Stormont-Vail Healthcare Assistant Professor in Topeka, Kansas


Provides classroom, clinical instruction and academic advising independently. Serves as a mentor for faculty colleagues new to the faculty role. Participates and may take a leadership role in curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation. Takes a leadership role in SON committees and other activities, and participates on University committees. Takes an active role in professional and community service activities at local and state levels. Demonstrates growth in professional development and scholarship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:



  • Participates in course development, teaching and evaluation.

  • Evaluates clinical sites for suitability.

  • Recognized as effective teacher by students and school of nursing colleagues.

  • Uses established and innovative methods to enhance instructional process.

  • Assumes individual or team responsibility for course offerings.

  • Integrates research, EBP, and standards of practice in theory and clinical teaching.

  • Participates in curriculum review, evaluation, and planning to ensure accreditation standards are met.


  • Demonstrates skill as expert clinician.

  • Recognized by colleagues for clinical expertise.

  • Evaluates effectiveness of standards in development of clinical protocols.

  • Appreciates Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring in every aspect of care delivery at SVH.


  • Accepts opportunities to participate in appropriate type and scale of nursing research in nursing practice and/or education.

  • Collaborates with professional colleagues to promote evidence based practice.


  • Synthesizes and integrates research findings in teaching and clinical practice.

  • Promotes and models collegiality and interdisciplinary approaches in education and practice.

  • Prepares articles, presentations, seminars and workshops regarding clinical practice and/or education in local, state and/or regional forums.


  • Serves as an effective liaison for SON with established and new clinical facilities and other community agencies.

  • Abides by faculty responsibilities for university citizenship as outlined in university and SON policy.

  • Assumes leadership role on SON committees and serves on university committees.

  • Provides opportunities for professional role development of self and colleagues.

  • Participates and/or serves as a leader in local community service activities.

  • Holds committee membership or office in local, state or regional professional organizations.

  • Serves as a speaker or resource on topics relating to areas of recognized expertise in the local and regional community.

Professional Development:

  • Participates in professional continuing education or credit courses that expand theoretical and/or clinical knowledge base.

Maintains certification in area of specialty practice or CNE, as applicable


  • Masters degree in nursing; post masters coursework applicable to a (clinical or research) doctorate or progress towards preferred.

  • Equivalent of three years full time college teaching.

  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness.

  • Minimum of two years clinical experience.

  • Demonstrated growth in scholarly activity.

  • Participates or provides leadership in academic and professional and/or community organizations.

    Certificates and Licenses:

  • Certification in specialty area or as a nurse educator (preferred), as applicable.

  • Current Kansas nursing license or eligible for Kansas licensure.