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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Nursing - PMH Advanced Clinical Practice (2 positions)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please submit your application online by clicking on the “Apply” link above. Application materials include a cover letter, vitae, teaching philosophy, and a list of three references. Official transcripts and licensure/certifications are required prior to appointment. For further information, please contact Sunya Grantham at 253-535-7674 or granthsh@plu.edu.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: 0601549
Recruitment Type: Open to All Applicants
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Nursing - PMH Advanced Clinical Practice (2 positions)
Position Type: Faculty
Position Status: Regular Full-time
Benefits Status: Benefits Eligible
FLSA: Exempt
Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience + benefits package
Department: Nursing, School of
Posting Date: 08/16/2017
Closing Date Review of application materials will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled.
Work Schedule:

Full-time, tenure-track position available beginning September 1, 2018. Academic year is September to May including January-term. Summer teaching may be available and is contracted separately.

General Description:

The Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track appointments with Psych-Mental Health Advanced Clinical Practice (NP or CNS) certification. Teaching responsibilities include contributions to both graduate (PMHNP DNP) and undergraduate (BSN) degree programs. Content areas include PMH advanced practice, generalist BSN PMH, and other relevant contributions depending on areas of preparation and expertise. Rank commensurate with university teaching and scholarship experience and expertise.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

-Teaching in graduate and undergraduate PMH nursing theory and practice, including clinical and DNP project supervision; additional teaching related to areas of background and expertise.
-Clinical responsibilities include organizing, supervising, and evaluating PMH clinical practice at undergraduate and graduate levels.
-Student mentoring and advising.
-Participation in School of Nursing and University faculty governance processes.
-Develop and advance a program of scholarship.
-Maintain a PMH advanced nursing practice.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

-Classroom teaching with up-to-date and level-appropriate content using a variety of interactive, student-focused pedagogical approaches.
-Ability to design and implement effective teaching strategies, including use of computer-based teaching applications.
-Passion for teaching and demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, and staff in a collegial and team-based environment.
-Practice expertise reflecting full scope at the advanced clinical practice level.
-Leadership in the applicant’s areas of expertise including national level activities and contributions.
-Program of scholarship or the ability to develop and advance an area of inquiry.

Required Qualifications:

-Doctorate in Nursing or closely related field. ABD will be considered, but doctoral degree must be in hand by September 1, 2018.
-Unencumbered professional license as an R.N. with eligibility for licensure in the State of Washington.
-Graduate degree in Nursing from an accredited program and university by September 1, 2018.
-Interest in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels.
-PMH NP or CNS national certification.
-Advanced clinical practice clinical and classroom teaching requires appropriate ARNP credentialing.
-Current clinical practice experience and expertise.
-Applicant must have the ability to, after receiving an offer of or after starting employment, provide proof of US Citizenship or a current valid visa to work in this country, without any support from PLU.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience in collegiate nursing education including an understanding of advanced teaching/ learning concepts and approaches.
-Breadth of expertise in academic nursing with national level contributions in the field.
-Grant-writing, program evaluation, or other academic program-level experiences.

Work Conditions:
Physical Requirements:

Ability to participate in both clinical and classroom teaching.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit your application online by clicking on the “Apply” link above. Application materials include a cover letter, vitae, teaching philosophy, and a list of three references. Official transcripts and licensure/certifications are required prior to appointment.

For further information, please contact Sunya Grantham at 253-535-7674 or granthsh@plu.edu.

Other Information:

The School of Nursing enrolls approximately 400 students in baccalaureate, masters, and DNP programs, and is well-known for the development of highly qualified nurse leaders who make a difference in the lives of their patients, the profession, and their communities.

Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With distinctive international programs and close student-faculty research opportunities, PLU helps its 3,100 students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their life’s vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions.

Founded in 1890 by Norwegian pioneers, PLU continues the distinctive tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, thoughtful inquiry and questioning, the preparation of citizens in service to the world and to its ongoing reform. Located in the Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, PLU is set in a region that also offers vast opportunities for outdoor recreation, culture and sports.

Pacific Lutheran University welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional perspectives to our learning environment. PLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Doctorate in Nursing or a related field by September 1, 2018?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Will you have a graduate degree in Nursing from an accredited program and university by September 1, 2018?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have an unencumbered professional license as an R.N.?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have or are you eligible for R.N. licensure in the State of Washington?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you able to, after receiving an offer of or after starting employment, provide proof of US Citizenship or a current valid visa which would permit you to work in this country?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. List of Three References
Optional Documents
  1. Research Agenda
  2. Graduate Transcript
  3. Undergraduate Transcript
  4. Copy of Certification