Siena Heights University, an Adrian Dominican Catholic institution, is seeking applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing. Responsibilities include teaching 12 semester hours of nursing on all levels each fall and winter. In particular, specialization in Mental Health or Pediatrics would be desirable. This position offers a special opportunity to interact with a diverse student population, many of whom are the first in their families to go to college, in an institution where faculty are known for their concern and support for students. The University and the Nursing Program are committed to educating traditional and non-tradition nursing students to become competent, purposeful, ethical, and effective BSN professionals.
The Nursing Faculty member is responsible for courses within his/her area of expertise, provides academic advising to students, and participates in scholarly activity and service to the university. Prepare syllabi for and instructs student nurses in the theoretical and clinical aspects of the practice of nursing, equivalent to 12 semester hours per semester. Provide appropriate feedback and assigns grades to students on a timely basis. Meet the deadlines set by the registrar’s office related to such activities as grading (midterm and final), scheduling, etc. Participate in nursing curriculum development in conformity with objectives of the nursing program and accreditation standards. Provide data on learning outcomes assessment in a timely manner. Attend to his/her professional development and appropriate scholarly activity for academic rank and practice certification/licensure. Participate in program, division and faculty meetings. Participate on a university committee or an appropriate substitute activity negotiated with a division chair, e.g., moderating a student organization. Serve as an academic advisor for nursing students and assist the nursing program in recruitment and retention efforts. Assist in the preparation of reports required by the national and state accrediting agencies. Attend fall convocation, honors convocation, common dialog day, and commencement. Participate in faculty and university activities in the weeks prior to and following the academic year. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the program coordinator, division chairperson or dean.
Masters degree in nursing and preferably a doctorate in nursing or an appropriate related discipline. Current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Michigan. Demonstrated expertise in the area of nursing practice for the assigned courses. Demonstrated teaching experience and scholarly achievement for academic appointment. Must be committed to teaching excellence in the liberal arts environment.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, list of professional references, sample syllabus, three letters of recommendation, and a brief description of your teaching philosophy to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE