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Assistant Professor/Nursing

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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Health & Medical, Nursing
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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TITLE: Assistant Professor, Nursing

DEPARTMENT: Elizabeth T. MacNeil School of Nursing

FLSA Status: Exempt (salary)

STATUS: Full Time, Tenure Track

Reports to: Executive Director

Open Until Filled: Yes


Position Summary

Dominican University invites applications for an Assistant Professor within its Elizabeth T. MacNeil School of Nursing’s BSN program. The Assistant Professor is a tenure track faculty position beginning August 15, 2023.

The successful candidate will become a vital member of the faculty team committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and service while upholding the mission and values of Dominican University. The candidate, reporting to the Executive Director of Nursing, is expected to teach twenty-one (21) credit hours per academic year as well as academic advising and clinical supervision. Additionally, as a tenure track faculty member, along with teaching, responsibilities include scholarship and service which can include participation on department, college and university level committees as well as in discipline specific professional organizations and community service.


Dominican University is a culturally inclusive campus with its status as a Hispanic serving institution. As such, this position will require faculty members to provide inclusive, student-centered, adaptive learning environments which are a standard in nursing education. We want to provide our students with opportunities to participate in high impact practices.

Job Components:

  1. Provide exemplary instruction in the didactic, simulation lab, and clinical areas of teaching.
  2. Assist with curriculum development, implementation, and systematic evaluation planning.
  3. Participate in recruitment, retention, and successful progression of students within program.
  4. Assist with developing and implementing admission, progression, and graduation policies.
  5. Participate in mentoring, advising, and registering students for nursing courses.
  6. Partner with Director of Simulation Education Center to develop, implement, and evaluate clinical scenarios within the simulation laboratory environment to optimize student learning outcomes.
  7. Commit to working with diverse student and community populations while building a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment.



  • Doctorate in Nursing; background in Medical-surgical nursing with a specialty in Obstetrics/Gynecology or Pediatrics or Behavioral Health
  • Unencumbered State of Illinois Professional Registered Nurse license is required
  • At least 3 years of current nursing practice experience



  • Evidence of undergraduate teaching excellence
  • Evidence of teaching our experiences involving teaching, mentoring or advising students from diverse backgrounds or from underserved populations
  • Ability to foster diversity and inclusion in the curriculum or in the discipline

A background screening is required upon hire.


Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls 3211 students, which includes 2136 undergraduates and 1075 graduate students. Sixty-six percent (66%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 74% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 41% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent receive some type of financial aid. About half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and more than half are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.

To Apply

Apply online at The position requires a personal statement and/or a diversity statement from each candidate that explains how they can contribute to the diversity and inclusion on our campus. Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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