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Newman University Assistant Professor of Nursing - Pediatrics in Wichita, Kansas

Founded in 1933, Newman University is a liberal arts institution grounded in Catholic values and traditions, yet is respectful of all faiths. At Newman you'll find people, programs, organizations and activities designed to educate the mind and inspire the spirit. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We are a sponsored ministry of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, US Region. We invite you to help us empower our graduates to transform society!

Occupational Summary

Undergraduate courses in Pediatric Nursing including both didactic and clinical. Other courses as needed will be assigned to fulfill the teaching load. The teaching load is typically 24 undergraduate credit hours per year. Duties may also include independent studies, conference courses, and cooperative education. This is a 9 month contract position for the 2021-2022 school year.

Faculty members contribute to the effectiveness of the University by working collaboratively on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. They are models of educated persons, exemplifying the virtues they seek to inspire in students -- curiosity, tolerance, honesty, fairness, and respect for diversity,

Professional involvement is demonstrated by active participation in scholarly activities and professional organizations.

Student service relates to co-curricular activities that assist individual students and student groups beyond the classroom. Service to the institution involves activities that promote University well-being through program development, enrollment growth, resource acquisition, and committee involvement. Service to the community involves activities that contribute to the public welfare and represent the institution positively to the local, regional, national, or global community.

Responsibilities include teaching of the respective content and clinical instruction in hospital and community agencies; participating in nursing program, school and university committees and student advising.

Stewardship Statement: This position is responsible to cultivate and maintain the institution?s Catholic identity and its mission to empower graduates to transform society. As a member of the Newman University community, the individual will join with the institution?s sponsors, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC Sisters), to witness God?s love in Mission to empower others, foster oneness, celebrate life, form right relationships, and walk as compassionate companions. The individual is responsible to uphold this mission in accordance with Ex Corde Ecclesiae, fostering an environment where Catholicism is present while encouraging an impartial search for truth across multiple disciplines engaged in interdisciplinary dialogue.

Work Performed:

  • Development and maintaining didactic and clinical education content for assigned courses.

  • I ntegrating mission values and the Strategic Plan of the University within individual courses and academic programs .

  • Creating and maintaining an optimal learning environment that attracts and retains students.

  • Teaching assigned classes effectively and assessing educational outcomes appropriately.

  • Maintaining high standards as teachers and engaging students in classroom, studio, laboratory, clinical educational settings, and co-curricular activities.

  • Maintaining high standards as scholars and demonstrating competency in their fields through both academic pursuits and professional involvement.

  • Advising and mentoring students effectively.

  • Maintaining a minimum of five (5) office hours per week and posting specific hours on the office door.

  • Participating in collaborative governance of the University through involvement in department, school, and faculty meetings, and by serving on department, School, University, and faculty committees.

  • Representing the University through service on campus and in the larger community.

  • Participating in Fall and Winter Institute, Convocations, Baccalaureate services, and Commencement exercises.

  • Assisting the Library Director in curriculum-driven collection development and by promoting library involvement among students.

  • Promoting the use of information technology through instructional activities and class assignments.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

    Required Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills/Training:

  • Doctorate in nursing preferred, or Masters in nursing required from an accredited institution. Nursing background related to the specialty area of teaching is required

  • Three years of professional nursing experience in the clinical environment with exposure to direct patient care

  • Experience in didactic and clinical education preferred

  • Must hold a current Kansas professional nursing license or ability to obtain a license within 60 days of hire

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

    Date Position is Available August 2021

    Application Procedure

    Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.

    To apply, a candidate should submit, via the University website, a current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest addressing their teaching/nursing background and how their professional experiences align with the desired characteristics for the position. A reference list with the names, phone numbers and addresses of three to five professional references, with an indication of the candidate's relationship to each must be supplied at the time of application. References will not be contacted without prior approval of the successful finalist. Transcripts will also be required further into the hiring process.

    Newman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of our University community. In support of this goal we seek qualified candidates with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences for whom our mission resonates. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply. The equal employment opportunity (EEO) policy of Newman University provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or status as a protected veteran.

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Newman University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or in the interview process. Please notify the Human Resources Office at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2202 or email hr@newmanu.edu in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.