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Assistant Professor of Nursing - Simulation Lab Coordinator

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Faculty


Assistant Professor of Nursing 

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) at Butler University invites applications for an open faculty position. This position is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment. This position may become tenure track eligible upon matriculation of first nursing cohort. Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications at the time of hiring. Faculty will engage in teaching, scholarship, and service activities consistent with the requirements of COPHS faculty with a preferred start date of August 1, 2024.

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is proposing an expansion of programs to include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The program is a professional bachelor's degree that will seek approval from the Indiana State Board of Nursing and accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The Simulation Lab coordinator position will be responsible for the development, implementation, and integration of simulation activities for nursing students to meet accreditation standards. In addition, this position will oversee the scheduling, maintenance and equipment needs of the nursing simulation lab. This position will also have academic advising and teaching responsibilities in the BSN program based on area of expertise, needs of the simulation and nursing labs, and needs of the program. Faculty are also expected to provide leadership, represent and serve on department committees, collaborate with campus partners and engage in scholarship.

Two of Butler’s key strategic priorities are “to create an intentionally diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community,” and to “build a culture of empowerment, engagement and accountability.” We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or life experience has prepared them to contribute to engagement with and inclusion of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff.

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • Current unencumbered or eligible for Indiana Registered Nursing License

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Doctorate degree
  • Teaching experience in higher education programs
    • Nursing faculty
    • Clinically based nursing educator
  • Evidence of positive interpersonal and group process skills
  • Knowledge of current developments in nursing education and practice (nursing essentials, Next-Generation NCLEX, etc.)
  • Experience with  management of laboratory, simulation, and interprofessional events
  • Evidence of contributions to nursing through research/scholarly activities

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  1. Cover letter summarizing your interest in this position, a description of how you meet the qualifications of the position, and future goals for yourself and for promoting a campus climate of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Names and contact information of three professional references (At least two of the three should be able to speak to your teaching abilities/experiences.)

For questions regarding the application process, please e-mail Andrew Chastain, Chair of the Nursing Faculty Search Committee at

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a diverse set of programs leading to Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare and Business, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. The addition of a BSN program is an expansion of healthcare-related programs in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Additional BSN completion programs and graduate programs in nursing are planned.

Butler University offers personalized liberal and professional education to students in its six colleges (Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, and the Arts). Ranked #1 as “best undergraduate teaching” and “most innovative schools” in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report, Butler is located just five miles from downtown Indianapolis, a cultural center of the state ( General information about the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Butler University is available at

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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