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Bachelor of Science Nursing Faculty

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Non-Tenure


Workstudy Position:

No


Job Type:

Regular


Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)


Sponsorship Available:

No


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a dynamic, mid-sized public university that’s redefining higher education. We’re on a mission to provide transformative, hands-on learning experiences for students of all backgrounds and aspirations. Our multi-faceted approach to education offers a wealth of opportunities, with over 70 academic programs, including certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. We’re committed to building a diverse community that mirrors Arkansas’s rich tapestry, reflecting our dedication to serving the state’s varied population while enhancing the quality of our institution.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life, and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10 percent of employee salary.

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Nestled along the Arkansas River, this vibrant city offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Old West at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, explore the eclectic local art scene, or take a scenic stroll along the picturesque riverfront trails. With a welcoming community, diverse dining options, and a thriving downtown, Fort Smith is the ideal destination for history enthusiasts and those seeking modern amenities.

Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.


Department:

School of Nursing


Department's Website:


Summary of Job Duties:

We are seeking dedicated and experienced nursing professionals to join our team as Nursing Full-time faculty members in the traditional BSN track and evening track.

Although meeting times can vary, typically:

For traditional BSN track: Class and lab meeting times will be between 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Clinical meeting times will be between 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For evening/weekend track: Class and lab meeting times will be between 4:00 p.m-8:30 p.m. Clinical meeting times will be between 2:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Nursing faculty includes all full-time teaching faculty and part-time clinical
instructors. The faculty accepts, first and foremost, the responsibility of maintaining high standards of quality nursing education. With the exception of part-time clinical instructors, each nursing faculty member is a member of the University faculty at large, with all the rights, freedoms, privileges, and responsibilities of every other faculty member. School of Nursing (SON) faculty are responsible for adhering to regulations in the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Employee Handbook as well as those in the SON Faculty Handbook. The position reports directly to the SON Executive Director.


Qualifications:

Required Education and/or Work Experience: Hold a current license as a registered nurse in the State of Arkansas. Hold a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing. Preference is for a doctorate degree in nursing or another related field. Have experience in clinical nursing practice and collegiate nursing education. Holds a membership(s) in professional organizations.

Preferred Education and/or Work Experience: The Bachelor of Science Nursing Faculty shall:

A. Hold a current license or is eligible to obtain a license as a registered nurse in the State of Arkansas.

B. Hold a master’s degree in nursing, doctorate preferred.

C. Have experience in clinical nursing practice, collegiate nursing education, and administration.

D. Hold membership in professional organizations.

E. Have expertise in alternate learning strategies (i.e., Blackboard Learning Systems) and a variety of software.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to course objectives and program outcomes in developing appropriate class content and objectives.
  • Assists in the development of standards for the admission, progression, and graduation of nursing students. Serves as a professional role model for the student.
  • Assumes responsibility for adhering to policies related to examinations and preparing test items.
  • Attends and participates in meetings as scheduled by the SON Executive Director and Dean of the College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences.
  • Collaborates with peers and the Executive Director in regard to development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum.
  • Furnishes evidence of current CPR certification, immunizations, and TB skin test, chest x-ray or waiver on an annual basis.
  • Maintains appropriate records regarding student evaluation and progress.
  • Maintains high academic standards by adhering to standards established by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Participates in theoretical and clinical instruction as assigned by the Executive Director (may assist in more than one course/program if needed).
  • Participates in academic advising and counseling.
  • Participates in the faculty, student, and program evaluation process.
  • Participates in recruitment and retention of students within the School of Nursing.
  • Uses appropriate instructional resources to facilitate student progress toward meeting objectives.

Other Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consistently participates in scholarly and/or service activities.
  • Develops effective working relationships within the School of Nursing, College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences, UA Fort Smith, and community.
  • Maintains security and confidentiality of all records and examinations.
  • Maintains office hours for consultation.
  • Maintains an electronic copy of all lecture materials on file in the School of Nursing.
  • Participates in professional and community activities for the purpose of bringing education, service, and research findings together for the improvement of health care.
  • Participates in continuing education programs to remain current in practice.
  • Promotes the goals, objectives and reputation of the School of Nursing with the College of Health, Education and Human Sciences, UA Fort Smith, and the community.
  • Promotes cohesiveness between faculty and students within the School of Nursing.
  • Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and provides leadership for subordinates.
  • Submits goals for the coming year by assigned due date
  • Other duties as assigned.

Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time attendance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:

  • Faculty have met the requirements of their degrees as set forth by an accredited institution.
  • Faculty must demonstrate mastery of specific subject areas related to their professional practice and assignments.
  • Faculty must maintain current credentials in their field.
  • Possess skills to provide clear and concise communication, multi-tasking, and organizational abilities.


Additional Information:

Working Relationships: Develop effective working relationships with:

  • UA Fort Smith Administration
  • College of Health Science Administration
  • College of Health, Education, and Human Science Faculty and Staff
  • College of Health, Education, and Human Science Students
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Nursing Advisory Board
  • Community Health Care Providers
  • Community Leaders
  • Fort Smith Community

List Employees Supervised: None

Special Job Dimensions: Travel to and from clinical sites. Abilities include walking, standing for up to twelve hours, bending, reaching, turning, listening, observation, and moderate to heavy lifting (at least 50 pounds). Must be physically and emotionally able to complete all job requirements.

Background Check Requirements: Criminal and Federal background check and Motor Vehicle Record check


Salary Information:

$70,000/year for traditional BSN, weekend/evening track positions will receive a 10% stipend


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions), List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)


Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Recruitment Contact Information:

Human Resources 479-788-7080


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


Constant Physical Activity:

Standing


Frequent Physical Activity:

Talking


Occasional Physical Activity:

Hearing


Benefits Eligible:

Yes