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Rockhurst is seeking a Nursing Assistant Professor – FNP. Rockhurst University is a welcoming and inclusive private Catholic, Jesuit institution with a strong mission aligned with the core values of nursing. The College of Nursing is in one of two academic schools housed in Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The College of Nursing is known for its innovative teaching using a broad range of active learning experiences, close faculty-student interactions, and our strong mission focused on service, advocacy, and leadership. The faculty have established close relationships with many community partners, enabling community-based service learning for students and clinical practice opportunities for students and faculty. Rockhurst nursing students often receive commendations for excellence in academics, professionalism, commitment to social justice, and leadership. Additional details about the Nursing Program are available on the program’s website:

Masters degree in nursing required, doctorate preferred.
Evidence of scholarly and creative ability.
Evidence of community service
Evidence of effective college service.
Significant past experience in a clinical setting as an FNP.
1-2 years prior teaching experience in higher education preferred.
Minimum of 3 years nursing practice as an FNP. Must hold current MO RN Licensure and maintain national FNP advanced practice certification.
Evidence of commitment to nursing profession, with focus on nursing education.
Evidence of commitment to scholarly work, service and teaching.
Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team in a professional and confidential manner.
Overall Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Faculty may be assigned special projects or educational endeavors.
Prepare course outline and syllabus, develop course and lesson plans, and engage in the selection of textbook and other teaching aids necessary to the instruction of courses.
Conduct course instruction for one or more courses in the curriculum at the higher education level utilizing diverse teaching strategies.
Teach pertinent course subject matter using lectures, demonstrations, class discussions, and other appropriate modes of educational delivery in the face-to- face, online, and/or hybrid environment.
Lead and monitor course instruction that promotes educational and learning processes keeping with faculty academic freedom and responsibility.
Participate in co-curricular activities such as department colloquia and honors seminars.
Provide service to the program, college, university and/or other constituents commensurate of one’s rank, through committee involvement and/or leadership.
Pursue on an ongoing basis the continuance of scholarly growth, both within and outside the subject discipline, in the academic profession.
Serve as an academic advisor to students, and foster students’ personal and professional development.
Other duties and assignments as deemed necessary by the Program Director
Be available to faculty and students for consultation for questions in your area of expertise.
Interact with patients in a clinical setting; travel to clinical sites, as applicable.
Complete and submit written clinical evaluations for assigned students in a timely manner.
Adheres to nursing education accreditation standards, professional standards and regulatory requirements.
Coordinates with other faculty, and others as indicated, on course implementation.
Submits student progress reports to program director and Advisor, and discusses any student needs that may require directed attention or remediation plans.
Adheres to all Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Rockhurst policies and procedures as outlined in the faculty handbook, student handbook, and catalog.
Completes annual requirements as an employee of Rockhurst University.
Faculty must demonstrate and provide evidence of service, teaching, and mentorship reflective of rank.
May also supervise Independent Study, Individualized Instruction and supervision of graduate teaching students as planned and approved with the collaboration of the Academic Dean.
Additional Expectations Commiserate with Rank:
Revises existing courses & programs using current evidence-based practice.
Assists in the development of course & curricular evaluation methods.
Evidence of effective professional role modeling.
Participates in program accreditation activities.
Looks for ways to improve quality of one’s teaching.
Works effectively in a team taught course.
Provides support and mentorship to instructors.
Uses formal and informal evaluation results into teaching.
Uses evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom or alternate learning environment as well as in the overall nurse-educator role.
Participates as a team member in preparation for accreditation reports and other comprehensive program reports.
Uses technology in teaching and learning successfully.
Receives positive peer assessments in teaching.
Represents the college locally, regionally, or nationally with professional presentations related to teaching and learning.
Maintains clinical competence.
Obtains or maintains professional certifications, degrees, and other specialty credentials.
Demonstrates effective role modeling of collegiality by working in inter- professional teams.
Incorporates information outside of nursing into one’s teaching repertoire.
Provides service to the college through active leadership



The application process requires a cover letter with salary requirements and contact information for three references. Rockhurst cannot accept any application materials (resumes, cover letters, etc.) by email, mail, or walk-in. All applications and application materials must be submitted through our online application system.

Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the University, such as individuals from historically underrepresented groups, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Rockhurst University is committed to creating a diverse working environment. The University recruits and employs successful candidates without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, and/or disability in employment, educational programs, or activities that it operates.

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