Bethel University

  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (Tenure Track)

    Posted Date 7 months ago(7 months ago)
    # of Openings
  • Job Summary

    This is a full-time faculty position with extensive teaching, research, and leadership responsibility in the College of Adult & Professional Studies and Graduate School, specifically the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Courses taught in this area will depend on the candidate's specializations and the needs of the DNP program. With appropriate qualifications, an opportunity also exists for the inclusion of a 50% program director role.


    Primary responsibilities of this position include:

    • teaching in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program, and potentially in additional Bethel nursing programs
    • advising and supervising DNP projects
    • working collaboratively with the DNP program director, the College of Adult & Professional Studies and Graduate School, and the Nursing Department at the College of Arts and Sciences to launch the new DNP program
    • participating in curriculum evaluation and development, and program maintenance and growth leading to greater academic quality and broader awareness of the program

    If qualified for the 50% program director role:

    • oversee and facilitate curriculum, assessment, and accreditation processes
    • assist in hiring, orientation, supervision, and evaluation of faculty
    • collaborate with marketing, recruitment, and admission events
    • manage student conflicts
    • assist with overall program operations, including calendar, enrollment, and budget planning

    General faculty responsibilities:

    • collaborating with the academic team to ensure learner satisfaction and support
    • serving as subject matter specialist for the program
    • providing support and encouragement for program staff
    • serving on faculty committees as required


    • commitment to the evangelical Christian orientation of the University and its liberal arts educational mission 
    • ability to integrate faith and learning, and a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring, and professional service
    • proven ability to communicate vision among diverse constituents
    • maintaining a strong network of professional contacts 
    • the ability to contribute to Bethel's anti-racism efforts and cross-cultural understanding


    • research and record of publications would be an asset
    • an understanding of and familiarity with adult education and accelerated graduate programs for working adults is important, as is the ability to translate experience into quality educational programming
    • previous experience teaching graduate students and adults returning to complete their education would be an asset, as would expertise in the use of educational technology
    • if qualified for the 50% program director role, leadership- or management-level professional experience in a high standards performance-based work environment is preferred


    A doctoral degree in nursing and RN licensure in Minnesota are required.

    Additional Information

    This position will start January 2019.


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