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Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing

St. Olaf College
Northfield, Minnesota
Posted Date
Jul 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Nursing at St. Olaf College invites applications for two tenure track positions (one-full-time and one full-time or part-time depending on the applicant pool) in Nursing at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin August 2023. Candidates who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as well as success in teaching and serving students from diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply.

A successful candidate may teach didactic and clinical courses in the nursing pre-licensure program in the following specialties: Adult health, Behavioral Health, Leadership, Maternal-Child and Pediatrics. 

Faculty members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate ability to teach pre-licensure didactic and clinical courses at the undergraduate level 
  • Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement
  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and mentoring
  • Engage in service to the department, college and community
  • Participate in curriculum development and accreditation processes
  • Teach in the pre-licensure Nursing program

Clinical responsibilities may include travel to the Twin Cities or Rochester, MN, for clinical experiences. Candidates who demonstrate competence in simulation and online learning pedagogies will be given priority. To fulfill tenure requirements candidates must complete scholarship related to teaching. Statement of Significant Scholarly and Artistic Work available upon request.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing 
  • Preferred PhD in Nursing, DNP or EdD
  • Must be at least enrolled in a doctoral degree program with capacity of degree conference within one year of hire date
  • Current and unencumbered RN licensure within the state of MN or able to obtain a MN license

About the Department:

The Department of Nursing offers an undergraduate nursing program and is a fully accredited member of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. The four-year Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Nursing (BA), is a traditional, pre-licensure program preparing professional nurses to practice in innovative rural and urban health care settings. Educational and clinical experiences prepare graduates to practice in a culturally diverse, rapidly changing, global society. St. Olaf College’s nursing program focuses on developing students’ critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment to meet the needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations across the lifespan. The Department of Nursing offers a state-of-the art Simulation Lab. For more information about the department, visit


At St. Olaf, we are committed to equity and inclusion. We strive to be a campus of welcome where students, faculty, and staff thrive by bringing their full humanity—gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic class, disability, religion, spirituality, and age—to the Hill each day. Our goal is to generate conversations and processes that over time create greater clarity, transparency, trust, cooperation, consensus, respect, and measurable outcomes. Practices that support this goal include listening, cultivating a growth mindset, respecting those with different views, being informed by data, and understanding that the work is ongoing, collaborative, organic, and ever evolving. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

How to Apply:

A complete application includes:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Diversity statement (200-500 word limit): Describe how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at our college through your teaching, research, and/or service. Include examples of your contributions when possible.
4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
5. Statement of Research and Interest: describe your envisioned research program including the potential for external funding, publication, and undergraduate involvement
6. Statement of Teaching Philosophy: Convey your core ideas about being an effective teacher in nursing
7. The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening.)

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will receive fullest consideration. Finalist interviews are expected in November. Questions about the position, department, or College may be directed to Mary Beth Kuehn, Search Committee Chair, at

Who We Are:

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of culturally rich and diverse Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. We encourage applications from candidates committed to multicultural understanding and the enrichment of our diverse community.

The college offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 9% company retirement match, company monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, company contributions to eligible employee’s health savings account, significant tuition discount (up to 80% off) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employee’s children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of benefit offerings, see the summary of the benefits program here:

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire. 

St. Olaf College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply). To be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, you need to have received the COVID-19 vaccination dose(s), plus a COVID-19 booster shot before your start date, or within two weeks of eligibility for a booster.

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