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Visiting Full-Time Faculty Position in Nursing

Strongest applicants, with a terminal degree in nursing, may be considered in the future for a permanent tenure-track nursing position. The role of visiting nursing faculty focuses on teaching excellence in the classroom, laboratory, simulation, and clinical settings. Publications, presentations, grant writing, or other activities typical to a tenure track position are encouraged, but not required. This position is for a 9-month appointment with 12 credit load hours per term for three terms (Spring 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023). Additionally, a visiting faculty will serve on nursing program committees and advise/mentor nursing students each semester.

Requirements for the position include:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in nursing.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Texas or be eligible for licensure in Texas.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and advising of undergraduate students consistent with the Department’s Mission, Values, and Program Outcomes.
  • Evidence of at least two years of clinical expertise in maternal newborn nursing, leadership, mental health/psychiatric nursing, and/or medical-surgical nursing.
  • Ability to work collegially with other faculty members and staff in the department and across campus.
  • Commitment to university/community service, outreach, and continued professional development.
  • Commitment to attracting, retaining, and educating students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
  • Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University.

Preference may be given to candidates who also offer one or more of the following:

  • Terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., DNP) and/or certifications/credentialing in specialty or APRN.
  • Evidence of teaching experience in a specialty in nursing such as critical care nursing, medical surgical nursing, or mental health nursing.
  • Evidence of contributions to diversity and/or experience working with underrepresented or disadvantaged student populations.
  • Evidence of experience in program development and evaluation, curriculum design, and teaching in an undergraduate baccalaureate nursing program.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience in various formats, including the use of instructional technology, concept-based curriculum, flipped classroom, interdisciplinary, and team teaching.
  • Evidence of experience working within the rules, laws, and regulations relating to BSN programs in Texas.
  • Evidence of experience in building and promoting community relationships, including developing student practicums in nursing.
  • Evidence of successful implementation of evidence-based practice or research utilization projects.

The Department of Nursing has full approval from the Texas Board of Nursing to offer a baccalaureate degree in nursing and is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. We have an excellent pre-licensure NCLEX-RN pass rate and employment rate for our graduates. The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for a nursing career and requires all students to be involved in faculty-mentored undergraduate research. Information about the Department of Nursing is available at www.tlu.edu/nursing.

Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Review of applicants will begin immediately. To be considered for this position, please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria including teaching and nursing philosophy, research interests, your contribution to diversity, and three professional references (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers). Also include your current curriculum vitae. [Single-file, electronic submission of these materials is preferred.] Arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted separately.

Dr. Amie Bedgood
Director, Department of Nursing
Texas Lutheran University, 1000 West Court Street, Seguin, Texas 78155-5999
Phone: 830-372-6920
Email: nursingsearch@tlu.edu