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Assistant Professor in Nursing

Posted: February 28, 2022

Title:                                         Assistant Professor
Department:                          Nursing; Senior Academic Level
Supervisor:                            Nursing Department Chair
Category:                               Faculty, Tenure Track
Status/Type:                         Full-time (9 month) / Exempt

Position Summary:

An Assistant Professor in Nursing is primarily responsible for the teaching and supervision of senior-level nursing students in the classroom and clinical settings. Senior academic-level clinical settings include Acute Care, Public Health, and Long Term Care areas with a focus on Management, Leadership, and Community-Based Nursing skills. Teaching responsibilities include the development and delivery of courses as assigned, participation in assessment activities, committee assignments, and academic advising.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree in nursing or related field with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing received from an accredited nursing program; RNs holding a BSN and enrolled in a graduate nursing program will also be considered.
  2. Minimum of 3 years clinical nursing experience in Medical/Surgical area
  3. Unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan
  4. Current CPR certification

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Doctoral degree in nursing, education, or related field
  2. Previous teaching experience in academic, clinical settings and online
  3. Ability to work with diverse faculty, students, staff, and administrators

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Instruction of classes and clinical components as assigned
  2. Direct and indirect supervision of students in diverse clinical settings
  3. Coordination of clinical, lab, and course assignments in collaboration with the faculty team within the academic level assigned
  4. Evaluation of students in class and clinical/lab settings
  5. Regular communications with students regarding progress
  6. Maintenance of student academic records
  7. Uphold expected course outcomes
  8. Participate in program assessment activities
  9. Uphold teaching, advising, and service responsibilities as outlined in the Faculty Handbook
  10. Lead, supervise, motivate, and mentor students and provide uncommon attention to their educational development
  11. Perform various administrative duties as required or assigned
  12. Maintain and safeguard confidential data under HIPAA and FERPA regulations
  13. Adhere to university policies and procedures
  14. Work collegially and professionally with students, faculty, staff, and external constituents
  15. Support the institutional identity and mission of Finlandia University as “a learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service”
  16. Perform other duties as required, as assigned by supervisor, or in accordance with the Faculty Handbook

Application Procedure:

Mail or e-mail a letter of application describing qualifications for and interest in the position, along with resume or curriculum vitae, copies of transcript(s), and names of three professional references, to:


For additional information regarding this position, please contact Lori Sullivan, Chair, Nursing, at (906) 487-7333 or lori.sullivan@finlandia.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Position will begin in August 2022.


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