Closing Date: Review of application materials will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled.
Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience + benefits package.
Work Schedule: Full-time or part-time; 9-month academic year contract beginning September 1, 2017, with January-term teaching opportunities. Contract may be renewable annually with satisfactory performance, contingent upon budget and enrollment. Summer teaching may be available and is contracted separately.
General Description: The Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing invites applications for full-time or part-time, contingent faculty positions. We are seeking faculty for primarily undergraduate classroom and clinical teaching; some graduate teaching may be available. Teaching assignments based on credentials and areas of expertise. Content areas include general nursing/fundamentals and adult health medical-surgical nursing. Opportunities (part-time) are also available in pediatrics, OB, and mental health nursing.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate nursing theory and/or practice; provide clinical supervision. May include skills lab teaching and supervision. In addition to teaching, the positions involve student mentoring and advising, test-item construction, curriculum work, participating in School of Nursing governance and evaluation processes, and school/campus-related professional activities. Eligible candidates will also be considered for teaching at the graduate level.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: -Classroom teaching includes organizing and developing up-to-date content using a variety of student-focused pedagogical approaches. -Lab teaching involves organizing, supervising, and evaluating lab-based student performance. -Clinical responsibilities include organizing, supervising, and evaluating acute care and/or community-based student learning experiences. -Ability to design and implement effective teaching strategies, including use of computer-based teaching applications. -Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, and staff in a collegial and team-based environment.
Required Qualifications: -Unencumbered professional license as R.N. -Eligible for or hold R.N. licensure in the State of Washington. -Graduate degree in Nursing from an accredited program and university. Master's degree required for appointment at the Instructor level; doctoral program work required for appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. -Advanced clinical practice clinical and classroom teaching requires appropriate ARNP credentialing. -Current clinical practice experience and expertise.
Preferred Qualifications: -Experience in collegiate nursing education including an understanding of teaching/learning concepts and approaches. -Experience with simulation-based learning and evaluation. -Ability to function effectively in a variety of healthcare environments. -National certification as CNL, CNE, CNS, NP, or other relevant specialty. -Advanced Nursing expertise with adult/gero or Nurse Educator focus.
Physical Requirements: Ability to participate in both clinical and classroom teaching.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit your application online at http://employment.plu.edu. Application materials include a cover letter, vitae, and a list of three references. Official transcripts and licensure/certification are required prior to appointment. For further information, please contact Sunya Grantham at 253-535-7674 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacific Lutheran University is a private university located in Tacoma, Washington. The university is home to approximately 3,200 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through its seven schools: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts& Communication, Business, Education and Kinesiology, and Nursing, Pacific Lutheran offers more classes and more opportunities than most l...iberal arts colleges. Students have the opportunity to work close-up and hands –on with professors and classmates. Professors at Pacific Lutheran not only serve as mentors who help students discover the professional opportunities in academic fields, but as colleagues who work side- by -side with students on research and creative projects. Pacific Lutheran seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care- for other people, for their communities, and for the earth.