Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing

  • Fort Hays State University
  • Hays, KS
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Nursing

Job Description

Position Description: Fort Hays State University (FHSU) Department of Nursing, as part of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS), is seeking two full-time, nine-month nursing faculty for undergraduate studies to commence in August 2021. The Department of Nursing serves undergraduate students in a traditional on-campus BSN program and a virtual RN to BSN program. The positions serve in the role of Assistant Professor and will teach a full-time load in the department. The positions are tenure-track and require service and scholarship in the nursing field. These are on-campus positions and are responsible for in classroom lecturing, attending undergraduate clinicals, and teaching online courses

Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must hold a BSN degree and be working toward a MSN degree completion (documentation of acceptance into a MSN program). The candidate must have an RN license (Kansas or eligible). A candidate that is hired who currently holds a BSN degree and is working towards an MSN degree will be hired in an Instructor position that is not on tenure-track.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MSN degree
  • Teaching experience in nursing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer and technology skills

Rank: Assistant Professor

Appointment Date: August 2021

Application Deadline: Priority Deadline June 21, 2021

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents: In addition to a curriculum vitae or resume, each applicant should provide a cover letter specifying how his/her credentials match the job description, a statement of teaching philosophy, goals for scholarship, expectations for student engagement, and three references with address, phone number, and e-mail addresses. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Amy Meder
Phone: 785-628-4498

About the Department: Fort Hays State University Department of Nursing serves undergraduate students in a traditional on-campus BSN program and a virtual RN to BSN program. The department offers a Master's of Nursing Education degree and a Master's of Nursing Administration degree. In summer of 2016, the department launched a Doctorate of Nursing Practice program with an emphasis as a Family Nurse Practitioner for BSN to DNP students. At that time, they also launched a Post Master's Doctorate of Nursing Practice program for APRNs.

About the College: The College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is home to challenging and exciting degree programs in the fields of allied health, communication sciences and disorders, health and human performance, nursing, psychology and social work. With 80 full-time faculty serving nearly 2900 undergraduate and graduate students, the departments offer programs that prepare students for careers in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Outstanding facilities, comprehensive and demanding curricula, and a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching provide a framework for graduates to excel in their chosen field. In addition to discipline specific coursework, students have numerous opportunities to gain experience and knowledge through research projects, field trips, service-learning activities, teaching apprenticeships, internships, and student exchange. Students develop skills and competencies that prepare them to be practitioners, scientists, health care providers, educators, managers, and policy makers destined for key roles in the health and behavioral sciences.

About Fort Hays State University: Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more than 15,500 (including 4,500+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 4,000 students, and Virtual College enrollment at over 7,000). Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support and guide degree and certificate programs for the associate's, bachelor's, and master's programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within these academic divisions:

* College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

* W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship

* College of Education

* College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

* Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics

* Graduate School

Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills, and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school.

About Hays, Kansas: Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community's commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K-12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination - Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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