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adjunct/ Associate Professor, Tenure Track (or Instructor, Non-Tenure Track):Otterbein University

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adjunct/Associate Professor, Tenure Track (or Instructor, Non-Tenure Track)

Otterbein University

November 9, 2018
Job location:
Westerville, Ohio


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Higher Education Institution
Academic/Faculty, Nursing
Required suitable education


Appropriate qualifications: Master’s degree in Nursing required; doctorate in Nursing (PhD or DNP) or related field required for the rank of adjunct or Associate Professor; candidates without terminal degrees will hold the rank of Instructor, Non-Tenure Track. Also required is an unencumbered registered nurse license to practice nursing in Ohio. Candidates should also possess skills in the areas of nursing appropriate to the assigned courses; demonstrated capability in teaching, and computer literacy. Clinical practice in psychiatric-mental health nursing required. Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner preferred. In addition, teaching practice in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs, practice in curriculum development and evaluation, and practice in online and/or blended education preferred.
STARTING DATE: August 2019
Job responsibilities: Active participation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing programs including team teaching and Departmental committee work. Teaching responsibilities include classroom and clinical instruction in the DNP, MSN, and BSN programs in conformity with the faculty member’s educational preparation and clinical practice; capability to teach evening and weekend classes, as well as daytime classes. Faculty members are expected to be involved in professional and community activities for the purposes of scholarship, self-development and service.
DEPARTMENT: The Department of Nursing, with 16 full-time faculty and 3 teaching staff members, is committed to quality nursing education which fosters critical thinking within the context of a caring framework. Our mission encourages the personal and professional development of faculty, staff and students. An appreciation for diverse perspectives and humane values is central to this mission. Building on a liberal arts education and a strong science foundation, the goal of the Nursing Program is to prepare lifelong learners who are committed to the profession, the community and to meet the changing healthcare needs of society. Otterbein University offers a 4-year BSN program; an ADN to MSN program with Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner foci; Nurse Anesthes Visiting Instructor/adjunct Professor of Nursing 7/11/2017 DNP Program; Family Nurse Practitioner, BSN to DNP Program with MSN included; Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, BSN to DNP Program with MSN included; DNP Post-Master’s Program, Advanced Practice focus; DNP Post-Master’s Program, Nurse Executive focus; Post Master’s Certificate Programs with Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Nurse Educator foci. All programs are nationally accredited through 2026 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY Otterbein University is a private university nationally-recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. Otterbein’s commitment to opportunity started with its founding in 1847 as one of the nation’s first universities to welcome women and persons of color to its community of teachers and learners. Otterbein remains committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its spirit of inclusion, and to extending its legacy of recruiting a heterogeneous faculty, student body, and staff; to fostering a climate that doesn’t just accommodate differences, but engages with them; and to providing rich opportunities for learning from those differences. Otterbein is a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Community Service Classification; a finalist for the 2014 President’s Award for Economic Opportunity Community Service; and has been honored With Distinction by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006. Information technology stands in its category’s top 10 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Colleges.” Otterbein’s student population includes 2,500 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. The University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors; seven master’s programs; and a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). In addition, Otterbein is home to The Point — a science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) innovation center — which is a one-of-a-kind resource that combines academics with the business and manufacturing needs of our community.
WHERE: Otterbein University is located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus that has been ranked the fifth friendliest town in America by Forbes and in 2012 and 15th on Money Magazine’s 2009 list of Best Places to Live. Westerville has a population of approximately 36,000 people and combines the beauty and convenience of a medium-sized community with the cultural, educational, and economic benefits of Columbus, the state capital; a thriving and diverse metropolitan area of 1.4 million people. Central Ohio is the fastest growing area in the state with stcapability provided by a diversified economy. To lgain more about Otterbein, visit
APPLICATION: Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three (3) current letters of recommendation and a diversity statement in which, in no more than one single-spaced page, you address the following two questions: How do you incorporate diversity into your classrooms? How do notions or values of diversity, equity and inclusion influence you as a teacher or scholar? Send application materials to Dr. Barbara Schaffner, Dean, School of Professional Studies, Otterbein University, One South Grove Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081 or submit via e-mail to: E-mail submission preferred. Note that we are leaving the faculty position open until filled, but candidates who apply before November 23, 2018 will have the best opportunity for consideration. Semi-finalists for the position will be Visiting Instructor/adjunct Professor of Nursing 7/11/2017 asked to submit official transcripts for their highest degree earned. To lgain more about the School of Professional Studies, please visit us at Studies.
Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination. To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, discapability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and activities. However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission. Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to:
Scott Fitzgerald Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Title IX Coordinator

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About Otterbein University
Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio. Otterbein University was established in 1847 and named for Philip William Otterbein, a founder of the United Brethren Church. Shaped by its historic relationship with the Church, a set of deeply rooted values still guide this model community of leaders and learners. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational practice that is progressive, innovative and inclusive. Today Otterbein University enrolls 2,480 undergraduate students in more than 70 majors and 456 graduate students working toward one of six master's degrees or a doctor of nursing practice degree. Students come from towns all over Ohio and represent 42 states and 11 countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein's forward-thinking vision and actions-from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities.

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