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Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the full-time Nursing faculty position in the College of Health, Science & Technology. The University seeks a forward-thinking and bold leader to embrace enthusiastically its mission of transforming student lives thought high-impact education. The Nursing faculty member will work collaboratively with the Director of Nursing, Associate Director of Nursing, faculty, staff, and administration to inaugurate the BSN program, support student success, and establish and execute the strategic priorities for the department in alignment with the University's strategic plan in the development of the future graduate programs in Nursing.
Upholds and fulfills the mission and philosophy of the University/department of Nursing
Participates in and promotes a culture of continuous quality improvement
Provides leadership and promotes the growth and development of the nursing programs
Provides subject matter expertise and delivers didactic and/or clinical instruction according to an approved course syllabus using accepted and effective teaching methods while promoting student retention and satisfaction
Provides service to the University, department of Nursing, and the community through serving on appropriate University/department and Governance Committees, participating in University/department activities, cooperating in the recruitment and retention of students, and engaging in scholarly endeavors and research for professional and scholarly growth
Participates in professional programs, departmental projects, and attends workshops and/or classes for personal enrichment
Instructs in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed
Candidates must support and be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago, a university of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS)
An exhibited service mentality toward all stakeholders
Excellent interpersonal skills in providing communication that is effective, professional, accurate, and timely
Ability to improve work performance and that of others by being receptive to and appropriately sharing information
A demonstrated organized, flexible, self-directed, work ethic
Strong analytical reasoning and writing skills
Ability to create an environment dedicated to problem solving and positivity
An exhibited personal and professional integrity in all interactions
Strong commitment to inclusivity
Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position, which may include standing, walking, and lifting up to 50lbs
Minimum Experience Required:
5 years of experience in clinical nursing practice
3 years of experience in nursing education or equivalent hospital education experience
Knowledge of state and national program accreditation
Prior experience in progressive roles that include teaching and learning responsibilities
Teaching experience in baccalaureate level program with curriculum development and assessment
Evidence of self-development through participation in continuing education offerings, advanced study, scholarly pursuit, and/or professional and clinical activities
MSN degree required
Current RN license or eligibility for licensing in Illinois required
Compensation and Benefits:
Starting range and faculty rank is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA)
Disability and Survivor Plan
Retirement Pension Plan
Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
Basic Life and Supplemental Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)
Interested individuals should include the following in their online application:
Copy of Teaching Philosophy
Copies of post-secondary academic transcripts that reflect completion of advanced degree(s) (Official transcripts will be required upon hiring of successful candidates.)
Names and phone numbers of three references
* Only applicants submitting all required documentation above will be considered.
Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.
Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities - Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at CUChicago.edu.
Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds... students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.