Faculty Positions in the Nursing Program

Posted:
November 12, 2021
Priority Deadline to Apply:
January 7, 2022
Institution:
Concordia College

Position Description

Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, in partnership with the executive search firm Scott Healy & Associates, seeks Faculty for their Traditional and Accelerated Nursing Programs.

Concordia College is a private, baccalaureate liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that prepares its students to become responsible leaders in the global society. The College is located in the Moorhead (MN)/Fargo (ND) area, a growing metropolitan area of 235,000 residents with increasing diversity and consistently ranked among the nation’s most livable cities. The Fargo/Moorhead area is home to a vibrant medical community including several not-for-profit hospitals, a Veteran’s Administration hospital, and a broad array of community agencies.

Housed within Concordia College is the Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions where students learn to become professionals, practitioners, and leaders in a wide variety of health professions. Students learn through interprofessional, interdisciplinary and team-based approaches as they prepare for future careers. Faculty members in the department of nursing are experienced practitioners and educators who bring a wealth of expertise to the classroom and clinical sites. With a focus on student success, faculty members strive to offer students a multitude of information and clinical practice experiences. One of the largest academic departments on campus, the program consistently ranks among the top in the nation for its NCLEX-RN pass rates and maintains a strong reputation for preparation of its graduates for nursing practice and advanced education.

The Concordia College Nursing Program offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for basic licensure, and an accelerated/second major program for individuals with an earned Bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing major. The mission of the nursing program is to influence the health of the world by sending into society compassionate, thoughtful, and informed baccalaureate-prepared professionals dedicated to the vocation of nursing. The program is accredited by the Commission on College Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the MN Board of Nursing. 

Concordia College has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates whose research or teaching has given them experience working with diverse populations. 

Qualifications

Accelerated Nursing

Concordia College is seeking two experienced nurse educators whose primary responsibilities will be to teach in the newly revised 12-month accelerated curriculum which begins in January 2023. The successful candidates must have teaching and practice experience in adult health nursing and/or a nursing specialty such as OB, Peds, Psych/Mental Health nursing and a willingness to teach across all nursing specialties.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver the accelerated curriculum in eight (8) week blocks throughout the year. Workload assignments are based on being responsible for 24 credit hours per year scheduled within the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Summer teaching will be assigned with additional compensation.
  • Assist with coordination of student clinical experiences.
  • Provide direct clinical instruction.
  • Have enthusiasm for and the ability to teach classroom-based instruction.
  • Student advisement.
  • Participation in department and campus committees.
  • Establish and sustain a program of research with dissemination of research findings through the literature and/or academic conferences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in nursing.
  • Current unencumbered RN licensure in MN and ND, or eligible to apply for licensure in MN and ND.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong references as an educator.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Philosophy in sympathy with the aims and objectives of a liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DNP, EdD, PhD, or ABD. Applicants with a doctoral degree in a related field must have a master’s degree in nursing.
  • FNP certification.

Traditional Nursing

Concordia College seeks an experienced nurse educator who will teach community health/global health nursing (course and clinicals) in the traditional BSN program. The successful applicant must be willing to be flexible with teaching responsibilities across the curriculum and clinical experiences including adult health, nursing administration, research, and evidence-based-practice, along with other specialty nursing areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver classroom instruction, clinical instruction, and lab supervision in the traditional BSN curriculum. Workload assignments are based on being responsible for 24 credit hours per year scheduled within the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Summer teaching will be assigned with additional compensation.
  • Assist with the coordination of student clinical experiences.
  • Provide direct clinical instruction for community health nursing and other specialty areas.
  • Have enthusiasm for and the ability to teach classroom-based instruction.
  • Student advisement.
  • Participation in department and campus committees.
  • Establish and sustain a program of research with dissemination of research findings through the literature and/or academic conferences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD, EdD, DNP or ABD. Applicants with a substantial amount of coursework completed for their terminal degree will be considered. Applicants with a doctorate in a related field must have a master’s degree in nursing.
  • Current unencumbered RN licensure in MN and ND, or eligible to apply for licensure in MN and ND.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong references as an educator.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Philosophy in sympathy with the aims and objectives of a liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • FNP certification.

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the Faculty positions in the Nursing Program at Concordia College should be directed in confidence to the College’s executive recruitment consultant:

Danan Tsan, Assistant Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates
danan@scotthealy.com 

The full and complete application should contain the following information:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Unofficial Transcripts, Official transcripts will be required at the interview stage.

Applications submitted by January 7, 2022 will receive priority consideration. This search will remain open until the position is filled.

Concordia College will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, veteran’s status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or any other legally protected status.