Nursing Faculty Position
Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester. Student advising is supported by professional staff. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Experience teaching at a smaller, private institution is highly preferred.
NURSING: Assistant Professor, Clinical or Tenure Track
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Aurora University's School of Nursing seeks qualified candidates for a full time faculty member supporting student learning in the didactic, laboratory and/or clinical setting.
Essential Job Functions:
The function and responsibilities of a Faculty member are specified in the Aurora University Faculty Handbook. In addition, the School of Nursing expects its Faculty members to:
- Support the university mission.
- Observe all School of Nursing and university policies and practices.
- Support School of Nursing mission, goals, and student learning outcomes.
- Fulfill the educator’s roles and responsibilities as assigned.
- Participate in program development and instructional improvement.
- Maintain collegial relationships with the professional community.
- Improve professional competence as a nurse, scholar and educator through formal and informal study, research, and participation in professional and educational activities.
- Participate in student recruitment, retention, and advisement.
- Participate in the governance of the unit.
- Uphold the provisions of the contractual obligations with affiliating clinical agencies; if teaching in the clinical setting.
- Maintain official records, student documents and course materials in School of Nursing files.
- Contribute to the continual improvement of the curriculum and the program.
In addition to the above, Faculty members are expected to:
- Participate in pre-school-year and end-of-year workshop events.
- Assigned Course Workload
- Teach assigned courses
- Participate in the course planning, implementation
- Submit course evaluation to Course Coordinator
- Serve on committees in the School of Nursing.
- Attend Convocation, University Graduation, and School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony.
- Provide academic counseling and professional mentoring to assigned students utilizing the General Education program plan and guidelines from the Academic Advisement Office.
- Actively engage in oral and written review and revision of the curriculum.
- Prepare and submit documents which support the operations of
the School of Nursing:
- At the beginning of each semester, post office hours (minimum of 5 each week) notifying students of availability.
- Annual Performance Review (APR) per AU Faculty Handbook
- Gather evaluative data about personal performance.
- Report data in APR.
- Submit final grades to Office of Registrar and provide grade books for all courses taught to AU SON Administrative Assistant.
- Submit the following for record in student files:
- Academic Warnings (absences, tardies, course or exam failing grades)
- Material resource, textbook/library, and audiovisual requests and acquisitions.
- Maintain proficiency in the university’s electronic course management system.
- During each term, Faculty members are expected to:
- Confer with appropriate coordinators as needed.
- Continually update course: articles, handouts, audio visuals, etc.
- Gather evaluative data related to texts, syllabus, organization, teaching aides, clinical, and lab facilities.
- Wear the Aurora University School of Nursing name pin in clinical areas and additional identification required and provided by the agency.
- Submit final course grades and gradebook to WebAdvisor in a timely fashion without prompting.
- All course, clinical and lab grades must be submitted for each student via WebAdvisor no later than the first Tuesday following the last final exam date by 12:00 noon or as directed by the Registrar’s office.
- Prepare course report and give to Course Coordinator who compiles report and submits to the Chair.
The successful candidate's responsibilities will include teaching, service and scholarship as a tenure-track or clinical-track faculty in the BSN nursing program on the Aurora campus. Above all, the position requires demonstrated teaching effectiveness and a strong commitment to student learning.
Essential Job Requirements:
Education: An earned Master’s Degree in Nursing (Doctoral degree preferred)
Experience: Have recent experience and demonstrated expertise in one or more Clinical areas of nursing. Previous teaching experience preferred.
Skills: Have an understanding of and possess excellent teaching skills. Strong communication (written and verbal) are essential. The candidate must hold an unrestricted license as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois or Wisconsin by the date of hire. Certification in a clinical area of nursing is desirable.
Physical Requirements: Sitting, standing, moving about campus and other locations, computer use, technology use.
All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed.
Please submit application materials as follows:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.