Friday, January 17, 2014

Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing (Pediatric)

The College of Nursing invites applications for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Nursing specializing in pediatric nursing. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The College of Nursing is a baccalaureate program for the preparation of a professional nurse. The nursing faculty view nursing as a Christian ministry and as a professional practice. During nursing courses, students learn to provide quality nursing care through competent practice. The faculty position begins August 2014.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaching nursing classroom theory and/or clinicals

  • Student advising as assigned

  • University committee service as assigned

  • Departmental duties as assigned

Team Responsibilities:

  • Resolve problem situations between courses within the same level.

  • Participate with team in evaluation of semester.

  • Participate in team meetings for the purpose of coordination of classes during a given semester

Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the individualized plan of study for advisee.

  • Advise student about enrollment in relation to plan of study.

  • Monitor addition and withdrawal from courses.

  • Keep degree check sheet current in student's file.

  • Advice transfers regarding courses.

  • Advise students of financial/economical implications of enrollment changes.

  • Monitor student's progress in program.

  • Meet with student as needed. Meet with freshmen at least twice during each semester of first year.

  • Communicate with student as needed regarding midterm grade report, honor roll, etc.

  • Be available to talk about student concerns.

  • Refer students as needed for personal or career counseling.

  • Advise student about professional decisions as appropriate.

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Assist in arranging orientation periods for the clinical agency.

  • Be on site with students during the clinical class period.

  • Communicate with agency staff regarding student competencies and responsibilities.

  • Communicate with floor managers regarding student experiences and staff responses to student performance.

  • Assignment of patients for student's delivery of nursing care.

  • Evaluation of clinical sites with agency staff, faculty, and student responses.

  • Communicate with faculty teaching other sections of the course to compare student performance and experiences.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, and OBU Faculty application form: , vita, three current letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts. Review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Scan completed application along with other requested materials and send to


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively

  • Possess and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills

  • Possess and demonstrate strong pedagogy

  • Be able to assess student ability and adjust teaching as appropriate

  • Be able to advise students

  • Knowledge of online education delivery methods


  • Preferred: DNP or PhD in Nursing and current nursing license in Oklahoma

  • Required: Masters of Science in Nursing and current nursing license in Oklahoma


  • Preferred: Teaching experience

  • Required: Minimum of two years of nursing experience

Special Requirements:

  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University

  • Active member in a local evangelical church

by Shane Turner via