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Assistant Professor of Nursing
Post Date: 09/16/2019
Close Date: 10/31/2019
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive

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$50,000 - $69,999

Dickinson State University

Job Description:
TITLE: Nursing Faculty (Rank dependent upon education and experience)

SUMMARY OF POSITION: This faculty member assumes an equitable teaching load and maintains expertise in areas of teaching responsibility in didactic and clinical courses in the AASPN programs; is academically qualified and credentialed, possesses an RN license in ND, or is eligible to obtain a ND RN license, and contributes to educational effectiveness via continued quality improvement and is responsible to plan, implement and evaluate the respective nursing education programs (AASPN face-to-face and future online programs).

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Nursing


Master’s degree in Nursing
or currently in the process of completing a Master’s degree from an accredited institution
At least two years of experience as a nurse
Registered Nurse (RN) with a current, unencumbered license as recognized by the North Dakota Board of Nursing. Individual must also continue to meet ND Board of Nursing education requirement of 12 Contact Hours for licensure renewal (every two years).
Excellent computer and Internet skills
Ability to safely operate supplies and equipment utilized in patient care and/or classroom
Ability to organize/prioritize
Strong interpersonal/ oral/written communication skills
Strong customer service skills
Demonstrate detail orientation


Doctoral degree in Nursing
Knowledge and work experience as a medical-surgical nurse
Knowledge and work experience in acute care nursing across the lifespan
College teaching experience

BACKGROUND CHECK: Per NDUS Procedure 602.3 this position requires a criminal history check and a Sex Offender Registry check to be completed before beginning employment in this position. It is at the discretion of the hiring manager to approve the hire if the background check comes back other than clear.

COMPENSATION: Includes a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; and a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including employer-paid full-family coverage health insurance, TIAA retirement, tuition waiver benefits and much more.

LOCATION: Dickinson, ND

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible


Teach an equitable didactic and clinical class load and maintain expertise in area(s) of teaching responsibility
Course load each semester may involve teaching by IVN and/or online and travel to DSU distance locations (e.g., Bismarck and Williston, ND)
Prepare materials for content taught, according to department curricular plan
Assist with test monitoring, scoring, and reporting
Prepare the Nursing Learning and/or Simulation Labs for skill demonstrations and assist with student return demonstrations
Assume responsibility for stocking and maintaining Nursing Learning and/or Simulation Labs and providing resource materials for student use in clinical agencies
Supervise students’ didactic and clinical learning experiences, to provide opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and competencies necessary for nursing practice
Conduct clinical pre- and post-conferences, facilitating communication, identification of therapeutic nursing interventions and critical thinking
Provide formative and summative course grades and evaluate students' clinical performance via the Clinical Performance Evaluation
Select and evaluate clinical sites
Review and revise curriculum as needed
Be available to students and provide assistance
Maintain faculty expertise in content areas of teaching and clinical practice through education and/or practice
Conduct professional reading and/or research for self-improvement and effectiveness
Work towards advanced degree as needed
Attend and/or present at conferences, workshops, conventions, etc.
Maintain pertinent practice/teaching certification(s) [i.e. CPR, Nurse Educator, etc.]
Contribute to the research process in the educational and/or clinical setting
Share responsibility for recruitment and advisement of students
Visit with prospective students and/or family members and assist with pre-/registration
Write recommendations for students and assist with job placement
Participate in scheduled level/course and Department Faculty, Team (as assigned), and Advisory Committee Meetings
Participate in university committees and/or Faculty Senate
Participate in the respective Systematic Evaluation Plan (SEP) reporting to plan, implement, evaluate and update the curriculum/program, the admission, progression, graduation criteria and/or departmental policies
Assist with preparation of annual and accreditation reports and participate in ND Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) site visits
Conduct and/or assist at clinics, workshops, etc.
Teach for continuing education
Attend university educational and other functions
Making speeches/giving presentations to community groups
Organizing and/or working with community organizations and/or health care agency committees
Belonging to or holding office in community organizations
Seeking or holding governmental office or working on behalf of governmental candidates and/or organizations
Serving on advisory boards
Serving western North Dakota as a resource within one’s area(s) of expertise

This job announcement is not intended, and should not be construed, to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential to making fair pay decisions and determining job performance.

Band: 2000 Academic
Term: 9.5 months (August – May)
Status: Full-time (100%), benefitted, exempt (from FLSA overtime)

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications will be reviewed as received. The position will remain open until filled.

Complete the online application at http://www.dickinsonstate.edu/about/employment/open-positions/, then upload a cover letter specifically addressing the above minimum and preferred qualifications, and a current resume by the date stated above.

For more information about the position, contact the direct supervisor at 1-800-279-4295 ext. 2133 or Cheryl.Lantz@dickinsonstate.edu

For more information or assistance contact: Human Resources (701) 483-2476

Applicants who are eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 with the application for employment; claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
Due to access to restricted information, the successful candidate will be required to complete a satisfactory criminal history record check.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and I-9 employment certification is required at hire.

DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY is a regional four-year institution within the North Dakota University System. The university’s mission is to provide high quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the state of North Dakota. For more information about Dickinson State University please visit www.dickinsonstate.edu and watch this video.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

Dickinson State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, information protected by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) or disability in its admissions, student aid, employment practices, educational programs or other related activities. Dickinson State University complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Affirmative Action Officer at (701) 483-2370 or DSU.AAO@dickinsonstate.edu or the Director of Human Resources at (701) 483-2476 or DSU.HR@dickinsonstate.edu.
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