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Assistant Professor of Nursing

Closes: Open Until Filled College of Health and Human ServicesFull-TimeGail & 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 15, 2023. 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, contributing to faculty governance, and engaging 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.



Application Instructions:

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 must be submitted to Interfolio. For questions regarding the search, please contact Richard Clapp, Screening Committee Chair at

Review of completed applications will begin January 11, 2023. Preference will be given to applications received by January 11. The position will be open until filled.

The University and 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. 

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.

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

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