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Assistant Professor of Nursing

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

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Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • 499702
  • Faculty
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Jul 8 2024 at 09:00 CDT
  • Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Application Deadline:

Search will remain open until position(s) filled

Position Details:

This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.

Texas Christian University’s Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences (HCNHS) invites applications for a 9-month position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Nursing. An earned PhD in Nursing or other health-related field is required. Candidates with established and/or ongoing external funding are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference given to individuals with an established program of research in the areas of wellness and chronic disease, health disparities, or population health. We are especially interested in candidates with experience teaching undergraduate and graduate nursing in the areas of behavioral health, adult medical-surgical, clinical reasoning, and professional issues. Broad clinical expertise in adult medical-surgical, and/or simulation preferred. Candidates must hold or be eligible to obtain a current, valid, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Department Details:

TCU Nursing is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, clinical proficiency, and compassionate patient care. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, TCU Nursing offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs designed to prepare students for diverse roles in healthcare.

Our programs builds on and reinforces a broad foundation of liberal studies. At the undergraduate level, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program blends rigorous classroom instruction with hands-on clinical experiences. Students receive a solid foundation in nursing theory, evidence-based practice, and patient-centered care. Our graduate and doctoral programs are fully online and prepare registered nurses for leadership and/or advanced practice in a variety of settings.

TCU's nursing faculty are distinguished by their expertise, dedication to teaching, and active involvement in research that advances the field of nursing. Our faculty include accomplished educators, researchers, and practitioners that have an intentional desire to advance health and the field of nursing education and practice.

Our simulation and practice labs are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to prepare students across levels for patient care before entering the hospital setting. Students assume considerable responsibility for their own own learning, and are expected to become increasingly independent and competent in the exercise of clinical judgment, clinical reasoning, and the application of nursing process to a variety of problems and situations.

As a result of strong partnerships with regional health care systems, our clinical placements allow students to apply their knowledge under the guidance of experienced faculty and healthcare professionals. We emphasize the importance of interprofessional collaboration and global engagement, preparing students to work effectively within healthcare teams and make meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of individuals and communities across a variety of settings.

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 1,750 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 18 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 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.

Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five 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 and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.

At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.

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 and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. 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:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position(s) is filled.

Applications should be submitted online through the TCU Human Resources website at jobs.tcu.edu. You may search for this position by entering the 6-digit requisition number located above or by entering the title in the search field. Complete the application, which consists of personal contact information, three professional references and their contact information, and a voluntary survey. Then, upload a (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vita, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, and (4) planned program of research including external funding experience/plan,

Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later time in the process from your three references. Your references will receive an email from TCU asking them to upload their LOR on your behalf.

TCU only accepts online applications and documents.

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.

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at https://police.tcu.edu/annual-security-report, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at police@tcu.edu.

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