QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Nursing required; doctorate in Nursing (PhD or DNP) or related field required for the rank of Assistant Professor; candidates without terminal degrees will hold the rank of Instructor, Non-Tenure Track. Unencumbered registered nurse license to practice nursing in Ohio required. Candidates should also possess expertise in the areas of nursing appropriate to the assigned courses; demonstrated ability in teaching, and computer literacy. Clinical experience in psychiatric-mental health nursing required. Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner preferred. In addition, teaching experience in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs, experience in curriculum development and evaluation, and experience in online and/or blended education preferred.
STARTING DATE: August 2018.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Active participation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing programs including team teaching and Departmental committee work. Teaching responsibilities include classroom and clinical instruction in the DNP, MSN, and BSN programs in accordance with the faculty member’s educational preparation and clinical experience; ability to teach evening and weekend classes, as well as daytime classes. Faculty members are expected to be involved in professional and community activities for the purposes of scholarship, self-development and service.
DEPARTMENT: The Department of Nursing, with 16 full-time faculty and 3 teaching staff members, is committed to quality nursing education which fosters critical thinking within the context of a caring framework. Our mission encourages the personal and professional development of faculty, staff and students. An appreciation for diverse perspectives and humane values is central to this mission. Building on a liberal arts education and a strong science foundation, the goal of the Nursing Program is to prepare lifelong learners who are committed to the profession, the community and to meet the changing healthcare needs of society. Otterbein University offers a 4-year BSN program; accelerated ADN to MSN program; MSN programs with foci in a family nurse practitioner track, including a post-master’s certificate; nursing anesthesia track and a post-master’s nursing education certificate; Otterbein University also offers a DNP program for the advanced practice role and the nurse executive role. All programs are nationally accredited through 2021 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY Otterbein University is a small private university nationally recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. Otterbein is a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Community Service Classification; a finalist for the 2014 President’s Award for Economic Opportunity Community
Service; and has been honored With Distinction by the President’s Higher Education Community
Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006. It stands in its category’s top 10 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Colleges.” Otterbein offers more than 70 undergraduate majors; seven master’s programs; and a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). In addition, Otterbein is home to the science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) Innovation Center, a unique resource that combines academics with the business and manufacturing needs of our community.
WHERE: Our picturesque campus is perfectly situated in Westerville, Ohio, America’s fifth friendliest town (Forbes), just minutes from Columbus, the15th largest city in the country. Otterbein’s commitment to opportunity started with its founding in 1847 as one of the nation’s first universities to welcome women and persons of color to its community of teachers and learners, which now numbers 2,400 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. Otterbein remains committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its spirit of inclusion, and welcomes people of all backgrounds to Otterbein’s Model Community. To learn more about Otterbein, visit www.otterbein.edu.
APPLICATION: To apply, send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Dr. Barbara Schaffner, Dean of the School of Professional Studies, Otterbein University, One South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081. Applicants should also request that three (3) current letters of reference be sent directly to Dean Schaffner, separate from the initial application packet. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that we are leaving the faculty position open until filled, but candidates who apply before November 15, 2017 will have the best opportunity for consideration. Finalists for the position will be asked to submit official transcripts for their highest degree earned. To learn more about the School of Professional Studies, please visit us at www.otterbein.edu/professional studies.
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Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio.Otterbein University was established in 1847 and named for Philip William Otterbein, a founder of the United Brethren Church. Shaped by its historic relationship with the Church, a set of deeply rooted... values still guide this model community of leaders and learners. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative and inclusive. Today Otterbein University enrolls 2,919 traditional undergraduate students, 223 adult students enrolled in evening and weekend classes, and 440 graduate students working in one of several master’s degree programs, and some towards a newly established doctoral degree in Nursing. As they did decades ago, the students of today still come from towns in Ohio but they also come from 35 states and 22 countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein’s forward-thinking vision and actions—from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities.