Website Nevada State College

Nevada State College School of Nursing has two 12-month Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, tenure-track positions available for Spring 2019. The successful applicants will hold a doctoral degree in nursing (Ph.D. preferred, but not required) or an MSN and a doctoral degree in a related discipline; an unencumbered Nevada Registered Nurse license, or ability to obtain prior to employment; and at least two years of direct-care experience. Expertise in mental health and medical-surgical nursing is preferred, but all practice experience will be considered.

About Nevada State College

Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada. NSC faculty work in state-of-the-art facilities that feature “smart” classrooms and a 31,000 sq foot Clinical Simulation Center that allows students to use real-world and timely information during class. The average class size in nursing is 48 students. For more information about NSC, watch this video about student life at NSC.

NSC serves approximately 4,900 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved; a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and innovative techniques to improve student learning.

At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. To strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meet the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

About the School of Nursing at NSC

Do you love nursing? Do you love teaching? If so, then we are looking for you! The SON is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and offers part-time and full-time prelicensure BSN options and an online RN-BSN option. We are seeking outstanding nurse educators to work alongside dedicated faculty and staff in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary environment based on Caring Science. In the School of Nursing, Caring Science is infused throughout the curriculum and influences how faculty, staff, and students interact to achieve the institutional teaching mission. As a tenure-track faculty member you will also engage in scholarly activities, including publication, and will receive negotiated release time to support your scholarship.

Primary Responsibilities

Teach 30 credits per academic year
Teach upper-level courses in Nursing in a variety of formats (e.g., in-person, hybrid, online). The instructional load may include didactic, lab, simulation, and clinical teaching requirements.
Serve on departmental and college-wide committees.
Conduct required weekly office hours.
Abide by School of Nursing Faculty By-Laws.
Engage in scholarly activity within your discipline or in the scholarship of teaching and learning as defined in the Standards of Academe within the School of Nursing and the Tenure Guidelines.
Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Nursing.

Required Qualifications:
Doctoral degree in nursing, or MSN with a doctoral degree in a related discipline
Two years of direct patient care experience
Two years of experience in higher education
Evidence of strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with undergraduate nursing students
Evidence of teaching excellence in nursing at the college/university level
Possession of, or eligibility for, an unencumbered Registered Nurse license in Nevada
Proof of scholarly and/or creative activities consistent with a tenure-track faculty rank with rank to be assigned at time of hire
Experience with web-based instructional methods
Commitment to creating a scholarly environment that supports students while holding them accountable for meeting minimum expectations
Commitment to the promotion of Caring Science in every interaction with faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders
Highly effective oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Nursing or related discipline
Certified Nurse Educator
Five years of experience teaching nursing at the BSN, or higher, degree level
Previous experience with higher education nursing curriculum and/or course development
Previous experience with accreditation (CCNE, CNEA, ACEN, or regional academic agencies)
Evidence of strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with graduate nursing students
Experience with simulated learning in nursing education
Active participation in professional organizations

Rank, Salary & Benefits:
Highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Nevada State College offers excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

The review of applications begins October 31, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. NSC is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and all minorities.

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