Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing

Apply for the position, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, with Fort Hays State University today or contact Human Resource Office for more information. Posted Jan 22, 2024.

Fort Hays State University (FHSU) Department of Nursing, as part of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS), is seeking a full-time, nine-month nursing faculty for undergraduate studies to commence in August 2024.  The Department of Nursing serves undergraduate students in a traditional on-campus BSN program and a virtual RN to BSN program. The position serves in the role of Assistant Professor and will teach a full-time load in the department. The position is tenure-track and require service and scholarship in the nursing field. This is an on-campus positions and is responsible for in classroom lecturing, attending undergraduate clinicals, and teaching online courses.

FHSU and the Department of Nursing is committed to building an environment that is inclusive and representative of our students and state, so we encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:  The candidate must hold a MSN degree. The candidate must have an RN license (Kansas or eligible).

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Prior Teaching experience in nursing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer and technology skills

Rank: Assistant Professor

Appointment Date:  August 2024

Application Deadline:  Priority Deadline January 18, 2024.

Salary: Faculty salaries are set at 90% of current College and University Professional Association (CUPA) averages by rank and discipline. 

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Application Process:  To apply for this position, please visit  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents:  In addition to a curriculum vitae or resume, each applicant should provide a cover letter specifying how his/her credentials match the job description, a statement of teaching philosophy, goals for scholarship, expectations for student engagement, and three references with address, phone number, and e-mail addresses.

Applicant documents should be submitted in one complete PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name:  Amy Meder     
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  785-628-4498

About the Department:  Fort Hays State University Department of Nursing serves undergraduate students in a traditional on-campus BSN program and a virtual RN to BSN program. The department offers a Master’s of Nursing Education degree and a Master’s of Nursing Administration degree. In summer of 2016, the department launched a Doctorate of Nursing Practice program with an emphasis as a Family Nurse Practitioner for BSN to DNP students. At that time, they also launched a Post Master’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice program for APRNs.

About the College:  The College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is home to challenging and exciting degree programs in the fields of allied health, communication sciences and disorders, health and human performancenursing, psychology and social work.  With 80 full-time faculty serving nearly 2900 undergraduate and graduate students, the departments offer programs that prepare students for careers in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Outstanding facilities, comprehensive and demanding curricula, and a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching provide a framework for graduates to excel in their chosen field. In addition to discipline specific coursework, students have numerous opportunities to gain experience and knowledge through research projects, field trips, service-learning activities, teaching apprenticeships, internships, and student exchange.  Students develop skills and competencies that prepare them to be practitioners, scientists, health care providers, educators, managers, and policy makers destined for key roles in the health and behavioral sciences.

Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination: Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you. 
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