Assistant Professor of Nursing

Southwest Minnesota State University

United States

February 21, 2022


Position Details Classification Title Assistant Professor of Nursing

Working Title Assistant Professor of Nursing Position Type Faculty Division Academic and Student Affairs Department College of Business, Education and Professional Studies Unit Nursing Location Marshall, MN FLSA Exempt Full/Part Time Full Time FTE 1.0 Employment Condition Probationary Work Shift Work Schedule/Hours/Days Posting Details Salary Minimum Commensurate with experience Salary Maximum Salary Type Annual Bargaining Unit/Plan 209, IFO Job Description

SMSU's Assistant Professor of Nursing is a full-time probationary faculty position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach and coordinate the courses and curricula for SMSU's RN to BSN and MSN degrees in nursing, including population health, contemporary issues in nursing, leadership, evidence-based practice, interprofessional collaboration, cultural, ethical, quality improvement, safety, teamwork, informatics, patient-centered care, and nursing education content in courses
  • Engage in essential activities to support the BSN and MSN programs, such as advising, mentoring, leading, and as an active participant in the nursing education accreditation process
  • Collaborate with community and clinical agencies to create partnerships that will provide quality community, population health, and leadership experiences for students
  • Participate with program orientation, recruitment and retention planning and implementation for nursing students
  • Participate fully in the activities and programs of SMSU's Nursing Department and nursing programs
  • Meet the expectations of a full-time SMSU faculty member, as defined in the MinnState-IFO Agreement
  • Fulfill the expectations of a full-time SMSU faculty member in SMSU's BSN and MSN programs in accord with SMSU's Assessment and Strategic Plans, as well as SMSU's Mission, Vision and Values.
  • Engage in scholarly and creative activity, continuing preparation and study, contribute to student growth and development, and serve the SMSU community.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Nursing/related field or doctoral coursework finished and only dissertation/doctoral project to complete. Must have completed dissertation/doctoral project and earned doctorate before tenure. Candidates with a doctorate in a related field must have an earned Master's degree in nursing from an accredited program.
  • Demonstrated commitment or proven strategies for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; demonstrated ability or proven strategies to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
  • Active unencumbered Registered Nurse license in Minnesota or be able to obtain a Minnesota license by time of hire
  • Three years of nursing experience and a preference to population health clinical experience
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Current evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Strong interest in student learning, growth and advancement
  • Proven disposition towards community, and university service
  • Student-centered and a commitment to helping grow the Nursing Department
  • Candidate must have an understanding of and appreciation for liberal education
  • Candidate must have an understanding and willingness to work with adult learners
  • Abilities/competence in instructional technology, including online instruction, flexibility, teamwork, and commitment to culturally responsive teaching
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of nursing experience
  • Previous academic teaching experience
  • Expert experience in population health nursing
  • Experience in curricular development and evaluations
  • Experience teaching online academic courses
  • Involvement in professional or disciplinary organizations
  • Other Requirements

    Letter of application addressing position qualifications, vita, student evaluations, and transcripts should be attached to your application. Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at: www.

    Nine Month Appointments- Along with all other Universities that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, standard faculty appointments are for 168 duty days distributed over any nine consecutive months. The nine months need not align with the traditional academic year and may be changed every two years. Initial faculty appointments at SMSU are expected to be similar to or the same as the academic year unless otherwise indicated on the vacancy notice.


    Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and strong student/faculty relationships. We area a public institution offering over 50 majors and minors and four master's degrees. Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions. The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings. Marshall (pop. 14,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.

    Benefits Info

    SMSU offers a comprehensive benefit package including life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, as well as a variety of other benefits as defined by the individual Collective Bargaining Agreements or Plans. For information on our benefits including Medical and Dental Insurance; Life Insurance; Disability and Long-Term Care; Pre-Tax Benefits; and Health and Wellness, please refer to SEGIP's website https:// For information on Minnesota State's Retirement Plan(s), please go to: https:// www.

    Posting Number SMSU2021183P

    Number of Vacancies 1 Re-posting No Desired Start Date 08/15/2022 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Accept Applications Yes Special Instructions Summary Posting Contact Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    SMSU is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. SMSU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Women, diverse populations, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer. The University is committed to affirmative recruitment and encourages applications from women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Affirmative Action Office, 507-537-6208. For TTY communications, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529. This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have a doctorate in Nursing/related field or doctoral coursework finished and only dissertation/doctoral project to complete?
  • Yes
  • No
  • If your doctorate is in a related field, did you earn a Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited program?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please explain your experience and/or strategy for creating diverse and inclusive work environments and working with persons from diverse backgrounds.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have three years of nursing experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Public Job Posting
  • Internal Job Posting
  • Agency Referral
  • Advertisement/Publication
  • Personal Referral
  • Website
  • Other
  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts - Unofficial of highest degree
  • Optional Documents

  • Student Evaluations