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Lecturer - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Anesthetist Program - School of Nursing

West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 18, 2024

West Virginia University School of Nursing invites applications for a (non-benefits eligible, non-tenure track) part-time (FTE 0.50), 12-month, Lecturer position to teach in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Anesthetist Program. This position will report to the Chair of the Family and Community Health Department.


The Lecturer works collaboratively with the Program Director and Assistant Program Director, reports to the Department Chair, and functions as a nurse anesthetist academic and clinical faculty member. In the academic role, the Lecturer is responsible for graduate-level course management, in-class and simulation instruction, student advising and DNP project mentoring. In the clinical role, the incumbent is flexible to choose the site of practice in an approved position independent of the School of Nursing.

Essential Duties:
  • Participates in local, regional, and national specialty committees and organizations to be current on environmental issues that may affect the nurse anesthetist program and practice.
  • Serves on committees of the program and assists with admissions of nurse anesthetist cohorts.
  • Designs and provides expert instruction to nurse anesthetist program students in didactic, simulation, and clinic settings through innovative approaches.
  • DNP project committee participation, including advising as a Faculty of Record for up to 8 DNP projects.
  • Regularly review COA and West Virginia University School of Nursing policies including mission, vision and values, program outcomes, master course grid, administrative policies and procedures, self-study reports, committee meeting minutes, current course content and learning outcomes, examinations and testing materials.
  • Serves as a role model for clinical excellence.
  • Responsive and accessible to student inquiries.
  • Promotes a climate of collegiality and teamwork throughout the school.
  • Exemplifies and promotes ethical and professional standards for individual and organizational behavior and decision-making.
  • Maintains current education and clinical skills to pursue excellence in job performance, to cope with a dynamic academic and clinical environment, and to ensure success of the program.
  • Maintains CRNA certification and active practice as a CRNA.
  • Represents the DNP and Nurse Anesthetist programs to external audiences, and represents the programs interests of the School of Nursing.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications :

  • Terminal doctorate from an accredited institution.
  • An unencumbered nursing license, or if out of state, be eligible for licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the state of West Virginia.
  • Active certification or recertification as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).
  • 3 to 5 years of clinical practice as a CRNA clinician, preferred.
  • One year of clinical education experience, preferably within a nurse anesthetist program, including curriculum development, evaluation, and instruction, preferred.
  • Rank and salary commensurate with education, professional background, and experience.

West Virginia University is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All material should be submitted through WVU Hire.

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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