Instructions to applicants:
Submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, transcripts, contact information for three references. Job Title:
BSN NursingPosting Date:
Commensurate with education and experienceRequired:
Master’s Degree in NursingPreferred:
PhD in Nursing or Doctorate in Nursing Practice or other related doctorate or current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas or State of residence and evidence of having met faculty criteria designated by the Texas Board of Nursing.Primary Responsibilities:
Maintains current knowledge in area of expertise; Demonstrates competency in content area and in development, presentation, and evaluation of instruction; Demonstrates clinical expertise and maintains safety principles in designated teaching area; Participates with administrators and other faculty members in departmental matters such as curriculum development, textbook selection, and other appropriate organizational interests through faculty and committee meetings; Participates as a contributor in curriculum delivery, development, and evaluation; Develops instructional materials following syllabus guidelines; Satisfies expected teaching responsibilities for assigned courses utilizing appropriate technology and evaluation of the teaching-learning process in the classroom, skills and simulation laboratories, and clinical setting, including collaboration and guidance with preceptors as required; Maintains and certifies class rosters, grade books, and submission of final grades by official deadlines; Follows specific guidelines for supervising students and preceptors in the clinical area as appropriate; Evaluates student performance in a reasonable manner according to program guidelines; Applies and communicates in writing effective and equitable procedures in measuring student performance; Seeks to establish rapport with students. Creates an environment conducive to learning; Stimulates student thinking and exposes students to a wide variety of viewpoints; Seeks and utilizes creative methods to present substantive course content; Is punctual and dependable; Is readily and reasonably available for student conferences and counseling; ls reasonably available to students through email, telephone and/or office hours; Is reasonably sensitive to individual student needs.
Maintains appropriate professional demeanor in teaching situations; Establishes and supports ongoing relationships with the community to initiate new affiliating agencies and to assume responsiveness to the rural health needs of the community.
Scholarly/ Artistic Endeavor
Utilizes opportunities to participate in research, writing and publication, and
presentations to represent the profession of nursing and the University; Meets the same requirements for professional, experiential, and scholarly preparation as their full-time counterparts teaching in the same discipline.
Professional Growth and Activities
Maintains membership and contributions to applicable professional organizations. Maintains and updates current knowledge in area of expertise; Utilizes resources within and outside the University to expand knowledge. Seeks appropriate learning resources, conferences, and experiences to enhance nursing knowledge and skill; Participates in self-evaluation and formal evaluation by the BSN Program Director yearly; Encourages a culture of learning that values lifelong learning, ethics, respect for others and personal and professional development.
Willingly facilitates and benefits from peer evaluation.
Activities Supportive of the Program and University
Upholds the mission and goals of SRSU and the BSN Program; Works within the philosophical and conceptual framework of SRSU BSN Program. Maintains the concept of a strong, collegial bond with all faculty members; Complies with policies and procedures outlined in the SRSU BSN Handbook; Participates in the student admissions, progress, and retention process; Contributes to and promotes the stature and well-being of the BSN Program and SRSU; Participates in activities commensurate with accreditation process; Exercises reasonable care of University facilities, equipment, and supplies; Utilizes available opportunities to recruit future nursing students
Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times. Position is Security Sensitive.Other Information:
Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.About SRSU:
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.
At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.