The Texas A&M University School of Nursing is accepting applications for a full-time strategic hire, tenured faculty, at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, depending upon qualifications in Bryan, TX. Candidates should have an active research portfolio and demonstrate the potential for attracting extramural funding that will contribute to the advancement of science and knowledge translation across the lifespan and health/wellness continuum.
The Texas A&M School of Nursing provides a supportive environment for research and strives to expand our interdisciplinary collaboration with many Texas A&M University units, for example, the School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, and College of Engineering. The School of Nursing is home to the Texas A&M Health Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing and is designated as a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development. Within the last three fiscal years, research funding has more than quadrupled and our clinical partnerships continue to expand, surpassing 350 clinical partner sites across the state of Texas with more than 40 percent of the locations providing care in medically underserved areas.
Successful applicants must have a research doctorate, a documented commitment to teaching and service and must hold a valid United States nursing license with eligibility for licensure in the state of Texas.
This full‐time position ‐ 9‐month plus summer appointment ‐ is expected to begin as early as Summer of 2023 or sooner, depending upon the availability of the candidate. As a growing school of the Texas A&M University System, we have two campus locations – Bryan‐College Station and Round Rock – and two advising/recruiting locations – the Rio Grande Valley (McAllen) and rural east Texas (Lufkin). The School offers three different tracks for students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, three Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree specialties including MSN‐Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN‐Nursing Education and MSN‐Forensic Nursing, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Future plans to offer a PhD program are currently in development.
The vision of the school incorporates efforts to directly address health disparities and inequity with particular focus on vulnerable, underserved populations. This position will enhance our research, teaching and service portfolio by expanding upon strong programs in health promotion for rural and underserved populations, violence/trauma prevention and intervention, substance use, prevention and management of chronic conditions, and innovative care delivery models.
As a research‐intensive position at a Tier One research university, academic rank is commensurate with the candidate’s prior experience and record. We offer a competitive salary, benefits, and startup package. The position will be located on the Texas A&M Health campus in Bryan‐College Station. Consideration will be given to applicants with a strong potential for, or growing, extramurally funded research programs. Candidates are expected to continue their program of research and seek external funding while teaching and mentoring both students and fellow faculty. The role will play a significant role in contributing to the growing research, scholarship, and outreach of the school.
All tenured faculty are expected to teach. Instruction in the college of nursing is complex, given the practice nature of the discipline, and includes content and clinical mastery. These expectations are broadly described as expectations to:
• Develop new courses according to curriculum and accreditation standards.
• Prepare course materials and examinations that are current, evaluated, and revised to improve student learning.
• Teach effectively in the classroom, clinical settings, and/or online environment.
• Select and manage quality clinical learning experiences in a variety of settings.
• Provide competent clinical supervision of students.
• Evaluate student performance effectively.
• Advise and mentor students for academic success.
• Maintain posted office hours.
• Collaborate with and mentor faculty peers.
• Maintain clinical currency and relevant certifications
All tenured and tenure track faculty are expected to generate and disseminate new knowledge consistent with rank. General expectations include active participation in research and scholarship, and dissemination through publications/presentations. Specific levels or types of external funding are not required; however, research support as a principal investigator demonstrates that a panel of reviewers judged proposed work to be original and significant. Therefore, competitive external funding serves as an indicator of faculty research impact and reputation.
All faculty are expected to participate in service activities to the University, the school, and to the profession. Additionally, engagement in community service opportunities are encouraged. Faculty who are tenured as Associate Professors or Professors are expected to mentor junior faculty, chair university or school committees, and to be engaged in professional organizations/boards.
Faculty committed to diversity, equity and inclusion are desired.