Nursing Assistant Professor (Clinical or Tenure Track)

Aurora University seeks 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. Student advising is supported by professional staff. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Experience teaching at a smaller, private institution is highly preferred.

Position Purpose: The School of Nursing at Aurora University invites applications for a full-time, assistant professor of nursing for the 2023-2024 academic year. The candidate will provide high-quality instruction to undergraduate and graduate nursing students in the classroom, during clinical, and/or in the laboratory setting. The candidate will possess experience and knowledge in nursing best practices and will hold an RN license in the state of Illinois. Doctorally prepared is preferred. This position is a 9-month academic appointment beginning August 21, 2023.

Essential Job Functions: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the School of Nursing. The successful candidate will also work well in a highly collaborative departmental environment and provide service to the school and the university. The faculty appointment will be assigned to teach 24 semester hours for the academic year and will have opportunities for service and professional growth and development.

Education: Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in nursing or an equivalent field by appointment date. Successful candidate must also possess an RN license from the State of Illinois.

Experience: Nursing experience and teaching experience in higher education is preferred. Demonstrated experience working in a nursing simulation lab. Demonstrated knowledge of CCNE requirements and curricular development is preferred.

Skills: Demonstrate commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment. Demonstrated effective written, oral communication, and/or presentation skills. Commitment to staying current in the field. Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Physical Requirements: Ability to interact with individuals, either in person or via technology. Ability to be physically present in class and during office hours. Ability to stand next to and lift laboratory equipment. Ability to demonstrate physical activities.

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.

If you were referred by a current employee of Aurora University please include the name of the employee in your submission.

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.