This is a full-time, academic term track appointment reporting to the Director of Nursing. The instructor will work with the Traditional programs. Must be willing to travel between Dyersburg and Covington.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating the nursing curriculum.
  • Participate in development of policies and standards for the Department of Nursing.
  • Assist in classroom and lab (clinical and campus) instruction.
  • Monitor, grade, and evaluate students’ progress.
  • Become certified in and fully use the course management system for all classes.
  • Utilize technology in classroom and lab instruction.
  • Participate in professional and committee activities including serving on Nursing Department committees as assigned by Director and serving on college committees.
  • Work cooperatively with hospitals to provide optimum clinical experience.
  • Flexibility to teach evening, weekend, and at both locations as needed (requires use of personal vehicle).
  • Teach a range of ages of students including nontraditional, returning adults.
  • Recruit students from the community to make DSCC’s program viable and competitive.
  • Practice a learning-centered educational philosophy and redesign courses to include research-based learning strategies including service learning opportunities, learning communities, critical thinking skills, co-operative learning, and reading across the curriculum.
  • Work with colleagues to assess the effectiveness of courses and the nursing program, analyze the results, develop and implement improvement plans, and document the improvements each semester in the form prescribed by DSCC.
  • Participate in professional development and maintain membership in an appropriate regional, state and/or national organization related to your teaching at DSCC.
  • Assist in the identification and mentoring of adjunct instructors.
    Revise and develop curriculum in cooperation with colleagues; assist in preparation of schedules and in selection of textbooks (including e-textbooks when appropriate).
  • Advise students, maintain regular office hours which are accessible to students and participate in college life and committee work of the College.
  • Actively communicate with colleagues and students using email, voice mail, text and other electronic means. Normally, responses are expected in no more than 72 hours.
  • Be trained and certified as a Master Advisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Working Conditions:

Sedentary: Desk work; travel will be required for college or program activities. Insignificant effort other than normal movement. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Minimal Hazard/Exposure: Standard office settings. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort.

Required Qualifications:

  • MSN from an accredited institution.
  • Medical Surgical nursing experience in an acute care setting.
  • Four years clinical nursing experience.
  • Recent Medical Surgical experience.
  • Must be eligible for Tennessee licensure.
  • Must be able to teach in a variety of nursing courses such as Fundamentals and Medical Surgical.
  • Ability to communicate well in oral and written English.
  • Commitment to teaching and providing quality education for students.
  • Qualities of integrity, initiative, and good judgment with high ethical standards.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with individuals and/or groups.

Minimum Requirements of Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing
  • Teaching experience


  • Teaching experience

 Dyersburg State offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:

  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • 14 paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
  • State Employee Discount Program with over 900 merchants

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position applicant must submit an application, a resume, cover letter, and transcripts if applicable.   Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process; but official transcripts are required upon hire. You also must provide the contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references.

Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A completed satisfactory background check will be required before hire.

Dyersburg State Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities.