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F0242-Tenure Track Assistant/ Associate Professor - Nursing

Published 2024-06-05

Job Duties

Norfolk State University’s (NSU) Department of Nursing and Allied Health invites applicants for the 12-month full time Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor Nursing teaching position. The successful candidate will teach nursing theory and skills in the classroom, campus laboratory, and clinical environments.

Teaching assignments may vary depending upon the need of the Nursing Program. Additional responsibilities of the position include academic advising; course development, course and program evaluation and revision; routine office hours; attending faculty meetings; assessment and grading student learning; supporting admissions; and other duties as assigned.

This nursing faculty position has a wide range of professional responsibilities including, but not limited to:

1. Planning and delivering nursing instruction to facilitate student learning.
2. Developing and providing meaningful and relevant learning activities in the classroom and clinical environments.
3. Applying best practices to facilitate teaching and learning processes and principles in an institutional setting committed to continuous quality improvement.
4. Evaluating, developing and maintaining curriculum and instructional materials.
5. Assessing and evaluating student progress toward attaining the learning outcomes established for the courses and program.
6. Documenting student learning, interpreting outcomes, and recording grades.
7. Providing academic assistance and advisement to students.
8. Assisting with student recruitment, admission and retention.
9. Maintaining accurate and appropriate student, instructor, course, and program documentation.
10. Creating and maintaining effective collegial relationships with students, faculty, university and clinical agency staff and administration.
11. Modeling professional evidence-based nursing that is sensitive to diverse and multicultural considerations.
12. Establishing and maintaining professional and ethical boundaries with students, co-workers, and others in all learning environments.
13. Participating in university services and events; perform other responsibilities that may be assigned by the Department Chair.

Candidates are encouraged to visit for more information of the Norfolk State University’s Department of Nursing.

*Review of applications will begin immediately and continue thereafter until position is filled.

EEO Statement
NSU is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. NSU encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Earned doctorate (DNP, DNS, PhD, etc) with specialization in nursing, from a regionally accredited college or university.
2. A current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse or multistate licensure privilege to practice nursing in Virginia.
3. Evidence of current experience in nursing practice (minimum of five years) and teaching sufficient to demonstrate professional competence.
4. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the following nursing disciplines: fundamentals; community health; women’s health; pediatric, medical/surgical, or mental health; or a combination thereof.
5. Evidence of continuing professional education and a commitment to lifelong learning.
6. Ability to engage in scholarly activity.
7. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
8. Ability to effectively engage with students and ensure excellence in instruction.
9. Ability to identify and apply assessment tools and/or methods to determine if learning outcomes are achieved.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Post-secondary teaching experience.
2. Experience teaching in the classroom, online and clinical environments.
3. Experience in the following nursing disciplines: fundamentals; community health; women’s health; pediatric, medical/surgical, or mental health; or a combination thereof.
4. Experience using learning management systems, including Blackboard.
5. Experience using patient care simulation software and high-fidelity simulators.
6. Proficiency with computer applications for instructional purposes and clinical documentation.
7. Knowledge of higher education accreditation.

Special Instructions: 

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Candidates may show interest by submitting via online, the following:

1. A letter of interest/ teaching philosophy (via cover letter).
2. A current Curriculum Vitae (via resume).
3. Complete Commonwealth of Virginia State Application.
4. Transcripts of highest degree conferred (unofficial transcripts accepted, however, official transcripts are required of finalist) (via transcripts).
5. Three letters of recommendation (via mail address below).

Application and/or résumé for this position must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted. Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from either the electronic application and/or résumé. RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Norfolk State University conducts background checks on all candidates identified as a finalist for employment consideration. The type of background check(s) performed are dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist and may include: criminal history, including sexual offender registry checks, reference checks, degree validation, DMV (driving) records, license verification, and credit report reviews. The results of background checks are made available to University employing officials. As a finalist, you will be required to sign an Authorization to Release form. Norfolk State University utilizes Form I-9 and E-verify in the verification of eligibility for employment. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Contact Information:

Name: Office of Human Resources

Phone: 757-823-8160


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability.