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Faculty Careers - Health Professions, Faculty Careers - Other
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 is responsible for developing, planning, implementing and evaluating simulations in close collaboration with faculty. Responsibilities include assuring faculty competence in simulation techniques and incorporating simulation experiences into the pre-licensure nursing curricula and assisting with graduate simulations as requested. The Virtual Patient Center (VPC) Director also supervises the Nursing Skills Lab & Simulation Specialist.
Additional assignments include curricular/course development, classroom instruction, outcomes assessments, student advising, scholarship, committee involvement, and recruiting responsibilities as appropriate.
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 the VPC as part of MNU’s quality educational nursing programs consistent with the needs of the students and with the educational objectives of the department, school and university;
Assumes responsibility for maintaining all physical resources of the VPC and Nursing Skills Lab;
Provides supervision of the Nursing Skills lab and Simulation Specialist;
Maintains currency and expertise in simulation;
Makes recommendations for simulations and equipment purchases for the VPC & Nursing Skills Lab
Assures all equipment and supplies are in place for planned simulation activities;
Works with the Nursing Skills Lab & Simulation Specialist to see that all equipment and supplies are in place for Nursing Skills Lab activities.
Maintains a calendar for scheduled simulation activities, and a log of VPC use;
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;
Develops simulation experiences effectively for a variety of learning needs and educational levels;
Assists in ongoing assessment and evaluation of simulation activities, the pre-licensure nursing program, and curriculum;
Recommends revisions to the pre-licensure nursing programs, especially related to simulation; 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 simulation studio is required, including simulation planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Simulation development and customization experience preferred.
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 simulation 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. Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing or related field, or an earned Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (preferred);
Previous teaching experience at post-secondary levels of education preferred;
RN licensure in Kansas and Missouri (unencumbered) (or ability to obtain).
Application: Please apply online and upload the following documents to 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.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
MidAmerica is very much interested in reviewing applications from qualified members of traditionally underrepresented groups in America, including women and 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.