Assistant Professor, Nursing (R-0786)

Job description


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 and graduate studies to commence on August 20, 2018.

Fort Hays State University Department of Nursing serves undergraduate students in a traditional on-campus BSN program and a virtual RN to BSN program. The department offers a Master’s of Nursing Education degree and a Master’s of Nursing Administration degree. In Summer of 2016, the department launched a Doctorate of Nursing Practice program with an emphasis as a Family Nurse Practitioner for BSN to DNP students. At that time they also launched a Post Master’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice program for APRNs.

This position will serve in the role of Assistant Professor and will teach a full-time load in the Department of Nursing with a primary emphasis in the graduate program, undergraduate coursework may be assigned based on department need. This position will be tenure track and require service and scholarship in the nursing field. The candidate will provide in classroom lecturing, attend undergraduate and graduate clinicals, generate test questions, participate in the evaluation of student research and aid the student in achieving IRB approval for research projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must hold a MSN degree and be working toward doctoral degree completion (documentation of acceptance into a doctoral program). The candidate must have an RN license (Kansas or eligible), If the candidate is a Family Nurse Practitioner, he or she must have an APRN license (Kansas or eligible), national certification, and be eligible to work at a clinical practice site.


  • PhD or DNP degree and APRN certificate
  • Teaching experience in nursing
  • History of success in nursing scholarship
  • Evidence of experience in nursing leadership, policy, and practice
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer and technology skills


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority date is February 20, 2018.  Review of application will begin after the priority deadline and continue until the position is filled.

BENEFITS: Competitive benefit package

APPLICATION PROCESS:  To apply for this position, please visit  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:  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.  Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Amy Schmidt
[email protected]

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,, 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 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.

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 for further information on how this might affect you.




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Posted: 1/29/2018
Application Due: 3/30/2018
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