Part-time Clinical Instructor in Nursing (Non-Tenure Eligible), School of Health Sciences & Education

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The School of Health Sciences and Education invites applications for a part time position in Nursing to start August 10, 2020. 

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in nursing and related topics, content and clinical areas, such as medical/surgical (adult health), mental health, maternity, public health and/or other areas as needed.  The part time position includes instruction in both classroom and clinical areas. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in nursing, and two or more years of recent experience as a registered nurse;
  • Currently licensed in the U.S. as a registered nurse after passing NCLEX-RN®;
  • Eligibility for unrestricted Missouri registered nurse license;
  • Evidence and/or demonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness in nursing;
  • Strong oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills; and
  • Commitment to the liberal arts and sciences as a teacher-scholar, with undergraduate student development and accomplishment as the highest priority.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A completed terminal degree in nursing or closely related area;
  • Nursing specialization in adult health, maternity, mental health, or public health nursing;
  • In the absence of specialization in adult health, maternity, mental health, or public health, other specialties will be considered depending upon the needs within the department;
  • Ability to teach other related courses within the department;
  • Additional relevant experiences and preparation, including education, consulting, or practice;
  • Evidence and/or demonstrated potential for developing critical thinking and problem solving skills in undergraduates;
  • Evidence and/or demonstrated potential for encouraging and mentoring students in transformative learning experiences.

Rank and Salary: This is a .60 FTE position and not benefit eligible.

The Program:  The Department of Nursing currently has 8 full-time faculty, 1 part-time faculty, 2 staff members, and approximately 210 students in the major.  The department offers two routes to obtain a BSN degree, a traditional four year BSN program and an accelerated BSN for students with a previous baccalaureate degree.  For more information about the program and Truman State University, please visit

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 6,000 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree.  Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research, and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report. Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top ten of its master’s university rankings in each of the past seven years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgements, visit

The Community: Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, it is home to A. T. Still University, the world’s first osteopathic medical school, as well as a dental school and community college.  The Kirksville School District is among the best in the state, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the Scottish Highland Games and the Red, White, and Blue Festival, among many more. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park, with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake.  Due to its location, Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville regional airport to St. Louis allow for quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at

Application:  Electronic submission of applications is preferred and the process can be completed at Application materials may also be submitted by mail to Dr. Brenda Wheeler, Chair, Truman State University, Department of Nursing, HS 3210, 100 East Normal Avenue, Kirksville, MO  63501.

Completed applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications, view on collegiality and its importance in a learning community, and any other applicant characteristics that merit emphasis;
  • Statement of teaching philosophy that presents the candidate’s commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and to student development;
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • Copy of active registered nurse license;
  • Evidence of, potential for, or demonstrated success in teaching excellence;
  • Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable);
  • Three recent letters of recommendation (or references) with contact information.

Letters of recommendation may be emailed to with a subject heading of “Nursing Search 2020” or mailed to Truman State University, Department of Nursing-Attention B. Wheeler, HS 3210, 100 E. Normal Ave, Kirksville, MO  63501.

Review of applications will begin April 27 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.  Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Brenda Wheeler, Chair, Department of Nursing,

Truman State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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