Belmont Abbey College invites applications for a 10-month, full-time, tenure- or non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Nursing position beginning January 2024

Job Responsibilities

Nursing faculty report to the Vice-Chair & Assistant Program Director of Nursing and participate in curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation activities as well as instruction in the classroom, clinical, laboratory, and simulation arena. Nursing faculty are expected to teach across nursing curricula and actively engage in the nursing department’s governance structure, accreditation activities, and adhere to college and departmental policies. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development and the ability to provide care across the lifespan. Faculty are also expected to comply with relevant and required training and other requirements to maintain a license, certifications, clinical facility access, etc. Faculty teaching fully online courses will need to be Quality Matters certified, with opportunities to certify in-house.


  • Must hold a current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina or a Compact state
  • A current BLS certificate (HCP)
  • Two calendar years’ experience in clinical nursing practice with a preference for those with teaching experience
  • Strong Med/Surg Background required, Psych/Mental Health or Maternal Child/Pediatrics preferred.
  • Doctoral degree in Nursing, Education, or a related field preferred. MSN required.

Before or within the first three years of employment, the successful candidate must have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, appropriate to the assignment. This preparation may be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • Completion of 45 contact hours of continuing education courses;
  • Completion of a certificate program in nursing education;
  • Nine semester hours of graduate course work; or
  • National certification in nursing education.
  • One-year prior teaching in nursing education at the bachelor’s degree level or above is preferred.

The successful candidate will be a talented and dedicated academic deeply and enthusiastically committed to the Catholic mission of Belmont Abbey College. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate 1) a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a sense of teaching as a vocation; 2) a philosophy of teaching that supports the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae; and 3) a strong desire to teach at a liberal arts institution where the academic program is “guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning.”

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed. Please apply by email to facultysearch@bac.edu using the subject line “Nursing Search.” Include letter of application, vita, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response in which you explain how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition in the context of a Benedictine liberal arts college and how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for interview.)

To apply for this job email your details to facultysearch@bac.edu

About Belmont Abbey College

Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine school that educates a diverse student body in the liberal arts and sciences. The College, which is more than 130 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, their excellent teaching, the personal attention that students receive, and a friendly atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom.  There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica.  In keeping with the monks’ age-old tradition of hospitality, the College community welcomes newcomers and works together for the benefit of our students--aiming to exemplify the aspiration that our College motto encapsulates:  That in all things God may be glorified.

Click here to see the College’s mission and vision statements, and here to see a summary of the Hallmarks of Benedictine Education.