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School of Nursing

We welcome you to apply for the following faculty appointments:


SCHOOL OF NURSING FACULTY OPENINGS:

Duquesne University School of Nursing is growing at an unprecedented rate and is currently seeking 9-month faculty beginning August 2014. These are tenure or non-tenure positions based on the candidate's interest and background.

The School of Nursing is a nationally recognized pioneer in online graduate nursing education that attracts students from all over the world. The nursing faculty is dedicated to creating an educational environment grounded in the practice of ethical, holistic, culturally competent and population-based care. To learn more about Duquesne University and the School of Nursing, visit www.duq.edu/nursing.


Duquesne University is committed to attracting, developing and keeping a diverse workforce that reflects the nature of our mission. Since increasing diversity is a strategic goal at Duquesne, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from men and members of underrepresented groups.


Expressions of interest and applications will be treated in confidence. Candidate review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. A letter of interest, research statement, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and the names of three professional references should be sent electronically to facultyjobs@duq.edu.


FULL TIME NURSING FACULTY POSITIONS


Duquesne University School of Nursing is currently seeking nurse faculty positions beginning August 2014. Individuals with experience and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Tenure or non-tenure track tack faculty positions are available based on the candidate's interest and background.


Qualifications include:

  • a PhD in nursing or DNP is preferred; a Masters in Nursing will be considered
  • preference will be given to the candidate with successful teaching experience at the university or college level
  • preference will be given to the candidate with successful online teaching and course development experience
  • demonstrated commitment to the profession as evidenced in record of professional leadership or public service, or scholarship
  • preference will be given to candidates who support faculty research endeavors related to vulnerable populations, health disparities, chronic deviations from health and cultural competence

Our School of Nursing is a nationally recognized pioneer in online graduate nursing education that attracts students from all over the world. Our nursing faculty is dedicated to creating an educational environment grounded in the practice of ethical, holistic, culturally competent and population-based care. To learn more about Duquesne University and the School of Nursing, visit www.duq.edu/nursing.


Duquesne University is committed to attracting, developing and keeping a diverse workforce that reflects the nature of our mission. Since increasing diversity is a strategic goal at Duquesne, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from men and members of underrepresented groups.


Expressions of interest and applications will be treated in confidence. Candidate review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A letter of interest, research statement, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and three professional letters of reference should be sent electronically to facultyjobs@duq.edu.


CHAIR OF ADVANCED PRACTICE PROGRAMS

The Chair of Advanced Practice Programs is responsible for oversight of the nurse practitioner program, development of additional advance practice tracks and ensuring the quality and effectiveness of the interrelated academic and clinical portions of the educational program. The department chair will also provide leadership in curriculum development and redesign, supervise faculty who teach in the program, address and manage student and faculty academic and clinical issues, provide mentoring and development for faculty, development of faculty and student practice sites, and participate as a role model in the academic and scholarly missions of the department and the SON.  The Chair of Advanced Practice Programs will report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Ensure quality of the academic and clinical dimensions of nursing education in the respective department.

  • Monitor courses for quality, consistency, appropriate content, pedagogy, and innovation, and address problems with a strategic development plan that is consistent with the SON teaching mission and vision.
  • Evaluate the quality of classroom, clinical, and online teaching and address emergent issues.
  • Monitor the quality of clinical placements and clinical instruction in collaboration with the respective clinical education faculty and directors in collaboration with the Clinical Coordinator, and make adjustments as needed.
  • Provide leadership in curriculum evaluation and curriculum redesign to ensure conformance with CCNE, certification, specialty organization, and State Board of Nursing standards and regulations for Nurse Practitioner Programs.
  • Participate in assignment of faculty to courses and other activities based on assessment of skills and expertise.
  • Respond to students' academic concerns.

2. Manage the education of students in the respective department.

  • Provide guidance to faculty in solving emergent problems.
  • Manage student issues and problems, including follow-up, student meetings, documentation, referrals, and appropriate disposition.

3. Assess the effectiveness of the educational experience in meeting program outcomes, university standards, and accreditation requirements.

  • Analyze student retention and course/teaching evaluation data and develop processes to address current and future concerns.
  • Utilize program outcome metrics including end of program assessments, standardized testing, licensure and certification results, exit, alumni, and employer feedback in refining and improving the curriculum in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

4. Support and effective functioning of the department

  • Identify and address problems that may interfere with the process of effective student service and collaborate with the Assistant Dean for Student Services

5. Contribute to the teaching mission of the SON as a faculty role model for teaching effectiveness.

  • Teach courses as assigned.

6. Contribute to the scholarly mission of the SON as a faculty role model in publication and presentation.

  • Conduct scholarship in the area of expertise.
  • Collaborate with Associate Dean for Research to increase faculty scholarly productivity.

7. Identify and address faculty development needs within the department.

  • Work directly with faculty to identify professional development needs and to provide mentorship related to teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Effectively and fairly evaluate direct reports, including the creation of targeted professional development plans for improvement of skills in collaboration with the Dean.

8. Effectively communicate with colleagues, faculty and staff.

  • Effectively communicates essential information to faculty and staff.
  • Develop and disseminate policies and processes.
  • Represent the department and the SON at events and professional conferences.
  • Role model highly professional behaviors, including effective written and oral communication.
  • Maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

9. Use organizational skills to manage and grow the department

  • Conduct faculty and other meetings as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with other departments.
  • Address unexpected situations productively using problem solving and strategic management skills.
  • Develop additional nurse practitioner and advanced practice tracks in conjunction with Duquesne's mission and market needs.
  • Establish additional faculty and student clinical and practice sites.

10. Ensure adequate enrollment of qualified students in the department.

  • Use strategic methods to market the program in collaboration with Assistant Dean for Recruitment.
  • Participate in recruitment of appropriate numbers of well-prepared students to the program.
  • Develop new academic programs with the faculty that meet the mission of the university and market needs.

Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.