MidAmerica Nazarene University, a progressive Christian university located in Olathe, Kansas, invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time 11-month faculty position within the School of Nursing. This faculty position reports to the Department Chair, Pre-Licensure Nursing Education. This faculty member will assist with teaching and coordination within the pre-licensure nursing programs. Responsibilities include curricular/course development, classroom, laboratory, simulation, and on-line instruction, outcomes assessments, student advising, scholarship, committee involvement, and recruiting responsibilities as appropriate.
MNU is located in in Olathe, Kansas just 19 miles southwest of Downtown Kansas City. The University offers more than 40 undergraduate academic programs and 15 graduate and professional degree programs with more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and five countries.
Candidates for the Assistant/Associate Professor should be able to demonstrate a commitment to higher education delivered with a Christ-centered worldview, a strong commitment to the student leadership model, and be able to successfully perform the responsibilities outlined below.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participates in the ongoing development and maintenance of quality educational nursing programs consistent with the needs of the students and with the educational objectives of the department, school and university;
Attends and is punctual for all scheduled class sessions, laboratory and simulation experiences, student appointments, committee meetings, department meetings, chapel, Faculty Assembly, and other assigned meetings;
Follows the MNUFaculty Handbook including the following;
Assumes the normal teaching load for full-time, 11- month, undergraduate faculty, which constitutes (30) credit hours per year;
Develops curriculum and delivers coursework effectively in a traditional classroom setting and online format;
Participates in student recruitment activities;
Advises and retains students in the pre-licensure nursing programs;
Assists in ongoing assessment and evaluation of program, curriculum, and coursework;
Recommends revisions to the pre-licensure nursing programs as needed for alignment with professional, regional, and market changes;
Integrates faith and learning;
Presents self as a positive role model in the community;
Utilizes evidence-based nursing education in practice;
Participates in School of Nursing meetings and assigned committees;
Participates in Faculty Assembly;
Participates in professional development activities;
Participates in scholarship activities;
Uses School of Nursing, University, and program resources wisely;
Teaching experience in an academic setting is required. Prior teaching experience in traditional classroom settings as well as hybrid, blended and/or on-line formats is preferred.
Strong computer skills and an understanding of advanced instructional technology and online education are necessary.
Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of current issues in nursing education and practice, program/course development, outcomes assessment, informatics, and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a strong commitment to the Christian character and the mission of MNU.
Education and/or Experience:
Earned master’s degree in nursing required. Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing (preferred) or related field, or an earned Doctor of Nursing Practice degree;
Previous teaching experience at post-secondary levels of education preferred;
RN licensure in Kansas and Missouri (unencumbered) (or ability to obtain).
Application: Please apply on-line and upload the following documentation. WWW.mnu.edu/jobs - select the VIEW JOBS box.
Letter of application (cover letter)
A complete curriculum vita or resume,
A Statement of faith (see below)
University transcripts from all universities from which degrees were received (scan and attach) or request mailing from appropriate university
A list of three professional references
Statement of Faith: MidAmerica Nazarene University is an intentionally Christian Community and desires that all employees in positions of leadership reflect a foundational Christian position in word, attitude and action. While there is no predetermined length or format for the Personal Statement of Faith, the norm is a one or two page narrative document describing the applicant’s central Christian beliefs, significant formative influences in the applicant’s Christian experience (e.g., religious experiences of conversion or the affirmation of one’s faith, one’s family and/or home life, spiritual aspirations), and ways in which the applicant’s faith is being demonstrated in daily patterns and practices.
MidAmerica is very much interested in reviewing applications for qualified members of traditionally underrepresented groups in America, including racial and ethnic minorities.
MidAmerica Nazarene University policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion,* age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected class in the recruitment and admission of students, in the hiring process, during employment, and in the operation of all university programs, activities, and services.
*Christian faith and employment at MidAmerica Nazarene University: MidAmerica Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.
Read the university’s full Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement at www.mnu.edu/jobs.