Assistant Professor with Administrative Duties-12 month Non-Tenured



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Job description

Employment Status:

Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Type of Employment:


# of openings:



Arkadelphia, AR – Henderson State University

Proposed Salary Range:

Commensurate with Experience



Please note: All postings close at 12 A.M. CST on the closing date. A-State participates in E-Verify.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Professor of Nursing facilitates student learning in the classroom and clinical setting. The
applicant must be able to perform the essential duties as described below. Teaching assignments are based
on expertise and availability. This position is a full-time position. Academic experience preferred in the
areas of medical/surgical and/or ICU with additional experience in Family/Child Nursing or Mental
Health Nursing.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates knowledge and clinical expertise in teaching assigned nursing courses (clinical and didactic).
  • Collaboratively works with faculty, students, and staff in facilities to assure positive clinical learning experiences for student nurses.
  • Provides student advisement, holds weekly office hours, and counsels student advisees as needed.
  • Assumes leadership roles with faculty in developing, implementing, evaluating, and revising curriculum.
  • Communicate with Chief Academic Nursing Officer and colleagues regarding student issues and progression in the program.
  • Seeks leadership roles within the program and University committees.
  • Participates in discussions for program growth and progression.
  • Attends recruitment events and participates in faculty and student retention efforts.
  • Managing the instructional activities and supporting faculty, staff, and students in the delivery of these Nursing Programs/Tracks.
  • Advising and collaborating with faculty and students to resolve course, clinical and program concerns; updating Nursing Department Chair about these issues.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting evaluation data in a meaningful manner; and storing all data in official Department of Nursing files.
  • Leadership of faculty teaching in the program.
  • Collaboration with the Nursing Faculty in making program revisions based on evaluation data, accreditation standards, and current nursing education, practice, and research trends.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of accreditation standards and current trends in nursing education, practice, and research and sharing it with faculty in a timely manner.
  • Working with the Nursing Department Chair, other Directors and specialty track leaders to ensure coordination of designated program courses, curricular matters, and strategies for meeting student needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Quality: Accuracy. Supports improvement and innovation in the workplace. Demonstrates awareness of
and supports Nursing Department and HSU operating goals through participation in quality improvement
and departmental activities. Uses feedback to improve performance.

Job Knowledge: Skills. Demonstrates ability to learn. Keeps abreast of developments in their clinical
nursing field, educational pedagogy, and instructional technologies. Understands how job relates to
others, relationship of Nursing Department to University committees. Uses resources efficiently.

Problem Solving: Teamwork. Takes initiative to identify and solve problems. Identifies problems in a
timely manner. Analyzes information and develops alternative solutions. Resolves problems early and
works well in groups.

Communication: Establishes and maintains open communications to enhance team effort. Presents a
personal and positive model of the Nursing Department and HSU to students, visitors, fellow faculty and
staff, and the public. Verbal and writing ability. Active listening. Keeps others informed.

Initiative: Makes continuous effort to identify opportunities to meet/exceed customer needs and
expectations. Seeks increased responsibilities. Volunteers readily. Takes individual actions and
calculated risks. Asks for help when needed.

Adaptability: Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected changes in work volume, emergencies,
staffing, scheduling, and student needs. Accepts criticism and feedback. Manages competing demands.
Changes approach or method to best fit situation.

Judgment: Makes decisions in timely manner. Exhibits sound, accurate judgment. Supports and
explains reasons for decisions. Follows due process in student assessments and grading.

Cost Consciousness: Promotes cost effectiveness through the proper use and conservation of supplies and
equipment. Identifies cost saving measures.

Cooperation: Establishes effective relationships within the Nursing Department, Henderson State
University, and the surrounding healthcare community. Looks for opportunities to assist co-workers. Works collaboratively with all HSU learning communities. Exhibits positive outlook and pleasant
manner. Resolves conflicts.

Dependability: Fulfills work schedule and commitments. Follows instructions. Takes responsibility for
own actions. Commits to doing best job possible. Keeps students and supervisors advised of class
changes. Regular and reliable attendance on campus.

Safety: Works in a safe manner. Maintains a safe and clean work environment. Reports needed repairs
or potential hazards to the appropriate department as soon as identified. Reports all on-the-job injuries
and seeks medical attention as appropriate. Role models universal precautions in clinical settings.

Confidentiality: Holds in trust the confidences of another. Exhibits behaviors which protect the privacy
of HSU students and employees. Exhibits knowledge and compliance with HPPA when dealing with
clinical issues.

Corporate Compliance: Maintains awareness of, develops an understanding of, and adheres to all HSU
and clinical site compliance program procedures. Is familiar with departmental, academic, and university
policies and procedures; uses web site and handbook to assure compliance with policies and procedures.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical
procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and
procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students,
faculty/staff, and the general public.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common
fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Understanding of and ability to compute basic statistical procedures.

Ability to interpret complex instructions. Ability to deal with abstract problems involving multiple
variables and make decisions under conditions of ambiguity.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General Days/Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

Earned Master of Science in Nursing and Doctoral degree preferred. Will consider applicant in a Doctoral
program or MSN prepared applicant willing to enter a Doctoral program. Current Arkansas registered
nurse license, and two years of experience in online education preferred. Nationally certified as a Family
Nurse Practitioner and maintain certification with at least five years’ experience in the role.

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