate in program assessment, development, and accreditation.
  • Engage in scholarly, practice, and other professional development activities.
  • Maintain consistent communication with students and staff.
  • Participate in college and community activities.
  • Participate in program and college curriculum planning, development, and evaluation.
  • Work as a team member in maintaining a learning environment that effectively and efficiently meets the educational requirements of the diverse postsecondary student.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MSN degree from a nationally accredited program and institution with graduate level acute-care clinical coursework and/or national certification pertinent to clinical instruction.
  • Provide documentation evidence of fulfilling requirements for clinical agency placement (at intervals required by the agency), including, but not limited to, the following: an unencumbered TN registered nurse license, negative drug screen, acceptable background check, CPR certification, immunizations and health screenings, annual trainings, policy and procedure verifications, documentation of insurance, etc. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of direct-care clinical practice experience (pediatric experience preferred).
  • Prior teaching experience in an ACEN or CCNE accredited program


  • Provide critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment.
  • Ability to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate sufficient for interactions with others in verbal and written forms.
  • Physical mobility with gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care.
  • Auditory abilities sufficient to monitor and assess health needs.
  • Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in nursing care.
  • Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous quality improvement in student instruction and professional role development.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the community college concept and team management principles.

Salary increases with previous nursing and/or teaching experience and is based on highest degree obtained. Minimum salary of $53,393 annually (MSN degree with no work experience).