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Faculty, Full-time - Nursing

The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) seeks a dynamic, innovative faculty member for a full-time Core Faculty position in the nursing programs. Responsibilities will include teaching activities primarily in one or more of the following: Master of Science in Nursing program, the Family Nurse Practice role specialty courses, Psych Mental Health specialty courses and the Doctor of Nurse Practice program.


  • Effectively and proficiently using online technology and resources including providing informed feedback and critique in a thoughtful, well-written and timely manner.
  • Optimizing the online environment to be conducive to student learning by developing creative, challenging, and evidence-based learning opportunities.
  • Uses learning assessment information to improve teaching and curriculum; participates in quality improvement initiatives to meet program and institutional goals.
  • Adheres to all USAHS faculty expectations, which are clearly set forth to the faculty member at the start of his/her employment with the University.
  • Upholds the expectations of masters/doctoral level work with respect to the program and course learning outcomes.
  • Participates in a culture of assessment of academic integrity, effectiveness and doctoral quality teaching and learning.
  • Teaches three to four assigned courses/sections per trimester in accordance with the faculty expectations and as outlined in the USAHS employee handbook.
  • Effectively supervises scholarly projects and practicum experiences
  • Participate in residency experiences as assigned (may require travel).
  • Establishes and implements an approved scholarship plan/faculty development plan as required by accreditation and university standards.
  • Stays current with clinical practice and evidence that support content area expertise, professional growth, and professional certification and licensure requirements.
  • Disseminates scholarly work consistent with University policies and accreditation expectations.
  • Demonstrates commitment to scholarly advancement through research, written artifacts, scholarly inquiry and presentations at state, national and international professional events (minimum one per year).
  • Serves on programmatic and university committees as assigned.
  • Actively participates in his/her professional association(s).
  • Serves as university liaison in community and/or professional activities.
  • Uses release time that enhances the program (e.g., clinical practice, consultation, advanced degree attainment, research, service) as approved by the program director.
  • Participates in university governance, curriculum planning, and functions to support development and growth of the institution.
  • Participates in a minimum of two to three committees (depending on requirements) and attends all university functions as assigned.
Administration: supports efficient and consistent practices across all programs
  • Performs course coordinator and lead instructor roles as assigned; works collaboratively with members of the team.
  • Advises students on academic, professional and/or personal issues while providing referrals when appropriate.
  • Provides other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Completes annual self-evaluation of faculty performance and sets goals for the next year in collaboration with the program director and is actively engaged in faculty development opportunities to meet performance goals.
Professionalism: displays the behaviors of a professional academician and follows expected discipline specific Code of Ethics
  • Promotes professionalism by modeling and encouraging such behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting.
  • Supports and exemplifies the University’s core values.
  • Actively engages in interprofessional collaboration activities.
  • Upholds and enforces student and faculty handbook policies and University policies/procedures.

Other responsibilities as assigned by the program director

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Committed to Mission and Values - Has a clear understanding of institution’s mission and values. Has a passion for facilitating learning and for enabling students to navigate their own learning journey.

  • Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline - Compelled by the opportunity to contribute through research, scholarship professional practice or creativity.

  • Accountable -Takes personal responsibility for own goals and outcomes to ensure student success. Establishes clear expectations, follows through on commitments to students and holds them accountable for assignments and performance

  • Collaborative - Works cooperatively with others across the institution and beyond, including the community and through partnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive and fair to others.

  • Communicates Effectively - Adapts oral and written communication approach and style to the audience and based on the message. Also listens attentively to others.

  • Drives Engagement - Makes students feel welcome, understood and valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling, challenging and productive.

  • Academic Discipline Expertise - Has sufficient credentials, industry expertise and/or experience in the discipline to teach according to the standards and qualifications required.

  • Education Design - Designs learning experiences closely linked to learning outcomes including lesson planning, design of project, work integrated, group learning experiences, or interactive learning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy, andragogy and overall learning effectiveness.

  • Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills - Manages small, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms, monitoring and ensuring participation, managing ones own and students time and attention effectively.
  • Utilizes an engaged, proactive and responsive style in communicating with students and colleagues as well as participation in research and university service.
  • Demonstrates the ability to encourage critical thinking, helping students see multiple viewpoints, encouraging them along a path of continual improvement, and keeps up to date with developments in teaching and learning.
  • Responds in a constructive, detailed and timely manner. Provides open-minded and receptive responses to student inquiry.
  • Sets expectations with students about assignments and evaluates work products against stated expectations. Assesses students' critical thinking skills and writing skills in addition to content mastery.
  • Utilizes clarity and specificity about how students' scholarly work will be evaluated. Informs students of their academic progress in meeting course expectations by regularly providing grades and feedback. Provides timely and substantive feedback in the gradebook and other appropriate places. Grades assignments consistently using rubrics.
  • Adheres to the highest ethical standards and scholarly codes in practicing academic freedom. Respects the privacy of students and protecting the intellectual property of others that might be infringed upon through copyright violation or plagiarism.
  • Effectively directs instruction and mentoring roles toward preparing students as agents of social change.
  • Integrates various forms of scholarship into professional activities enabling creation of create new knowledge through research, interpretation of knowledge across disciplines, examination of teaching models to achieve optimal learning, and progress toward solution of problems within the profession and across society.
  • Maintains an inter-professional focus, demonstrating respect and collaboration for all members of the healthcare team.
  • Considers cultural and ethical aspects of teaching, learning and administrative duties.
  • Supports a healthy organization by developing trust, mutual respect and honesty during all interactions.
  • Exhibits excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Follows through on commitments and is accountable for actions and outcomes.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of educational theory and methodology.
  • Establishes and maintains computer literacy including all features of Microsoft Office.
Faculty members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution, and expected to be licensed as a Registered Nurse and/or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (if applicable). Faculty members must maintain their license(s) and any appropriate certifications in order to continue to teach at University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences. Faculty members may be asked to seek additional state licenses if required. Faculty members are also expected to maintain currency with nursing practice and education by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations. If participating in research, the Faculty member may publish and acknowledge University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences.

Some travel may be required for residencies, faculty meetings or immersions.

  • A terminal degree in nursing (PhD or DNP)
  • Active and unencumbered RN license in home state and eligible for licensure in all 50 states
  • Current national certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • APRN license in home state as well as states where students live, if required.
  • A significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of nursing, including experience in the practice of education and nursing.
  • Teaching experience is required; teaching at doctoral level of the program is preferred. Rank is determined at point of hire based on years of teaching experience, publications, scholarship, and committee work.
  • Experience in teaching advanced practice nursing, especially in PMHNP role, is required if assigned to PMHNP coursework.
  • Experience with distance learning preferred.
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.

Hiring ranges (St. Augustine):
  • Affiliated/Instructor rank: $54,000 - $90,720
  • Assistant Professor rank: $62,100 - $104,280
  • Associate Professor rank: $73,200 - $123,000
  • Professor rank: $82,700 - $143,880

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