Assistant Professor in School of Nursing



Assistant Professor in School of Nursing

Job Class Code: 00031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV0815
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Division of Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.00

Scope of Job:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for a tenure track position in the School of Nursing to begin appointment as Coordinator of the BSN Program, Spring 2019 . Duties may include teaching students in classrooms and/or online, simulated laboratories, and clinical settings as well as student advisement. Additional efforts in professional achievement and professional service are expected, and experience working with ethnically diverse populations is a plus.
The BSN Program Director shall provide leadership in the following areas: 1) Coordinate the BSN Program, supervise faculty performance, and manage workload of the assigned faculty; 2) Evaluate the curriculum as required by the accrediting agency on an annual basis; 3) Teach students didactic and/or clinical;4) Advise students about preceptor requirements regarding clinical practice; and 5) Ensure program adherence to the Texas Board of Nursing legislated regulations. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly work, student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV's strategic plan, vision, mission, values and core priorities. (https://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/)

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate in nursing or related field from an accredited university. Eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas;

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:


Preferred Qualification:
At least 2 years of clinical experience, previous teaching experience at the baccalaureate and/or graduate level(s), and evidence of strong potential for teaching effectiveness, educational leadership, and professional achievement (scholarship, research, creative activity; Administrative experience as a program director preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: Yes
Number of Vacancies: 1.0
Desired Start Date: 01/01/2019

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 10/23/2018

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/19846





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