Job Expectations

What are the different academic ranks and job requirements of faculty in Schools of Nursing?

Instructor

MS or MSN – Salary Range:* $56,624 – $63,586

Teaching

  • Communicates in a responsible way each semester with appropriate agency personnel regarding expectations, resources, and standards regarding student learning.
  • Identifies and incorporates current agency policies, procedures, and regulations that effect student and faculty roles and performance.
  • Functions as a liaison between SON and agencies to facilitate student learning.
  • Shares nursing expertise in a competent manner with agency personnel as requested.
  • Works with course team in suggesting changes consistent with level and program outcomes.
  • Participates actively as a team member in delivery and evaluation of curriculum, e.g., turns in test questions on time; and shares course tasks willingly.
  • Plans with appropriate personnel for needed resources, space, course materials.
  • Uses expert resources as needed based on expertise to plan, implement, and evaluate learning experiences.
  • Uses identified teaching strategies, contents and teaching materials that are appropriate to the instructional objectives and individualized learning needs, level and program outcomes.
  • Provides opportunities for academic advisement.
  • Communicates with appropriate individuals regarding student progress.
  • Refers students to other resource persons as appropriate.

Scholarship

  • Incorporates research findings in teaching and practice.
  • Participates in independent or collaborative research.
  • Presents paper (s), continuing education offerings, learned presentations to professional groups at the local level.

Assistant Professor

MS to PhD – Salary Range:* $60,119 – $70,751

Teaching

  • Communicates in a responsible way each semester with appropriate agency personnel regarding expectations, resources, and standards regarding student learning.
  • Identifies and incorporates current agency policies, procedures, and regulations that effect student and faculty roles and performance.
  • Functions as a liaison between SON and agencies to facilitate student learning.
  • Shares nursing expertise in competent manner with agency personnel as requested.
  • Initiates changes in courses that are consistent with level and program outcomes.
  • Participates actively as a team member in delivery and evaluation of curriculum, e.g., turns in test questions on time; and shares course tasks willingly.
  • Plans with appropriate personnel for needed resources, space, course materials.
  • Uses expert resources as needed based on expertise to plan, implement, and evaluate learning experiences.
  • Uses identified teaching strategies, contents and teaching materials that are appropriate to the instructional objectives and individualized learning needs, and level and program outcomes.
  • Provides opportunities for academic advisement.
  • Communicates with appropriate individuals regarding student progress.
  • Refers students to other resource persons as appropriate.

Scholarship

  • Incorporates research findings in teaching and practice.
  • Participates in independent or collaborative research.
  • Submits journal articles, newsletter articles, book chapters, abstracts, book reviews or other creative works for publication.
  • Presents paper (s), continuing education offerings, learned presentations to professional groups at the local level.

Associate Professor

PhD – Salary Range:* $64,687 – $78,592

Teaching

  • Communicates in a responsible way each semester with appropriate agency personnel regarding expectations, resources, and standards regarding student learning.
  • Identifies and incorporates current agency policies, procedures, and regulations that effect student and faculty roles and performance.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships between SON and agencies to facilitate student learning.
  • Shares nursing expertise in a competent manner with agency personnel as requested.
  • Serves as a role model or mentor to other faculty in areas of expertise.
  • Initiates changes in courses that are consistent with level and program outcomes.
  • Participates actively as a team member in delivery and evaluation of level and program outcomes, e.g., turns in test questions on time; and shares course tasks willingly.
  • Plans with appropriate personnel for needed resources, space, course materials.
  • Uses expert resources as needed based on expertise to plan, implement, and evaluate learning experiences.
  • Designs, implements and evaluates a course consistent with level and program outcomes.
  • Provides opportunities for academic advisement.
  • Communicates with appropriate individuals regarding student progress.
  • Refers students to other resource persons as appropriate.

Scholarship

  • Incorporates research findings in teaching and practice.
  • Serves as principle or co-investigator of research, training project or grant.
  • Publishes (or has had accepted) creative works, e.g. book chapters, journal articles, symposia. Journal publication must include those in refereed journals.
  • Meets criteria for associate membership on graduate faculty.
  • Presents paper (s), continuing education offerings, learned presentations to professional groups at the state or regional level.

Professor

PhD – Salary Range:* $76,955 – $95,973

Teaching

  • Communicates in a responsible way each semester with appropriate agency personnel regarding expectations, resources, and standards regarding student learning.
  • Identifies and incorporates current agency policies, procedures, and regulations that effect student and faculty roles and performance.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships between SON and agencies to facilitate student learning.
  • Shares nursing expertise in a competent manner with agency/institution/community personnel as requested.
  • Serves as a role model and mentor to other faculty in the teaching role.
  • Problem solves with agency personnel related to policies, procedures, and regulations that effect the clinical learning environment.
  • Initiates changes in courses that are consistent with level and program outcomes.
  • Shares teaching strategies with colleagues.
  • Participates actively as a team member in delivery and evaluation of level and program outcomes, e.g., turns in test questions on time; shares course tasks willingly.
  • Plans with appropriate personnel for needed resources, space, course materials.
  • Uses expert resources as needed based on expertise to plan, implement, and evaluate learning experiences.
  • Provides opportunities for academic advisement.
  • Communicates with appropriate individuals regarding student progress.
  • Refers students to other resource persons as appropriate.

Scholarship

  • Provides leadership in developing research competencies of colleagues, students and others.
  • Conducts a sustained program of research.
  • Publishes (or has had accepted) creative works, e.g. book chapters, journal articles, symposia. Journal publication must include those in refereed journals.
  • Presents paper (s) continuing education offerings, learned presentations to professional groups at the national or international level.

*Salary ranges include Full time faculty only and vary depending on the type of institution, degree level of faculty, and teaching roles within the School of Nursing.These figures are from the AACN 2007–2008 Salaries of Instructional and Administrative Nursing Faculty report.