Assistant Professor of Nursing-Medical/Surgical 150190-E

Western Illinois University in Illinois

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 13, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.


Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: August 21, 2014


RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching in the pre-licensure BSN undergraduate program and the RN-BSN completion program. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in course development as well as classroom, laboratory, and clinical supervision of students as well as course faculty meetings and School of Nursing Faculty Senate meetings.


RANK & SALARY: Tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a PhD or Associate Faculty position at the rank of Instructor with the Master's degree. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in nursing and one year of teaching experience in the clinical area. The successful applicant must be eligible for licensure in the state of Illinois.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference given to candidates with a PhD (or imminent) in Nursing or a related field; or candidates with a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult Nurse Practitioner. Three years of teaching experience in the clinical area is preferred.


Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The School of Nursing at Western Illinois University currently offers a BSN degree for pre-licensure students as well as RN-BSN.  The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Macomb area is rich in young adult, rural health, community/public health, and gerontological research opportunities.


THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.


Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume including a teaching philosophy

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be requested of the selected candidate


**Note** Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size in order to be uploaded.


Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Sandra Nash at


For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at

How To Apply

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