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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.


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.


EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP FACULTY - POSITION FILLED


FORENSIC FACULTY POSITION

The role of forensic faculty involves having a strong background in forensic nursing at the advanced practice level. Courses taught in the MSN program include all areas of advanced practice forensic nursing, leadership in forensic nursing practice, theory, and policy. Forensic faculty provide leadership in enhancing the image of forensic nursing by educating nurses in this specialty area who are knowledgeable in all areas that effect forensic practice, expert in application of that knowledge, and collaborative with other professionals. Faculty serve as mentors for students, developers of curriculum, and ensure the quality and rigor of the program, both academic and clinical. This position includes teaching primarily in the MSN program (additional possibilities in the BSN, DNP and PhD programs). We are seeking a doctorally prepared nurse who has experience in Forensic nursing and wishes to share his/her knowledge with the next generation of forensic nurses.

Faculty Responsibility:

  1. Carries out Mission of the University.
  2. Participates in the formulation and implementation of the philosophy and goals of the School of Nursing.
  3. Collaborates with colleagues in the development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned courses.
  4. Serves as a model for students in providing quality nursing care.
  5. Conducts self as a model of professionalism.
  6. Maintains a continuous evaluation of clinical facilities under use.
  7. Functions effectively on committees of the faculty of the School.
  8. Represents the School of Nursing on university committees.
  9. Actively participates in faculty recruitment.
  10. Assists in student recruitment through Open Houses and recruitment endeavors.
  11. Serves as advisor of student organizations.
  12. Refers students to resources as needed. Mentors students in compassionate and thorough manner.
  13. Pursues professional self-improvement that is consistent with the goals of the
  14. School of Nursing and the University.
  15. Accepts responsibility for quality in all educational endeavors.
  16. Participates in research activity directed towards the improvement of nursing.
  17. Develops a program of research in harmony with School goals.
  18. Assumes appropriate responsibility for maintaining clinical competence in area of expertise.
  19. Fulfills all responsibilities in a quality manner.
  20. Annually updates professional file for School of Nursing (i.e. CV, license, insurance, CPR.)
  21. Is accountable to the Chair.

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.


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN MATERNAL AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH

The Women (Maternal) and/or Children's Health faculty member will teach in the new and innovative BSN and Second degree- BSN programs which are based on the recommendations of the "Institute of Medicine Report" and "The Future of Nursing." Interested faculty may also have the opportunity to teach or mentor doctoral students. We are seeking a doctorally prepared nurse who has Maternal Health and/or Children's Health experience who wishes to share his/her knowledge with the next generation of nurses.

Faculty Responsibilities:

  1. Carries out Mission of the University.
  2. Participates in the formulation and implementation of the philosophy and goals of the School of Nursing.
  3. Collaborates with colleagues in the development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned courses.
  4. Serves as a model for students in providing quality nursing care.
  5. Conducts self as a model of professionalism.
  6. Maintains a continuous evaluation of clinical facilities under use.
  7. Functions effectively on committees of the faculty of the School.
  8. Represents the School of Nursing on university committees.
  9. Actively participates in faculty recruitment.
  10. Assists in student recruitment through Open Houses and recruitment endeavors.
  11. Serves as advisor of student organizations.
  12. Refers students to resources as needed. Mentors students in compassionate and thorough manner.
  13. Pursues professional self-improvement that is consistent with the goals of the
  14. School of Nursing and the University.
  15. Accepts responsibility for quality in all educational endeavors.
  16. Participates in research activity directed towards the improvement of nursing.
  17. Develops a program of research in harmony with School goals.
  18. Assumes appropriate responsibility for maintaining clinical competence in area of expertise.
  19. Fulfills all responsibilities in a quality manner.
  20. Annually updates professional file for School of Nursing (i.e. CV, license, insurance, CPR.)
  21. Is accountable to the Chair.

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.