Friday, January 17, 2014

Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing (Med-Surg)

The College of Nursing invites applications for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Nursing specializing in medical-surgical 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. 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:

  • Arrange orientation for the clinical agencies.

  • Coordinate Background Check and Drug Screen process for students with Certified Background.

  • Coordinate and oversee all clinical requirements for students and faculty (immunizations, CPR, etc)

  • Coordinate orientation for adjunct faculty.

  • Communicate with agency staff to build relationships.

  • Verify all agency contracts are up to date for all agencies being used each semester.

  • Verify all preceptor information is up to date prior to being used each semester.

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

  • Recruit clinical sites and clinical faculty prior to each semester.

  • Review and develop clinical scheduling of all clinical sections prior to each semester

  • Ensure that the counseling record spread sheet is updated each semester. Monitor and report trends for Undergraduate Faculty

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