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Assistant Professor - School of Nursing

Boise State University
Boise, Idaho
Salary commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Aug 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Department Overview:

At Boise State University School of Nursing, we prepare nursing students to provide caring, holistic and quality nursing services to diverse populations while also facilitating the development of leadership and interprofessional skills. Our experienced faculty and dedicated staff are focused on academic excellence, high-touch student services, meaningful scholarly pursuits and engagement with our nursing community.

Level Scope:

The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an entry-level academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching; research, scholarship, or creative activities; institutional and professional service appropriate to the discipline and is eligible for tenure.

Essential Functions:

Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education. Committed to the success of our students and the university. Committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion.

  • Teach assigned courses in accordance with the course syllabi and a schedule of classes that may include day, evening, weekend, and distance classes offered at any approved instructional site.
  • Engage in development of new and creative instructional materials, including new courses and programs of studies.
  • Assist in keeping the curriculum of the program(s) current.
  • Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taught.
  • Advise students and ensure the successful completion of their degree program.
  • Post and hold office hours in a physical and electronic format (to include virtual office hours) as appropriate.
  • Assist with the departmental assessment efforts and plan.
  • Assist with student recruitment, particularly when low student enrollment is an issue in the program.
  • Direct culminating activities for graduate students

Scholarly, creative, or research activities:
Assistant Professors must demonstrate a commitment to their discipline through scholarly and creative activities that fall within Boyer’s four types of scholarship: (1) discovering knowledge, (2) integrating knowledge, (3) applying knowledge, and (4) scholarship of teaching.

  • Conduct research and/or produce scholarly or creative work in accord with the norms in their discipline.
  • Share that work through professionally recognized publication for the type of scholarship.
  • Present that work through professionally recognized forms in professionally recognized venues for the type of scholarship.
  • Engage in professional development.

Each faculty member participates in activities relating to university programs, courses, governance, etc., or community activities which impact on, or are impacted by, the University and which contribute to the growth and development of students, the university and the community. Faculty must demonstrate a commitment to serving Boise State University, his/her profession, and the community. This type of commitment is demonstrated by service to students (such as advising); participation and leadership in department, college, or university committees, the faculty senate, and professional organizations; and, as appropriate to their discipline, affairs of the local, state, or national community.

  • Participate actively in assignments necessary to advance the service and/or outreach missions of the department, college, and University, such as serving as a member of department, college, and/or university committees or councils.
  • Participate actively in professional organizations and perform professional functions such as serving on committees and in leadership roles; as chair, panelist, and discussant at conferences; on editorial boards; refereeing manuscripts and grant applications; and serving on panels for funding agencies.
  • Meet administrative deadlines set by the University for carrying out service responsibilities and submitting required employee materials.
  • Use technology as directed by the University to carry out service responsibilities and receive and submit employee information.

1. Demonstrate effective teaching.
2. Pursue and disseminate scholarly activities as appropriate for assigned tenure track position.
3. Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation of the educational program.
4. Participate in development and implementation of standards for admission, progression, and graduation.
5. Participate in the professional mentoring of students.
6. Participate in Program, School, College, and University committees and activities.
7. Provide relevant professional service and/or nursing representation in the community and external to the university, such as in professional associations, boards, journals, etc.
8. Apply appropriate policies and regulations within the University, College, and School.
9. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others within the University, the community, and clinical agencies.
10. Participate in activities promoting personal and professional educational growth.
11. Uphold the Faculty Expectations Policy, which includes commitment to the COHS Shared Values.
12. Apply appropriate teaching methods supported by evidence.
13. Maintain all health requirements required by school and clinical agencies.
14. Appointments are 9 to 11 months, depending on the position and responsibilities. Some evenings/weekends may be included, depending on assigned workload.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

In accordance with discipline and departmental standards and expectations
• Demonstrated advanced level of oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to meet required attendance and submission deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to create, articulate, and assess course learning outcomes.
• Demonstrated effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc.) which enhance student interest and engagement.
• Demonstrated ability to create and manage effective grading rubrics for consistent and uniform grading results.
• Demonstrated ability to assess student educational goals and to create graduation plans based on those goals.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
• Demonstrated ability to manage effective, friendly, and civil working relationships with staff, faculty, students, alumni, guests, and others at the university.
• Demonstrated problem solving and abstract thinking skills.
• Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work while working independently.
• Demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Doctorate required for Tenure track.
a. Appropriate clinical certification (where required).
2. Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Idaho or Nursing compact states; by starting date of employment.
3. Competence in a specific clinical practice area(s).
4. Technologically competent; able to use technology to deliver effective education.
5. A defined area of research and evidence of scholarly dissemination if Tenure track.
6. Tenure-track faculty engage in improving health through research, providing evidence-based education, practice, and professional and community service.
7. Evidence of productivity in a defined area of research and scholarship.
8. Evidence of teaching and/or mentoring experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Earned doctorate in nursing.
2. Recognition in an area of scholarship.
3. Record of external research funding.
4. Substantive research publication record.
5. Experience in leading research teams.
6. Teaching and advising experience at undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
7. Online or Hybrid teaching experience.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Applications are accepted through this job announcement only (not via email or other methods). Include with your application a CV/resume that includes employment history (including dates) and a cover letter that describes your interest and qualifications for the position. Please also include a list of three professional references and their contact information. Please include teaching evaluations demonstrating teaching effectiveness.

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