Assistant Professor of Nursing



Job description

Russellville, AR

About Arkansas Tech:
Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech is a comprehensive public higher education institution, maintaining regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and classification as a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) level III institution. It is the third-largest in the state with an enrollment close to 12,000 students. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock and boasts a charming blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful grounds and greenery. Offering over 100 undergraduate and more than 25 graduate degree programs across seven academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech strives to provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community. For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at to find our “Live Here” informational resources.

Position Summary:
The College of Natural and Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Department of Nursing for classroom and clinical undergraduate teaching position to begin August 10, 2020. The Department of Nursing consists of 20 full-time faculty with ten clinical adjunct instructors, and three staff. The Department of Nursing offers ACEN accredited BSN, online RN to BSN and MSN in Nursing Administration and Emergency Management programs. Details about the ATU Nursing Program can be found at Arkansas Tech also offers an attractive benefit package including medical, dental, life insurance and participation in TIAA-CREF retirement plans.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop and teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Nursing
Effectively advise students
Engage students in high impact learning practices
Provide impactful departmental, college, university, and professional service to the university, community and state

Required qualifications:
MSN, MNSc, or MS in Nursing.
Ph.D., DNP (or ABD with expected completion by Dec. 20th, 2020) in nursing or a related field
Hold an Arkansas nursing license (or eligible to obtain one)
Experience in a U.S. medical center in medical-surgical nursing

Preferred qualifications:
Evidence of or potential for fostering an inclusive environment for diverse populations.
Minimum of 1-year academic teaching at the university level in classroom or clinical
Evidence of commitment to continuous improvement in teaching
Strong clinical experience

What to Submit:
Applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses the qualifications listed above and includes teaching philosophy, description of research interests and goals that involve undergraduates, curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, and contact information for three professional references.

To be considered for the Assistant Professor of Nursing position, all applications must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone prior to the closing date on November 29th, 2019.

How to apply

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This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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