Career Link

Western Michigan University

Share |

Assistant or associate professor


  • Earned PhD in nursing or related field by August 1, 2013
  • Graduate degree in nursing
  • Certification in a specialty area (including, but not limited to mental health nursing, adult health nursing, or community health nursing)
  • Registered Nurse License with eligibility for Michigan license
  • A minimum of 6 years full-time teaching experience in baccalaureate and graduate program required and a record of publication/ presentation in professional venue and evidence of research required for rank of Associate Professor
  • Demonstrate potential to maintain an active program of scholarly research and grant writing related to field of expertise
  • Evidence of technological literacy and on-line instruction preferred
  • Teaching experience in a nursing baccalaureate program preferred for rank of Assistant Professor


  • Tenured-track, academic year (9-month) appointment
  • Faculty are required to teach didactic and clinical courses in undergraduate and/or graduate programs
  • Assist with the implementation of the graduate program in nursing
  • Bring or secure external funding for research or special projects
  • Sustain productivity and growth in research and grant writing
  • Demonstrate scholarly productivity through publications
  • Demonstrate regional, national/international reputation in area of expertise
  • Contribute to a positive interdisciplinary environment of research, instruction and community collaborations
  • Contribute to the missions of the School, College and University
  • Provide service to the Department, the University, the profession and the community

The College

The College of Health and Human Services is located in a new 195,000 square foot building with state-of-the-art teaching technologies and spacious research laboratories. The college enrolls over 2,200 students, with more than a third of those at the graduate level. In addition to WMU Bronson School of Nursing, the college includes programs in blindness and low vision studies, occupational therapy, physician assistant, social work, speech pathology and audiology, holistic health care, alcohol and drug abuse, interdisciplinary health services, and interdisciplinary health sciences. The college has received a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Department of Education. The college also operates the Unified Clinics, a multidisciplinary service/training clinic.


The WMU Bronson School of Nursing is a vibrant department that focuses on the scholarship of teaching, research, and service.  In addition to the Director of the Bronson School of Nursing, over 23 full-time and 15 part-time faculty provide instruction and experiences for prelicensure (BSN), Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN), and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) students.  The total enrollment includes approximately 390 undergraduate students and a cohort of MSN students. Currently, the NCLEX pass rate ranges from 95.2-98.8 over the past 2 years. The WMU Bronson School of Nursing is granted full approval by the Michigan Board of Nursing.  The undergraduate program was recently re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for 10 years and the master’s program was accredited for 5 years.  The WMU Bronson School of Nursing is one of the few nursing schools to receive endorsement from the American Holistic Nursing Certification Corporation. 

Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Expected Start Date: August 19, 2013

Application Deadline

Applications accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.  Required application documents: Faculty Credential Summary; a letter describing qualifications, accomplishments, and professional experiences related to the position; curriculum vitae and names, titles, postal and email addresses and telephone numbers of five (5) professional references.

Please visit for detailed information and application procedures.

Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


posted may 2013