Fontbonne University — Assistant / Associate Professor of Nursing

Fontbonne appreciates all interest in employment and encourages applicants to check here often for job openings periodically. Every effort will be made to contact those applicants whose qualifications fit the position openings. Unfortunately due to the large volume of resumes received, it is not possible to respond to all applicants.

Fontbonne University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Fontbonne complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Again, thanks for your interest in Fontbonne!

All applications and resumes should be submitted via the online system unless computer access is unavailable to the applicant.

Fontbonne University’s Department of Nursing invites applications for a full-time faculty member to join the department in August 2021. Fontbonne has received initial approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing to begin a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Fall 2021, pending a successful site visit. This position offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a nursing program as it is just beginning and to influence the direction of this exciting new venture.

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Fontbonne University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers our diversity and inclusion efforts and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. The program will promote equity in health care among diverse populations with cultural humility and will recruit and retain a diverse group of students, especially those from underrepresented groups, to serve our St. Louis region.

Faculty, at their varying ranks, accommodate the mission of the university in accordance with academic and regulatory standards through an assigned function in either the academic or research track. Faculty form a community of scholars, dedicated to advancing the profession by preparing outstanding clinical practitioners, educators, administrators, and researchers who generate and/or apply knowledge to support evidence-based practice. Each faculty member is responsible for fulfilling and sustaining the duties and functions specified by established appointment and promotion criteria, including teaching and scholarly activities and service to the school and community.


  • Fulfills assigned teaching responsibilities.
  • Uses technology to enhance and optimize student learning outcomes.
  • Utilizes best evidence for developing teaching/learning activities.
  • Designs experiences/activities that complement field-based expectations for safe, effective practitioners.
  • Models professional and ethical behaviors.
  • Incorporates a world view and liberal arts into the art and science of nursing.
  • Develops and maintains an individual professional development plan.
  • Maintains a personal program of teaching and scholarly work.
  • Teaches in areas of expertise, providing instruction in the classroom, clinical setting and simulation/laboratory.
  • Contributes to the development and enhancement of the curricula.
  • Incorporates evidence-based activities in the learning environment.
  • Maintenance of scholarly activities, such as
  • Further academic study;
  • Participation in learned societies;
  • Research and creative scholarly activities;
  • Contributions to curricular development; and/or
  • Continuing professional experience or practice.
  • Actively participates in the Faculty General Assembly and faculty committees.
  • Completes performance and peer review as described in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Fosters peer recognition for excellence in teaching, research, and service.
  • Engages in activities external to the University in support of the profession of nursing and the community.
  • Provides service to the college, community and profession, participating in course, program, and faculty related activities as required for all full-time faculty.
  • Incorporates sound pedagogy and andragogy into teaching activities.
  • Advises students through feedback, coaching, remediation, and engagement.
  • Participates in university faculty-student activities to build community and ensure professional acculturation.
  • Adheres to professional standards of conduct and corrective action as noted in the Fontbonne Policy Manuals Volume 1 – 6.
Fontbonne University is a small liberal arts college in the Catholic tradition, founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The university is set in a lovely residential section of St. Louis, enrolls approximately 1,200 students in professional and liberal arts programs that promote academic excellence and a commitment to the common good, to “serving the dear neighbor without distinction.” Fontbonne University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we honor the values and heritage of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet by fostering excellence, integrity, respect, diversity, community, justice, service, and faith. We are a community that sincerely embraces diversity, and we encourage applicants of any race, religion, disability status, veteran status, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


  • Communicates effectively through written, verbal, and technologic methods.
  • Adheres to competency, health, certification, licensure, and other requirements.
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Experience as a nurse (2-5 years)
  • Current RN and BLS and certificate or license in area of expertise, if applicable
  • Required for a tenure track rank: Doctoral degree (although candidates without a doctoral degree but who will complete the degree by August 2021 will be considered)
  • Experience as a nurse educator in a college/university setting
Please submit a CV, letter of application and the names of three references via our online system for consideration. Review of applicants will begin on March 15th and continue until the position is filled.