Assistant Professor, Nursing, Tenure Track

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title

Assistant Professor, Nursing, Tenure Track

Job Description

The School of Nursing and Health Professions is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor teaching in the BSN program beginning in January 2021.

Assistant or Associate Professors are scholars who are experts in their field and teach college classes and can be defined as tenure-track or tenured faculty. They are responsible to educate students, engage in original research and creative activities that are published or presented in peer-reviewed settings.

Responsibilities include classroom and clinical instruction in the areas of medical surgical nursing and/or maternal newborn nursing. Additional responsibilities include scholarship and professional development related to the teaching and practice of nursing; and providing school/university support.

Essential Duties:
• Teaching: teach undergraduate and graduate students in a specific field of expertise; participation in programs that promote instructional development in the discipline; develop and manage curricular materials, ensuring that they meet departmental and university standards; participation in campus initiatives related to teaching such as learning communities, honors programs, and applied learning.
• Scholarship: engage in scholarly and creative activities leading to peer-reviewed artifacts, performances, and/or exhibitions including basic research or creative expression, reviews and/or integrates prior research, applies current knowledge and innovations to important practices, and focuses on the nature and improvement of teaching.

• Service: document students’ attendance, participation, and academic progress by giving and grading assignments, projects, quizzes and/or examinations that lead to a final grade; plan and create lectures, in-class activities, and assignments; maintain currency in one’s area of expertise and discipline; provide academic advising and support related to the academic progress of students; is accessible to students outside the classroom, providing ample periods of time for counseling and mentoring students in matters related to academic success; engage in service activities in support of departmental, college, and university needs; service supporting community outreach; and service to relevant professional organizations; participate in student recruitment efforts as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master of Science in Nursing, licensure as a registered professional nurse in the state of Missouri (or ability to obtain this license).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Excellent Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•Excellent teaching skills with an ability to coordinate with the faculties and students from diverse cultural backgrounds
•Strong organizational skills
•Ability to multitask
•Ability to engage large groups of people with complicated material
•Able to teach with appropriate real-world experience
•Able to demonstrate confidence teaching and presenting in a public forum
•Technologically adept: can utilize electronic communications, online learning management systems, and other forms of technology related to the position
•Passionate about specific academic fields and education in general
•Clearly understands curriculum design, pedagogy, and learning outcomes assessment

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in Nursing or related field preferred; previous experience in teaching at the baccalaureate or graduate level with an emphasis on medical surgical and/or maternal newborn nursing; and background in instructional technology are preferred.

Physical Demands

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds



Additional Demands

Hours may include evening hours

Hours of Work

Varied depending on classes.

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Open Date


Priority Deadline


Open Until Filled

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. Do you have a Missouri Professional Nursing License (RN)?
    • yes
    • no
  3. What is your Philosophy for serving students?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Please describe in detail how your background and experience would be applicable for this position in a College/University setting

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Do you have prior experience in Higher Education?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Transcripts (unofficial)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References (3-5 with contact information)
  4. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness(Student Evaluations)
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (One Page)
  6. Cover Letter
  7. Resume
Optional Documents

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