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Assistant Professor of Nursing

St. Cloud State University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Nursing offers an undergraduate program within the nursing discipline and is a fully accredited member of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. The four-year Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing (BS), also termed “traditional pre-licensure” program, is a 68- credit major preparing caring professional clinicians for practice in contemporary health care settings. Additionally, SCSU offers an RN to BS completion program, which is fully online and is completed in 12 months. SCSU is also in the program development stages for graduate nursing education. The graduate education degree will consist of the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, with the capability for students to obtain national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. 

Educational and clinical experiences prepare graduates to practice in a culturally diverse, rapidly changing, global society. SCSU’s nursing programs emphasize critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgement to appropriately address the needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations throughout all stages of life.

The Department of Nursing Science offers a state-of-the art Simulation Lab, which has been named the Jim and Ann Marie Maciej Nursing Education Suite in recognition of their generous financial support.

Faculty members are expected to:
  • Demonstrate ability to teach in person didactic and clinical nursing courses at the undergraduate level.
  •  Provide academic advising to undergraduate nursing students.
  •  Provide mentoring and leadership to adjunct clinical faculty.
  • Participate in strategic planning, programmatic development, and curriculum review.
  • Participate in accreditation, governance, and regulatory review processes of the Department.
  •  Collaborate effectively with members of Department and community health agencies.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution or enrolled in a doctoral degree program with capacity of degree conferral within one year of hire date
  • Current and unencumbered RN licensure in the state of Minnesota or able to obtain Minnesota licensure
  • Evidence of applied clinical effectiveness in specialty area and/or certification, specifically mental health/substance use disorder
  • Evidence of experience in teaching in specialty area, mental health, public health or substance use disorder
  • Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in Nursing (PhD, DNP) or Doctorate of Education (EdD)
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (CNP) nationally certified with eligibility for licensure in the State of Minnesota
  • Demonstrated success in teaching in a specialty area in an accredited baccalaureate nursing program
  • Experience with nursing simulation
  • Experience with on-line teaching
Select links to learn more about the School of Health and Human Services and the Department of Nursing

The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a professional goal to become an outstanding teacher-scholar through the use of research-based, best-practices pedagogy. They are expected to teach using both in-person and alternative delivery methods such as online and hybrid. They will regularly engage in ongoing professional development and innovation opportunities focused on pedagogical growth.

The successful candidate will share St. Cloud State’s commitment to our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as outlined in SCSU’s It’s Time strategic framework. Notably, we uphold the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engage in intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the university and surrounding environment. DEI values, practices, and strategies are embedded into the fabric of our institution and campus community, and they align with the priorities expressed in the Minnesota State system’s Equity 2030 initiative. SCSU expects all of its employees to help advance these practices and to contribute to the development of an anti-racist, inclusive community.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization.

In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to:
  1.  teach and/or perform assignments effectively; 
  2.  conduct scholarly research and/or engage in creative works; 
  3.  continue preparation and study in their discipline; 
  4.  contribute to student growth and development; and 
  5.  provide service to the university and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B)

About St. Cloud State University

Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor’s degrees were first offered in 1925. Master’s degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.

Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here

Why Work For Us:
Help students achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals.

St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State University is Chocoletta Simpson. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 121.

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