The University of Mary Hardin Baylor’s Scott and White School of Nursing seeks a qualified Director for its graduate nursing programs. This is a full-time year-round tenure-track position with initial appointment of at the rank of Associate Professor, commensurate with experience. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.
The Scott and White School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing with three tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Educator; and a Doctor of Nursing Practice with two tracks: APRN and Administration.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 20,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles), Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.
Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development, student advising; professional attainment; and service to department, college, university, and the community.
Specific Responsibilities: In cooperation with the Scott and White School of Nursing Dean, provides effective leadership to the graduate nursing programs. Directs the program’s curriculum, accreditation process, program evaluation, learning outcomes, and faculty supervision. Achieves and maintains robust student enrollment and retention. Advises and guides students toward successful program completion. Serves as liaison with external resources, including precept/clinical experiences for students. Leads and monitors full compliance with all regulatory and accreditation standards. Teaches masters and doctoral-level courses in nursing. The Director’s teaching responsibilities are two courses each semester. Additional compensation is paid for summer teaching.
Qualifications: Education: A doctoral degree in nursing or healthcare related field (Ph.D., DNP, Ed.D.) is required. Additionally, a Master’s degree in Nursing is required.
Licensure: A current and valid Texas RN license is required. Current licensure in another state with eligibility to achieve Texas RN licensure within six (6) months of hire may be substituted. Texas APRN licensure with certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner is preferred.
Experience: A minimum of three (3) years clinical employment experience is required. Teaching experience is required, preferably teaching experience at the graduate level.
Other: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential. Must be an active and committed Christian.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
Internal Number: 1169
About University of Mary-Hardin Baylor
Founded in 1845, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has traditionally been known for producing excellent educators, nurses, business leaders and missionaries. That has not changed, but today UMHB is also earning recognition for its talented science and music graduates, for top-notch graduate programs in counseling, physical therapy and more.
Research done in the university's Human Performance Laboratory is being applauded for its contributions to the field of sport nutrition. The university's new competency-based education program for adult learners is the first of its kind among private colleges and universities in Texas. And enrollment at UMHB has set new records every year for the last seven years.
What's behind this success? An unapologetic dedication to Christian principles. An emphasis on inspired teaching, on making each student's learning experience the best it can be. A commitment to excellence in every aspect of university life.
If one word could be chosen to summarize what is happening at UMHB today, that word would be "MOMENTUM."
It takes a powerful force to gain momentum in an upward trajectory, and that force is present and real at UMHB today. ... Mary Hardin-Baylor is moving forward, offering Christian higher education in compelling new ways to a growing number of students. UMHB has nearly 4,000 students pursuing degrees at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree levels and nearly 500 employees including 190 full-time faculty members.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of over 20,000 in the heart of central Texas. Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.