Visiting Full-Time Faculty Position in Nursing

Employer
Texas Lutheran University
Location
Seguin, TX
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021

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Sector
Nursing
Organization Type
Corporate
Visiting Full-Time Faculty Position in Nursing

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time visiting faculty position in the Department of Nursing to begin January 10, 2022. Strongest applicants, with a terminal degree in nursing, may be considered in the future for a permanent tenure-track nursing position. The role of visiting nursing faculty focuses on teaching excellence in the classroom, laboratory, simulation, and clinical settings. Publications, presentations, grant writing, or other activities typical to a tenure track position are encouraged, but not required. This position is for a 9-month appointment with 12 credit load hours per term for three terms (Spring 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023). Additionally, a visiting faculty will serve on nursing program committees and advise/mentor nursing students each semester.

Requirements for the position include:
  • Minimum of a master's degree in nursing.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Texas or be eligible for licensure in Texas.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and advising of undergraduate students consistent with the Department's Mission, Values, and Program Outcomes.
  • Evidence of at least two years of clinical expertise in maternal newborn nursing, leadership, mental health/psychiatric nursing, and/or medical-surgical nursing.
  • Ability to work collegially with other faculty members and staff in the department and across campus.
  • Commitment to university/community service, outreach, and continued professional development.
  • Commitment to attracting, retaining, and educating students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
  • Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University.

Preference may be given to candidates who also offer one or more of the following:
  • Terminal degree (Ph.d, EdD, DNP) and/or certifications/credentialing in specialty or APRN.
  • Evidence of teaching experience in a specialty in nursing such as critical care nursing, medical surgical nursing, or mental health nursing.
  • Evidence of contributions to diversity and/or experience working with underrepresented or disadvantaged student populations.
  • Evidence of experience in program development and evaluation, curriculum design, and teaching in an undergraduate baccalaureate nursing program.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience in various formats, including the use of instructional technology, concept-based curriculum, flipped classroom, interdisciplinary, and team teaching.
  • Evidence of experience working within the rules, laws, and regulations relating to BSN programs in Texas.
  • Evidence of experience in building and promoting community relationships, including developing student practicums in nursing.
  • Evidence of successful implementation of evidence-based practice or research utilization projects.

The Department of Nursing has full approval from the Texas Board of Nursing to offer a baccalaureate degree in nursing and is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. We have an excellent pre-licensure NCLEX-RN pass rate and employment rate for our graduates. The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for a nursing career and requires all students to be involved in faculty-mentored undergraduate research. Information about the Department of Nursing is available at www.tlu.edu/nursing.

Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA's 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information, consult our website at www.tlu.edu.

Texas Lutheran University seeks applicants who understand the importance of diversity particularly as it pertains to Hispanic Serving Institutions. We seek candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to enhance campus diversity in support of our mission as an institution and our strategic plan. As part of your application, please submit a statement that addresses your contributions to diversity and/or your experience working with underrepresented populations.

Texas Lutheran University has been consistently recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education and has been featured in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" selection among regional colleges in the West, ranking first on the list for "Best Value," and fifth overall. This is the seventh consecutive year TLU has been featured on the "Best Value" rankings, once again returning to the No. 1 spot. Other notable recognitions include TLU's acknowledgment as a top 20 regional college for Social Mobility for the third year the university has appeared in this category.

The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of applicants will begin immediately. To be considered for this position, please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria including teaching and nursing philosophy, research interests, your contribution to diversity, and three professional references (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers). Also include your current curriculum vitae. [Single-file, electronic submission of these materials is preferred.] Arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted separately.

Please submit to:

Dr. Amie Bedgood

Director, Department of Nursing

Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W. Court Street Seguin, Texas 78155-5999

Phone: 830-372-6920 Email: nursingsesarch@tlu.edu
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Faculty Position, Location: Seguin, TX - 78155

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