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Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing (34594)

Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 22, 2024

Job Details

Position Summary

The Clinical Assistant Professor in Nursing will report to the Chair of the NIU School of Nursing. Primary responsibilities will be at the graduate and undergraduate level, translating their clinical expertise and the broader evidence into clinical/internship experiences and didactic courses. There is also an expectation of service to the department, college, university and/or professional community. The Clinical Assistant Professor will teach at least 50% in the clinical/internship setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design and implement clinical/internship training and didactic courses to nursing students in person and online with a student success mindset.
  • Contribute positively to committee service within the university (i.e., program, department, college, and university levels) and profession.
  • Maintaining clinical expertise.
Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Academic or practice nursing doctorate.
  • Applicants who are dissertation candidates ( ABD ) or Doctor of Nursing Practice candidates will be considered. A contract is contingent on completion of a doctorate degree.
  • Experience in clinical practice within past five years.
  • Active unrestricted advanced practice registered nurse license in the state of Illinois.
Additional Requirements
  • Ability to educate nursing students in clinical, laboratory, and classroom settings.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in evidence-based practice.
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to meeting the program’s clinical training and didactic instructional needs.
  • Understanding of and experience with curriculum content, design, and evaluation.
  • Employing strategies to promote and support professional development.
  • Strong oral, written, visual, and electronic communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and conflict management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact in a positive manner with diverse faculty, staff, patients, students, and clinicians, as well as with people of varying economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Contribute to promoting a collegial environment in which faculty support each other and their students.
  • The candidate must follow NIU’s immunization policies.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior teaching experience, especially supervising clinical education and teaching graduate students.
  • Experience providing care to diverse populations.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a record of professional service, research, and experience developing grants for programming.
  • Expertise in psychiatric/mental health, addiction medicine/substance use disorders is preferred.
  • History of engagement and service to the profession at the local, state, or national level.
  • Desire to make NIU their long-term home.
Physical Demands Summary


Appointment and Compensation Details

Appointment and Compensation Details

Anticipated Appointment Start Date

August 16, 2024

Anticipated Appointment End Date

Percent of Staff Year


Standard Hours Per Week



Commensurate with experience and qualifications; NIU offers a robust benefits package .

Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range

See above

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Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

For fullest consideration, please visit to create an application profile or login to an existing one and submit the following materials by February 18, 2024 :
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Licensure information (state of Illinois APRN /RN licensure must be provided)
  • List of three professional references
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire)
Interviews may occur before February 18, 2024, but a decision will not be made until after all applications received by that date have been considered. Applications received after this date are welcomed but will be considered as needed. For additional questions, please contact Carlos Garcia: .

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EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at .

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Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  4. Certifications/Licensure #1
  5. List of at least 3 Professional References
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