ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR oF NURSING (F96)
POSTING DATE: November 26, 2012
LOCATION:

Wayland Baptist University - San Antonio Campus

SCHOOL: Nursing
SUPERVISED BY:

Dean, School of Nursing

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Assistant-Associate Professor of Nursing teaches nursing classes with in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program or if they have a Doctorate in the Master of Science in Nursing Program.   The Faculty actively participates in university activities, cultivates productive relationships within the campus community, and promotes the mission of the university thorough the strengthening of relationships with appropriate community and corporate leaders. The Faculty will participate in system initiatives to improve and maintain a scholarly nursing program and will conduct appropriate research to determine the effectiveness of the existing program. The Faculty will participate in developing and maintaining strategic direction and planning, and establishing standards.  The Faculty acts as a role model in the nursing profession and maintains a high standard of practice in educating and engaging the nursing students to provide evidence-based practices congruent with the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.  The Faculty will provide excellence in teaching, student advising, research, scholarship and community service. The Faculty works with the Dean and other academic administrators in acquiring grants and contracts.

SPECIFIC TASKS
AND DUTIES:

1. Teach didactic and clinical nursing knowledge to the students of Wayland Baptist University nursing program.

2.  Contribute to the development and maintenance of a successful nursing curriculum.

3.  Participate in the evaluation of the nursing curriculum.

4.  Maintain Professional Development in areas of expertise.

5.  Participate and provide leadership when necessary in University and Department Committees.

6.  Participate and provide leadership when necessary in Professional Organizations.

7.  Contribute to the community.

8.  Advise students in the Nursing Education Program.

9.  Assume other professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean or Provost.

10. Foster and maintain partnerships with regional health care and social services organizations and agencies, civic groups, and academic institutions across disciplines to promote the development of effective leaders, practitioners, and citizens and to advance healthy living within our multicultural society.

11. Promote relationships with alumni.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed in this job. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean, School of Nursing.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

1.  M.S.N. in Nursing is required.

2. Doctorate in Nursing is preferred.

Experience & Knowledge:

1.   Three (3) years of experience working as a registered nurse (RN) in a position of increasing responsibility.

2.   Demonstrated success in acquisition of external funding and development of community partnerships

3.   A record of effective engagement with faculty, students, staff, university administrators, and members of the greater community

4.   A demonstrated commitment to serving the University's ethnically and culturally diverse population and recruiting a diverse faculty.

5.   A deep commitment to Christian Higher Education and agreement with the purposes and philosophy of higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general,  and WBU in particular.  

6.   An understanding of and commitment to work with educational programs related to churches, businesses, industries, and the military.

7.   Record of teaching, professional accomplishments, and scholarship meriting appointment as a faculty member in the School of Nursing.

8.   Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

9.   Expertise in the area of teaching in nursing education.

Skills & Abilities:

1.   The ability to effectively communicate information and ideas orally and in writing.

2.   Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Access.

3.   Must become proficient with the University Power Campus program.

4.   Be detail-oriented and have good organizational skills.

5.  The ability to understand and interpret personnel and student policies and procedures.

6.  The ability to be flexible, to prioritize and to be available to work extended hours as needed including evenings and weekends.

7.   Be willing to make trips as required for professional activities

8.  Be pleasant with others on the job and display a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

9.  Be creative and be able to develop new ideas.

10.  Be persistent in the face of obstacles.

11. Be honest, ethical, reliable, responsible, and dependable.                                                                                     

12. An ability to work effectively within a comprehensive university system.

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report.  A credit check will be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information in Word or PDF Formats:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement and Teaching Philosophy:

(Link to Application Below)

https://www2.wbu.edu/jobapp/empapp.aspx

3. Current Resume or Vita

4. Three Current Professional Letters of Recommendation

5.  Copies of Academic Transcripts

Please send this information to:

Dr. Diane Frazor, Dean, School of Nursing

Wayland Baptist University - School of Nursing

8300 Pat Booker Rd.

Live Oak, Texas 78233

Phone: (210) 826-7595 EX. 205
Email: frazord@wbu.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Position will remain open until December 26, 2012 at 5:00 CST or until position is filled.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, or disability. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes.