Assistant Professor in Nursing - Clinical 3 Year Fixed Term

Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University

Posted on Friday, November 4, 2022
Position Information
Classification Title Faculty
Working Title Assistant Professor in Nursing - Clinical 3 Year Fixed Term
Hire Types Faculty
Division Academic Affairs 2
Department Nursing and Health Sciences
Unit Nursing
Location St Paul Campus
FLSA Exempt
Full/Part Time Full Time
FTE 1.0
Employment Condition Probationary
Work Shift
Work Schedule/Hours/Days
Full Time Clinical Fixed-Term (non-tenure track) 3 Year Appointment
Posting Details
Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, is seeking to hire a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing. This is a fixed term (non-tenure track) position.within the Department of Nursing and will start on August 15, 2022.
We are the urban, public, comprehensive university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff and students of Metropolitan State will reflect the area’s rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.
Metropolitan State University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and lead our communities to a prosperous and equitable future. Metropolitan State University is a five-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, most recently in 2021. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, we serve more than 10,000 post-traditional learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell Grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metropolitan State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked #39 out of 1449 in 2020). We offer programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Recognized in 2008 and 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission. As a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, Metropolitan State University is actively working to achieve the Equity 2030 goal of the system, with a strategic direction to close disparities among student groups that focus on academic programs, policies and procedures, and effective student support.
The University’s 2020-2024 strategic plan core theme is ”Building a Resilient, Student Ready University.” 
Metropolitan State University has responded to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic by offering nearly all of its courses in a fully online format for the 2020-2021 academic year, limiting any in-person instruction to courses for which in-person learning is essential for students to achieve the learning outcomes. The Fall 2021 semester adds in-person offerings but includes more online or remote courses than typically offered before the beginning of the pandemic. We anticipate that Spring 2022 will also expand in-person offerings to more of our “normal” offerings. Students can fully access student support services and library support either in-person or online. All interviews will be conducted remotely. 
Visit the Metropolitan State University website to learn more about us, our programs, and our students. Learn more about Minnesota State Colleges and Universities at their website.
The School/Academic Department:
As part of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Department of Nursing is committed to academic and scholarly excellence, community partnerships, and to providing a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to the building of lifelong careers and professionalism within the nursing field. The Nursing Department offers RN-BSN, traditional bachelors, Entry Level Masters (ELMSN), and Advanced Practice Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. In person and on-line modalities, as well as principles of adult education, are utilized in all of our programs. Our programs are endorsed in holistic nursing by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC). We welcome diverse students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds. 
Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type Annual
Bargaining Unit/Plan 209, IFO
Job Description

Faculty members are expected to:
  • Demonstrate ability to teach pre-licensure didactic and clinical courses in nursing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 
  • Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement
  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance
  • Engage in service to the university and community
  • Participate in curriculum development and accreditation processes.
  • Lead acute and chronic clinical experiences for pre-licensure students. 
  • Provide clinical leadership in pre-licensure courses.
  • Lead or participate in lab/simulation experiences
  • Teach other courses as assigned
Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.

Required Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Master’s Degree in nursing or closely related field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in nursing if Master’s degree is not in nursing.
  • Three years professional nursing experience as a registered nurse
  • Recent (within the past 2 years) medical/surgical nursing practice experience and/or recent (within the past 2 years) medical/surgical clinical teaching experience in acute care.
  • Eligibility for unencumbered Minnesota RN licensure.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an institution with a culturally, economically and linguistically diverse workforce.
  • Demonstrated outstanding communication (written & oral) and team skills to work effectively in groups and communicate effectively with a variety of persons and groups.
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching in clinical pre-licensure nursing education.
  • Experience developing nursing curricula.
  • Demonstrate ability to develop and lead simulation experiences
  • Speciality nursing certification
Please note: Filling of this position is contingent upon budget.

Other Requirements
Notice: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.metrostate.edu/students/support/safety
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement.
* Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: https://www.minnstate.edu/system/working/docs/contracts/2019-2021%20IFO%20Contract_Final.pdf
Terms of the collective bargaining agreement have recently been updated and it is anticipated that the 2021-2022 agreement will be approved by the legislature. The terms of the negotiated settlement and other current information on the IFO, can be found at www.ifo.org
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