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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Nurse Practitioner School of Nursing (24-25)

DePaul University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024

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The School of Nursing within the College of Science and Health at DePaul University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. This is a 10-month position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a start date of September 1, 2024. The successful candidate will primarily instruct in the DNP curriculum, significantly contributing to the advancement of nursing education, research and practice while aligning with DePaul’s mission rooted in Catholic and Vincentian higher education. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Role Modeling: Uphold the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to all constituencies, and active support of the University's Mission in Catholic and Vincentian higher education.
  • Instruction: Deliver didactic and clinical training to nursing students, primarily in the DNP program. Adjusting teachings based on experience and qualifications.
  • Curriculum Development: Engage in course creation, revision, and submission of syllabi in the required format, ensuring an assessment of student outcomes and development of instructional resources.
  • Leadership: Serve as the lead faculty for primary courses and mentor to adjunct faculty members.
  • Research: Maintain an active research agenda aligned with the mission of the institution.
  • Advising: Offer academic and career counsel to graduate nursing students.
  • Service: Actively participate in committee work, both within the School of Nursing and across the wider university community. 

About the School of Nursing
DePaul's School of Nursing offers BSN, Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice, RN to MSN-specialty, Post-Master Certificate and DNP programs. Nursing Programs emphasize community engagement, service learning in vulnerable communities, social justice and excellent safe quality nursing care. Students are in clinical sites at over 100 health care institutions.

About the College
The College of Science and Health is the third largest college at DePaul, enrolling over 3,000 students. The college includes programs in mathematics, psychology, physics and astrophysics, environmental science and studies, chemistry and biochemistry, biology, neuroscience, health sciences, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, and nursing. The College of Science and Health provides high quality, personalized, accessible science and health education to a diverse student body, grounded in the values of St. Vincent de Paul.  Our teaching and research advance knowledge and service to society. The College is located on DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus.

About the University
With an overall enrollment of over 22,000 students, DePaul is the nation’s twelfth largest private non-profit university.  While the university is large, the class size in the department typically does not exceed 40 students. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record of effectiveness or potential as an instructor for a variety of courses or teaching environments, ability to teach graduate-level courses, a demonstrated commitment to continued development as an educator, and active engagement in high-quality research.

DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

  • Doctoral degree in nursing or a related field.
  • Minimum of two years of clinical experience as an AGNP or FNP Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).
  • Active AGNP or FNP licensure in Illinois or eligibility, with application in process.
  • Prior experience teaching NP students is an asset.
  • Proficiency in online teaching methods desired.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship and publication preferred.
Application Instructions

Interested applicants are requested to submit: 

  • A letter of application detailing interest in and qualifications for the position.
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae.
  • Contact details for three professional references. These individuals will be contacted by the Interfolio application system for direct recommendation letter uploads. 

Applications received by February 1, 2024 will receive priority. Interviews will begin on or after March 1, 2024.

For further queries regarding the position, potential candidates can reach out to Dr. Young-Me Lee, at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, martial status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Safety and Security Statement - Clery Act:

A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request.  The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus.  The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters.  It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution.  A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website at .

Title IX Statement:

Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities.  At DePaul University, the Title IX Coordinator is Kathryn Statz.  Her office is located in Lincoln Park on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue.  She can be reached at 312-362-8970, or

Required Background Check:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check.  Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check. 

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire.  A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is a reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.  For more information, please visit the following pages:  

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)

Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

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