Northern Illinois University
Assistant Professor, Nursing
School of Nursing and Health Studies
The School of Nursing and Health Studies, in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University, invites applications for two anticipated tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level in its nursing program to begin August 2013.
The successful candidate will have a doctorate, preferably a Ph.D., EdD, or DNP in nursing science or a closely related area (applicants who are ABD will be considered), an M.S. in Nursing, and current Registered Nurse licensure.
For one position, candidates should have an educational and experiential background in medical-surgical nursing and/or community health nursing. For this position, preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in the use of human patient simulation in nursing education.
For the second position, candidates should have an educational and experiential background in medical-surgical nursing and/or community health nursing and/or maternal/child nursing. For this position, preference will be given to candidates who are Advanced Practice Nurses.
Both positions will involve graduate and undergraduate teaching, which may include online course delivery and travel to off-campus locations, as well as research, university and professional service, and student advising. Relevant professional work experience is desirable.
The nursing program offers a B.S. in Nursing through pre-licensure and degree-completion programs, and an M.S. in Nursing with specializations in Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nurse Educator. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Applicants must send a letter of application stating qualifications and current curriculum vitae and two letters of reference (no faxes please) to:
Jan Strom, Ph.D., MPH, RN, Chair
Northern Illinois University, School of Nursing and Health Studies
1240 Normal Road DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2854
Preference will be given to applications received by April 11, 2013, but applications will be accepted after that date until position is filled. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit two written letters of reference by the time of their interview.
In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.