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    Posted: 08/06/2020

    Supplemental Information

    Northwestern State University College of Nursing and School of Allied Health seeks an applicant for a 9-month full-time faculty position for the Associate/Bachelor of Science degree programs in nursing available in Natchitoches, Louisiana beginning January 6, 2020.
    Academic rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

    To Apply:  Submit 1) a letter of application, 2) an updated CV, 3) official transcripts (if not from NSU) and 4) a list of three professional references with complete contact information to:
    Dr. Pamela Simmons, Department Head and Senior Director, College of Nursing, Northwestern State University, 1800 Line Avenue, Shreveport, LA, 71101-3127 or simmonsp@nsula.eduPlease clearly indicate the position for which you are applying.

    The successful candidate will be subject to a background check, as a condition of employment.

    Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):
    ·         Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer
    ·         Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

    For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460. 
    Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU's campus security and crime statistics can be found at http://universitypolice.nsula.edu/annual-security-report/.
    Full disclosure statement:  http://universityplanning.nsula.edu/notice-of-non-discrimination/
    *Inquiries regarding employment application status should be made to the individual receiving the application packet. 
    Department:  Nursing
    Telephone:    318-677-3100



    A master's in nursing is required, however, an earned doctorate is preferred (required for academic rank of Associate Professor). Eligible for membership on the undergraduate and potentially the graduate faculty. Unencumbered licensure status as an RN or APRN in the state of Louisiana; or eligible for Louisiana licensure. At least three (3) years of clinical nursing experience. Preference given to those with additional experience teaching in a collegiate nursing program. Knowledgeable about national nursing accreditation processes and requirements. Able to establish positive relationships with colleagues and students. Shall be proficient or capable of becoming proficient in curriculum development, instruction, evaluation and academic counseling. Able to pass a drug screen and/or background check, if required. Shall meet all required standards defined by the University.

    Job Concepts

    The successful candidate should expect to:
    • Preform faculty responsibilities in a large, rural nursing education department at Northwestern State University located in Natchitoches, LA.
    • Assist with program expansion in Natchitoches and surrounding areas.
    • Teach all classes in a manner that will fully promote academic excellence.
    • Provide instruction in areas of expertise.
    • Evaluate student learning experiences.
    • Serve as a role model to students and peers.
    • Reflect on the university in a positive manner.
    • Assist with maintenance of records and files pertinent to the College of Nursing.
    • Maintain confidentiality regarding faculty and students in accordance with federal laws and
    program and university policies.
    • Assist with the development, evaluation and revision of policies and procedures within the
    College of Nursing.
    • Attend College of Nursing and/or university functions and committee meetings as assigned.
    • Maintain required regular office hours and excellent attendance.
    • Advise and counsel students during office hours and/or at other times and settings as needed.
    • Participate in activities that promote the College of Nursing, including those that may occur in the evenings, out of town and/or on the weekend.
    • Be flexible, collaborative, and cooperative about all college and university activities, maintaining a positive, respectful, and supportive attitude.
    • Recruit students to all programs within the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health.
    • Serve as a Liaison between the College of Nursing and other university departments as well as
    local, state, and national agencies and professional organizations.
    • Comply with university, state, SACSCOC, ACEN, CCNE and/or other guidelines as required.
    • Serve on college-wide committees and state level committees/boards on behalf of NSU CON.
    • Represent the college and university positively in interactions with professional and academic groups at local, state and national levels.
    • Utilize a variety of proven teaching methods appropriate to student population and targeted domain of learning.
    • Participate in periodic review of course materials.
    • Maintain appropriate expertise and competencies through continuing professional development and pursuit of scholarly activities including grant writing, research, scholarly publication, and
    • Demonstrate knowledge of College of Nursing's goals and objectives.
    • Participate in faculty meetings and serves on all appropriate program and College of Nursing and university committees.
    • Serve as an advisor and mentor for students in the College of Nursing
    • Represents school in a professional manner in all activities.
    • Engages in community and/or professional service.