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Associate or Full Professor in Nursing and Department Chair of Nursing

Truman State University
Kirksville, Missouri
At Associate or Full Professor rank + benefits
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022

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



  • Reports directly to the Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Education (SHSE). 
  • Meets faculty responsibilities as delineated in the university and department faculty handbooks.
  • Assumes leadership responsibilities in contributing to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the philosophy, mission, objectives, and policies of the Nursing Department.
  • Assumes leadership responsibilities in the planning and implementation of the total curriculum.
  • Participates in the recruitment and retention of students.
  • Initiates and provides faculty orientation and development program.
  • Provides input in the selection of faculty.
  • Utilizes Watson’s Caring Theory in personal and professional interactions.
  • With input from faculty, plans and administers the annual Nursing budget.
  • Collaborates with and coordinates activities with local and regional health care systems.
  • Provides input in the selection of faculty.
  • Serves as an advisory member to all Departmental standing committees and participates actively in the faculty organization.
  • Represents the Department in appropriate administrative meetings, projecting the needs of the Department in relation to the SHSE, University, state, and region.
  • Receives and responds to correspondence specific to the Department, referring it as necessary to appropriate persons.
  • Represents the Department in legislative, legal, and public relations activities.
  • Facilitates the Nursing Advisory Council.
  • Prepares reports as required by the University, state, and professional organizations.
  • Implements the evaluation program, prepares reports of findings, and recommends changes if necessary, based on findings.
  • Is responsible for developing plans to maintain appropriate accreditation.
  • Completes other assignments related to the quality of nursing education in the Department, SHSE, and University.


  • With the assistance of faculty, is committed to maintaining the quality of the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Recommends proposed curriculum changes to appropriate bodies.
  • Coordinates arrangements with other schools in the University offering supportive or related courses.
  • With the assistance of nursing faculty, develops, implements, maintains, and evaluates the Department in relation to the mission, philosophy, objectives, and graduate competencies of the Department.
  • In consultation with the faculty organization, recommends affiliations with clinical agencies for student learning experiences.

Faculty Development

  • Recruits and recommends appointment of nursing faculty to the Dean of SHSE, Provost, and the President.
  • Assigns teaching responsibilities to appropriate faculty.
  • Orients and advises new faculty in the Department.
  • Evaluates nursing faculty and staff.
  • Facilitates opportunities for development and growth of individual nursing faculty.

Teaching, Advising, Scholarship, and Service: Meets faculty requirements in accordance with rank.

Required Qualifications:

  • General: Meets faculty requirements for rank.
  • Demonstrates expert nursing knowledge base. Thorough knowledge of specific area of expertise.
  • Current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in Missouri or other state and eligible to apply in Missouri, with at least two years of relevant clinical experience.
  • Demonstrates leadership ability.
  • Experience in curriculum development (academic setting preferred.)
  • Professional involvement at the state, regional, and national level.
  • Education: Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Nursing with related experience, Doctorate Degree preferred.
  • Meets Missouri State Board of Nursing standards for the administrator of a baccalaureate nursing program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates initiative and judgment in planning and presenting course material.
  • Demonstrates initiative in planning student experience, including responsiveness to individualized students’ experiential needs.
  • Demonstrates skill at initiating and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Demonstrates ability to use critical thinking for problem solving.
  • Demonstrates respect for diversity.
  • Facilitate or demonstrate leadership in conflict resolution when required.

Rank and Salary: This is a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance, retirement contributions, and stipend for moving expenses.

The Program: The department offers two routes to obtain a BSN degree: a traditional four-year BSN program and an accelerated BSN for select students with prior college credit.  For more information about the program and Truman State University, please visit

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 4,000 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the challenging academics in a supportive environment. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree. Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report, and Washington Monthly consistently ranks Truman as one of the best master’s universities in the nation. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgments, visit

The Community: Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to being the home of Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and features a medical school, dental school and community college, and the Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence. The community takes pride in several annual events including the Round Barn Blues Festival and the FLATS Trail Half-Marathon. The charming downtown area features an arts center, as well as several local shops and restaurants. It is also the site of numerous community events including the Red, White and Blue Festival in the summer and the Red Barn Arts and Craft Festival each fall. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at

Application: MyersMcRae will handle the search process. More information can be found here.

Application packets must include:

  1. A letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.
  2. Current curriculum vitae.
  3. At least four professional references with full contact and email information. (References will not be contacted without applicant's consent).

Submit the application packet (preferably as PDFs) to Review of applications begins February 12, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional information will be requested upon receipt of application.

Review of applications will begin on February 12, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates are required to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Direct inquiries to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and





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