Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dickinson State University
June 30, 2019
Job Type


TITLE: Assistant Professor of Nursing

SUMMARY OF POSITION: This faculty member assumes an equitable teaching load and maintains expertise in areas of teaching responsibility in didactic and clinical courses in the BSN programs; is academically qualified and credentialed, possesses an RN license in ND, or is eligible to obtain a ND RN license, and contributes to educational effectiveness via continued quality improvement and is responsible to plan, implement and evaluate the respective nursing education programs (BSN face-to-face and online programs).

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Department Chair


  • Master’s Degree in nursing or in the process of completing, from an accredited institution
  • Knowledge and at least two (2) years of work experience as a nurse
  • Experience in acute care nursing across the lifespan
  • Registered Nurse (RN) with a current, unencumbered license as recognized by the ND Board of Nursing or ability to obtain an unencumbered ND license by the start date
  • Ability to continue to meet ND Board of Nursing education requirement of 12 contact hours for licensure renewal (every two (2) years)
  • Excellent computer and internet skills
  • Ability to safely operate supplies and equipment utilized in patient care and/or classrooms
  • Ability to organize/prioritize
  • Strong interpersonal/oral/written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Be detail oriented


  • Doctorate Degree in related field
  • Experience in medical-surgical nursing
  • College teaching experience

COMPENSATION: Includes a salary of $52,500 - $54,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. And a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including employer-paid full-family coverage health insurance, TIAA retirement, tuition waiver benefits and much more.

LOCATION: Dickinson, ND

STARTING DATE: August 13, 2019


  • Teach an equitable didactic and clinical class load and maintain expertise in area(s) of teaching responsibility;
  • Course load each semester may involve teaching by IVN and/or online and travel to DSU distance locations (e.g., Bismarck and Williston, ND);
  • Prepare materials for content taught, according to department curricular plan;
  • Assist with test monitoring, scoring, and reporting;
  • Prepare the Nursing Learning and/or Simulation Labs for skill demonstrations and assist with student return demonstrations;
  • Assume responsibility for stocking and maintaining Nursing Learning and/or Simulation Labs and providing resource materials for student use in clinical agencies;
  • Supervise students’ didactic and clinical learning experiences, to provide opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and competencies necessary for nursing practice;
  • Conduct clinical pre- and post-conferences, facilitating communication, identification of therapeutic nursing interventions and critical thinking;
  • Provide formative and summative course grades and evaluate students' clinical performance via the Clinical Performance Evaluation;
  • Select and evaluate clinical sites;
  • Review and revise curriculum as needed;
  • Be available to students and provide assistance;
  • Maintain faculty expertise in content areas of teaching and clinical practice through education and/or practice;
  • Conduct professional reading and/or research for self-improvement and effectiveness;
  • Work towards advanced degree as needed;
  • Attend and/or present at conferences, workshops, conventions, etc.;
  • Maintain pertinent practice/teaching certification(s) [i.e. CPR, Nurse Educator, etc.];
  • Contribute to the research process in the educational and/or clinical setting;
  • Share responsibility for recruitment and advisement of students;
  • Visit with prospective students and/or family members and assist with pre-/registration;
  • Write recommendations for students and assist with job placement;
  • Participate in scheduled level/course and Department Faculty, Team (as assigned), and Advisory Committee Meetings;
  • Participate in university committees and/or Faculty Senate;
  • Participate in the respective Systematic Evaluation Plan (SEP) reporting to plan, implement, evaluate and update the curriculum/program, the admission, progression, graduation criteria and/or departmental policies;
  • Assist with preparation of annual and accreditation reports and participate in ND Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) site visits;
  • Conduct and/or assist at clinics, workshops, etc.;
  • Teach for continuing education;
  • Attend university educational and other functions;
  • Making speeches/giving presentations to community groups;
  • Organizing and/or working with community organizations and/or health care agency committees;
  • Belonging to or holding office in community organizations;
  • Seeking or holding governmental office or working on behalf of governmental candidates and/or organizations;
  • Serving on advisory boards;
  • Serving western North Dakota as a resource within one’s area(s) of expertise

This job announcement is not intended, and should not be construed, to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential to making fair pay decisions and determining job performance.

Band:                                    2000 Academic
Sub Band:                             2110 Assistant Professor
Term:                                     9.5 months
Status:                                  Full-time (100%), benefitted, exempt (from FLSA overtime)

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications received by Tuesday, July 9, 2019 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Complete the online application at, upload a cover letter specifically addressing the above minimum and preferred qualifications, copies of your transcripts and license(s) and a current resume by the date stated above.

For more information about the position, contact the direct supervisor at 1-800-279-4295 ext. 2480 or

For more information or assistance contact: Human Resources  (701) 483-2476


  • Applicants who are eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 with the application for employment; claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
  • Due to access to restricted information, the successful candidate will be required to complete a satisfactory criminal history record check.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and I-9 employment certification is required at hire.

DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY is a regional four-year institution within the North Dakota University System. The university’s mission is to provide high quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the state of North Dakota. For more information about Dickinson State University please visit and watch this video.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

Dickinson State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, information protected by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) or disability in its admissions, student aid, employment practices, educational programs or other related activities. Dickinson State University complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Affirmative Action Officer at (701) 483-2370 or or the Director of Human Resources at (701) 483-2476 or

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