Assistant/Associate Professor, Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)
Position Summary: The Nursing Department at Governors State University is seeking to fill a Tenure/tenure-track Family Nurse Practitioner faculty position in the College of Health and Human Services. The successful candidate will teach across the curriculum in the RN-BSN, MSN and DNP programs and help with the building of a caring, global community of nurses capable of meeting the needs of healthcare institutions. Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU is undergoing major transition. Previously a non-residential institution, who accepted transfer and graduate students only, GSU now accepts first-year students and completed its first residence halls in 2014. The university has an ambitious five-year Academic Master Plan, greatly expanding current programs. GSU is planning a state-of-the-art General Education program and working to greatly expand student academic and support services to foster student and community engagement. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate. Through its Strategy 2020, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the universityas high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields and Interdisciplinary Leadership. The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. DNP or PhD in nursing or related field; 2. Master's Degree with a Major in Nursing; 3. Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 4. Current nursing license with eligibility for licensure in the state of Illinois.
Preferred Qualifications: The desired candidate will have a record of current practice, scholarly activities, nursing education experience and other appropriate certifications.
Type of Position Being Requested: Faculty, Tenure Track
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Unionized
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Number: FA0191P