Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing - Mental Health, Tenure or Clinical Track
Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.
We seek talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core.
The BSN program at George Williams College is part of Aurora University School of Nursing and Allied Health, with shared goals, curriculum, policies and procedures. We currently have an Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing position, to start August 2017. The successful candidate will be able to effectively teach in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings and have experience in mental health nursing. Experience in the use of simulation is highly desirable. Eligibility and willingness to teach across campuses and at a clinical facility in Northern Illinois is desired.
As a Department of Nursing faculty member, the candidate will be expected to participate in curricular development, program assessment, student recruitment, retention, and monitoring. The clinical track faculty candidate shall maintain competence in clinical and functional areas of responsibility through professional practice/activity and education activities. In addition, service, scholarship, and participation in University initiatives across campuses will be part of faculty responsibilities. Above all, the candidate must demonstrate teaching effectiveness and bring a strong commitment to student learning.
The candidate must hold a license as a registered nurse in the State of Wisconsin. Minimal education preparation is a Master's degree in Nursing for clinical track faculty, and a Doctorate in Nursing or related field for tenure track faculty. Certification as a Nurse Educator is desirable.
All faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission included for benefit-eligible positions. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed. More information can be found at aurora.edu/facultyjobs.
Please submit application materials as follows:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.