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Instructor or Assistant Professor of the Practice, Second Degree Nursing Program - Austin Texas

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Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

The Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies at Fairfield University invites applications for a nursing instructor or Assistant Professor of the Practice to teach in our Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program in Austin Texas. This is a 12-month position. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching including expertise in the use of technology in the classroom. The Egan School offers Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited baccalaureate and graduate degrees (MSN and DNP) in nursing, with specializations in nurse anesthesia, nurse midwifery, family nurse practitioner, psychiatric nurse practitioner, clinical nurse leader, and nursing leadership. Egan is a top-ranked School of Nursing and has been designated as a National League of Nursing Center of Excellence for Nursing Education. Candidates for the position should have experience that is consistent with the programs mission and must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching, including expertise in the use of technology in the classroom. Clinical expertise in medical-surgical, psychiatric mental health, and population health nursing is preferred.

  • Doctoral degree in nursing or masters in nursing

  • hold or be eligible for an active unencumbered nursing license in Texas

  • A minimum of three years of experience as a full-time nursing faculty member

  • Experience as a clinical staff member and/or leader

  • Academic or nursing leadership experience commensurate with the mission, goals, and expected program outcomes

  • Documented education in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, as demonstrated through graduate course work, faculty-development programs, or completion or a certificate program in nursing education.

  • Candidates must be innovative in curricular development and be prepared to incorporate simulation pedagogy into courses.

  • Medical-surgical, psychiatric mental health, and/or population health nursing teaching experience and demonstrated commitment to innovation and excellence in the classroom, lab and clinical settings are preferred.

    Application instructions

    Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, please click “Apply Now” and upload the following materials:

  • a curriculum vitae

  • a letter of application

  • Three reference letters of recommendation to the following email address:


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 Fairfield Univesity

Our scenic, 200-acre campus is situated on the Connecticut coastline, just 60-minutes away from the heart of Manhattan and less than a mile from the beaches of Long Island Sound. But it’s more than just our surroundings that make our campus unique — it’s our commitment to each and every student’s personal and professional growth and their journey to becoming individuals of purpose.

For more than 80 years, Fairfield University has been graduating adept, accomplished, and socially responsible leaders in an academic community where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more meaningful, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. As a values-based, student-centric, outcomes-focused Jesuit Catholic University, we are committed to educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and providing students with experiential learning and professional development opportunities that give them a competitive edge in today’s job market. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you.

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