Lamar University — Assistant Professor, Nursing

Assistant Professor, Nursing 499738, 499743

Position Type:

Position Number: 202214


Job Summary/Basic Function:
About This Role:

Provides academic and practicum instruction within the School of Nursing. Plans, coordinates, and conducts on-campus and online classroom and practicum experiences for students. Participates in scholarly and academic activities appropriate to the Assistant Professor rank. Reports to the Director of Undergraduate Nursing Studies, and/or Director of Graduate Nursing Studies, on curriculum and course issues (e.g., students, practicum), and reports to the School of Nursing Chair on all other issues (e.g., personnel, assignments).

What You'll Do – Position Duties

As a member of our team, you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

  • Maintains academic standards as established by the School of Nursing, college, and university.
  • Teaches students in the practicum, laboratory and classroom settings.
  • Assumes responsibility for the planning and organization of courses to which assigned.
  • Provides academic advising/counseling to assigned students.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of School of Nursing, program, course, and student activities.
  • Plans professional development activities for self, such as continuing education offerings, workshops, professional meetings, etc.
  • Participates in program, School of Nursing, college and university committees and in other activities associated with professional status.
  • Maintains membership in and participates in activities of professional associations.
  • Incorporates new knowledge and techniques in practicum, classroom, and laboratory teaching.
  • Displays scholarly orientation to the assumption of the responsibilities of a university faculty member:
    • Utilizes teaching-learning principles appropriately;
    • Serves as a knowledgeable resource person to colleagues, students, and community;
    • Contributes to the generation of research findings in nursing and nursing education;
    • Shares professional expertise beyond the local level;
    • Assists in developing reports required for the operation of the School of Nursing.

Who We Are:

Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

Benefits – Job Perks:

At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

Our Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications:
What You’ll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications

To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:

  • Doctorate in Nursing (preferred), or doctorate in related field.
  • Educational experience in a nationally accredited nursing program. Experience in clinical nursing.
  • Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.

Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills related to coordination of teaching activities.
  • Effective verbal/written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum and instructional design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated achievement in scholarly and research activities.
  • Awareness of current issues/trends in nursing and higher education.
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Long periods of standing while teaching

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:

  • Doctorate in Nursing

Security Sensitive Statement:
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary: Commensurate

Work Hours:

Posting Date:

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

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Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.