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.

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH: Tenure/Clinical Track Assistant Professor

(Applications submitted by 3 November 2017 will receive full consideration)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares students for the baccalaureate nurse generalist role.  The successful candidate will be able to effectively teach in the BSN classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings; hold an unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois; and possess a minimum of two years' clinical experience in medical-surgical nursing practice.  Minimal education preparation is a Master's degree in Nursing for clinical-track faculty and a doctorate in nursing or related field for tenure-track faculty.  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. 

For further information about this position, please contact Mary Beth Hutches, DNP, RN, Chair of Nursing at Aurora University, at or (630) 844-4882.

All 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 included for benefit-eligible positions. 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

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:

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.