The Augsburg University Nursing Department invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position beginning August 15, 2021. The department offers multiple programs: BSN completion, M.A. in Transcultural Nursing and/or transcultural/Leadership, and two tracks in the Doctoral program--Transcultural or Family Nurse Practitioner -- that focus on transcultural nursing and holistic health practices. The nursing department is known for distinctive course offerings which include immersion learning that foster understandings into socio-cultural dimensions of health and healing in communities locally and abroad.
Augsburg University nursing programs are designed to prepare nurses for career advancement through BSN completion as well as graduate work in advanced transcultural nursing leadership aimed at addressing health care inequities and integrating holistic practices. Candidates with demonstrated commitments to equity and inclusion and effectiveness in serving students from diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply.
A successful candidate will have opportunities to teach nursing courses across Augsburg's various nursing programs. Courses are offered in a variety of formats: face-to-face, blended, and online. Priority will be given to a candidate demonstrating interest and strength in teaching with an emphasis on transcultural nursing, leadership, holistic health, equity and inclusivity, and social justice issues in the discipline.
Primary responsibilities include teaching, scholarship, service, and academic mentoring. Teaching requirements include facilitation of graduate and undergraduate nursing courses with adult students in a hybrid format that may include travel between the Twin Cities and Rochester, MN. Student advising is expected along with committee assignments within the Department and participation in the larger University community. Maintaining an innovative program of scholarship that compliments teaching is essential to fulfilling tenure requirements.
Augsburg University is dedicated to achieving an educational experience free from the barriers of poverty, racism, and discrimination so that students can fully realize their unique gifts. Recognizing that higher education's democratic promise is compromised by systemic and systematic barriers to college access and completion, Augsburg is called to stand for equity in everything we do to fulfill our academic mission, serve our students and engage our fellow citizens.
Doctoral degree in nursing or a Masters Degree in Nursing and a doctorate in a related discipline, such as Education or Anthropology, prior to the start of the position.
Licensed and unencumbered registered nurse in the State of Minnesota or eligible for RN licensure in Minnesota.
Academic preparation and teaching experience in nursing education.
PhD in nursing
Demonstrated passion for holistic health, transcultural nursing, or community health
Teaching experience in online, hybrid, and/or in-person formats.
Commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Minimum of five years of experience in the nursing profession.
Augsburg University enrolls approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduate students, 400 adult undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. The University's commitment to intentional diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past two years, students of color represented more than 50% of the incoming first-year undergraduate class. Augsburg's commitment to an intentionally diverse community goes beyond race and ethnicity and includes programs for first-generation students; non-traditional-age students; students from a broad array of faith backgrounds, cultures and nationalities; students of various gender and sexual orientation identities; students in recovery; and students with disabilities.
Augsburg University values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and open discussion across a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the University's mission as an institution of higher learning. Essential to the University in living out its mission of educating students to be "informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders" is that our foundation be one of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency.
Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a site in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America and southern Africa.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter and CV. In the cover letter, candidates should address their ability to educate and mentor diverse students and/or contribute to a diverse community. As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Application review will begin on Jan 30: the position will remain open until filled.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.