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Medical Surgical Nursing Instructor

APPOINTMENT:  August 19, 2021

REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in nursing and one year of nursing experience in the clinical area for associate faculty status, or doctorate in nursing and one year of teaching experience in the clinical area for tenure track Assistant Professor status. The successful applicant must be eligible for licensure in the State of Illinois.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference given to candidates with PhD (or imminent) in nursing or related field, or Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification as a Medical Surgical Nurse Practitioner. Three years of teaching experience in the clinical area is preferred.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be “in hand” at the time of application.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teaching in Pre-licensure BSN undergraduate program and RN-BSN completion program. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in course development as well as classroom, laboratory, and clinical supervision of students as well as course faculty meetings and School of Nursing Faculty Senate meetings.

RANK & SALARY: Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:

About the School of Nursing
The School of Nursing at Western Illinois University currently offers a BSN degree for pre-licensure students as well as RN-BSN. The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Macomb area is rich in young adult, rural health, community/public health, and gerontological research opportunities.

About Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU’s traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

Western is a comprehensive university offering 62 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. The University’s 442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.

WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus with distinctive undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago.

WIU-Quad Cities: The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000).

WIU’s Macomb campus is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region. Annually, 12 major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows are performed, along with outstanding concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more. The Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina cultural centers offer programs and activities focusing on Black and Hispanic cultures, while the Women’s Center promotes gender equity through education, support and advocacy. WIU’s student organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ*A) community provides resources, support and programming. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU’s goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University’s athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

Application Instructions
Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
5) copies of unofficial academic transcripts (Official transcripts will be required for selected candidate.)

Please upload the requested documents by clicking the Apply Now box at

**Note** Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size in order to upload.

Screening will begin on July 2, 2021.

WIU is recruiting for two Medical Surgical Nursing Instructors.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. P. Lea Monahan at

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Nursing invites applications for 3 tenure-line positions in nursing. Faculty members will have primary responsibility for theoretical nursing content in the classroom and clinical teaching. Other opportunities include teaching university students within the health and public health curricula.

Illinois Wesleyan is a nationally ranked, small, private, undergraduate liberal arts university with highly selective admission criteria and a tradition of teaching excellence. Scholarly productivity is supported including collaborative research with faculty and students. The University community prides itself on rapport among students, faculty, and staff.

Consistent with the University’s mission that emphasizes integration of liberal arts and professional education, the School of Nursing strives for excellence in undergraduate nursing education by preparing practitioners with a strong theoretical foundation in nursing. Graduates are known for their leadership potential. Curricular initiatives include emphasis on global health, health disparities, and social justice. See for further information.

Expertise sought in one or more of the following areas: public health; pathophysiology/pharmacology; health assessment; fundamentals; nursing research; capstone seminar. A master’s degree in nursing and an earned doctorate is required. A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching is essential.

Candidates at all ranks will be considered. Competitive salary and benefits offered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should address any potential contributions they can make to University initiatives through their teaching, scholarship, and service in the letter of application. Vitae and a list of three references are also required. Materials should address potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Dr. Victoria N. Folse
Director and Professor, School of Nursing
Illinois Wesleyan University
P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3051 FAX (309) 556-3043

Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at

Critical/Complex Care Nursing Faculty – Beginning Fall 2021

Department:   SHHS – School of Nursing (undergraduate program)

Position Description:  Primary academic responsibilities, including classroom teaching, simulation, and clinical oversight in the undergraduate program, emphasizing critical/complex systems care. The faculty member will work in collaboration with the other faculty and the Director for the BSN Program. The faculty member may have additional teaching responsibilities. In addition to teaching and student advisement, faculty have responsibilities associated with scholarship and service to the school and University. Professional Track


  • RN, MSN, 2-years’ clinical experience as an RN required, board-certified preferred
  • PhD. or DNP preferred
  • Experience teaching undergraduate nursing students

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a student-centered learning environment, which enables students to attain success.
  • Maintain program and course outcomes at a level to ensure appropriate workplace competency levels for graduates.
  • Reporting concerns regarding student academic progress to Academic Advisors and Program Director.
  • Refer students with questions regarding financial aid, academics, attendance, and personal issues or concerns to the appropriate departments.
  • Actively assisting the Schools in retention efforts.
  • Collaborate with School faculty regarding course and program curricular development and evaluation.
  • Participate in course, program, and institutional assessment and quality improvement as assigned.
  • Regularly attend and participate in faculty meetings.
  • Assist Director and Dean in developing and implementing new programs as assigned.
  • Remain current with trends, techniques, and advances in technology in health care.
  • Maintain open and timely communication with students through the University’s e-mail.
  • Provide students with appropriate guidance regarding academic excellence and attendance.
  • Model professionalism and Christian ethics.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Academic Director or Dean.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and timely reports for student grades.

To apply:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and current vita to:

Cynthia Hudson, Dean
School of Nursing and Health Sciences, 3225 W. Foster Avenue, Box 22
Chicago, IL 60625

After initial screening, references, essays and official transcripts will be required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Pre-Nursing Advisor

Department: School of Nursing and Health Science

Reports To:   Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Science

Position Summary:    The Pre-Nursing Advisor would be responsible for providing all pre-nursing students academic advising to apply to the nursing program. This position will help students who are ineligible for the program find an alternative path to graduation.  Students would be assigned to a new advisor upon starting the nursing program.  The Pre-nursing advisor would be the primary contact for pre-nursing students.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide Academic Advising for all undergraduate students seeking to apply to the nursing program.
  • Evaluate transfer student profiles and coordinate an academic path for students interested in applying to the nursing program.
  • Facilitate events as requested for potential Pre-Nursing students to explore their interest in nursing as a profession.
  • Provide periodic information and advising sessions for all pre-nursing students.
  • Take the lead in developing pre-nursing advisor email communications and keep Program Director and other faculty pre-nursing advisors informed.
  • Advise pre-nursing students and transfer students on the Nursing program application process.
  • Management pre-nursing students’ applications.
  • Provide data and context to the Nursing Program’s Selection and Progression Committee regarding individual student’s academic performance in the Pre-Nursing Curriculum.
  • Work with the Dean and Program Director to identify enrollment trends in classes to provide a data-driven assessment of how many seats are needed in pre-requisite courses.
  • Communicate with the Division of Science as needed regarding increasing section enrollment or additional sections in collaboration with Program Director.
  • Serve as liaison to institutions the Nursing Program has articulation agreements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in higher education administration preferred.
  • Experience in student advised preferred.
  • Excellent organizational ability, communication skills, and time management.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with Word, Excel, and Datatel/Colleague.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the SoN program and processes
  • Sensitivity to the needs of both professional faculty and students with varying levels of preparedness.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Understand the details of the Nursing Program’s curricular policy.
  • Hold a clear understanding and personal commitment to North Park’s mission of Christian higher education.

Effective Date:  March 2021

NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts the supervisor’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.