Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Nursing to begin August 2023. The role of tenure track faculty focuses on teaching excellence, scholarship, collegiality, professional development, and advising. This position is for a 9-month appointment with a total 12 hours of teaching credit per semester.
Requirements for the position include:
- Terminal degree in nursing or related field (ABDs with appropriate assurances of completion date within a year of employment may be considered) and hold an earned Master’s Degree in Nursing.
- Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Texas or be eligible for licensure in Texas.
- Commitment to excellence in teaching and advising of undergraduate students consistent with the Department’s Mission, Values, and Program Outcomes.
- Evidence of at least two years of clinical expertise in public/community health, leadership, mental health/psychiatric nursing and/or medical-surgical nursing to include curriculum development, implementation and evaluation.
- Ability to work effectively as a team with other faculty members and staff in the department and across campus.
- Commitment to university/community leadership, outreach, and continued professional development.
- Commitment to attracting, retaining, and educating students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
- Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University.
The Department of Nursing has full approval from the Texas Board of Nursing to offer a baccalaureate degree in nursing and is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. We have an excellent pre-licensure NCLEX-RN pass rate and employment rate for our graduates. The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for a nursing career and requires all students to be involved in faculty-mentored undergraduate research. Information about the Department of Nursing is available at www.tlu.edu/nursing.
Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning. Our student body, reflective of the diversity of the State of Texas, is well over 40% Hispanic, with a strong African American presence as well. Candidates who have professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community services with our diverse student body are particularly sought.
Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information, consult our website at www.tlu.edu.
Texas Lutheran University has been recognized consistently as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Texas Lutheran University (TLU) is an official U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” selection among regional colleges in the West, ranking second on the list for “Best Value,” and fifth overall. This is the eighth consecutive year TLU has been featured on the “Best Value” rankings. Other notable recognitions include TLU’s acknowledgment as a top 20 regional college for Social Mobility—the fourth year the university has appeared in this category.
The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is also subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.
Review of applicants will begin in January 2023. To be considered for this position, please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria including teaching and nursing philosophy, research interests, your contribution to diversity, and three professional references (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers). Also include your current curriculum vitae. [Single-file, electronic submission of these materials is preferred.] Arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted separately.
Please submit to:
Dr. Amie Bedgood
Director, Department of Nursing
Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W. Court Street Seguin, Texas 78155-5999
Phone: 830-372-6920 Email: email@example.com