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Clinical Track Faculty, Nursing

University of St. Thomas (MN)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Commensurate With Experience
Date posted
Dec 5, 2023

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

Job Details


The Susan S. Morrison School of Nursing (SON) in the Morrison Family College of Health at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, invites applicants for a 9-month clinical track faculty position. Clinical track faculty are full-time employees with teaching, advising, service, and other program-specific responsibilities outlined at the time of appointment. We seek candidates committed to fostering inclusive learning environments, interested in working as part of an interprofessional college team, willing to develop and modify nursing curricula to support student outcomes, and eager to engage with students. Applicants for this position are hired to teach at the pre-licensure nursing level, both within a traditional BSN and accelerated MSN program. The successful applicant will teach a range of pre-licensure nursing courses, with preference given to those with content expertise in the following areas: Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Complex Nursing Care (Medical-Surgical), Health Assessment, or Skills Lab.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity, and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. 


Institutional Profile 

The University of St. Thomas is a dynamic, mission-driven, urban university with 9,000 students and 450 full-time faculty. Located in a residential neighborhood with easy access to both downtown Minneapolis and St.  Paul, we are Minnesota's largest private university with 150+ undergraduate majors/minors and 55 graduate programs. In 2019, the Morrison Family College of Health became the newest addition to the institution's eight schools and colleges. The college comprises several departments and schools, including the Susan S. Morrison School of Nursing, established in 2021. The School of Nursing engages in innovative teaching, research, service, and community-based initiatives to promote public/community and population health. Health equity -- or the idea that everyone should have the opportunity to be healthy -- is central to all our work. As such, faculty and staff strive to create inclusive learning spaces that embrace the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and worldviews of our students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve. Learn more about life as a faculty member at St. Thomas.


Minimum Qualifications: 

PhD (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent) in Nursing or closely related field, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent); alternatively, a candidate with an EdD, PhD in an area unrelated to Nursing is acceptable if the candidate holds a bachelor's degree (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in Nursing. Must be eligible for RN licensure in the state of Minnesota. Three years of experience in acute (hospital) nursing practice.  Prior teaching experience in academia or clinical practice.  Clinical track faculty without a completed doctorate will have an initial appointment at the rank of Instructor with eligibility for Clinical Professor rank upon completion. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Critical care, emergency care, or medical-surgical nursing experience
  • Completion of advanced pathophysiology and pharmacology courses in an MSN or doctoral education program.  

How to Apply 

To be considered for this opportunity, all interested applicants must apply online at: There are multiple parts to the job application process. Applicants will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload the following supplemental application materials (you will copy/paste your cover letter elsewhere):  

  • Curriculum Vitae in which you summarize your education, skills, and teaching and professional experience.
  • The contact information for three professional references. One of the three contacts should be able to speak to your teaching and/or scholarship. The search committee will conduct reference checks by phone after the candidate has completed on-campus interviews. 


After creating and submitting an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job specific application. Here you will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter that: 

  • Details your interest in the opportunity.
  • Describes:
    • Your teaching philosophy.
    • Special skills and competencies in nursing education you would like to pursue as part of any specialty engagement that contributes to the SON.
    • Approaches to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and service.
    • How your professional and educational background prepare you for a full-time position in the Susan S. Morrison School of Nursing  


Additional application materials such as official transcripts may be requested later, but no additional materials beyond those requested above are asked of you at this time.  


Review of applications will begin on December 31, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair (Dr. Laura Ingalsbe  


Official job posting is available at 


University of St. Thomas (MN)

The University of St. Thomas is the largest private university in Minnesota and one of the largest Catholic colleges or universities in the nation, with more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students at our eight schools and colleges.

We are ranked as a "Top National University" and "Best Value School" by U.S. News & World Report, and are in the top 20 in The Princeton Review's list of "Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs", thanks to the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship.

Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. Rooted in this Catholic identity, we are committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I); our convictions call us to protect and enhance the dignity of every human and to work for a more just and equitable society. At the University of St. Thomas, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world.

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