Who We Are

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is an academic institution intrinsically tied to the real world—a confluence of industry knowledge, work ethic and an enduring desire to know more. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, computer science, machine learning, user experience, construction management, actuarial science, business and nursing. With about 3,000 students, faculty and staff, MSOE is large enough for big opportunities and small enough for personal attention.

A Small University Dedicated to Achieving Big Things

MSOE is a supportive environment where everyone is valued. Our method of learning by doing is our distinction: it is how we teach, how we learn and how we serve. Faculty bring their real-world experience into the classroom, and small class sizes keep instructors in close contact with students. MSOE’s top priority is serving our students. By joining our community, you are building the leaders of tomorrow.

Our Mission

MSOE is the university of choice for those seeking an inclusive community of experiential learners driven to solve the complex challenges of today and tomorrow. We are united by our six values—collaboration, excellence, inclusion, innovation, integrity and stewardship—which represent the core of our campus culture. Under the leadership of Dr. John Walz, MSOE has embarked on an ambitious strategic plan, Extraordinary Together, that propels the institution forward. MSOE fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment where diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) are central to all campus initiatives and guided by our DEIB Strategic Plan.

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) invites applications for a Program Director and Associate/Professor to join our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. MSOE excels in preparing students in our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to be expert practitioners, leaders, and scholars.  The Program Director for the BSN will be responsible for leading curriculum development, management, and evaluation. They will have the responsibility of ensuring that the curriculum meets the needs of stakeholders and national accreditation standards. The Program Director also has oversight of students in the BSN program, including tracking progress, advising and resolving concerns. As an Associate/Professor, this person will also have teaching responsibilities in the classroom, clinical, lab and simulation settings. They will be responsible for developing and delivering curriculum that is current and based on best evidence. They will develop assessments and assignments that are congruent with course outcomes. Service and scholarship are also expectations in this role. The rank of Associate Professor vs Professor will be commensurate with educational background and experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Director

  • Program management and oversight
  • Ensure the curriculum meets the needs of its constituents and national accreditation standards
  • Directs program assessment, participates in institutional assessment efforts and provides regular assessment reports
  • Collaborates with appropriate personnel for clinical sites and placements
  • Manages the BSN Advisory Committee and the BSN Council for Academic Planning and conducts regular meetings
  • Tracks student cohorts and ensures adequate student advising is provided
  • Leads continuous improvement efforts in the academic program
  • Leads preparation of accreditation self-study materials
  • Collaborates with SON Chair, faculty and staff to determine resource requirements for the program
  • Assists Enrollment Management efforts related to degree program in the recruitment process and leading SON specific recruiting events
  • Assists marketing efforts related to the program including website, brochures and catalogs

Course Coordination and teaching

  • Develop courses/course content based on program needs and expectations as well as according to national standards
  • Provide syllabus that emphasizes course expectations, policies, assessments and curricular map
  • Deliver course content using a variety of teaching strategies based on best practice
  • Development and dissemination of assignments and exams
  • Collaboration with course coordinator/faculty teaching multiple sections
  • Orientation and collaboration with clinical sites as appropriate
  • Training and use of simulation or other experiential learning in the classroom
  • Collaboration with lab/simulation faculty/staff as needed for courses
  • Organization and maintenance of Learning Management System for courses
  • Student evaluation through formative and summative means
  • Clear communication with students regarding academic progression/professionalism
  • Evaluation of course/teaching strategies at end of quarter
  • Offering office hours


  • Attendance at faculty meetings
  • Participation in School of Nursing Committees
  • Participation in faculty development activities

Advising of students

  • Each semester and as needed

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Service
  • Professional Organization involvement
  • Volunteer activities
  • Participation on MSOE committees
  • Scholarship
  • Participation in conferences/webinars to keep current in areas of practice
  • Participation in data collection and other activities in the School of Nursing to ensure quality of curriculum


  • PhD or DNP from an accredited institution preferred; MSN required
  • Appropriate credentialing as required by accrediting organizations
  • Ability to effectively lead teams
  • Ability to effectively work with a diverse faculty, staff and student body
  • Background of teaching in higher education preferred
  • Current unencumbered Wisconsin RN license
  • Practice background or currently practicing
  • Ability to clearly communicate in a variety of ways
  • Efficiency in use of computer programs including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and LMS for teaching, Outlook for scheduling
  • Effective organizational skills and methods for prioritization
  • Energetic and positive attitude
  • Ability to recognize and initiate change as needed

Skills and Abilities

  • Requires the ability to read standard English and basic technical data
  • Requires the ability to apply logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions; to interpret a variety of instructions or inquires furnished in written and/or oral form; to acquire knowledge of topics related to occupation.
  • Must be able to perform technological functions with direction from IT.

Physical Demands

This position may require some physical lifting in the laboratory and simulation center when setting up or taking down the scenario. In clinical settings, if assisting in patient care there may be some physical lifting as well as extensive walking in working between students.

Work Environment

Work environment includes office, classroom, laboratory, simulation center or health care unit.

Why Join MSOE?

At MSOE, we invest in our employees’ professional and personal growth. MSOE offers very competitive, fully comprehensive benefit plans to all full-time employees including medical, dental, life, disability and vision insurance as well as a 403(b) retirement plan with company matching of up to 6% of employee earnings and immediate vesting. Educational benefits are available for employees and family members. Plus, employees have access to our state-of-the-art fitness center as well as on-site dining facilities. MSOE also offers paid parental leave for employees. Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, MSOE is just blocks away from beautiful lakefront, the theater district, museums, sports and music venues, parks and shopping. To view more detailed information about MSOE, please visit www.msoe.edu/hr.

How to Apply
The review of applications will begin as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


It is the policy of MSOE to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, marital status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all jobs at the University and to all the terms, benefits, and conditions of employment/enrollment.