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Assistant or Associate Professor - Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

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Work type: Full-time
Location: TCU Main Campus
Categories: Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Application Deadline
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Position Details
The Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University seeks candidates for a 9-month tenure track position in nursing. Minimum requirements include a PhD in nursing or related field. Educational preparation and clinical expertise in adult medical-surgical nursing, critical care, and/or simulation preferred. Applicants with recently completed or soon-to-be-completed doctorates are welcomed. Preference given to candidates with experience in baccalaureate and higher nursing education and with established research programs and a record of scholarly work. Experience in using simulation and interdisciplinary learning a plus. Candidates must hold or obtain a current, valid, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience.

Department Details
TCU Nursing has an innovative curriculum designed to prepare students for work in a wide variety of agencies, clinics, and other community facilities in addition to hospitals and extended-care facilities. The emphasis in classrooms and patient care settings is on the development of critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and decision-making. Students are expected to assume considerable responsibility for your own learning, and are expected to become increasingly independent in the exercise of clinical judgment and in application of nursing process to a variety of problems and situations.

Our faculty includes accomplished educators, researchers, and practitioners interested in promoting the field of nursing education and practice. Our simulation and practice labs are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to prepare students for patient care before entering the hospital setting.

Builds on and reinforces a broad foundation of liberal studies
Includes a professional nursing residency during the last semester
Provides a solid grounding in practice through partnerships with regional health care systems

Nursing courses constitute approximately one half of the four-year program. The sequence of nursing courses provides learning experiences in all major practice areas and in a variety of institutions and agencies in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

School/College Description
The Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences consists of programs that prepare future health care and human services professionals. The academic units within Harris College – Communication Sciences & Disorders, Kinesiology, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing and Social Work – are home to more than 1,600 students who are supported by committed and talented faculty and staff. Harris College supports the mission, vision, and values of TCU; we prepare global citizens to think and practice as ethical leaders in health care and educational settings.
Harris College offers 17 degree pathways in our health-related disciplines. Students benefit from learning experiences in campus laboratories and hospitals, clinics, schools, fitness facilities, and community service agencies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. On campus, the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic provides services for more than 300 families each year and serves as a professional practice site for students majoring in speech pathology and habilitation of the deaf. TCU Nursing and the School of Nurse Anesthesia provide innovative learning experiences in their state-of-the-art simulation centers.
The faculty and students in Harris College actively engage in research for the purpose of improving health and well-being. Undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to form mentoring relationships with internationally recognized faculty as they conduct studies in such areas as pharmacogenetics, carbohydrate metabolism, exercise physiology, health disparities, heart disease, aging, Parkinson’s disease, caregiving, language development in children with hearing loss, and forgiveness among others. Our graduates are competent, compassionate and in demand in the workforce.

University & Fort Worth Description
ABOUT TCU

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.

ABOUT FORT WORTH

Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
Please provide a letter of interest, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, diversity statement, discussion of existing or proposed program of research, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

AA/EEO Statement
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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