College of Education and Health Sciences – Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • Bradley University
  • Peoria, IL
  • Apr 08, 2021
Full time Nursing

Job Description


The Department of Nursing in the College of Education and Health Sciences invites applications for a dynamic and experienced Founding Academic Program Director to develop a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree program. This online program will join several successful graduate programs in nursing, counseling, and physical therapy housed within the College of Education and Health Sciences. 

We seek a strong and innovative leader who will assemble a team of high-quality educators and develop a strong curriculum. The program director will oversee curriculum development; strategic planning and partnerships; management of personnel and faculty resources; collaboration and innovation for interprofessional education; ongoing maintenance of accreditation; and the recruitment for and promotion of the program. This 12-month position may include teaching in areas of clinical expertise and program need, and scholarship/professional development, as appropriate. The Program Director will report to the Associate Dean and Director of the Department of Nursing, and will hold the appropriate academic rank at the level of assistant professor.

Candidates must possess a minimum of a Master's degree or higher with a major in Nursing. A doctoral academic degree is preferred (PhD, EdD, DNP). Applicants must be eligible for RN and APN licensure in Illinois with the ability to obtain other applicable state licenses for compliance with out of state distance education regulations. A Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) national certification is required in addition to one year's clinical experience as PMHNP and must be currently practicing as a PMHNP. Successful candidates must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and show potential for a productive scholarship program. Online teaching experience at the graduate level is strongly preferred.

The start date for the position is immediately or upon hire.

This faculty position will include: online graduate nursing teaching responsibilities, academic advising, course development/revisions in an online environment, and participation and leadership in department committees.

This position begins August 2021 and is a 12-month appointment. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing the qualifications for the position, current vita, and complete contact information for a minimum of three professional references. The information may be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Rachel Borton

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois. 

For additional information about the University and the Department of Nursing visit and .

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups. 

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