TITLE: Lecturer, Nursing
DEPARTMENT: Elizabeth T MacNeil School of Nursing
FLSA Status: Exempt (salary)
STATUS: Full Time, Non-Tenure Track
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
Open Until Filled: Yes
Dominican University invites applications for a Visiting Lecturer faculty position within the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. The Visiting Lecturer is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position to begin August 15, 2023.
The successful candidate will become a vital member of the faculty team committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship, and service while upholding the mission and values of Dominican University. The candidate, reporting to the Executive Director, is expected to teach twenty-four (24) credit hours per academic year. Additionally, as a Lecturer, along with teaching responsibilities and scholarship, service responsibilities can include participation on department, college, and university level committees as well as in discipline specific organizations and community service.
As a diverse, Catholic HSI institution, we center access, belonging, and equity-minded perspectives. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices. A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive and relationship-centered teaching and advising, which affirms the dignity of the human person and concern for the common good. Candidate must be willing to provide students with opportunities to participate in high impact practices. All faculty members are expected to participate in University life and governance, as well as continuing professional development and scholarship.
- Provides exemplary instruction in the didactic, simulation lab and clinical areas of teaching.
- Assists with curriculum development, implementation and systematic evaluation planning.
- Participates in recruitment, retention, and successful progression of students within program.
- Assists with developing and implementing admission, progression, and graduation policies.
- Participate in mentoring, advising and registering students for nursing courses.
- Partners with the Director of Simulation to develop, implement, and evaluate clinical scenarios within the simulation laboratory environment to optimize student learning outcomes
- Collaborates with the Clinical Placement Manager for appropriate and optimal student placement.
- Commits to working with diverse student and community populations and building a culturally diverse educational environment
- A minimum of three years of college/university teaching experience OR a minimum of five years of clinical teaching experience.
- A Master’s degree with approved board certifications, certification exams, or approved fellowships.
- Unencumbered State of Illinois Professional Registered Nurse license.
- A written plan outlining the proposed scholarship program that will be pursued.
- At least three years of current nursing practice experience.
- Background in women’s health (obstetrics/labor and delivery), psychiatric mental health, and/or medical-surgical nursing.
- Evidence of undergraduate teaching experience.
About Dominican University
Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution. Dominican University is a relationship-centered community rooted in a vibrant liberal arts and sciences education, offering rigorous, integrative, and innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It is known for its excellent academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors its students, its enduring commitment to social justice, and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican #10 among master's-level universities in the Midwest. Dominican is also ranked #1 in the Chicago area and #3 in the Midwest in the “Top Performers in Social Mobility” category – making the university one of only two schools in the country within the Regional University category to be ranked among the top #10 overall and as an exemplar in social mobility.
Dominican is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Approximately 50% of the 3,000 currently enrolled students are Hispanic. Among undergraduates, 63% are Hispanic, 50% are Pell-eligible and 48% are the first in their families to attend college. Located on a 37-acre wooded campus in suburban River Forest, Illinois, and just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, the university provides students and alumnae/i an accessible and welcoming location and superb access to a wealth of career, intellectual and cultural opportunities.
Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and CV and a list of 3 references at www.dom.edu/jobs. In the cover letter, the applicant should address work and other opportunities they have had to interact and serve in high needs and diverse populations and other interactions with students. Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. A background screening is required upon hire.
Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.