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Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing, Executive Leader

North Central College
Naperville, IL

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Health & Medical, Nursing
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing, Executive Leader


Medical Sciences


School of Education & Health Sciences

FLSA Status:


Faculty Status:

FT Non-Tenure-Track

Supervisor Title:

Chair, Medical Sciences


Full-time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Tenure Track:


Position Summary:

The Department of Medical Sciences in the School of Education and Health Sciences at North Central College is seeking an innovative and collaborative candidate for a 12-month, full-time, ongoing Assistant/Associate professor of nursing position. The successful candidate will serve as the founding coordinator of the Nurse Executive Leader track of the MSN Program, beginning January 2023. The Medical Sciences department is launching a dynamic masters in nursing program that will include the following four tracks: nurse executive leader, nurse educator, family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Under the direction of the MSN Program Director and Medical Sciences department chair, this faculty member will be responsible for the leadership of the Nurse Executive Leader track, and will teach within the MSN core and Nurse Executive Leader track. Coordinator responsibilities include didactic, laboratory, and experiential curriculum development, preparation and maintenance of accreditation materials, and assisting with the attainment, management and growth of robust, cooperative clinical partnerships. Faculty responsibilities will include teaching, determined by faculty expertise and program needs, inter-professional education with other clinical programs within the school, student engagement, and service to the college. An ongoing or developing scholarly agenda in social determinants of health, health informatics, health equity, or scholarship of nursing education is of particular interest.

Requirements for this position include: master’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program; current unencumbered RN license in Illinois; minimum of 2 year of experience in nursing practice; established record of excellence in academic leadership and 2 years of graduate teaching; a doctoral degree in nursing or a closely related field (DNP, PhD, DHSc, EdD or others) from an accredited college or university preferred; doctoral degree in progress will be considered; current certified nurse executive (NE-BC) preferred, experience with online education is preferred, and experience with curriculum writing, development and revisions in congruence with AACN Essentials and CCNE Accreditation Standards are preferred.

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a nationally recognized institution of about 3000 students, located in Naperville, IL, a thriving suburb just west of Chicago. The College is in a period of growth with the addition of a $60 million Science Center (2017), and a new Health Sciences and Engineering building (2020). North Central College is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit:

North Central College is an EEO Employer.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copy current unencumbered RN license in Illinois and contact information for three professional references in an electronic format to Preferred, Certified Nurse Executive (NE-BC)

For further information, contact Debra Gurney, Chair, Search Committee, at [email protected]
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

License: current unencumbered RN license in Illinois; current certified nurse executive (NE-BC) preferred
Requirements for this position include: an MSN from an accredited college or university; a doctoral degree in nursing or closely related field (DNP, PhD, DHSc, EdD or others) preferred.

Employment Conditions:

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College’s background screening process.

If you are hired, in accordance with College policy and the State of Illinois Executive Order 2021-20 “and subsequent continuations”, we will require you to provide proof that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. Those who remain unvaccinated must participate in weekly COVID-19 testing as a condition of employment.

For more information about the College’s vaccine expectation along with other helpful information regarding the College’s current health and safety protocols—go to

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EEO Statement:

North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. North Central College provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation, please notify the Office of Human Resource. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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