The University of St. Francis invites applications for a full-time Teaching Instructor or Assistant Professor of Community Health Nursing to begin August 2021. This position will also teach, mentor and coordinate the Concurrent BSN Completion program cohorts and assist with student recruitment from partner community colleges.
Experience in Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Psychiatric/Mental Health or Medical Surgical Nursing is desired.
Assistant Professor - 24-credit-hour teaching load per academic year.
Teaching Instructor - 30-credit-hour teaching load per academic year.
Founded in 1920, The University of St. Francis is an award-winning, high quality, Catholic, Franciscan university. The university is located in a residential neighborhood 35 miles southwest of Chicago with satellite locations in downtown Joliet, IL and Albuquerque, NM. The surrounding Chicagoland area offers robust park and recreation resources, major league sports, cultural arts, museums, festivals, shopping, restaurants, and two major airports.
The Leach College of Nursing offers CCNE accredited undergraduate and graduate programs as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. We serve traditional aged and adult students through a variety of learning formats.
Faculty members whose assignments are to classroom and practicum instruction are collectively responsible for curriculum design, planning, implementation and evaluation, and for the development and implementation of specific course offerings in the curriculum/clinical.Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Uphold and fulfill the mission and philosophy of the Leach College of Nursing.
Participate in and promote a culture of continuing quality improvement
Teaching: Select content, teaching methods and learning activities appropriate to achievement of course objectives; Direct the learning activities of students in the classroom/practicum and/or simulated setting as assigned; Evaluate the academic and practicum competencies of students using testing and other appropriate measures; Participate in the development and revision of selected course syllabi; Maintain a cooperative relationship with personnel in agencies utilized for student practicum experiences; Improve teaching effectiveness through participation in advanced study and/or continuing education offerings pertinent to nursing education and through use of peer review and student evaluation information.
Advisement/Counseling of Students: Participate in the academic advising role as established by the faculty; Available as a resource to students beyond and above the normal classroom hours and posted office hours; and Refer students with special needs to appropriate resources.
Provide service to the University, Leach College of Nursing and the community: Serve on appropriate University/College and Governance Committees; and Participate in University/College activities including faculty, student and alumni; Cooperate in the recruitment and retention of students; Engage in scholarly endeavors and research for professional and scholarly growth.
Participate in professional programs and attend workshops and/or classes for personal enrichment; Participate in College projects in area of expertise.Minimum Requirements
MSN required, prefer DNP or Ph.D.
Current RN license or eligibility for licensure in Illinois
Two years experience in clinical nursing practice
Evidence of self-development through participation in continuing education offerings, advanced study, scholarly pursuit and/or professional and clinical activities
Submission of a plan for pursuit of doctoral degree in Nursing or related field from a regionally accredited institution, if applicable
Willingness to uphold and fulfill the mission, vision, values, and traditions of the University of St. Francis
Ability to perform the physical requirements of the positionPreferred Requirements
DNP or Ph.D.
Experience in teaching baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing. Experience in using simulation in teaching.
Expertise in use of technology and web-based nursing educationHours/Shift/Work Schedule
This is a full-time contract position, August - May. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package.
Start date is August 2021.Physical Requirements of Position
Work is performed in classroom and office settings with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Substantial time is spent working on a computer. This is sedentary work which requires the following physical activities: sitting, walking, bending, stooping, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.Posting Number: FP0470-16
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