Family Nurse Practitioner/Doctorate of Nursing Practice Director


College of Health Sciences
Faculty: Full-time, tenure-track appointment
Rank: Assistant/associate professor

The Lenoir-Rhyne University, College of Health Sciences seeks applications for a full-time appointment in its School of Nursing. The position is a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor (with terminal Nursing degree). The position is for the Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner/Doctorate of Nursing Practice (FNP/DNP) program. The individual must hold a valid NC Family Nurse Practitioner license along with a terminal degree.  Clinical experience in the area of family nursing practice is required.  The appointment is based at the Hickory, NC campus and will begin August 2022.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, scholarly and professional engagement, and campus citizenship.

Candidates interested in this position must have strong qualities and experience in teaching preferably in an online environment. All candidates must meet the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) requirements of having two years of full time clinical experience as a registered nurse, and have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.  This requirement may be met through different avenues as determined through the NCBON.

In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Lenoir-Rhyne University and the College of Health Sciences are committed to providing an environment for learning, working and living that promotes equal opportunity, inclusion, and non-discrimination for its faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors.

In our work, all are welcome regardless of race/ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, disabilities, health status, religion, regional background, Veteran status, citizenship status, nationality and other diverse identities that we each bring.

The success of an inclusive environment relies on the participation, support, and understanding of all. We encourage diverse views, and understand that we expect all to engage respectfully and with regard to the dignity of all others.

While completing the application, candidates will be prompted to submit:

  1. Letter of Application
    • The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University
  2. Curriculum Vitae (including the names and addresses of three references)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the University joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion, and natural sciences with over 50 undergraduate majors and nearly 30 master’s degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last nine years, the institution now enrolls nearly 2600 students at its three locales, and it anticipates continued managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission.

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