Nursing Faculty Position

Ottawa University

Nursing Faculty Position

  • Institution: Ottawa University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Overland Park, KS
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Nursing Faculty Position

  • Ottawa University | Overland Park, KS
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: May 09, 2024
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Job TitleNursing Faculty Position

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Overland Park, KS

Application Deadline May 01, 2024

Contact Information

Contact Name Human Resources

Department HR Department


Phone US +1 (785) 248-2351

Job Description

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Ottawa University, Overland Park, Kansas Campus


Ottawa University (established in 1865), one of the oldest private liberal arts universities in the United States, is a multi-campus system serving approximately 4000 students through its campuses in Kansas (Ottawa, Kansas- Residential Campus and Overland Park, Kansas- Adult Programs); Arizona (Surprise Residential Campus and OUAZ Adult Programs); Wisconsin (Brookfield Adult Programs); and our OU ONLINE PROGRAM based out of Overland Park, Kansas.  Ottawa University is a regionally accredited, church-related, private university that strives to integrate faith, learning, and life in the academic experiences of students.


Ottawa University Nursing Program invites candidates for a full-time, 12-month Nursing Faculty position. The faculty member is committed to academic excellence in all areas of teaching and learning including theory, laboratory, and clinical instruction. Must demonstrate success through instruction, advising, program development, community participation, and active engagement within the discipline. Responsible for contributing to Ottawa’s educational programming and academic integrity, including interaction and support with enrollment, academic, and finance advising as needed to help adult learners be successful in the face-to-face and/or online programs The position reports to the Director of Nursing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching Load: 10 courses per year (with the potential addition of two directed studies or small courses*). Teach a combination of courses in the discipline (both for students majoring in the discipline and for students meeting Breadth Area (general education) requirements), interdisciplinary and/or team-taught courses, and courses approved as part of the Liberal Arts core program. This combination of courses is to be determined in collaboration among the School Dean, Department Chair, and individual faculty, according to unit and university requirements.
  • Teaching Standards: Maintain a high standard in online teaching through engaging and effective pedagogy, exhibiting awareness and understanding of best practices in post secondary education through application in the online classroom, and remaining current with issues, curriculum, and online course approaches in both the liberal arts and the candidate’s academic discipline.
  • Advising: Attend to student needs and concerns, and work with each student’s advising team members to identify and develop opportunities for each individual learner. Collaborate as needed in scheduling courses, addressing academic concerns, and supporting efforts in retention.
  • Scholarship:  Maintain awareness of contemporary trends and evolving knowledge within one’s academic discipline and in the liberal arts through research, creative work, writing, conference attendance (either virtually or at designated location), public presentations (in-person and virtually), and other involvement in the regional and national community of higher education professionals
  • Service:

Participate with faculty in governance issues related to curriculum and course development and revisions, including review of adjunct syllabi as assigned.

Collaborate as needed in scheduling courses and addressing academic concerns (such as, but not limited to, serving on an academic grievance committee)

Contribute to recruitment and retention efforts for unit growth and sustainability

Participate in the interviewing process, orientation, mentoring, and development of new faculty and adjunct faculty as needed.

Participate in Campus and University-wide governance in responding to and engaging in dialogue related to academic issues across the university.

Participate in Campus and University-wide committee work, including on-going committees, program assessments, task-oriented committees or task forces, and other projects or committees as requested

  • Assessment: Maintain effective curricula through participation in university-wide assessment processes.
  • As key members of our academic community, faculty are expected to abide by all rules and regulations contained in the University Faculty Handbook and the University Employment Policies Handbook.  This information is available and open for reading or examination at any time.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: (education based on essential job duties and requirements consistent with business necessity):
Earned Doctorate preferred. Master’s Degree required

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: (experience based on requirements in role and are consistent with business necessity)

Three years of higher education experience in an adult or non-traditional setting is preferred.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: List required and/or preferred certification, industry-specific requirements, required or preferred use of equipment, and all necessary job skills, abilities, and knowledge competencies) Provide a list of items below:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with fellow university faculty as well as departments who support student life and academic achievement.
  • Proven ability to teach effectively in a post-secondary classroom;
  • Ability to be flexible in adjusting to and responding to both student and local university needs and concerns; and
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Model and encourage collaboration among University departments assuring effective communication and operations.
  • Understand the University’s policies and, procedures, and exercise good judgment accordingly.
  • Assure that University and student information is managed in a confidential and ethical manner in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct and Ethics.
  • Provide leadership through conduct, attitude, and professionalism. Represent the University to students, external groups, faculty, and staff in a way that reflects positively on the University.
  • Be mindful and supportive of the overall Mission of Ottawa University.
  • Exercise Inclusivity in your daily actions accruing alignment within expectations of the University’s Diversity Statement.

Ottawa University ( is a not-for-profit, comprehensive university affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA.  The University’s traditional campuses are located in Ottawa, Kansas, and Surprise, Arizona.  In addition to the traditional campuses, Ottawa University offers innovative, flexible adult education programs for both the bachelor and graduate levels at its campuses located within the United States and through online degree programs throughout the U.S.  Ottawa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Building on its foundation as a Christ-inspired community of grace and open inquiry, Ottawa University prepares professional and liberal arts graduates for lifetimes of personal significance, vocational fulfillment, and service to God and humanity. The University’s Code of Conduct and Ethics interprets this mission as it applies to the everyday decisions, behaviors and actions of those within the community.  All members of the Ottawa University Community are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of the University, and of the broader communities in which it functions.

Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees. In keeping with its Mission Statement, the University is called to actively foster an environment of awareness, appreciation, and intentional inclusivity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.

A completed Application for Employment is required at as a part of the application process.  Candidates must also submit a cover letter, CV/resume, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references to complete the application for employment.  Additional information can be emailed to

Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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