A full-time faculty is responsible for delivering instruction in various formats (on-line, in person, video-conferencing, or any combination of methods) in the discipline(s) for which she/he has been employed. Instruction may take place at any of the college’s campuses, at a clinical partner facility, or at a designated temporary location. Faculty also provide academic advising and facilitate student success. Technology tools are routinely used to communicate with and support students.

Faculty participate in divisional and institutional activities related to the college’s mission, engage with communities of interest, and promote college programs.

All positions are onsite-in-person unless specifically noted.


Essential Functions:

1. Deliver instruction in a variety of modes, including on-line, and evaluate student learning.
2. Maintain an environment conducive to learning.
3. Be responsible for course and, when appropriate, laboratory preparation.
4. Actively participate in curriculum and program development, revision and evaluation.
5. Provide academic advising to students with an emphasis on retention and success.
6. Remain current in the teaching area(s) through appropriate professional development activities.
7. Actively participate on divisional and institutional committees.
8. Collaborate in building and maintaining relationships within and beyond the institution. 
9. Contribute appropriately to pursuit and achievement of program, division, and institutional mission and strategy.

Supplemental Functions:

1. Actively participate in institutional and, as appropriate, community activities that support the institution's mission.
2. Support and follow Columbia State's, TBR and other applicable policies and guidelines. 
3. Continue to develop professionally.
4. Utilize technology as a tool for enhancement of operation, instruction and services.


Required Qualifications 

1. Masters degree in Nursing 
2. BLS/AHA CPR certification or higher (ACLS/PALS)
3. Tennessee RN License (or immediately eligible)
4. 3 years recent clinical experience serving a diverse population

Doctorate and higher education experience preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics:

The ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English and in the language in which the course is taught; the knowledge and/or experience to instruct using a variety of instructional delivery modes; the ability to relate to a diverse faculty, staff and student population; the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and community members; the ability to function effectively as a member of a team.


Working Conditions:

Faculty members are expected to be available for day and evening classes and for assignments at any of the institution's centers or sites.  Normal sitting and movement in a classroom and the ability to manipulate and move audiovisual equipment both in the classroom and from one location to another.


Titles Supervised:

Work-study students


About Columbia State Community College:

As Tennessee’s first community college (established in 1966), Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five of our campuses.  Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents.  Columbia State is known for excellence both inside and outside the classroom.

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

  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • 13 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


Columbia State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other category protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources
1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401


About Columbia State Community College

As Tennessee’s first community college (established in 1966), Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Columbia State offers more than 80 Academic Paths and has friendly faculty and staff who care that you have a great college experience. We offer both traditional and online courses, in both credit and non-credit formats. At Columbia State you can earn a degree that can take you straight into the workforce or that can transfer to the college or university of your choice.

Columbia State is known for excellence both inside and outside the classroom. Our athletics program includes women's soccer, women's and men's basketball, softball and baseball. We are a member of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA).

The College is also home to popular Middle Tennessee arts venues such as the Cherry Theater and the Pryor Art Gallery.

The Facts

There are FIVE locations throughout southern Middle Tennessee.

Columbia State serves a nine-county area in Middle Tennessee: Giles, Lawrence, Lewis, Hickman, Marshall, Maury, Perry, Wayne and Williamson

Retention and transfer rates are among the highest in the Tennessee. Graduation is everyone's focus.

Columbia State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Columbia State Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404.679.4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

More than 85% of faculty hold advanced degrees.

More than $10 million in financial aid awarded each year.


  • College colors - green and white
  • Mascot - the Charger
  • Wednesdays - students, faculty and alumni show support by wearing green


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