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Assistant Professor of Nursing

Closes: Open Until Filled College of Health and Human ServicesGail & Richard Lumpkin School of Nursing

The school of nursing at Eastern Illinois University is accepting applications for a full-time, 9- month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The desired start date is August 12, 2024. The department seeks candidates who are committed to student learning, and the academic and clinical instruction of undergraduate nursing students in traditional BSN and RN-BSN programs. Duties include teaching courses; clinical instruction; research; and service. Mentoring and advising students, contribution to faculty governance, and engagement in program research is expected.


The vision of the school of nursing is to promote health and well-being through innovative, concept guided and interprofessional education, cultivate quality nursing practice, serve diverse local/global populations, and instill commitment to lifelong learning.

The school of nursing is comprised of a fully online RN-BSN program and new traditional BSN program. Faculty collaboratively work together to provide students, both online and on-ground, with the best educational experiences and preparation.



  1. Prepared at the doctoral level (PhD, EdD, DNP, DHSc). If doctorate not in nursing, Master's in Nursing Candidates will be considered if enrolled in a doctoral program.
  2. Preparation and clinical experience in medical-surgical nursing, obstetrics, psychiatric, pediatrics, or public health nursing.
  3. Minimum of three years of clinical practice
  4. Candidates must be willing to teach in a concept-base curriculum and willing to complete professional development in concept guided education.
  5. Preference for experience teaching in a nursing program and online teaching
  6. Candidates must be qualified to teach online at Eastern Illinois Qualification is established through evidence of prior distance education training and experience or through the successful completion of the EIU Online Course Development Institute. More information at:
  7. Licensed Registered Nurse in Illinois or prior to start
  8. Passion for innovative student-centered teaching and the ability to learn and implement new technology and pedagogy.
  9. Ability to work collaboratively with other colleagues and administrators in the School of
  10. Commitment to inclusion and
  11. Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service at the college and university

Application Instructions                                                          

Review of completed applications will begin January 8, 2024. Preference will be given to applications received by January 8th. The position will be open until filled. A complete application includes a) letter of application addressing strengths and experience relative to the qualifications and responsibilities of the position and indication of the position(s) applying for; b) current CV; c) unofficial transcripts; and, d) names and contact information of five professional references who can comment on relevant clinical and/or academic teaching experience.

Application materials should be submitted at Questions can be addressed to Richard Clapp, Chair of Screening Committee,  

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

University and Its Community:  Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcoming environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois – a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas -- Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. 

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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