Nursing Faculty Position

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

We seek talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core.

NURSING: Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor

Applications received by December 7, 2018, will receive full consideration, though review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate must have ( 1) an earned PhD in nursing or be a PhD candidate, with degree completion expected by December 1, 2019; (2) be able to collaborate on the implementation of a new degree program, (3) have an understanding of and skill at curriculum development and assessment, and (3) excellent teaching skills. Strong communication (written and verbal) skills are essential. The candidate must hold an unrestricted license as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois by the date of hire. Certification as a nurse educator is desirable.

As a Nursing faculty member, the candidate will be expected to participate in curricular development, program assessment, student recruitment, retention, and mentoring. The clinical track faculty candidate shall maintain competence in clinical and functional areas of responsibility through professional practice/activity and education activities.  In addition, service, scholarship, and participation in university initiatives will be a part of faculty responsibility. Above all, the candidate must demonstrate teaching effectiveness and bring a strong commitment to student learning. 

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed. More information can be found at aurora.edu/facultyjobs.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:
facultysearch@aurora.edu

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.