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Assistant Professor of Nursing - Graduate

Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY, US

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Health & Medical, Nursing
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Assistant Professor
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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 TITLE:  Assistant Professor of Nursing - Graduate                                     

DEPARTMENT: School of Nursing (SON)                                               

REPORTS TO: School of Nursing Program Administrator 


EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time        




Teaches in discipline in which s(he) has specific training and competence.  Carries out duties and responsibilities that are designed to contribute to the achievement of the established outcomes for the undergraduate programs.



Responsibilities include didactic and / or clinical instruction within content areas of expertise, participation in curriculum development, facilitating the procurement of clinical sites for clinical experiences, and advising students.  The successful candidate is also expected to participate in scholarship and service activities that are proportionate to their employment status.  The faculty is accountable to the Director of Graduate Programs for carrying out the duties and responsibilities designed to contribute to the achievement of the established objectives of the University and SON.



Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes, using each course’s standard course outline as a guide.  The basic instructional assignment for full-time faculty is twenty-four (24) load hours per academic year for 9-month faculty.  On occasion faculty may receive a reduced instructional load to complete other duties related to the function of the school.  Each semester’s instructional load will be assigned by the faculty member’s supervisor, which will be determined by the nature of the position, the needs of the SONHS, and workload guidelines established by university policy.Facilitates in and contributes to the development of course curriculum, syllabus, course handouts, lectures, labs, and presentations.Develops syllabi, course handouts, lectures, labs, and presentations.Submits digital copies of syllabi and course handouts to Director of Graduate Programs each semester.Teaches courses according to University catalog descriptions and in accordance with defined course standards and outcomes.Documents students’ attendance, participation, and academic progress by giving and grading assignments, projects, quizzes and / or examinations that lead to a final grade.Assigns and posts grades according to University guidelines.Maintains course / student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.Schedules, supervises, debriefs, and evaluates students in clinical, internship, observation, field experience, and similar settings as appropriate for the course or program.Meets all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times.Posts and keeps on campus hours to facilitate interaction with students, other faculty, staff, administrators, and the public.  Participates in program level learning assessment.  Participation includes helping articulate learning outcomes, evaluating student performance, and suggesting changes to improve student learning.Contributes to developing and monitoring SONHS long-range and annual plans.Cooperates with other faculty in carrying out activities designed to enhance the quality of the instruction, scholarship and public service programs of the SONHS / University.Participates in the development and implementation of academic policies, guiding principles, objective and functions in accordance with the philosophy of the school.Participates in summative and formative faculty evaluation process.Remains current in academic or program discipline, including maintaining licensure, certification, or continuing education requirements where appropriate.Receives training or stay current in technological or pedagogical advances that promote student learning.Participates in university professional development activities.Serves on standing ad hoc committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, faculty, senate, or as a student organization advisor.Attends local, regional, state, or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline.Mentors and assists in orientating new faculty, either formally or informally where appropriate or required by department or division.Attends commencement or other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline or program.Attends divisional and college-wide meetings where appropriate or as required by supervisor.Is familiar with and maintains behavior and actions consistent with University and SONHS policies.Assures that student evaluations are administered near the end of each semester. 


Performs other related duties as assigned. 


A Doctorate Degree in Nursing is required; Terminal Degree Preferred.Experience in graduate education preferred; skill in on-line education a plus. 


Candidates must be eligible for or currently licensed to practice nursing in the State of Kentucky.  Selected candidates must complete the State of Kentucky Registered Nurse licensure process prior to appointment.BLS and / or other resuscitation training as required by clinical affiliates. 


Ability to lead, direct, and advise students.Ability to integrate academic standards, performance character and the principles of ethics and integrity in all aspects of job performance.Excellent organizational and time management skills.Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.Clinical expertise as a role model for exemplary clinical practice.Demonstrated ability in teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate level.Skills in cross-cultural communication and multi-cultural competence.Experience in nursing education. 




  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. 
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.


    Internal Candidates are Encouraged to Apply

    Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa





    KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.



    Our Mission

    Kentucky State University is the state's unique, small, liberal studies institution with the lowest student-faculty ratio in the state system. The University shall serve as a residential institution with a range of traditional collegiate programs appropriate to its unique role.

    Geographic Region
    Kentucky State University's geographic region shall be state-wide for its liberal studies mission, its land grant functions, and its service to state government. In addition, Kentucky State University's primary service area for commuting students shall be for Franklin and contiguous counties.

    Institutional Admission Standards
    Kentucky State University shall admit students to the institution under selective admission standards to which exceed the minimum guidelines established by the Council on Higher Education, with only limited exceptions. Institutional policy for admitting under-prepared students, including the removal of academic deficiencies within a specified time frame. Through this approach, the University seeks to provide broad access and high-quality programs.

    Degree Levels
    Selected associate and baccalaureate degree programs shall be oriented toward liberal studies and selected career opportunities related to state government services. Kentucky State University shall offer selected master's degree programs based on demonstrated need, with priority given to a public administration curriculum to meet the needs of state government.

    Strategic Directions/Program Priorities
    The University shall focus on liberal studies programming. Drawing upon its African-American heritage, the University will promote the values and methods of interdisciplinary and multicultural education in its liberal studies offerings. All students shall participate in common curricula that explore the liberal studies. Drawing upon the multicultural strengths of the University, emphasis shall be placed on preparing minority students for careers in education and in other selected professions including business, computer science, nursing, human services, and public services. These strategic priorities translate into a core of liberal arts baccalaureate degree programs, in addition to degree programs at the associate [A], baccalaureate [B], and master's [M] levels that may include the following: education [B]; business [B]; computer science [A,B]; nursing [A]; home economics [B]; human services [B]; and public administration [B,M].

    Enhancement of Instruction
    The University shall emphasize teaching. Meeting student needs shall be paramount. The University shall focus on the needs of its students, which include, but are not limited to, full-time and part-time residential students, commuting students from its primary service area, and state governmental employees.

    Service and Research Functions
    Kentucky State University, as the 1890 land grant institution in the system, shall carry out its responsibilities under federal law and participate fully in appropriate U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, in accord with the mission of the University.

    Kentucky State University shall be the major repository for the collection of books, records, and artifacts relative to the history and status of African-American citizens of the Commonwealth and elsewhere. The University shall make such materials available for casual and scholarly study.

    Kentucky State University shall focus on meeting the applied research and service needs of state government.

    Collaborative Ventures
    The priority master's degree program offered by Kentucky State University shall be carefully articulated with related doctoral programs offered by the doctoral-granting institutions in the system. The University shall develop and employ telecommunication resources to communicate with other institutions in the fulfillment of its mission. Curriculum development shall emphasize the transfer of credits form other institutions toward degree completion.

    Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

    Efficiency and Effectiveness
    Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

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