Employment opportunities

Position announcement

Closing date: Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Position title: Assistant Professor of Nursing

Position summary:

Saint Martin’s University invites applications and nominations for a collaborative, dynamic nurse educator to join an innovative, new RN-to-BSN program. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of an RN-to-BSN curriculum grounded in the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education and informed by the IOM Report on the Future of Nursing. The RN-to-BSN program is an academic program within the College of Arts and Sciences, which provides rich opportunities for interdisciplinary engagement. Unique aspects of the program include an elective course in traditional Chinese medicine and evidence-based practice and options for study abroad. There is collaboration with area community colleges and dual admission for their students to the RN-to-BSN program. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank. There is also the possibility of additional summer teaching. The desired start date for the position is August 2014, with adjunct appointment prior to that date possible.

Position responsibilities:

  • Teach core and elective nursing courses in a manner congruent with the mission and goals of the program
  • Work closely with the program director to create and develop academic and practice partnerships
  • Demonstrate a focused program of research and scholarship
  • Participate in service to the university, community and profession
  • Contribute to the attainment of CCNE accreditation and the implementation, evaluation and review of a 5-year plan for the program
  • Advise students and carry out other faculty responsibilities as required by the program

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in nursing, public health, human services or related field, with at least one graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) in nursing
  • Unrestricted RN Licensure in Washington State at the time of hire and during employment
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in teaching, service and scholarly activity commensurate with general tenure-track requirements of the college and university
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and with community partners
  • Commitment to the Institute of Medicine recommendations on the future of nursing
  • Willingness to support the Catholic, Benedictine tradition of Saint Martin’s University

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Experience and/or interest in working with diverse populations
  • Experience and/or academic interest in community health, care coordination, ethics and/or leadership
  • Experience with web-based learning management systems
  • Experience teaching in an RN-to-BSN and pre-licensure nursing programs

Required Application Materials:

  • A letter expressing interest in being considered for the position and addressing the position requirements.
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • A list of three references who can speak to your qualifications, including full telephone and email contact information.
  • Saint Martin's University requires final candidates to review the university's mission statement and values. Finalists must write a brief statement which highlights how the candidate's work will contribute to the mission and values of Saint Martin's University. To better understand the Catholic, Benedictine Values in an educational environment," we are providing a link to a well written article on the subject: http://www.osb.org/acad/benval1.html.
  • Copies of transcripts indicating degree confirmation. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate.
  • If you are contacted for an interview, we also will require your authorization to order a background check before any employment offer can be finalized. Please print the background check authorization form and bring it with you to the interview.

Materials should be sent to Kimberly Wilson, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Martin’s University, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey, WA 98503. Electronic submission in .pdf format to kwilson@stmartin.edu is preferred. Ms. Wilson may be reached by telephone at (360) 412-6148.

Questions and inquiries may be directed to Dr. Louise Kaplan, Director, Nursing Program and Associate Professor of Nursing, by email (lkaplan@stmartin.edu) or telephone at (360) 412-6129.

The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal employment opportunity, and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The University does not discriminate in employment or in the delivery or administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except as a bona fide occupational qualification for certain select positions), marital status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or disability.

Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity, or any other inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policy, may contact the following individual:

Cynthia Johnson
Associate Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey WA 98503
360-491-4700
CJohnson@stmartin.edu

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, the University has designated the above individual as the University's Title IX Officer, responsible for coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, Telephone: (206) 220-7900, TDD: (206) 220-7907.