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School of Nursing - Assistant Professor of Practice or Assistant Professor

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
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COLLEGE OF HEALTH and Human Sciences




RANK: Assistant Professor of Practice or Assistant Professor

TEACHING, RESEARCH AND SERVICE RATIO: (Will be adjusted if candidate qualifies for tenure track)

Teaching: 75%

Scholarship: 10%

Service: 15%


Responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to the following:

· Read and abide by all rules and regulations for faculty of North Dakota State University as outlined in the faculty handbook.

· Maintain a current active license as a professional nurse in good standing with the North Dakota Board of Nursing and other boards of nursing as appropriate.

§ Coordinate and teach courses as assigned by the Associate Dean/Chair of the School of Nursing (SON). Using the SON workload formula as a guide, teaching responsibilities will be incorporated into the position based on School needs and the candidate's expertise.

§ Develop clinical learning activities and rotations for nursing students in contracted inpatient and community settings.

§ Serve as the chair or committee member on DNP students' clinical dissertation committees.

§ Serve on at least one School of Nursing, College, and University committee.

§ Provide appropriate advisement to prospective and professional nursing students and participate in the College and University advisement process.

§ Participate in curriculum development and ongoing program improvement through assessment activities and quality improvement strategies.

§ Seek grant funding to support research/scholarly activities.

§ Disseminate results of scholarly activities through publication in refereed journals and presentations at professional meetings.

§ Participate in any special projects or activities as assigned by the Associate Dean of the School of Nursing or the Dean of the College of Health Professions.

§ Maintain high standards of professional and ethical behavior; and respect and abide by the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the College and established by the faculty where honesty, integrity, and collegiality guide all interactions with students, faculty, staff, administration, and the public.

§ Develop and maintain good working relationships with staff, faculty, employees, patients and students affiliated with the clinical agencies, other nursing programs, and the University.

§ Demonstrate in communication and in conduct respect for others in a kind, courteous and professional manner.

§ Promote and maintain a professional image.

§ Participate in professional associations at local, region and national levels.

§ Support the School of Nursing and the College through participation in faculty meetings.


§ Maintain one day a week of clinical practice in health care facilities in Fargo, ND, Moorhead, MN, and possible rural sites arranged through special contacts and arrangements.


· Screening will begin 5/16/24 and remain open until filled


· Complete application must include 1) a cover letter describing previous relevant experience and accomplishments, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy.

· Copy of current RN licensure

Minimum Qualification :

· Master of Science in Nursing with intent to enroll in and complete a DNP or PhD degree

· Active unencumbered RN licensure

Effective oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications :

· Terminal degree e.g. DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice), PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or EdD (Doctor of Education)

· Graduate-level teaching experience

· Quality improvement, informatics, and/or population health expertise

· FNP primary care experience


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .

Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region. (see ).


NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities.

North Dakota State University is an employer of choice with a commitment to offer a well-rounded benefits package for employees and their families.

NDSU is listed at 95 among 404 public universities based on the university’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences; business management and business; communications; materials science; natural resources and conservation science; social sciences; sociology, demography, and population studies; and visual and performing arts.

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