Instructor of Nursing

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Instructor of Nursing
Additional Information

Two full-time contract faculty positions are available in the School of Nursing beginning Fall 2018.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Ball State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

We are a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence and place a strong emphasis on advanced skill practice and one-on-one instruction with our students. We staff our Simulation and Information Technology Center with technology specialists and professional lab staff who work with our faculty by assisting with the creation and facilitation of the simulations as well as lab set up and clean up.

At Ball State, we want our faculty to focus on teaching, facilitating learning, and research. As part of its commitment to the College of Health, the University is constructing a the new health professions building expected to encompass about 165,000 square feet of space and have classrooms, laboratories, offices, a resource hub, simulation labs/suites and clinical spaces.

For more information about our program, please visit: nursing.

Appointment Type Non-Tenure-track/Contract
Length of Appointment FT Academic Year

Full-time, campus-based contract faculty member with appropriate nursing specialization to teach in undergraduate and/or graduate courses.

Classroom teaching and/or clinical supervision in undergraduate and/or graduate courses. Teaching assignment will be 12 credit hours per week. Evaluation of student competency in simulation laboratory and clinical settings. Student advisement and counseling on academic progress and related activities included.

Keep abreast of recent scholarly developments in nursing and nursing education and incorporate into teaching.

Actively contribute to the professional life of the School of Nursing, the College of Health, and Ball State University. Serve on appointed committees; participate in professional nursing organizations and community activities related to nursing. Contribute to the development of the curricula of the School of Nursing.

Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Nursing or Director of the undergraduate or graduate programs.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Earned baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
2. Earned master’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university by start of teaching assignment
3. Current unencumbered State Registered Nurse License and eligibility for Registered Nurse License in Indiana
4. Earned doctorate in nursing or related field with a dissertation (PhD, EdD, or DNS), or DNP with NP national certification if teaching master’s or DNP courses
5. Earned master’s in nursing with a NP concentration and with NP National certification if teaching master’s NP courses

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Teaching experience in higher education
2. Clinical nursing experience in related area of teaching
3. Ability to communicate effectively
4. Ability to integrate technology in nursing education
5. Current clinical practice as an NP


Current unencumbered State Registered Nurse License and eligibility for Registered Nurse License in Indiana.

Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a background check.
Positions Supervised


EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department School of Nursing:900020
Department Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 201500203F
Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date 08/17/2018
Position End Date 05/03/2019
Posting Date 01/17/2018
Applications Accepted Through Date 04/15/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

Applicants are required to upload evidence of current Indiana RN license under required document titled “Other.”

Contact information for three professional references is required in this application.

Original, official transcripts are required at time of hire.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

For inquiries regarding this vacancy, please contact Dr. Deb Siela at

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Master's Transcripts
  4. Other
Optional Documents
  1. Doctorate Transcripts
  2. Undergraduate Transcripts
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3