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.

College: Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing

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.

College: Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics

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 Graduate Nursing Program, Non-tenure Track

LOCATION: Abilene, TX

START DATE: Immediately

SCOPEThis 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 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; 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 at careers@hsutx.edu and cc: kstephens@hsutx.edu.

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT: Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics/Department of Chemistry and Physics

LOCATION: Abilene, Texas

START DATE: Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The candidate chosen for this position will begin employment no later than August 2019.

SUPERVISOR:  Head of the Department of Chemistry and Physics

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 Department of Chemistry and Physics offers the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chemistry and in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. HSU faculty are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars.

We seek a creative and flexible faculty member with innovative ideas for the use of technology in teaching general and organic chemistry beginning Fall 2019. The teaching load is twelve hours per semester. Active participation in state and national professional organizations is encouraged.

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 stand during teaching.
  • Must be able to make frequent trips across campus to various buildings and offices.

TRAVEL/TIME REQUIREMENTS:

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

MINIMUM FACULTY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in Chemistry is required (ABD candidate will be considered) with an emphasis in organic chemistry.
  • Excellent teaching and communication skills.
  • Must be an active, committed Christian.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Teach undergraduate courses and laboratories in Chemistry, particularly General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching strategies by planning and implementing a variety of teaching and assessment methods.
  • Maintain accurate records and documents, and submit timely reports, including but not limited to: syllabi, grades, and office hours.
  • Perform research in pure or applied chemistry.
  • Able to maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Engage in service to the university, department, and community.
  • Know and uphold the policies in the current faculty handbook.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is a Tenure Track 9-month appointment with the opportunity to teach additional courses during summer sessions.

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.

 

 

College: Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing

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.

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

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT: Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics

TITLE: Dean of the Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics

LOCATION: Abilene, Texas

START DATE: Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The candidate chosen for this position will begin employment no later than June 1, 2019.

SUPERVISOR: The Dean of the Holland School of Science and Mathematics reports directly to the Provost and serves on the Academic Committee and the Deans Council.

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 dean supervises over 33 full-time and part-time faculty members. The Holland School houses eight bachelor degree programs including Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Environmental Science, Geological Science, Mathematics, and Physics. The Holland School also has three master’s degree programs in Environmental Management (MS), Mathematics (MS), and Physician Assistant (MPAS), and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Leadership is needed in the form of planning, development, and implementation of all academic programs within the school. The successful candidate will need to have excellent communication skills and to be able to work closely with other deans and university administrators. The dean is responsible for the preparation of comprehensive annual reports for the HSU Board of Trustees and SACS. The dean will work with foundations, organizations, and donors of the Holland School to promote growth of endowment and support. Active participation in state and national professional organizations is encouraged.

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 stand and walk during teaching.
  • Must be able to make frequent trips across campus to various buildings and offices.

TRAVEL/TIME REQUIREMENTS:

  • This position is a full-time exempt position with teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus and travel required for student evaluation/sponsorship and professional development.

MINIMUM FACULTY QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants will hold an earned doctorate in a field represented by the degrees offered within the Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics. The successful candidate must possess an affinity for and interest in the health professions. Other qualifications include administrative experience (including budgets, promotion and tenure, faculty and staff hiring, academic programs, and instructional assessment), recognized academic accomplishments, a capacity for securing funding sources, experience in teaching, strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, and experience in public and alumni relations. The applicant must have a deep personal Christian commitment, an appreciation for and understanding of, Christian higher education, and an ability to communicate effectively within the context of a Christian university.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and University constituencies
  • Support faculty in ways that enhance teaching, research, and scholarship
  • Lead efforts in strategic planning, establishing outcomes, and assessment leading to continuous improvement of institutional effectiveness
  • Communicate effectively within the context of a Baptist University
  • Possess an informed understanding of the challenges facing Christian higher education in the twenty-first century and an openness to innovation to meet those challenges
  • Demonstrate strong leadership ability
  • Harness technology in the teaching/learning environment
  • Enhance diversity throughout the University
  • Commit to global engagement for students, faculty, and staff
  • Manage academic resources to advance the University’s Mission and academic standing

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

OTHER INFORMATION: This position is a Tenure Track 12-month appointment

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: 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.

SCOPEThis 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.

An application for this position consists of an HSU Application, a resume, curriculum vitae, statement of faith, references (at least one of the letters should address teaching effectiveness), transcripts and sampling of recent teaching evaluations (if available). The completed application package should be emailed to Human Resources as careers@hsutx.edu and cc: dstuckey@hsutx.edu and pkbrown@hsutx.edu.

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT: College of Human Sciences & Educational Studies

POSITION/TITLE: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

LOCATION: Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX

START DATE: August 20, 2019

SUPERVISOR: David Stuckey, Associate Dean/Director of Athletic Training Education

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 person will teach in HSU’s CAATE-accredited athletic training program.  Attendance and contribution to School/College/University faculty and committee meetings as well as assisting the AT Program Director with compliance and completion of CAATE-required reports is also required. Other duties as may be assigned.

HSU’s new MAT program is planning to start Summer, 2019; (pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges). Hardin-Simmons University is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree and is pending approval.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The job is typically sedentary. Must be able to sit for long periods of time while performing office and computer operations.
  • Must be able to stand and walk during teaching
  • Must have physical dexterity to demonstrate and perform diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation techniques (including bending, kneeling, stooping, carrying, pushing & occasionally lifting 20-50 pounds)
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with students and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with students and communicate information effectively
  • Must be able to clinically practice as an athletic trainer
  • Must be able to make frequent trips across campus to various buildings and offices.

TRAVEL/TIME REQUIREMENTS:

  • This position is a full-time exempt position with teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus and infrequent travel required for student evaluation/sponsorship and professional development.

MINIMUM FACULTY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of master’s degree in Athletic Training or related field
  • Board of Certification (BOC) certified athletic trainer
  • Texas licensed athletic trainer (or eligible)
  • Evidence of instructional effectiveness and enthusiasm for teaching
  • Familiarity with Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) educational competencies
  • Practicing Christian who will be supportive of the mission of Hardin-Simmons University

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Five years experience as an athletic trainer
  • Experience in CAATE-accredited academic program and/or preceptor
  • Experience with teaching athletic training/exercise science/kinesiology courses
  • Familiarity with various types of educational technology
  • Substantial manual therapy knowledge & proficiency
  • Earned doctorate

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Normal teaching load for a full-time athletic training faculty member is 24 semester hours/12 months (Fall, Spring & Summer semesters) and may include athletic training graduate and undergraduate courses (through the teach-out phase). Appropriate release time will be provided to meet CAATE standards. Additional responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

  • Student academic advisement and mentoring
  • Service to the University
  • Service to the community
  • Professional involvement/scholarship
  • Attend required meetings (faculty, school, college, committee, etc.) and events and actively contribute to standard compliance, program/University improvement, etc.
  • Other duties as may be assigned

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.