F156 Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing (Two Positions Available)

DATE: June 18, 2019

LOCATION: Wayland Baptist University (WBU) – New Braunfels

SUPERVISED BY:  Dean, School of Nursing


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Faculty reports to the Dean, School of Nursing.  The Faculty 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.


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 Vice President of Academic Affairs.

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.

10.  Promote relationships with alumni.

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


A commitment to and an 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 License:

  1. M.S.N. in Nursing is required
  2. Doctorate is preferred

Experience and Knowledge:

1. Recent experience teaching nursing courses in a college or university setting

2. Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following qualifications:

a. additional coursework or experience in teaching nursing

b. Number of years working as a nurse in the clinical arena 

Skills and Abilities:

1. Fluency in the English language with excellent writing and speaking skills

2. The ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities with no direct supervision

3. Proficiency with computers, technology, and related educational/classroom equipment

4. A strong interest in teaching and leading in the growth and development of undergraduate/graduate students

5. The ability and desire to apply Christian principles in the workplace

Additional Requirements:

  1. Endorsement by the Vice President of Academic Affairs
  2. Able to pass Background Checks
  3. 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 WBUonline offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Learn About Us: Candidates are encouraged to learn more at About Wayland.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applications may be submitted by downloading it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

 Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

1.  Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement consistent with Wayland's Christian mission: https://www.wbu.edu/about/employment/documents/Application-for-employment-addition.pdf

2.  Curriculum vitae with cover letter

3.  Copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic work

4.  Three professional letters of reference. 

Application materials may be submitted electronically or in hard copy form to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources 

Wayland Baptist University 

1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #1274 

Plainview, TX 79072 

Phone: (806) 291-3451

Fax: (806) 291-1981 

Email: applingr@wbu.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position will remain open until filled.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance. If hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Employee must be able and willing to travel. Must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle and possess a valid state driver’s license or have access to reliable transportation. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record.

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