Assistant Professor – School of Nursing

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The University of Central Arkansas is seeking a highly qualified and passionate Doctorally Prepared Nurse Educator to apply for an on-campus, tenure track, 9-month appointed, full-time Assistant Professor position in the School of Nursing. As a Doctorally Prepared Nurse Educator, you will play a vital role in shaping the next generation of nursing professionals through your expertise in both clinical practice and education. You will be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative educational programs to foster excellence in nursing education, research, and practice. We are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where faculty members can thrive professionally and contribute to the advancement of healthcare through education, research, and service. More information about the School of Nursing and its program can be found at Job Duties and Responsibilities Curriculum Development: Develop and review nursing curriculum content, ensuring alignment with current evidence-based practices, regulatory standards, and educational objectives. Instruction: Deliver engaging and effective lectures, seminars, and clinical instruction to undergraduate and/or graduate nursing students. Mentorship: Provide mentorship and guidance to nursing students, fostering their professional and personal development. Research: Conduct scholarly research in nursing education, healthcare delivery, or related fields, contributing to the advancement of nursing knowledge and practice. Assessment and Evaluation: Design and implement assessment strategies to evaluate student learning outcomes and program effectiveness, making data-driven recommendations for improvement. Collaboration: Collaborate with other faculty members, healthcare professionals, and community stakeholders to enhance interprofessional education and practice initiatives. Professional Development: Engage in continuous professional development activities to stay current with advancements in nursing education, technology, and healthcare delivery. Service: Participate in academic committees, professional organizations, and community outreach activities to promote nursing education and advocacy. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge: Advanced Nursing Concepts: Possess a deep understanding of advanced nursing concepts, including pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, and evidence-based practice. Educational Theory and Pedagogy: Knowledge of educational theories, principles, and instructional strategies relevant to nursing education, including curriculum development, assessment, and evaluation. Healthcare Policy and Ethics: Stay abreast of current healthcare policies, regulations, and ethical standards impacting nursing education, practice, and research. Research Methodologies: Proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including study design, data collection, analysis, and dissemination. Healthcare Delivery Systems: Understanding of healthcare delivery systems, healthcare financing, and interdisciplinary collaboration within the context of nursing education and practice. Technology Integration: Familiarity with educational technologies and their application to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment in nursing education. Skills: Communication: Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey complex concepts and facilitate learning among diverse student populations. Critical Thinking: Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to analyze data, evaluate evidence, and make informed decisions in teaching, research, and clinical practice. Leadership: Demonstrated leadership abilities to inspire and motivate students, faculty, and healthcare professionals toward academic and professional excellence. Collaboration: Ability to collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary teams, stakeholders, and community partners to achieve shared goals in nursing education and research. Adaptability: Flexibility and adaptability to respond to changing educational needs, emerging trends in healthcare, and evolving accreditation standards. Mentorship: Capacity to provide mentorship, guidance, and support to nursing students, novice educators, and colleagues to promote professional growth and development. Abilities: Commitment to Diversity: Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing education and practice. Instructional Excellence: Ability to design, implement, and evaluate innovative educational programs that foster critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and lifelong learning among nursing students. Research Productivity: Capacity to generate high-quality scholarly research, publications, and presentations that contribute to the advancement of nursing knowledge, education, and practice. Student Engagement: Skill in engaging and motivating students through active learning strategies, simulation experiences, and clinical immersion opportunities. Reflective Practice: Commitment to reflective practice and continuous self-assessment to enhance teaching effectiveness, professional competence, and personal growth. Advocacy: Advocacy for the nursing profession, healthcare equity, and social justice issues through education, research, and service initiatives. Professional Integrity: Ethical conduct, professionalism, and integrity in all aspects of teaching, research, and practice, adhering to the highest standards of academic and professional integrity. Skills Considered Essential for Success Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education. Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations and procedures. Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment. Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team. Ability to make sound judgments. Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities. Civility in all interactions. Demonstrate effective follow-up. Required Education and/or Experience Doctoral Degree: Doctoral degree (Ph.D. in Nursing or DNP) from a nationally accredited institution. Current Arkansas licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Significant clinical experience in nursing practice, preferably in an advanced practice role, along with demonstrated expertise in nursing education. Prior experience teaching nursing students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, with a strong understanding of pedagogical principles and instructional methodologies. Candidates who are ABD or who have 3 or less semesters left to complete the DNP will be considered. Candidates who are ABD for the PhD will not be considered. Preferred Education and/or Experience Doctoral degree in nursing (PhD) preferred. Licensed as or eligibility for licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) (Family Nurse Practitioner) is preferred but not required. Candidates with a well-established research agenda is preferred. Experience with learning management systems and online teaching. Experience with simulation teaching. Additional preference include educational preparation as a Nurse Educator or who have experience teaching at the baccalaureate, masterxe2x80x99s, and/or doctoral levels. License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred) Compact RN license in Arkansas. Licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) (Family Nurse Practitioner) University, Campus, and Community Description Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas. Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity. Desired start date 08/16/2024 Will this position be Onsite, Remote, or Hybrid? Onsite Posting Detail Information Background Check Statement This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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