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Job ID: 120515

Assistant Professor Nursing Education
Shepherd University

Date Posted Mar. 1, 2019
Title Assistant Professor Nursing Education
University Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV, United States
Department Nursing Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Nursing - Practitioner (all categories)
    Nursing - Clinical (all categories)
    Nursing - General
    Community Health

Job Summary:
Shepherd University seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty appointment in a medical/surgical nursing and/or population health specialty. Faculty will have the opportunity to teach across the curriculum at the Undergraduate (BSN) and at the Graduate levels in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. As a member of the faculty, the appointee will be expected to contribute to teaching, service and scholarship.

The faculty member may be called upon to teach in a distance-learning mode and is expected to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Specific assignments are dependent upon school needs. Specific teaching responsibilities include student clinical evaluations, academic advising, and teaching didactic, seminar, and laboratory settings. Additional faculty responsibilities include participation on and chairing school committees and engagement in university service activities at all levels.

Minimum Qualifications:
An earned doctorate in nursing (PhD or DNP) or a related field (progress in a doctorate program considered) in addition to a master’s degree in nursing and an unencumbered license to practice nursing in West Virginia are required for nurse faculty. Candidates without an earned doctorate will be eligible for tenure-track status upon completion of the doctorate degree.

Preferred Qualifications:
Recent experience in caring for patients in acute care and community settings specifically at the entry into practice level. Recent teaching experience in a baccalaureate or higher degree program.

  • Shepherd University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution. The University neither affiliates knowingly with, nor grants recognition to, any individual, group or organization having policies that discriminate. Shepherd University, through its Affirmative Action Plan, seeks to employ qualified personnel on an equal opportunity basis. Faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for filing complaints or assisting in an investigation under the University’s Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan. Supervisors are directly responsible for equal opportunity/affirmative action matters at the unit level. A copy of the University’s Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan is available for review on the Human Resources website (

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Contact Information

  • Kelly Watson-Huffer
    School of Nursing
    Shepherd University
    P.O. Box 5000
    Shepherdstown, WV 25443
  • 304-876-5026


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