Assistant Professor of Nursing

McKendree University seeks a dynamic, engaged, and student-centered Assistant Professor of Nursing to join our team.  The successful candidate will foster responsible citizenship, ignite curiosity, and encourage students to develop into forward-thinking and engaged individuals.   

We are looking for the following qualities:     

  1. Commitment to excellence in teaching that includes an understanding of individual student needs; 
  2. Investment in ongoing scholarly research that includes collaboration with students;
  3. Dedication to university service that includes recruiting and retaining students as well as helping them flourish intellectually.

McKendree University seeks two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in the Division of Nursing starting in Fall 2022.  McKendree University offers a RN to BSN program, a MSN program with nurse educator, nurse manager/administrator, and population health tracks, Masters in Health Administration, and a DNP program in ethical leadership.  Successful candidates will participate primarily in the RN to BSN program, but may also teach in the MSN and DNP programs.

The position requires a doctoral degree in nursing or a related field (if doctoral degree is in a related field, master’s degree must be in nursing), at least five years of clinical practice, and a current, unencumbered Illinois RN license.

Nursing candidates will be responsible for teaching online. In addition, classes are taught at various sites in the metro-east and Southern Illinois region. Preference will be given to candidates who have two years’ experience in nursing education and experience teaching in an online format.

McKendree University, Illinois’ first and finest, is a private liberal arts university in Lebanon, IL, just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, a culturally rich and vibrant city. Popular co-curricular activities for McKendree students include Division II athletics, speech and debate, and both instrumental and choral music.  The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, the premiere performing arts center in southwestern Illinois, is located on McKendree’s campus. 

We are committed to growing the diversity of our community.   

If you are ready to join an exciting team of faculty, we welcome your application!     

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest referencing job #APN88 with a list of courses you are prepared to teach, resume/CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation to the Director of Human Resources,    

Deadline for best consideration:   Friday, November 5, 2021  

McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.