Non-tenure Track Clinical Assistant Professor or higher, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

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Non-tenure Track Clinical Assistant Professor or higher, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

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Non-tenure Track Clinical Assistant Professor or higher, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

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Maywood-Health Sciences & Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campuses

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The Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) invites applications for a faculty position in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. This is a non-tenure track position for appointment at the Clinical Assistant Professor rank or higher.

The MNSON enrolls over 1400 students across three sites and includes 71 full-time faculty. Programs include a BSN degree with 4 study options, a MSN degree in nursing and healthcare administration, a DNP degree with tracks for preparation in nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist roles, and a PhD in Nursing degree. The MNSON launched a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner DNP track in 2019, which includes an optional specialization in substance use and addictions.

Within the context of the Loyola University Chicago and MNSON missions, visions, values, and strategic initiatives, the faculty member will:

•Teach in undergraduate and graduate programs as appropriate to expertise and program needs.
•Employ a variety of teaching/learning strategies in classroom, online, laboratory, and clinical settings.
•Collaborate with faculty on curriculum and course planning, improvement, and evaluation.
•Develop and disseminate scholarship that advances nursing practice and education.
•Engage in service activities consistent with the mission and strategic vision of the MNSON, University, and nursing profession.
•Contribute to the MNSON and University goals for inclusive excellence and antiracism.


See Minimum Education and/or Work Experience.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

Candidates for this faculty position will possess:

•Doctoral degree in nursing or a related field
•Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Illinois
•Expertise in psychiatric and mental health nursing
•Potential to establish and maintain a program of scholarship, consistent with the expectations of rank

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin in February 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated started date is July 1, 2021. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to provide professional references (references will be contacted for finalists only), and (4) an Inclusive Excellence statement addressing past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. The Inclusive Excellence statement should address the following:

• Understanding of barriers: Describe your understanding of the barriers that exist for historically under-represented groups (URGs) in nursing. URGs include under-represented ethnic or racial minorities; men; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer individuals; people with disabilities; and undocumented immigrants.
• Past activities: Discuss past activities contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion. Examples may include teaching/curriculum, mentoring/advising/tutoring; outreach efforts; committees, task forces, and boards; scholarship and/or research, and other initiatives.
• Future plans: Describe how you plan to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the MNSON including activities you would pursue and how they would fit into your teaching, scholarship, and service.

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Inquires about this position may be directed to Dr. Lee Schmidt, Associate Professor and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Chairperson of the Search Committee at [email protected]

For more information about the School of Nursing visit:

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at

As part of our Inclusive Excellence initiative to advance the critical role that diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism play in our ability to reach even higher aspirations, we seek to increase the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students. Broad diversity, including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment, is critical to achieving our mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. In holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

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Posted: 3/11/2021
Application Due: 9/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time