Texas Lutheran University

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Nursing to begin August 2017. We seek a colleague whose interests complement and enhance our existing activities, who is a gifted and dedicated nurse educator, and whose research interests will provide opportunities for robust scientific experiences for undergraduates. This is a grant supported position to assist in implementing a HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity project as the co-project director/faculty project leader.

Requirements for the position include:
• PhD in Nursing or related field (ABDs with appropriate assurances of completion date may be considered) and hold an earned Master’s Degree in Nursing.
• Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Texas or be eligible for licensure in Texas.
• Evidence of experience in program development and evaluation, curriculum design, and teaching in an undergraduate baccalaureate nursing program.
• Commitment to excellence in teaching and advising of undergraduate students consistent with the Department’s Mission, Values, and Program Outcomes.
• Evidence of clinical expertise in one or more specialty areas of nursing with minimum of five years of clinical experience.
• 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 and retaining 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:
• Evidence of coordinating and implementing nursing grants, including HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity projects.
• Evidence of teaching in a specialty in nursing such as mental health, pediatrics/child health, and/or acute care/critical care/medical-surgical areas.
• Evidence of successful teaching experience in various formats such as instructional technology and openness to interdisciplinary teaching 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.
• ANA or other appropriate certification in specialty or APRN.
• A record of publication and a commitment to on-going research.

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, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036. We have a 100 % NCLEX-RN pass rate and 100% employment rate. The department has pre-licensure and RN to BSN tracks with currently over 75 students. 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.

Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and nursing philosophy, a statement of research interests, three professional references (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers), and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendations to be submitted separately. Single-file, electronic submissions are preferred.

Please submit to:

Dr. Kathie Aduddell
Director, Department of Nursing
Texas Lutheran University, 1000 West Court Street, Seguin, Texas 78155-5999
Phone: 830-372-6903 Email: nursingsearch@tlu.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Texas Lutheran University has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and also is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to diversity.

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