Assistant Professor of Nursing

Subspecialty: Education

Posted: 1/4/2021

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Location: Minneapolis, MN

Description: Assistant Professor of Nursing
The Augsburg University Nursing Department invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position beginning August 15, 2021. The nursing department offers multiple programs: BSN completion, M.A. in Transcultural Nursing and/or Transcultural/Leadership and two tracks in the Doctoral program Transcultural or Family Nurse Practitioner that focus on transcultural nursing and holistic health practices.

Augsburg University nursing programs prepare nurses to advance their career through BSN completion and as well as graduate work in advanced transcultural nursing leadership aimed at addressing health care inequities while integrating holistic practices. Candidates with demonstrated commitments to equity and inclusion and effectiveness in serving students from diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply.

A successful candidate will have opportunities to teach nursing courses across Augsburg's various nursing programs. Courses are offered in a variety of formats: face-to-face, blended, and online. Priority will be given to a candidate demonstrating interest and strength in teaching with an emphasis on transcultural nursing, leadership, holistic health, equity and inclusivity, and social justice issues in the discipline.

Primary responsibilities include teaching, scholarship, service, and academic mentoring. Teaching requirements include facilitation of graduate and undergraduate nursing courses with adult students in a hybrid format that may include travel between the Twin Cities and Rochester, MN. Student advising is expected along with committee assignments within the Department and participation in the larger University community. Maintaining an innovative program of scholarship that compliments teaching is essential to fulfilling tenure requirements.

Position type: Full-time

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:
● Doctoral degree in nursing or a Masters Degree in Nursing and a doctorate in a related discipline, such as Education or Anthropology, prior to the start of the position.
● Licensed and unencumbered registered nurse in the State of Minnesota or eligible for RN licensure in Minnesota.
● Academic preparation and teaching experience in nursing education.

Preferred Qualifications:
● PhD in nursing
● Demonstrated passion for holistic health, transcultural nursing, or community health
● Teaching experience in online, hybrid, and/or in-person formats.
● Commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
● Minimum of five years of experience in the nursing profession.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter and CV at In the cover letter, candidates should address their ability to educate and mentor diverse students and/or contribute to a diverse community. As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Application review will begin on Jan 30: the position will remain open until filled.