Assistant Professor – Nursing (R-0120)

Location
Hays, Kansas
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Fort Hays State University Department of Nursing, as part of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS), is seeking one full-time, nine month nursing faculty for undergraduate studies to commence on August 10, 2017.

Fort Hays State University Department of Nursing serves undergraduate students in a traditional on-campus BSN program and a virtual RN to BSN program. This position will serve in the role of Assistant Professor and will teach a full-time load in the Department of Nursing. This position will be tenure track and require service and scholarship in the nursing field. The candidate will provide in classroom lecturing, attend undergraduate clinicals, and teach online courses.

Minimum qualifications: The candidate must hold a BSN degree and be working toward a MSN degree completion (documentation of acceptance into a MSN program). The candidate must have an RN license (Kansas or eligible). A candidate that is hired who currently holds a BSN degree and is working towards an MSN degree, will be hired in an Instructor position that is not on tenure track.

Preferred credentials:

1. MSN degree

2. Teaching experience in nursing.

3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills

4. Strong computer and technology skills.

Consideration of Candidates: Application priority date is May 17, 2017. In addition to a curriculum vitae or resume, each applicant should provide a cover letter specifying how his/her credentials match the job description, a statement of teaching philosophy, goals for scholarship, expectations for student engagement, and three references with address, phone number, and e-mail addresses.

Application Process:  To apply for this position, please visit the FHSU Human Resource Office webpage at http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/ and click on Employment Opportunities.  Only electronic applications submitted through Human Resources will be accepted. 

If you have questions, contact Amy Schmidt at 785-628-4498 or email at alschmidt6@fhsu.edu

About Fort Hays State University:
Forward Thinking.  World Ready - Fort Hays State University is a highly entrepreneurial teaching focused institution with major operations on-campus, online and in China.  Providing a high-quality education at an affordable price, FHSU is ranked by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top ten fastest growing universities in the U.S.  It has an enrollment in excess of 14,000 students (Approximately 5,000 on campus, 3,500 in China, and over 6,000 online) and over 380 full time faculty.  Bachelors, masters and professional doctoral degrees are offered through five colleges, the Graduate School, the Honors College, the Virtual College, and various international partnerships.   Fort Hays State University's award-winning Virtual College coordinates distance education to the U.S. Armed Services and students in over 20 countries.  The Virtual College has received many accolades, including U.S. News & World Report Online Programs rankings, GetEducated.com, Best Buys in Education, among others.  Students at FHSU may select a major field of study from 30 departments.  FHSU is fully accredited by several national agencies, and is one of six state-assisted institutions of higher education governed by a Board of Regents appointed by the governor of the state of Kansas.  The website StateUniversity.com ranked the Fort Hays State campus as the safest in the state of Kansas.

The University has rich sports and cultural programming, all of which enjoy tremendous community support.  The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center is home to the Encore Series, which hosts many travelling Broadway shows, the Hays Symphony, university and other national and world-caliber performances.  Fort Hays State University athletic events provide NCAA Division II athletic entertainment.

About Hays, Kansas:
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant university community of approximately 22,000, located half way between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70.  Hays has received numerous recent accolades such as being voted an All-American City, second best city in the state to raise children, and also the third best small college town in America.  It is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas – serving a population of nearly 400,000.  Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, and excellent opportunities for walking, running, and biking.  Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily.  The community has award-winning public and private schools.  With over 60 restaurants, robust retail outlets, one of the lowest unemployment rates and commute times in the U.S., the city provides a safe, very friendly, low-cost, high-quality living environment.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you.

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