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Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Nursing

Truman State University
Kirksville, MO
Closing date
Apr 18, 2024

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The School of Business and Professional Studies invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Nursing to start January or August 2024.

Responsibilities: Teaching will be in the traditional BSN program and/or the accelerated BSN program as needed. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in nursing and related topics, content and clinical areas, such as adult health medical/surgical, community/public health, critical care, and/or other areas as needed. A full-time position includes instruction in both classroom and clinical areas. Additional duties include recruitment and retention of students, student advising, and service to the department, university, and community.

The Program: The department offers two routes to obtain a BSN degree: a traditional four-year BSN program and an accelerated BSN for select students with prior college credit. For more information about the program and Truman State university, please visit

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 3,500 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the challenging academics in a supportive environment. More than 25% engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Nearly 40% gain leadership experience, and nearly half plan to go on to graduate or professional school.

Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research, and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state's public four-year colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report, and Washington Monthly consistently ranks Truman as one of the best master's universities in the nation. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgments, visit

The Community: Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to being the home of Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and features a medical school, dental school and community college, and the Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence. The community takes pride in several annual events including the Red, White and Blue Festival and the FLATS Trail Half-Marathon. The charming downtown area features an arts center, as well as several local shops and restaurants. It is also the site of numerous community events including weekly farmers' markets from May through October, as well as the Red Barn Arts and Craft Festival each fall. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to Chicago O'Hare provide quick access to one of the country's major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at

Required Qualifications

* Master's degree in nursing, and two or more years of recent experience as a registered nurse;
* Currently licensed in the U.S. as a registered nurse after passing NCLEX-RNâ;
* Currently holds or eligible for an unrestricted Missouri registered nurse license;
* Evidence of and/or demonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness in nursing;
* Strong oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills;
* Commitment to collegiality within the learning community; and
* Commitment to the liberal arts and sciences as a teacher-scholar, with undergraduate student development and accomplishment as the highest priority.

Preferred Qualifications

* A completed terminal degree in nursing or closely related area;
* Nursing specialization in adult health medical/surgical, community/public health, or critical care nursing;
* In the absence of specialization in adult health medical/surgical, community/public health, or critical care, other specialties will be considered depending upon the needs within the department;
* Ability to teach other related courses within the department;
* Additional relevant experiences and preparation, including education, consulting, or practice;
* Evidence of and/or demonstrated potential for developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills in undergraduates;
* Evidence of and/or demonstrated potential for encouraging and mentoring students in transformative learning experiences, such as undergraduate research, service-learning practice, and internships; and
* Interest and background in interdisciplinary and/or cross-disciplinary teaching, scholarship, and service.

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