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Assistant/Associate Professor (Practice Teaching Track) and Director of DNP Program - College o...

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Position Summary:

The College of Nursing (CON) is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor – Practice Teaching Track and Director of DNP Program at our Boca Raton campus. We are seeking candidates to join our community of scholars who are passionate about nursing and want to thrive in a creative and caring work environment. FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is known internationally for its dedication to Caring: expanding the science, practicing the art, studying the meaning, and living it day-to-day. We offer four-degree programs (BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD) with curricula that are unique and caring-based with opportunities for interprofessional education with medical, social work and pharmacy students.

Candidates for the non-tenure earning practice-teaching track position should be certified as a nurse practitioner with either a DNP or PhD in Nursing or closely related field, and may hold a Master's degree in Nursing with a focused area of practice; not required if holds a DNP degree.

DNP Program Director expectations and responsibilities of this assignment include:

• In collaboration with the Assistant Dean, Graduate Practice and Associate Dean Academic programs, have day-to-day oversight of the DNP program.


-Chair committee meetings.

-Participate in scheduling designated courses.

-Manage admission processes of students. Manage the organization and maintenance of records.

-Manage student placements in nursing practice courses.

-Provide student advisement.

-Implement routine day-to-day activities.

-Participate in program evaluation.

-Provide input to the Assistant or Associate Deans on essential matters.

Our research advances caring science in the areas of: healthy aging across the lifespan, holistic health, health equity, and transforming nursing practice environments.

Candidates who can contribute to research that aligns with the College of Nursing’s and FAU’s research pillars within the I-HEALTH and I-BRAIN research institutes are encouraged to apply.

To enhance interdisciplinary and collaborative research, FAU established university-wide research institutes. These research pillars are: I-HEALTH, I-BRAIN, I-SENSE & FAU Harbor Branch. These areas are dedicated to improving and addressing diseases of the brain, enhancing human health and quality of life, protecting the oceans and environment locally and globally, and using sensors to study and monitor the world around us.

The FAU Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH, I-HEALTH supports cancer, infectious diseases, and human health and dementia research, education, and community engagement programs across multiple FAU campuses and colleges. Faculty members of I-HEALTH qualify for pilot grants, research technology support, and subsidized use of the I-HEALTH Bioanalytical Core Facility. I-HEALTH faculty pursue research including therapeutic intervention strategies, development of novel diagnostics, environmental contributions to human health, and clinical trials.

The FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute (I-BRAIN, I-BRAIN supports neuroscience research, education and community engagement programs across multiple FAU campuses and colleges. Faculty members of I-BRAIN qualify for pilot grants, graduate student fellowships, research technology support, and subsidized use of I-BRAIN Core facilities including the FAU Cell Imaging Core and Neurobehavior Core. I-BRAIN faculty pursue research across the full spectrum of neuroscience, ranging from genetic and molecular neuroscience, cellular and circuit analysis of brain function, behavioral studies in models and man, cognitive and computational neuroscience, and disease mechanism and treatment studies.

The position is anticipated to start in August 2024 for the Fall semester.

The College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to thoughtfully engaging all communities in higher education. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the various internal and external communities that it serves.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Doctorate in Nursing (PhD, DNP, EdD).
•May hold a Master's degree in Nursing with a focused area of practice; not required if holds a DNP degree.
•A RN license and be eligible for RN licensure in the state of Florida by time of application.
•Fosters and creates educational opportunities where all student populations thrive.

Preferred Qualifications
•Master’s degree in nursing education


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

College of Nursing


Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:


Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into a single attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. When completing the online application, please upload the following: (i) a cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae, and (iii) contact information for three professional references including email addresses and phone numbers.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University, not to the individual applicant.

Background Screening:
Selected candidates must successfully complete and pass all employment screenings prior to the start of employment. Employment screenings may include a criminal background check (level I and level II), motor vehicle check, credit check, reference checks, alcohol, and drug screening check.

As a Hispanic-serving institution, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the Florida state university system. We are committed to recruiting and retaining talented faculty and staff. We embrace our shared responsibility to create and celebrate a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all. Our community features excellent schools, a vibrant and safe community, and a sub-tropical climate conductive to year-round outdoor activities.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

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