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Assistant Professor of Nursing (MENP — Tenure/Clinical Track)

Aurora University
Aurora, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 13, 2024

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Aurora University (AU) is committed to the transformative power of learning by creating a student-centered environment and an equity of experience and opportunity, to ensure that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome and included. Our culture of collaboration, generosity, and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty, and staff.

AU is grounded in the transformative opportunity it provides to a diverse student body. As a private university with a public mission and a commitment to making a difference in peoples’ lives, AU has a long history of resilience and of providing access to an education that values innovation, focuses on continuous improvement, and has a positive impact on the communities we serve. We are proud of our service to and economic impact on the state of Illinois, where over 80% of our students stay to live and work, where 90% of our students come from, and where we foster strong community partnerships to develop the workforce in areas such as nursing, education, business, technology, and social work.

We are looking for passionate and purposeful individuals who represent the full diversity of Aurora and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, identity, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at AU, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

At AU we believe that continuous learning is a fundamental part of working life, and our goal is for all colleagues on our campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support our community by providing all employees with opportunities to engage in professional development activities, as well as a range of tuition and employee benefits that can be found here .

Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester. Student advising is supported by professional staff. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Experience teaching at a smaller, private institution is highly preferred.

Position Purpose: The School of Nursing at Aurora University invites applications for a full-time, assistant professor of nursing for the 2024-2025 academic year. The candidate will provide high quality instruction to both undergraduate and pre-licensure, direct-entry graduate nursing students in the classroom, clinical, laboratory, and online. The candidate will possess experience and knowledge in nursing education ‘best practices’ and will hold an unencumbered RN license in the State of Illinois. This position is a 9-month academic appointment beginning August 16, 2024.

Essential Job Functions: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and pre-licensure, direct-entry graduate courses within the School of Nursing. The successful candidate will also work well in a highly collaborative departmental environment and provide service to the school and the university. The faculty appointment will be assigned to teach 24 semester hours for the academic year and will have opportunities for service and professional growth and development.

Essential Job Requirements:

Required: Must have an earned master of science in nursing degree from an accredited graduate nursing program and possess an unencumbered RN license from the State of Illinois. An earned doctorate (DNP, EdD, PhD) and CNE certification is preferred.

Experience: Recent nursing teaching experience (classroom, clinical, simulation laboratory, leadership, research, and online) in one or more of the following specialty areas: fundamentals, medical/surgical, critical care, and community. Demonstrated knowledge of CCNE Accreditation, AACN Essential Competencies, and NCLEX-RN requirements preferred.

Skills: Current teaching effectiveness in nursing education. Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive, nurturing, inclusive and diverse working and learning environment. Established effective written, oral communication, and/or presentation skills. Has a commitment to lifelong learning. Successful experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Item writing experience.

Physical Requirements: Ability to interact in individuals, either in person or via technology. Ability to be physically present in class and during office hours. Ability to stand next to and lift laboratory equipment. Ability to demonstrate physical activities.

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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