The Niagara University School of Nursing is seeking outstanding nursing faculty candidates for both the Traditional 4-year Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated Nursing Programs. The Assistant Professor positions are full-time tenure track based on Niagara University Lay Teachers Association (NULTA) requirements. The successful candidates will engage in excellence in academic endeavors including class instruction, clinical expertise, scholarly accomplishments, and service based on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) standards. These faculty positions will facilitate student learning, identify the various means through which students learn, and support the students’ progress through the nursing program. The successful candidates will encourage and cultivate an ethos of learning where mutual respect and responsibility for the student experience is highly regarded. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The areas of interest for specialization include Medical /Surgical Nursing, Maternal Health/ Community, Pediatrics, Gerontology, Research, and Psychiatric Nursing practice. Additionally, an established portfolio of nursing research and publication in academic nursing journals.
· A current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State
· An earned doctoral degree (Ph.D., EdD, DNP)
· A demonstrated record of professional and clinical nursing experience, classroom instruction, clinical and/or academic research and publication, service to nursing, and scholarly development
· Established record of presenting research papers and research findings at professional nursing conferences
· At least 5 years’ clinical experience as a registered professional nurse
· At least 3 years’ experience in classroom instruction, content and syllabi development and the management of student performance
· At least 3 years’ experience in teaching academic Nursing course content based on current curricula, NCSBN standards, and NCLEX test plan.
· Established research record with the publication of findings in peer-reviewed nursing journals
Duties and Responsibilities
Fulfills educator role which aligns with the Niagara University School of Nursing model of curricula, student instruction, and learning
Plans and prepares classes using effective and adaptive strategies to engage students
Actively engages in classroom instruction based on selected/assigned courses
Provides timely feedback to students on tests, exams, papers, and other student performance metrics
Maintains current knowledge of Niagara University and the School of Nursing academic and attendance policies
Demonstrates a capacity for professional conduct and growth through concern for the welfare of students
Supports and engages students to build confidence and competencies in preparing them for the NCLEX exam
Designs classroom experience through the implementation of innovative lesson plans, and integration of current evidence-based content matter which meet the NCSBN standards
Establishes and maintains a classroom environment conducive to student learning and development
Maintains accurate student records based on assignments, testing modalities, and assessment of student knowledge acquisition. Submits student grades promptly
Professional Faculty Role
Participates in processes to provide students with support and guidance in their academic plan through advisement and coaching as appropriate
Collaborates with School of Nursing faculty colleagues in the discussion, development, evaluation, and implementation of identified courses to promote consistency in instruction and learning.
Participates in the professional development of self and colleagues involving instruction, scholarship, nursing skills, attendance at University activities, participation in academic committees and faculty/ staff meetings, curricula development, attendance at conferences, and educational seminars and sessions.
Maintains academic research in pursuit of requirements to align with the Tenure Track expectations as established through the NULTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.
Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety.
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