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Department: Leach College of Nursing – Joliet, IL main campus

Position Summary

The University of St. Francis, a Catholic, Franciscan institution in Joliet, Illinois, invites applications for a nine-month, full-time faculty, PMHNP program director position in the Leach College of Nursing beginning August 2022. Rank will be dependent upon the qualifications of the candidate. We will consider candidates who hold a doctorate in Nursing or a related field. Interested applicants who are faculty with limited teaching or leadership experience with being considered and they will enter the Faculty Mentoring program which is designed to develop them into seasoned faculty. This is in keeping with the Franciscan approach to developing academics by beginning with where they are and using transformative approaches to academic development.

The program director reports to the Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing, provides oversight to the PMHNP program, and is expected to collaborate on curriculum, assessment, and other academic issues, and teach courses. Our faculty is known for its devotion to education and nursing development through a leading-edge and student-focused educational methodology.

The Leach College of Nursing offers CCNE accredited undergraduate and graduate programs. We serve traditional, aged, and adult students through a variety of learning modalities.

Founded in 1920, The University of St. Francis is an award-winning, high-quality, Catholic, Franciscan university. The university is in a residential neighborhood 35 miles southwest of Chicago with satellite locations in downtown Joliet, IL, and Albuquerque, NM. The surrounding Chicagoland area offers robust park and recreation resources, major league sports, cultural arts, museums, festivals, shopping, restaurants, and two major airports. The University of St. Francis is a welcoming community of learners committed to enhancing diversity and equity.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Uphold and fulfill the mission and philosophy of the Leach College of Nursing.

Participate in and promote a culture of continuous quality improvement.

Provide leadership and promote growth and development of the PMHNP program. Coordinate program activities, supervise and guide faculty, promote student success and growth, implement college and university policies, facilitate program marketing, assume responsibility for data collection and report completion, and serve as a member of the Leach College of Nursing Administrative team. Teach selected courses and participate in scholarly activities.

Provide service to the University, Leach College of Nursing, and the community: Serve on appropriate University/College and Governance Committees; and Participate in University/College activities including faculty, student, and alumni; Cooperate in the recruitment and retention of students; Engage in scholarly endeavors and research for professional and scholarly growth.

Participate in professional programs and attend workshops and/or classes for personal enrichment; Participate in College projects in the area of expertise.

Minimum Requirements

  • DNP or Ph.D. in nursing or related field required
  • Master's degree in nursing
  • Board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Current RN license or eligibility for licensing in Illinois
  • Two years of experience in clinical nursing practice
  • Teaching experience in baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing programs
  • Evidence of self-development through participation in continuing education offerings, advanced study, scholarly pursuit, and/or professional and clinical activities
  • Willingness to uphold and fulfill the mission, vision, values, and traditions of the University of St. Francis
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in nursing leadership.

Hours/Shift/Work Schedule

This is a full-time, nine-month contract position, August – May each year. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package. Variable hours, with online courses. May have day/evening/night/weekend/summer courses.

Physical Requirements of Position

Work is performed in classroom and office settings with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Substantial time is spent working on a computer. This is sedentary work which requires the following physical activities: sitting, walking, bending, stooping, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.

Posting Number: FP0575-16

Open Date: 06/21/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes