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Montana State University Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Nursing in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18119

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Dorothy “Dale” Mayer (406) 243-5609 dmayer@montana.edu

Classification Title Faculty

Working Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Nursing

Brief Position Overview

The College of Nursing is searching for Assistant/Associate/Full tenure-track faculty with primary responsibilities teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in nursing, developing and/or sustaining a funded program of research, and participating in professional/service activities.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Negotiable

Position Number 4A4168

Department Nursing Departments

Division College of Nursing

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year

Semester

If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type MUS

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Montana State University College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and an accelerated BSN degree option for applicants who already have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline. At the graduate level we offer a Master of Nursing degree, as well as a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. The undergraduate curriculum is offered in five locations across the state (Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Missoula, and Kalispell) to better serve the needs of our students and the state. The MN and DNP programs are largely distance delivered and offer curriculum options including: Clinical Nurse Leader (MN), Family/Individual Nurse Practitioner (DNP), and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP). A Certificate in Nursing Education is also offered. The College of Nursing offers a research supportive environment in which tenure track faculty focus on projects of relevance to health care in rural and isolated areas. The College has been nationally recognized for its work in rural nursing practice, research that focuses on the needs of vulnerable populations especially American Indians, and the preparation of health care providers to serve rural areas. The Caring for Our Own Program (CO-OP), a project to recruit and retain American Indian students in nursing, is a national model for such work.

The College of Nursing is seeking nursing faculty representing diverse backgrounds to assume tenure track positions in a variety of specialty areas. Faculty members have opportunities to teach in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Tenure track faculty members are expected to establish a focused program of research and to successfully seek extramural funding. All members of the faculty are expected to engage in college and university service and to provide nursing leadership in Montana and beyond through active participation in professional nursing organizations. We hope to attract applicants who are committed to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.

Duties and Responsibilities

The College of Nursing is seeking nursing faculty to assume tenure track positions in a variety of specialty areas. Faculty members have opportunities to teach in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Tenure track faculty members are expected to establish a focused program of research and to successfully seek extramural funding. All members of the faculty are expected to engage in professional/college/university service and to provide nursing leadership in Montana and beyond through active participation in professional nursing organizations. We hope to attract applicants who are committed to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.

For more information please see the College of Nursing Policy E-1 http://www.montana.edu/nursing/documents/pdf/E1Archive/E1AY08_09.pdf.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Doctorate in nursing or related field (ABD nearing completion considered for Assistant Professor).

  • One graduate degree in nursing.

  • Record of or demonstrable potential for excellence in teaching.

  • Record of excellence or demonstrable potential for excellence in research/scholarship.

  • Eligibility for RN licensure in Montana.

  • Evidence of strong written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels

  • Experience with simulation pedagogy and distance delivery.

  • Demonstrated potential or ability to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams.

  • Evidence of service to the nursing profession.

  • Potential to foster and support student and faculty diversity.

The Successful Candidate Will

The successful applicant will be committed to excellence in teaching nursing courses as well as in developing a program of funded research that is of relevance to the profession and in disseminating that work through peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, this individual will demonstrate the commitment to being a collaborative team member in the College, to supporting the mission of the College, and to working in a collegial manner with health care professionals external to the university.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

The Department

The College

Welcome to the Montana State University College of Nursing. We are very proud of both the academic programs and vibrant educational community that we have developed. Specifically, we value our student-friendly environment, outstanding faculty and the resulting success of our students. We provide our single curriculum in five locations across the state as well as a predominantly distance-delivered graduate program to better serve the needs of our students and the state health care system.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Multiple

Desired Start Date Upon a successful completion of the search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on May 30, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

To apply, submit the following:

  • A cover letter addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications in the order listed above.

  • A complete curriculum vitae including relevant work and teaching experience.

  • References: Please indicate to which of the following they will be able to speak: teaching, research, service or practice.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: http://www.montana.edu/hr/disabilityaccommodation/complaintsgrievances.html .

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