Assistant/Associate Professor or Professor of Nursing
Ball State University
Ball State University’s School of Nursing invites applications for four (4) full-time tenure or tenure-line faculty at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor in both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Specialty areas include medical/surgical, community health, pediatrics, psychiatric mental health, family nurse practitioner, nursing education, and nursing leadership/administration. Now, more than ever, is a time of transformation in health care education. The COVID pandemic and the unfolding realities of health disparities and racial injustice have challenged health care systems and universities to seek a new normal. At the Ball State University College of Health and School of Nursing, we are rising to that opportunity. We graduate health professionals who are clinically knowledgeable, committed to advancing inclusive excellence, and ready to collaborate on interprofessional teams.
The School of Nursing enjoys a solid reputation for graduating BSN students who are not only prepared for practice, but ready for challenges brought to hospitals, clinics and community settings that require nurses to interface with a variety of other healthcare professionals. The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing programs at Ball State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Ranked 20th for Master’s in Nursing in U.S. New and World Report’s 2020 “Best Online Programs,” our master’s programs enroll about 120 students. Built in 2019, our Simulation and Skills Laboratories provide state of the art space, including fundamentals as well as obstetrics and pediatrics. The School of Nursing’s 49 faculty are committed to scholarship and research and have strengths in a variety of areas including, for example, infant mortality, maternal mental health, mitigating the impact of COVID-19 for community organizations, depression among adults with heart failure, sickle cell anemia in Kenya, fall prevention, autism and simulation in nursing education.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: Full-time tenure or tenure-line faculty at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor in both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Specialty areas include medical/surgical, community health, pediatrics, psychiatric mental health, family nurse practitioner, nursing education, and nursing leadership/administration.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Implementing innovative teaching-learning practices to promote student engagement in didactic, simulation, clinical, and/or online instruction.
- Participating in course and curricula development and evaluation.
- Providing didactic teaching, clinical supervision, and evaluation of students’ performances in undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
- Applying for grant funding.
- Disseminating research and scholarly activities in peer reviewed publications and presentations at state, national, and international conferences.
- Contributing to the professional life of the School of Nursing, the College of Health, Ball State University, the community, and the profession.
- Current unencumbered Registered Nurse License in the United States, with Indiana Registered Nurse License obtained by date of appointment.
- Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution.
- Earned doctorate in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment.
- If an NP, current national board certification.
Employer will consider sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to
- Teach (undergraduate and graduate) didactic and clinical nursing content in area of expertise.
- Develop and/or maintain a program of research.
- Work collaboratively with diverse faculty, students and staff; and
- Promote change to improve the didactic and clinical course curriculum.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/33707 . Include the following documents with your application: cover letter, curriculum vitae, Licenses/Certifications, and Inclusive Excellence Statement.
In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by the date indicated here 11/21/2022.
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