Open Faculty Positions

Faculty Application Procedures: To be considered for a full time or adjunct position, an HSU Employment Application must be completed. In addition, a resume, curriculum vitae, statement of faith, references and transcripts may also be required. Please see the list of open faculty or adjunct positions below for specific job posting requirements. Contact Ms. Jodi Zachry in the office of the Provost if you have any questions. (325)-670-1210 or jzachry@hsutx.edu.

When a faculty position is available at the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, it is posted on this site.

Applicants for employment are required to complete the HSU Employment Application.

More information about working at HSU is available on the Human Resources page.

An application for this position consists of an HSU Application, a resume, curriculum vitae, statement of faith, references and transcripts. The completed application package should be emailed to Human Resources as careers@hsutx.edu  and cc: tessa.wilson@phssn.edu.

POSITION/TITLE:  Adjunct (part-time/no benefits), Certified Nurse Aide Program Instructor

LOCATION:  Abilene, TX

START DATE:  As soon as possible

SUPERVISOR:  CNA Program Director; Dean of the School of Nursing

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT  – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

SCOPE/JOB DESCRIPTION:  This position participates in a broad range of activities that support the mission, vision, core values and purposes of the school of nursing and its consortium partners. Faculty members at PHSSN are responsible and accountable for ensuring the attainment of the goals, mission and vision of the school of nursing and its consortium partners. Successful performance of this role requires excellent classroom, clinical and professional proficiency, management, leadership, organizational aptitude, and excellent interpersonal communication. In addition, Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program faculty are accountable and responsible for ensuring program compliance with the standards and guidelines set forth by Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, and other relevant agencies. Ultimately, the continued pursuit of academic excellence in all settings is central to this role. This position reports directly to the CNA program director.  CNA program employees at PHSSN must meet the requirements and be in compliance of Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 40 Part 1 Chapter 94 Rule 94.5

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  The job is sedentary in nature. Must be able to sit for long periods while performing office and computer operations. Must be able to make frequent trips across campus to various buildings and offices. Must be able to perform clinical with infrequent work on evenings or Saturdays.

TIME/TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires travel for student clinical to the respective contracted Nursing Homes for sponsorship and professional development of clinical skills for every CNA class taught.  Each CNA class requires 40 clinical hours to practice their clinical skills taught in the classroom.

MINIMUM FACULTY QUALIFICATIONS :  CNA program instructor (s) must:

  1. Be a licensed nurse in good standing with the state of Texas.
  2. Have a minimum of one-year nursing experience in a facility.
  3. Have completed a course that focuses on teaching adults or have experience in teaching adult students or supervising nurse aides.
  4. Work under the supervision of the Program Director or be the Program Director.
  5. Receive approval from DADS before assuming this role.

The faculty will also be expected to exhibit a high level of commitment to the Christian faith consistent with the mission and heritage of the university.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Utilize the current Texas Nurse Aide Curriculum.
  2. Conduct classroom and Clinical Training under the general supervision of the program director.
  3. Demonstrate effective teaching strategies by planning and implementing a variety of teaching methods as well as evaluation.
  4. Maintain current knowledge of prevailing literature and standards relevant to the CNA program.
  5. Follow the organizational chain of command for reporting problems in the School of Nursing.
  6. Respond appropriately to an annual evaluation conference with the program director.
  7. Engage in appropriate and required faculty development activities that foster achievement of program outcomes.
  8. Maintain a professional affiliation with community partners and other agencies.
  9. Participate in external and internal recruitment activities for the school of nursing.
  10. Maintain accurate records and documents and submit timely reports. Records/documents include but are not limited to syllabi, grades, and office hours.
  11. Submit all course grade books to the Dean’s office at the end of each semester.
  12. Strive to ensure the highest level of faculty and student morale within the school and maintain harmonious, professional, collegial and productive working relationships among colleagues, both within the school and the consortium institutions at large.
  13. Participate in committees to which you are assigned by attending regularly and fulfilling assigned responsibilities.
  14. Know and uphold the policies in the most current faculty handbook.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job descriptions and rules were adapted from Texas Administrative Code Title 40 Part 1

Chapter 94 Rule 94.5 and PHSSN Faculty Handbook 2017-2018.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary.

EEO / ADA STATEMENT: As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

Background Screen

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

An application for this position consists of an HSU Application, a resume, curriculum vitae, statement of faith, three confidential letters of reference and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts. The completed application package should be emailed to Human Resources as careers@hsutx.edu  and cc:ajensen@hsutx.edu .

Questions may be directed to: Dr. Andrea Jensen, Interim Dean, Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics, ajensen@hsutx.edu or (325) 670-1382.

POSITION/TITLE: Adjunct Chemistry Instructor (part-time/no benefits)

LOCATION:  Abilene, Texas

START DATE:  Fall 2018

SUPERVISOR:  Interim Dean, Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT  – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

SCOPE/JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Chemistry and Physics department is in the Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics. The department offers baccalaureate degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. We are looking for part-time, adjunct faculty to teach Chemistry.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The job is sedentary in nature. Must be able to sit for long periods of time while performing office and computer operations.  Must be able to teach in a laboratory setting.

TRAVEL/TIME REQUIREMENTS:

  • This position is a part-time position with teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus.

MINIMUM FACULTY QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Undergraduate degree in Chemistry
  • Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in Chemistry
  • Teaching experience is preferred
  • Must be an active, committed Christian

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Teach undergraduate courses and laboratories in Chemistry. The current need is for an adjunct instructor of General Chemistry laboratory.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching strategies by planning and implementing a variety of teaching methods as well as assessment.
  • Maintain accurate records and documents and submit timely reports. Records/documents include but are not limited to syllabi, grades, and office hours.
  • Know and uphold the policies in the most current faculty handbook.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: This is a part-time position with no benefits.

EEO / ADA STATEMENT:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

Background Screen

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

College: Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing

Candidates should submit: (1) HSU Application, (2) letter of application, (3) state of teaching philosophy that includes an integration of faith with learning, (4) current curriculum vitae, (5) official graduate transcripts, (6) sampling of recent teaching evaluations, (7) Certifications and (8) three letters of reference (at least one of the letters should address teaching effectiveness). Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your application to careers@hsutx.edu and cc: tessa.wilson@phssn.edu.

DEPARTMENT: Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing

POSITION: Assistant Professor in Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Nursing Program, Non-tenure Track

LOCATION: Abilene, TX

START DATE: Immediately

SCOPE: This position participates in a broad range of activities that support the mission, vision, core values and purposes of the school of nursing and its consortium partners.  Faculty members at PHSSN are responsible and accountable for ensuring the attainment of the goals, mission and vision of the school of nursing and its consortium partners.  Successful performance of this role requires excellent classroom, clinical and professional proficiency, management, leadership, organizational aptitude, and excellent interpersonal communication. In addition, faculty are accountable and responsible for ensuring program compliance with the standards and guidelines set forth by the Texas Board of Nursing and other accrediting agencies.  Ultimately, the continued pursuit of academic excellence in all settings is central to this role.  This position reports directly to the appropriate Program Chair, unless otherwise specified in supplemental job description.

SUPERVISOR: Graduate Program Chair; Dean of the School of Nursing

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The faculty must meet the minimum requirements for employment in the baccalaureate and masters in nursing programs as required by the Texas Board of Nursing(TXBON) [rule 215.7 (c)]; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) :

  • (A) Hold a current license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse and advanced practice registered nurse (FNP) in the State of Texas;
  • (B) Show evidence of teaching abilities and maintaining current knowledge, clinical expertise, and safety in the subject areas of teaching responsibility;
  • (C) Hold a master’s degree in nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner or a master’s degree in nursing and a post-master’s certificate as a Family Nurse practitioner; doctoral degree preferred.
  • (D) Have experience in nursing education.
  • (E) Certified Nurse Educator – CNE certification required if no teaching experience. Can obtain after employment.

The faculty will also be expected to exhibit a high level of commitment to the Christian faith consistent with the mission and heritage of the university.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Maintain current knowledge of prevailing literature and standards in nursing.
  2. Inform the Dean/Program Chair of interested faculty and potential clinical affiliations to prepare for contingencies in faculty appointments and clinical agency experiences.
  3. Follow the organizational chain of command for reporting problems in the School of Nursing.
  4. Participate, as needed, in providing solutions for problems in the School of Nursing.
  5. Utilize aggregate data from the evaluation of curriculum, faculty and student evaluation of teaching-learning practices to inform decisions that facilitate the achievement of student outcomes to foster program improvement.
  6. Respond appropriately to an annual evaluation conference with the Program Chair.
  7. Provide the materials and documents required to accompany a recommendation for promotion and/or tenure at times designated in specific contracts.
  8. Actively participate in screening the school’s library holdings and recommending the most appropriate collection to meet program outcomes.
  9. Engage in appropriate and required faculty development activities that foster achievement of program outcomes.
  10. Maintain a professional affiliation with community partners and other agencies.
  11. Acquaint nursing majors with career opportunities and opportunities for graduate study.
  12. Participate in external and internal recruitment activities for the school of nursing.
  13. Maintain accurate records and documents and submit timely reports. Records/documents include but are not limited to syllabi, grades, and office hours.
  14. Submit all course grade books to the Dean’s office at the end of each semester.
  15. Devote primary efforts to carrying out contractual responsibilities, as faculty, except during vacation periods and/or excused periods under the terms of your contract.
  16. Schedule, announce, post, and maintain sufficient office hours to allow students time for formal and informal contact that may include but is not limited to advising, mentoring and remediation.
  17. Acquire and demonstrate proficiency in test and curriculum development, item analysis, utilizing blueprints and curriculum mapping.
  18. Maintain an up to date test bank utilizing the TXBON recommendations for alternate formats.
  19. Strive to ensure the highest level of faculty and student morale within the school and maintain harmonious, professional, collegial and productive working relationships among colleagues, both within the school and the consortium institutions at large.
  20. Fulfill all classroom and clinical duties essential to the role of faculty, as assigned, by the Dean/Program Chair.
  21. Attend faculty meetings and participate in the process of faculty governance within the school of nursing and consortium institutions.
  22. Participate in committees to which you are assigned by attending regularly and fulfilling assigned responsibilities.
  23. Participate in curriculum and program development.
  24. Utilize evidenced based practice and best practices in the teaching-learning process.
  25. Be conversant with the PHSSN faculty constitution and by-laws to enable active participation and facilitation of school goals and objectives.
  26. Be familiar with the accreditation requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing (TXBON rule 215.7 (c), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
  27. Participate in the preparation for and meetings of the Accreditation and Board visits.
  28. Know and uphold the policies in the Undergraduate/Graduate Catalogs, PHSSN Nursing Student Handbook, and faculty handbook.
  29. Function within the parameters of conventions, conferences, and constituencies of the consortium institution members.
  30. Participate in the advising, mentoring and remediation of students.
  31. Participate in budget planning process.
  32. Make recommendations regarding equipment, computer labs, technology, software and supplies.
  33. Develop, disseminate, and update syllabus according to program requirements.
  34. Performs other duties as assigned

KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) on a separate sheet of paper, complete the KSA information listed below. Using any standard word processing program, please write a paragraph for each KSA listed describing your knowledge, skills and abilities. This is your opportunity to express your background and qualifications in each area. Relate the KSAs to the Essential Duties when possible. Explain your qualifications from your background, education, current job and/or previous jobs as they relate to each function. Interview decisions will be based on the information provided.

  1. Computer Skills: Computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, and willingness to learn to use university software and online educational platforms.
  2. Human Relations/Customer Service:  Good human relationship skills with the ability to work comfortably with the dean, program chairs, other faculty, and staff across campus, as well as the public. Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.
  3. Communication: The ability to communicate clearly and effectively through verbal and written modalities including classroom and online settings.
  4. Classroom/Office Management: Detail oriented. Strong organizational skills. Initiative to improve procedures related to PHSSN courses/curriculum.
  5. Christian:  Professing Christian.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary.

Background Screen

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

An application for this position consists of an HSU Application, a resume, curriculum vitae, statement of faith, references and transcripts. The completed application package should be emailed to Human Resources as careers@hsutx.edu and cc: tessa.wilson@phssn.edu.

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing

POSITION/TITLE:  Certified Nurse Aide Program Instructor

LOCATION:  Abilene, TX

START DATE:  As soon as possible

SUPERVISOR:  CNA Program Director; Deans of the School of Nursing

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT  – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

SCOPE/JOB DESCRIPTION:  This position participates in a broad range of activities that support the mission, vision, core values and purposes of the school of nursing and its consortium partners. Instructors at PHSSN are responsible and accountable for ensuring the attainment of the goals, mission and vision of the school of nursing and its consortium partners. Successful performance of this role requires excellent classroom, clinical and professional proficiency, management, leadership, organizational aptitude, and excellent interpersonal communication. In addition, Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program instructors are accountable and responsible for ensuring program compliance with the standards and guidelines set forth by Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, and other relevant agencies. Ultimately, the continued pursuit of academic excellence in all settings is central to this role. This position reports directly to the CNA Program Director.  CNA program employees at PHSSN must meet the requirements and be in compliance of Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 40 Part 1 Chapter 94 Rule 94.5

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The job is both sedentary and active in nature. Must be able to sit for long periods while performing office and computer operations. Must be able to have oversite of CNA students in the long-term care clinical setting. Frequent trips across campus to various buildings and offices may be necessary. A normal 40-hour workweek is required, with some classes scheduled on evenings or Saturdays.

TRAVEL/TIME REQUIREMENTS:

  • This position requires travel for student clinical to the respective contracted Nursing Homes for sponsorship and professional development of clinical skills for every CNA class taught.  Each CNA class requires 40 clinical hours to practice their clinical skills taught in the classroom.

MINIMUM FACULTY QUALIFICATIONS : CNA   program instructor  (s) must:

  1. Be a licensed nurse in good standing with the state of Texas.
  2. Have a minimum of one-year nursing experience in a long-term care facility.
  3. Have completed a course that focuses on teaching adults or have experience in teaching adult students or supervising nurse aides.
  4. Work under the supervision of the Program Director or be the Program Director.
  5. Receive approval from DADS before assuming this role.

The faculty will also be expected to exhibit a high level of commitment to the Christian faith consistent with the mission and heritage of the university.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Utilize the current Texas Nurse Aide Curriculum.
  2. Conduct classroom and clinical training under the general supervision of the program director.
  3. Demonstrate effective teaching strategies by planning and implementing a variety of teaching methods as well as evaluation.
  4. Maintain current knowledge of prevailing literature and standards relevant to the CNA program.
  5. Follow the organizational chain of command for reporting problems in the CNA Program and School of Nursing.
  6. Respond appropriately to an annual evaluation conference with the Program Director.
  7. Engage in appropriate and required faculty development activities that foster achievement of program outcomes.
  8. Maintain a professional affiliation with community partners and governing agencies.
  9. Participate in external and internal recruitment activities for the school of nursing.
  10. Maintain accurate records and documents and submit timely reports. Records/documents include but are not limited to syllabi, grades, rosters, and office hours.
  11. Submit all course grade books to the Dean’s office at the end of each class.
  12. Strive to ensure the highest level of faculty and student morale within the school and maintain harmonious, professional, collegial and productive working relationships among colleagues, both within the school and the consortium institutions at large.
  13. Participate in committees to which you are assigned by attending regularly and fulfilling assigned responsibilities.
  14. Know and uphold the policies in the most current Faculty Handbook and Student Handbook.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job descriptions and rules were adapted from Texas Administrative Code Title 40 Part 1

Chapter 94 Rule 94.5 and PHSSN Faculty Handbook 2017-2018.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary.

EEO / ADA STATEMENT:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

Background Screen

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

A complete application packet for a faculty position consists of an HSU Employment Application, Resume, Curriculum Vitae and a Statement of Christian Faith. References and transcripts may also be required. The completed application packet should be emailed to Human Resources at careers@hsutx.edu and cc: rellis@hsutx.edu.

JOB TITLE/POSITION: Director of Doctor of Ministry (D Min) Program

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT: Logsdon Seminary of Logsdon School of Theology

SUPERVISOR: Dean of Logsdon School of Theology

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

EXEMPTIONS: Professional

LOCATION: San Antonio, Texas

START DATE: April – May 2019

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT

Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

SUMMARY/SCOPE:

The Doctor of Ministry at Logsdon Seminary is a well-established program with a ten-year history. Currently there are 32 students pursuing Logsdon Seminary’s DMin degree. The program operates primarily at Logsdon Seminary’s San Antonio campus, which meets at Trinity Baptist Church, and the Director will be located in San Antonio. The position of Director of the DMin program is tenure-track faculty position. The Director of the DMin is responsible for organizing and leading most aspects of the program, including student recruitment, teaching some seminars, and administration.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Recruiting students for the DMin program

Teaching up to four Supervision Seminars and two Project Seminars per academic year

Selecting, training, and overseeing field supervisors for DMin students

Enlisting faculty and guest lecturers for DMin seminars

Meeting regularly with all DMin students through the course of their programs for mentoring

Guiding students in the development of their DMin Project Proposals (The Project is equivalent to a dissertation in length and substance.)

Arranging, training, and overseeing faculty committees who direct DMin projects

Overseeing the assessment of the DMin program through evaluations conducted by students, field supervisors, DMin faculty, and project committee evaluations

Providing leadership for the DMin committee

Maintaining program documents, such as the DMin Handbook

Working with churches where DMin students are in ministry to facilitate their support of the minister’s program and project

Participation in professional organizations, primarily the Association of DMin Education and the Association of Ministry Guidance Professionals

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The DMin Director will supervise the professionals who serve as field supervisors for DMin students.

COMPETENCIES: (Intellectual, Interpersonal, Leadership, Organization and Self-Management). To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies

Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

Significant experience in pastoral ministry

Experience in higher education academics at the seminary level

Capacity for supervision of ministers and field supervisors

Able to stay current in scholarship related to ministry in and through the church

A member of a Baptist church and well versed in Baptist denominational and ecclesial life.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

Doctoral/Terminal degree required, preferably Ph.D.

KSA’s (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.  Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Ability to employ basic software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel and able to use or learn to use university software programs such as Canvas, Colleague, and Slate.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: N/A 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch and/or climb stairs. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The job is often sedentary in nature. Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time while engaged in meetings or working with a computer. The job also involves some travel, which requires engaging in automobile and public transportation.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This position is a full-time exempt tenure-track position with teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus in San Antonio, Texas. Periodic travel is required to the main Logsdon Seminary campus in Abilene, and travel is also necessary for student recruiting, student evaluation and mentoring, consultation with field supervisors, and professional development.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.

EEO / ADA STATEMENT:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

BACKGROUND SCREEN:

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit: (1) HSU Application, (2) letter of application, (3) state of teaching philosophy that includes an integration of faith with learning, (4) current curriculum vitae, (5) official graduate transcripts, (6) sampling of recent teaching evaluations, (7) Certifications and (8) three letters of reference (at least one of the letters should address teaching effectiveness). Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your application to careers@hsutx.edu and cc: tessa.wilson@phssn.edu

DEPARTMENT: Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing

POSITION: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Nursing, Non-tenure Track

LOCATION: Abilene, TX

START DATE: Fall 2018

SUPERVISOR: Undergraduate Nursing Program Chair; Dean of the School of Nursing

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

SCOPE: This position participates in a broad range of activities that support the mission, vision, core values and purposes of the school of nursing and its consortium partners.  Faculty members at PHSSN are responsible and accountable for ensuring the attainment of the goals, mission and vision of the school of nursing and its consortium partners.  Successful performance of this role requires excellent classroom, clinical and professional proficiency, management, leadership, organizational aptitude, and excellent interpersonal communication. In addition, faculty are accountable and responsible for ensuring program compliance with the standards and guidelines set forth by the Texas Board of Nursing and other accrediting agencies.  Ultimately, the continued pursuit of academic excellence in all settings is central to this role.  This position reports directly to the appropriate Program Chair, unless otherwise specified in supplemental job description.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  The job is sedentary in nature. Must be able to sit for long periods while performing office and computer operations. Must be able to stand and walk during teaching and clinical site visits. Must be able to make frequent trips across campus to various buildings and offices. A normal 40-hour workweek is required, with infrequent work on evenings or Saturdays.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The faculty must meet the minimum requirements for employment in the baccalaureate in nursing program as required by the Texas Board of Nursing(TXBON) [rule 215.7 (c)]; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS):

Faculty Qualifications and Responsibilities

Each nurse faculty member shall:

  1. Hold a current license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas
  2. Show evidence of teaching abilities and maintaining current knowledge, clinical expertise, and safety in the subject areas of teaching responsibility
  3. Hold a master’s degree in nursing; doctoral degree preferred.
  4. Have experience in nursing education.
  5. Certified Nurse Educator – CNE certification required if no teaching experience. Can obtain after employment.

The faculty will also be expected to exhibit a high level of commitment to the Christian faith consistent with the mission and heritage of the university.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three (3) or more years clinical experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing
  • Psychiatric/mental health nursing clinical or teaching experience within the past three (3) years
  • Medical-Surgical nursing experience

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Maintain current knowledge of prevailing literature and standards in nursing.
  • Inform the Dean/Program Chair of interested faculty and potential clinical affiliations to prepare for contingencies in faculty appointments and clinical agency experiences.
  • Follow the organizational chain of command for reporting problems in the School of Nursing.
  • Participate, as needed, in providing solutions for problems in the School of Nursing.
  • Utilize aggregate data from the evaluation of curriculum, faculty and student evaluation of teaching-learning practices to inform decisions that facilitate the achievement of student outcomes to foster program improvement.
  • Respond appropriately to an annual evaluation conference with the Program Chair.
  • Provide the materials and documents required to accompany a recommendation for promotion and/or tenure at times designated in specific contracts.
  • Actively participate in screening the school’s library holdings and recommending the most appropriate collection to meet program outcomes.
  • Engage in appropriate and required faculty development activities that foster achievement of program outcomes.
  • Maintain a professional affiliation with community partners and other agencies.
  • Acquaint nursing majors with career opportunities and opportunities for graduate study.
  • Participate in external and internal recruitment activities for the school of nursing.
  • Maintain accurate records and documents and submit timely reports. Records/documents include but are not limited to syllabi, grades, and office hours.
  • Submit all course grade books to the Dean’s office at the end of each semester.
  • Devote primary efforts to carrying out contractual responsibilities, as faculty, except during vacation periods and/or excused periods under the terms of your contract.
  • Schedule, announce, post, and maintain sufficient office hours to allow students time for formal and informal contact that may include but is not limited to advising, mentoring and remediation.
  • Acquire and demonstrate proficiency in test and curriculum development, item analysis, utilizing blueprints and curriculum mapping.
  • Maintain an up to date test bank utilizing the TXBON recommendations for alternate formats.
  • Strive to ensure the highest level of faculty and student morale within the school and maintain harmonious, professional, collegial and productive working relationships among colleagues, both within the school and the consortium institutions at large.
  • Fulfill all classroom and clinical duties essential to the role of faculty, as assigned, by the Dean/Program Chair.
  • Attend faculty meetings and participate in the process of faculty governance within the school of nursing and consortium institutions.
  • Participate in committees to which you are assigned by attending regularly and fulfilling assigned responsibilities.
  • Participate in curriculum and program development.
  • Utilize evidenced based practice and best practices in the teaching-learning process.
  • Be conversant with the PHSSN faculty constitution and by-laws to enable active participation and facilitation of school goals and objectives.
  • Be familiar with the accreditation requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing (TXBON rule 215.7 (c), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
  • Participate in the preparation for and meetings of the Accreditation and Board visits.
  • Know and uphold the policies in the Undergraduate/Graduate Catalogs, PHSSN Nursing Student Handbook, and faculty handbook.
  • Function within the parameters of conventions, conferences, and constituencies of the consortium institution members.
  • Participate in the advising, mentoring and remediation of students.
  • Participate in budget planning process.
  • Make recommendations regarding equipment, computer labs, technology, software and supplies.
  • Develop, disseminate, and update syllabus according to program requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  1. Computer Skills: Computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, and willingness to learn to use university software and online educational platforms.
  2. Human Relations/Customer Service:  Good human relationship skills with the ability to work comfortably with the dean, program chairs, other faculty, and staff across campus, as well as the public. Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.
  3. Communication: The ability to communicate clearly and effectively through verbal and written modalities including classroom and online settings.
  4. Classroom/Office Management: Detail oriented. Strong organizational skills. Initiative to improve procedures related to PHSSN courses/curriculum.
  5. Christian:  Professing Christian.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary.

Background Screen

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.