Position Description Summary
The School of Nursing, in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University, invites applications for an anticipated 12-month, tenured/tenure-track faculty position with administrative duties at the associate professor level in its nursing program to begin July 2020.
The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Chair in the general administration of the graduate nursing program. The responsibilities of the Director include, but are not limited to, management and supervision of the nursing graduate program and faculty; service as a member of the school senior leadership team; and oversight of the development, implementation and related activities of the nursing graduate curriculum in collaboration with appropriate committees of the school, college and the university. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and scholarly activity. NIU is a diverse community of scholars engaged in research and artistry, teaching and learning. We are part of a warm friendly small town, with the bright lights and cultural amenities of one of the world’s great cities only an hour away. We provide transformative experiences for our students, and welcome candidates who enjoy helping others find their passion.
1. Doctoral degree in nursing science or a closely related field.
2. Nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
3. Eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse and APN licensure with FNP certification in Illinois, at time of hire and successful obtainment and maintenance of licensure thereafter.
4. At least three years of teaching experience at the graduate level in nursing
1. Three years or more of clinical experience as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
2. At least three years at the rank of Assistant Professor in a collegiate nursing education program
3. Administrative experience or the potential to develop administrative skills, including the knowledge of the structure, policies, and the procedures of research-intensive educational institutions is required
4. Excellent communication skills to interact with people at all levels of the university and external constituents and ability to manage projects, write reports, meet deadlines, and solve problems is required
5. Knowledge of graduate curricular policies and procedures, curriculum development and approval process, graduate student recruitment, advisement and orientation.
6. Established program of scholarship that includes experience or familiarity with the external funding process
7. Experience developing and evaluating academic programs
8. Experience teaching online courses
9. Participation in nursing-related professional organizations
10. Familiarity and experience soliciting external funding for academic programs