Overview: Lourdes University, rooted in Catholic and Franciscan traditions, provides a values-centered education that enriches lives and advances academic excellence through the integration of the liberal arts and professional studies. In support of this mission, Lourdes University nurtures a diverse community that supports students in fulfilling their potential, commits to the engagement of faith and reason, inspired by our Catholic and Franciscan intellectual traditions, and provides a holistic, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts.

The University invites applicants for the position of Faculty, College of Nursing – Asst./Assoc. Professor. This is a full-time position to begin August 2021.


1. The general responsibilities of a teaching faculty member are described in the Lourdes University Faculty handbook which is updated prior to each academic year.
2. The specific responsibilities of a College of Nursing faculty member includes:

A.  Nursing Faculty Organization

    1. Participates in departmental committees, faculty meetings, and workshops/in-services; takes minutes as requested.
    2. Contributes to the development, evaluation, and revision of curricular materials utilizing the conceptual framework, the curriculum plan, and each faculty member’s specialization in nursing.
    3. Participates in identifying and making recommendations for ordering library and other media materials pertinent to the curriculum.
    4. Contributes to the development and revision of student policies in relation to admission, evaluation, progression, and graduation.
    5. Assists in the development of the College of Nursing strategic plan.
    6. Acts in accord with professional ethical standards.
    7. Serves on Ad Hoc Committees of the faculty as these become necessary.
    8. Accepts leadership responsibilities within the University.
    9. Participates as a member of two standing department committees in addition to GNA.
    10. Serves as Semester Coordinator when requested.
    11. Maintains Lourdes e-mail correspondence during periods of time when not in office.

B. Teaching

    1. Selects, plans, organizes, and implements learning experiences in assigned courses which will assist students to meet course and program objectives.
    2. Integrates content from related course work into nursing content.
    3. Collaborate with the Director of Clinical Education regarding clinical agency selection, scheduling, negotiation and evaluation.
    4. Collaborates with personnel in clinical agencies used for clinical experiences as provided in contractual agreements with these agencies.
    5. Consistently model professional behavior.
    6. Evaluates students based on course objectives, identifies strengths and areas needing improvement, and facilitates development of strategies for improvement including remediation (standardized testing, Academic Alerts, Student referrals for counseling/assistance regarding academic and non-academic matters).
    1. Participates in channels of communication designed to provide student opportunity to contribute to program development, implementations, evaluation, and revision.
    2. Maintains records of course materials as directed (entering grades, maintains records as required for accreditation electronically or in other formats as directed, post syllabus at beginning of semester and updated addendums at the end of the semester— reporting incompletes to APG Committee, complete course report.
    3. Provides leadership and organizational accountability as assigned.
    4. Prepares and submits University required documents.
    5. Communicates textbooks and supplies needs to appropriate department.
    6. Prepare course proposals for the College of Nursing Curriculum Committee if changes are planned.
    7. Following OBN guidelines arrange for clinical preceptors, completion of appropriate preceptor and student paperwork, and assure that copies of course learning objectives are provided to course preceptors.
    8. Assure timely communication with clinical agencies regarding student scheduling, course changes and thank you notes.
    9. Maintain timely communication with the Director of Clinical Education and Director of the Nursing Lab regarding significant events and critical incidents related to students, faculty and, clinical agencies.
    10. Provide for secure storage of student exams and other student materials.
    11. Provide artifacts of student work each semester as directed. Work should be cleaned of all student identifying data, or an appropriate release should be signed and on file. These papers are used for accreditation purposes.
    12. Maintain a record of all course grades, complete course reports at semester end, and other activities as requested (see End of Semester Task list).
    13. In collaboration with all semester faculty, assure integration of didactic course content with clinical site and lab experiences within a given semester.
    14. Assist in planning and implementing staff development programs for health care staff at designated clinical sites as needed.

C. Service to University

    1. Participates in recruitment, registration and advising activities of the College of Nursing and University.
    2. Full Time Faculty member participates in a minimum of one university committee.
    3. Participates in professional and community activities.

Participation in the following University events is expected of all faculty members:

      • Convocation
      • Opening and closing Community days
      • All-campus meetings
      • Campus Awards Ceremony
      • Commencement Exercises, Baccalaureate Mass recommended
      • All-faculty meetings
      • Committee meetings
      • College meetings
      • Department meetings

D. Professional Development

    1. Maintains competence in nursing area of specialization.
    2. Participates in opportunities to improve and update knowledge of teaching content and teaching skills.
    3. Maintains current knowledge of activities and issues related to nursing education and the profession.
    4. Participates in scholarly, grant and/or research activities within the University and/or community.


  1. Completion of an approved professional nursing education program in a jurisdiction as defined by the Ohio Administrative Code for faculty teaching in a BSN program.
  2. Current and valid Registered Nurse license in the state of Ohio.
  3. A Master’s degree. If the faculty member does not have a BSN, the master’s or other academic degree, including, but not limited to a PhD, shall be in nursing. If the faculty member has a BSN, the master’s may be, but not required to be, in nursing. Doctorate degree preferred for undergraduate teaching and required for graduate faculty status.
  4. One year teaching experience in a baccalaureate program of nursing preferred.
  5. Two years clinical experience as a Registered Nurse is required.
  6. Certification desirable.
  7. Maintains current College of Nursing Health and Professional Requirements.

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