Nursing Faculty Position, Rapid City Program
Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Nursing at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The individual’s primary responsibilities include facilitating the launch of a new Associate Degree program, teaching nursing courses, participating in clinical teaching, and advising nursing students on the university’s campus in Rapid City. This position will be a 12-month position which will start January 2024. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate will:
- Hold at minimum a master’s degree in nursing.
- Be currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse in South Dakota (or be eligible for such licensure).
- Possess a med/ surg or generalist background. A strong pharmacology background is also desirable.
- Be comfortable with, or willing to learn, the use of digital technologies to enhance student learning and engagement.
- Be firmly committed to high quality teaching and to active, experiential, and applied learning and research.
- Be committed to mentoring students, including serving as an academic advisor.
- Experience with program development from concept to implementation and evaluation.
- Ability to work autonomously, yet skilled in interdisciplinary collaboration.
Essential, ongoing responsibilities associated with the position include:
- Assisting with the development and implementation of the associate degree program.
- Supporting the recruitment of students for the Rapid City program.
- Teaching and the facilitation of student learning.
- Overseeing student clinicals in an off campus medical setting on a regular basis.
- Mentoring and advising students.
- Working collaboratively with colleagues, within the department, the college, and across the university.
- Providing service to the department, college, discipline, university, and community.
- Engaging in ongoing professional development and remaining current in one’s discipline and areas of specialization.
- Teaching in other nursing tracks when the need arises.
- Engaging in curriculum development.
- Engaging in ongoing assessment activities.
- Developing relationships with members of the local and regional communities (as appropriate).
- Acting in a professional and collegial manner (this includes maintaining a regular and ongoing presence on site, maintaining confidentiality as required, holding regular office hours, participating in recruitment and retention efforts, participating in various academic ceremonies, and being accessible to students and colleagues).
- Participating in ongoing evaluations.
- Assuming other duties and responsibilities as assigned and/or as negotiated.
All candidates are encouraged to provide evidence of successful college-level teaching, including strong professor-student relationships, commitment to student development, and creative pedagogical practice. All applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae (or resume), and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of three professional references. Original transcripts and background check will be required before the university makes an appointment.
Please submit materials electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write Nursing in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU) is a private, comprehensive university affiliated with the United Methodist Church granting associate, bachelor and master degrees. The University’s mission is to provide a transformative learning experience that cultivates enduring intellectual growth, ethically grounded leadership, intentional faith exploration, and meaningful service. The University serves approximately 1,000 students from across the nation and around the world, including a significant number of first-generation students from the Great Plains region. Under the leadership of President Dan Kittle, Dakota Wesleyan’s profile is on the rise both regionally and nationally. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Dakota Wesleyan as best value school in the Midwest and as one of the best regional colleges in the Midwest. In the past decade, university donors have made possible a new health science center; a black box theater and alumni welcome center; a 90,000 sq ft sport and wellness complex; a new residence hall, and the new School of Business, Innovation and Leadership.
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Dakota Wesleyan is an Equal Opportunity employer and provider.