Calvin College is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member to join the Department of Nursing beginning in August 2019 to teach in one or more of the following areas: nursing care of pregnant women, mental health nursing, nursing care of children, or simulation. The opening is at the rank of assistant professor.
The standard teaching load is 21-24 semester hours distributed over two semesters and a January interim term. Faculty are expected to pursue an active scholarship agenda, to advise undergraduate students, to serve on college and departmental committees, and to maintain competence in clinical practice.
Calvin has a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research programs. Resources include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities (for more information see http://www.calvin.edu/admin/provost/scholars/).
ABOUT THE NURSING PROGRAM
The Nursing Department is grounded in a community based philosophy whose curriculum seeks to educate our students to provide care for persons where they live, work, and worship and as they move between home and health care systems. As such, Calvin nursing students have robust learning experiences in an array of acute care settings as well as in four urban, ethnically diverse, underserved neighborhoods that we have partnered with for decades. Faculty scholarly agendas include community based participatory research in our partner communities on neighborhood identified issues such as depression/anxiety and unintended pregnancy as well as other projects such as an interdisciplinary fall prevention program, inter-professional education, and simulation outcomes.
ABOUT CALVIN COLLEGE
Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 3,600 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit.
Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Further specifics are posted on the college website: http://www.calvin.edu/go/facultyopenings
Please submit your full curriculum vitae accompanied by a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, including your interest in teaching and scholarship at a Reformed Christian college. Send these documents to the chair of the Nursing Department, Mary Molewyk Doornbos, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Education and Experience
Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent teaching ability and a track record of (or strong potential for) scholarly work. Several specialty areas of nursing expertise will be considered. Successful candidates will have either a PhD or DNP in nursing.
Faith and Educational Commitment
1. Commitment to the Christian faith.
2. Commitment to the integration of one’s faith with learning, particularly in one’s area of expertise as well as in student development.
3. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college in the Reformed tradition, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. See Educating for Shalom.
Demonstrated awareness of and commitment to establishing relationships and positive
communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.