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Newman University Assistant Professor of Nursing in Wichita, Kansas

Newman University has three open positions for Full-time Nursing Professors with individual focuses in fundamentals, mental health/community, and pediatrics.

Occupational Summary:

Undergraduate nursing faculty members lead course instruction in didactic and clinical areas across the curriculum per the discretion of the Director of Nursing and Dean of the School of Healthcare Profession. As a member of the nursing faculty, individuals will be expected to actively participate in student advising and mentoring, student recruitment and retention efforts, ongoing professional development, curricular development and revision, maintaining accreditation and NCLEX pass rates, university service, and engagement with campus and community partners.

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, including curiosity, tolerance, honesty, fairness, and respect for diversity.  

Stewardship Statement:  

This position is responsible for cultivating and maintaining the institution's Catholic identity and its mission to empower graduates to transform society. As a member of the Newman community, the staff member 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. Additionally, this position contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other faiths, cultures, or backgrounds.

Work Performed:

  • D evelopment and maintaining didactic and clinical education content for assigned courses . 

  • Integrating 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 master's 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.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

    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 join us in our work of empowering our graduates to transform society!

Newman University is committed to hiring faculty and staff members that reflect the diversity of our region and to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees, according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping this commitment, it is the policy of Newman University to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, local human rights commission activity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a qualified 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.

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