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Faculty Position Description

(Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor)


Faculty, at their varying ranks, accommodate the mission of the college in accordance with academic and regulatory standards through an assigned function in either the academic or research track. Faculty form a community of scholars, dedicated to advancing the profession by preparing outstanding clinical practitioners, educators, administrators, and researchers who generate and/or apply knowledge to support evidence-based practice. Each faculty member is responsible for fulfilling and sustaining the duties and functions specified by established appointment and promotion criteria, including teaching and scholarly activities, and service to the school and community.


  • Fulfills assigned teaching responsibilities.
  • Incorporates sound andragogy in to teaching activities.
  • Uses technology to enhance and optimize student learning outcomes.
  • Utilizes best evidence for developing teaching/learning activities.
  • Designs experiences/activities that complement field-based expectations for safe, effective practitioners.
  • Models professional and ethical behaviors.
  • Incorporates a world-view and liberal arts into the art and science of nursing.
  • Develops and maintains an individual professional development plan.
  • Maintains a personal program of teaching and scholarly work.


  • Fulfills academic responsibilities as noted above.
  • Maintains a program of research, with a strong preference placed on directives from the strategic plan.
  • Advances knowledge, skills, and abilities in the use of research methods.
  • Maintains independent funding to secure assigned research time.
  • Intersects effectively with the grants management offices, internal review board(s), and regulatory and funding agencies to efficiently and ethically fulfill all obligations.
  • Accounts for the translation, dissemination, and evaluation of research findings.
  • Mentors undergraduate and graduate students in a manner that fosters interprofessional development.


  • Actively participates in the Faculty Organization and faculty committees.
  • Completes performance and peer review as described in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Fosters peer recognition for excellence in teaching, research, and service.
  • Engages in activities external to the College in support of the profession of nursing and the community.

Student Engagement:

  • Advises students through feedback, coaching, remediation, and engagement.
  • Participates in College faculty-student activities to build community and ensure professional acculturation.
  • Adheres to professional standards of conduct and corrective action policies noted in the Student Handbook.

Position Requirements:

  • Communicates effectively through written, verbal, and technologic methods.
  • Graduate and/or doctoral degree commensurate with appointment and promotion guidelines.
  • Demonstrated experience and competencies in teaching, research, and practice commensurate with appointment and promotion guidelines.
  • Adheres to competency, health, certification, licensure, and other requirements.
  • Licensure and certification commensurate with assigned position.

For information about joining Goldfarb School of Nursing's faculty, visit the Prospective Faculty page.

*Faculty are hired for placement on the academic or research track. The expectation is that all ranked faculty will have teaching responsibilities. Research track faculty will have a reduced teaching workload based on the amount of their secured external funding.

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