Assistant Professor (Medical Surgical Nursing with Maternal Child OR Mental Health specialization)

Nursing

Openings: 1

Description

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing to begin September 1, 2023.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving 2,000 students, where faculty help equip students to lead purposeful lives and to act on the great challenges of our time. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota, and within a short drive to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul and Mankato metro areas. Learn more at https://gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/

Department Information: The Department of Nursing fosters the development of nursing professionals who demonstrate the values of excellence, community, justice, service, and faith through cognitive practice, integration of learning, ethical reflection, and intercultural understanding. Graduates of the program are distinguished by:

  • Synthesis and application of a liberal arts education to provide holistic care
  • Ethical and reflective practice to promote a just and peaceful world
  • The ability to advocate for the health and wellbeing of all people
  • Commitment to lifelong learning, leadership, and service to others

The Department of Nursing shares in the Mission of the College through an innovative and dynamic education that embraces the highest standards of teaching and scholarship. For more information about the department, its faculty, students, and courses, please see the department website at https://gustavus.edu/nursing/.

Major/Essential Functions: Gustavus faculty teach, advise, conduct research, and serve the college and department. Currently, tenure-line Gustavus faculty have a 6-course equivalent teaching assignment. In their first year, the successful candidate will receive a reduced teaching assignment of five courses, plus one fully-compensated course release.

Primary teaching responsibilities will include the specialty area: Maternal Child OR Mental Health Nursing and Medical Surgical nursing courses, including the coordination of clinical faculty for the clinical component. In addition, this position will contribute to other nursing curriculum courses as well as general education courses at the college.

The successful candidate will join college and departmental efforts to develop equitable pedagogies and inclusive cultures. This includes, but is not limited to, advising nursing majors and contributing to nursing department assessment, evaluation, and accreditation activities.

Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy
  • A brief (one page) statement of research interests
  • A brief (one page) statement of inclusion and equity commitment
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 6, 2023. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists may be asked to submit publications, syllabi, and/or student evaluations. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Working at Gustavus:

Based on AAUP (American Association of University Professors) and CUPA (College and University Professional Association) data, we offer a starting salary that is competitive with our peer institutions as well as comprehensive benefits that prioritize your personal and financial well-being.

  • Medical insurance (which includes access to Nice Healthcare) as well as dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Workplace accommodations for physical or mental health concerns
  • Access to mental health apps
  • Onsite health services
  • Free parking, exercise classes, use of library and athletic facilities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Daily multifaith sabbath
  • Employer match contribution to retirement savings plan (after one year of employment)
  • 1-on-1 financial coaching

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

Learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging: https://gustavus.edu/deib/.

Prerequisites

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Nursing (or related field) or DNP; candidates currently enrolled in the terminal degree program will be considered
  • Active registered nurse license; active Minnesota Registered Nurse licensure at time of appointment
  • Prior experience as a professional nurse relevant to areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching
  • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate student advising
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds and identities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • Experience with nursing program assessment, evaluation, and accreditation activities

Posted January 19, 2023

Contact

Heidi Meyer | hmeyer2@gustavus.edu | 507-933-6094

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023

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