Assistant Professor, Nursing and BSN Program Director

Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Sep 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA seeks to fill a full-time 9-month academic faculty appointment to serve as Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program Director at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing.  There is also administrative work undertaken during the summer months for which a stipend will be provided. The department is looking for candidates to provide engaged leadership in the day-to-day operations of the campus-based BSN program.  The successful candidate will hold a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Nursing and will also be appointed as program director for a 3-year period, with an annual review, as well as eligibility to be reappointed as the program director for an additional 3-year period.

The BSN program is a campus-based program offered during fall and spring semesters. The successful candidate will be an experienced nurse educator and administrator with the ability to build collaborative relationships, with demonstrated competence in teaching and scholarship, curriculum development, program evaluation, and leadership. If hired, the candidate must be willing to relocate to the Spokane area.  

Essential Functions

  • Provides day-to-day operational leadership for the Department of Nursing BSN program in accordance with the mission and values of the department, school, and the university.
  • Collaborates with faculty to ensure the integrity of the BSN curriculum.
  • Ensures compliance with CCNE accreditation standards and Washington state regulations for nursing education programs.
  • Provides cohesion across all levels of the BSN program through regular communication and meetings with semester lead faculty and BSN Council.
  • Plans and coordinates the scheduling of courses with other departments and disciplines as necessary.
  • Serves as the program liaison with clinical agencies and collaborates with staff to orient students to clinical requirements, maintain student records, report compliance with health and safety requirements, and provide clinical agency updates to appropriate program faculty and staff.
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to faculty teaching in the BSN program and staff who support the program.
  • Teaches 3 credits in the first academic year and then 6 credits in the nursing program each following academic year, while serving as the BSN Program Director. As this is a full-time position, the workload is an equivalent of 18 credits per academic year.  The teaching credits may include didactic and/or practicum courses in the BSN program.
  • Collaborates with program faculty and staff coordinators to ensure that academic advising processes are cohesive and facilitates student success.
  • Provides program updates and reports at departmental councils/committees and School of Nursing and Human Physiology and University committees.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Associate Dean – Undergraduate.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned PhD in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), or a doctoral degree in a related field is acceptable if the master’s degree is in nursing.
  • Master of Science degree in nursing (a master’s degree in a related field is acceptable if the doctoral degree is in nursing).
  • Eligible for an unencumbered Washington state RN license.
  • Three years of administrative leadership experience in a BSN nursing program (Chair, Assistant Director, Director), to include experience with curriculum development, program planning, evaluation, assessment and accreditation processes.
  • Minimum of three years of experience teaching in an accredited pre-licensure registered nursing program.
  • Minimum of three years recent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please visit our website at:  Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit the following required materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae (CV), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, a written statement on achievements in cultural diversity and their importance in an academic community, and the names and contact information for five references. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Janalee Isaacson, chair of the search committee,  Position closes on Monday, November 9, 2020, midnight, Pacific Time. For assistance with your online application, call Human Resources at 509.313.5996.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.