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Assistant Teaching Professor, Nursing

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Department: Biological Sciences
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Sciences, Biology, Nursing

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

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Job Description Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University is seeking applications for an assistant teaching professor.

Instructional track faculty in Nursing are primarily responsible for the teaching and supervision of nursing students in the classroom, lab, and clinical settings. Teaching responsibilities will include the development and delivery of courses in the areas of Fundamental Nursing Care, Nursing Assessment, Maternal-Child, and Medical/Surgical Acute Care. Other teaching responsibilities may be assigned based on need and as appropriate.

Additional academic duties for all instructional-track faculty include participation in assessment activities, committee assignments, and academic advising.

Michigan Tech attracts faculty and staff who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Instruction of classes, simulation, and clinical components as assigned

Direct and indirect oversight of students in diverse clinical settings, including direct, individualized supervision of patient care, physical assessments, and the administration of medications

Coordination of clinical, lab, simulation and course assignments in collaboration with the faculty team within the academic level assigned

Evaluation of students in class and clinical/lab settings

Regular communications with students regarding progress

Maintenance of student academic records

Uphold expected course outcomes 

Participate in program assessment activities, committee assignments, and academic advising

Uphold high standards in teaching, advising, and service responsibilities

Advise, lead, supervise, motivate, and mentor students

Perform various administrative duties as required or assigned

Maintain and safeguard confidential data under HIPAA and FERPA regulations

Adhere to university policies and procedures and maintain faculty expectations as required by the university, Michigan Board of Nursing, and accreditation

Maintain current clinical competency and knowledge

Completes all campus and clinical site orientation and trainings

Facilitate and/or conduct student orientation at clinical sites

Be familiar and comply with clinical site agency policies and procedures.

Work collegially and professionally with students, faculty, staff, and external constituents

Integrate safety practices into daily activities and apply continuous improvement strategies to everyday work 

Perform other duties as assigned

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Master’s Degree in nursing or related field with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing received from an accredited nursing program; RNs holding a BSN and enrolled in a graduate nursing program will also be considered.

Unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.

Current CPR certification

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Minimum of 3 years clinical nursing experience in relevant areas of nursing

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Doctoral degree in nursing, education, or related field

Previous teaching experience in academic, clinical settings, and online

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively at all levels in a collaborative team environment.

Meet the physical demands of teaching in a clinical environment for extended periods

Proficient computer skills

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints.

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills


Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office, classroom setting, and lab. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.  This is not an E-Verified Position.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

9 months



Pay Rate/Salary


Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

The ideal starting date is Fall 2024. 

Review of applications will begin on November 27, and applications should arrive by that date for maximal consideration. However, late applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 Applications can be submitted at:
Applicants will need to provide a letter of application describing qualifications for and interest in the position, and a resume or curriculum vitae.

We encourage applicants to address the required and desired qualifications in their cover letter along with an explanation of how they will contribute to the Vision and Mission of Michigan Tech.

Applicants will be asked for the names and contact information of three reference providers.

Additional Information

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior. Houghton was recently named one of the 100 best small towns in America and the local community provides excellent resources conducive to quality family life. This area is known for natural beauty, pleasant summers, abundant snowfall, and numerous all-season outdoor activities. The University maintains its own downhill and cross-country ski facilities adjacent to campus and a nearby golf course. Numerous cultural activities and opportunities are available on campus and in the community.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Tech recognizes the importance of supporting faculty members’ partners; candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be invited to bring a guest. Additional details on our Partner Engagement Program can be found at

Michigan Tech is proud to be an ADVANCE Institution that has thrice received National Science Foundation support to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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