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Assistant/Associate Professor - Psych Mental Health (Kirkhof College of Nursing)

Apply now Job no: 493823
Position type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Kirkhof College of Nursing

Seeking faculty eager to promote advancement of the college through contributions promoting the integration of teaching, scholarship, practice, and service.  We desire to grow and maintain a diverse, collegial, and interdisciplinary environment. 

Required Qualifications:

  • ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certification required
  • Earned doctorate in nursing or related discipline; if the earned doctorate is not in nursing, the master’s degree must be in nursing.  If the doctorate was earned via a BSN to doctorate, the doctorate must be in nursing (DNP or PhD), and the requirement for a master’s degree is waived.
  • Expertise in psychiatric/mental health and an identified program of scholarship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Practice experience as a Certified PMHNP. 
  • Minimum of one year teaching experience in nursing education at undergraduate and/or graduate levels

Essential Functions:

Expectations of the position include teaching, scholarship, and service, with opportunities for professional practice as desired, including

  • Integrating KCON philosophy and organizing framework into classroom and clinical teaching
  • Maintaining professional knowledge through critical reviews of evidenced based best practices, professional seminars, workshops, webinars, conferences, and journal articles
  • Applied learning from professional development to the academic and clinical practice settings
  • Incorporating the principles of inter-professional education and collaborative practice as defined by the Inter-professional Education Collaborative (IPEC)
  • Embedding principles of engagement to enhance the teaching, scholarship, service, and practice expectations at KCON

Salary/Rank: Salary and rank commensurate with experience

Faculty Support:

  • College of Nursing Research Office
  • Robert & Mary Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center
  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
  • Work Life Program to assist in achieving a balanced life between work and personal needs

If more information desired, please contact the Interim Dean, Dr. Lola Coke, (616) 331-5673. 

How to Apply:   Apply online at Include a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will be ongoing and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine requirement that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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