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Assistant Professor of Graduate Nursing

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Department or College - College of Nursing and Health Professions

McNeese State University invites qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Professor, Graduate Nursing Degree Program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track, unclassified position. This appointment will potentially begin in the Summer 2021.

Position Number:  F99035

Position Description and Responsibilities

A faculty member in the Graduate Nursing Degree Program has responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, teaching, university/community service, and research/scholarly work. Specific duties include: implements University and College policies and procedures; implements the program curricula; participates in curriculum and course planning, implementation, and evaluation; assists in evaluating clinical settings and experiences related to course and student learning needs; evaluates the clinical competence of students fairly and objectively; serves on University and College of Nursing and Health Professions committees; conducts scholarly activity appropriate to the discipline; participates in professional activity which enhances the education mission of the college and contributes to the discipline; fosters collegial relationships and respect for faculty, staff, and students, presents self as a positive and professional role model; participates in community service.


Required: Doctoral Degree in Nursing, DNP preferred. Current or eligible for unencumbered APRN licensure in the state of Louisiana and /or Texas. National certification as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (lifespan) Two years of clinical experience as a PMHNP.

Preferred:  Consideration given if applicant is near completion of doctorate from accredited institution. Experience in teaching is preferred. Preference given to those with online course delivery experience.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Application Materials and Contact

Applicants must submit:  Letter of Application; Curriculum Vita; Three Letters of Recommendation; and Unofficial Transcript(s) for the application process. Please submit the required documents to:

Sattaria S Dilks, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Professor, Co-Coordinator of Graduate Nursing

Search Committee Chair

College of Nursing and Health Professions

McNeese State University

Box 90415

Lake Charles, LA 70609

Phone:  (337) 475-5840

TDD/TTY:  (337) 562-4227

Additional Information

McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.

Louisiana Revised Statute 42:31-“Eligibility requirements for certain unclassified employees”-requires any person hired or employed in an unclassified position, whose annual salary or rate of compensation is equal to or exceeds one hundred thousand dollars, provide proof to his public employer that he has been issued a Louisiana driver’s license and that all vehicles registered in his name are registered in Louisiana within thirty days of being hired or employed at such salary.

McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A) may be required. Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Office of Student Affairs: Voice: (337) 475-5503; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5603; or

Instructional Faculty Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, an official comprehensive course-by-course report and U.S. Equivalency Statement, from World Education Services. The official Credential Evaluation Report and U.S. Equivalency Statement must be submitted directly to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Box 93220, Lake Charles, LA 70609; (337) 475-5508. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice and will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.