Overview

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 a full-time, tenure-track appointment with Maternal Child/Obstetrical Nursing focus. Teaching responsibilities include contributions to both graduate (MSN and DNP) and undergraduate (BSN) degree programs. Content areas include maternal/child, perinatal, women’s health, and sexual/reproductive health. Secondary areas may include Population Health, Ambulatory Care, Community-Based Nursing, Health Promotion, Global Health, Advanced Practice Role, Theoretical Foundations, Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Primary Care (NP) Clinical Management, Translational Research, Simulation Pedagogies, or other relevant areas of specialization and expertise. Participation in DNP Capstone supervision is anticipated as DNP enrollments increase. Rank commensurate with university teaching and scholarship experience and expertise.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
-Teach in undergraduate and graduate programs, including classroom, lab, clinical, and DNP project supervision.
-Serve as lead and clinical faculty for undergraduate maternal/child health nursing course.
-Clinical responsibilities include organizing, supervising, and evaluating clinical practice at undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
-Student mentoring and advising.
-Participation in School of Nursing and University faculty governance processes.
-Develop and advance a program of scholarship.
-Other areas as appropriate to the candidates areas of experience and expertise.

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.
-Maternal Child/Obstetrical practice expertise.
-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.
-Passion for teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
-Current clinical practice experience and expertise.
-Advanced clinical practice clinical and classroom teaching requires appropriate ARNP credentialing.
-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.
-National certification as CNS, CNM, CNE, or other relevant area of specialization.

Physical Requirements:
-Ability to participate in both clinical and classroom teaching.

Application Procedure:
Please submit your application online at https://employment.plu.edu/postings/4836. 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.

About Pacific Lutheran University

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.