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Employment Opportunities


There are currently openings at Briar Cliff University for the following positions (AA/EOE):

Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), and the names of three professional references to Ms. JoAnn Peterson, Director of Human Resources, Briar Cliff University, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104 or email to joann.peterson@briarcliff.edu.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Clinical Coordinator

Briar Cliff University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Nursing effective fall 2014 to serve as the DNP Clinical Coordinator. The University offers a CCNE-accredited BSN program with a basic BSN, LPN-BSN, and RN-BSN options, and an MSN program for Nurse Educators. We also offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice program with Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner options.

The DNP Clinical Coordinator will serve as a liaison between the DNP program and clinical education sites, be responsible for coordinating the DNP clinical education as well as teaching in the DNP program.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in nursing is required along with certification and licensure as a family nurse practitioner in the state of Iowa. A Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) is highly recommended.

Physical Therapy Faculty Positions, Physical Therapy Department* 

The Department of Physical Therapy at Briar Cliff University, in Sioux City, IA, invites applicants interested in serving in a Franciscan University environment to apply for physical therapy faculty position. We are searching for motivated individuals, with various educational backgrounds, to assist with the formation and implementation of a developing graduate physical therapy program.* Multiple full-time, tenure-track appointments, with benefits, will become available after June 1, 2014; 9 to 12 month appointments may be negotiated. Faculty member responsibilities may include program and course development, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, scholarly activities, student recruitment, and service and student mentorship in academic, clinical, and community settings. Additional clinical practice may also be negotiated into contracts. Salary will be competitive, with academic rank and salary being dependent upon qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate from an accredited physical therapist professional program
  • Earned post-professional Master’s Degree in physical therapy, education, or other related fields of study.
  • Licensed or eligible for physical therapy licensure in the state where employed.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a licensed physical therapist.

Preferred Qualifications

Possess all minimum requirements, with the addition of:

  • Prior teaching experiences in a graduate or professional academic program.
  • Earned doctoral degree or enrolled in, or desire to pursue, doctoral studies.
  • Active in clinical practice, especially in areas of desired teaching.
  • Completed a clinical residency and/or fellowship.
  • Earned status as a clinical specialist or desire to pursue a clinical specialty certification.
  • Active in professional activities at the local, state, and/or national levels.
  • Knowledge of educational and adult learning theories and principles.
  • Compassionate, caring attitude.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

Reporting

The faculty member reports directly to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Director. If the faculty member has additional assigned duties within other departments at Briar Cliff, the faculty member would also report to the respective Department Chair and/or Program Director.

Program Assistant, Physical Therapy Department* 

The Department of Physical Therapy at Briar Cliff University, in Sioux City, IA, invites applicants interested in serving in a Franciscan University environment to apply for the position of Program Assistant. This 12 month, full-time, salaried position, with benefits, will be open until filled. Salary is dependent upon qualifications. The Program Assistant will work closely with the Program Chair, Director of Clinical Education, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Admissions Chair. The individual will be responsible for executing administrative tasks; assisting with collection of information, data entry, and generation of reports in accordance with accreditation, admissions, clinical education, and University requirements; overseeing the planning and coordination of Program events; and marketing the Program to prospective students. The candidate is expected to have a high levels of communication, customer-service, and computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Compassionate, caring attitude
  • Excellent collaboration, project management, and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience with marketing, event coordination, university admissions, and/or working within an academic environment

 

Reporting

Although the Program Assistant will work closely with all of the faculty members within the Department of Physical Therapy, the Program Assistant reports directly to the Program Director, with secondary reporting responsibilities to the Director of Clinical Education and the DPT Admissions Chair. 

Basic Biomedical Science Faculty Positions, Physical Therapy Department* 

The Department of Physical Therapy at Briar Cliff University, in Sioux City, IA, invites applicants interested in serving in a Franciscan University environment to apply for a basic biomedical science faculty position. We are searching for motivated individuals, with various educational backgrounds, to assist with the formation and implementation of a developing graduate physical therapy program,* including the development of foundational biomedical science courses (human anatomy, human physiology, embryology, histology, genetics, neuroanatomy, kinesiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical imaging). Multiple full-time, tenure-track appointments, with benefits, will become available after June 1, 2014; 9 to 12 month appointments may be negotiated. Faculty member responsibilities may include program and course development, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, scholarly activities, student recruitment and mentorship, and academic and community service. Salary will be competitive, with academic rank and salary being dependent upon qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned PhD, EdD, or DSc degree in revelent area of desired teaching responsibilities
  • Prior teaching experience in a graduate or professional program
  • Knowledge of educational and adult learning theories and principles
  • Compassionate, caring attitude
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills

 

Reporting

The faculty member reports directly to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Director, and may have be additional assigned duties within various undergraduate departments, in which the faculty member would also report to the respective Department Chair and/or Program Director. 

*Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states. Briar Cliff University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Director of New Student Programs

The Director of New Student Programs will provide overall leadership to an outstanding first-year experience program.  This includes all budgetary responsibility, supervision, and hiring of 4 professional staff advisors and approximately 30 Peer Assistant Leaders.  The Director will provide leadership and supervision for the FYE office which includes orientation programs for new first-year students and transfer students.  The Director will coordinate the Freshman Seminar each fall semester for nearly 230  first year students and teach a seminar section(s) and serve as an advisor.  The Director will lead strategic planning for the department and provide regular assessment of programs.  Position begins August 1, 2014.

Qualifications:  A Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Adult and Higher Education or related field.  Preferred qualifications:  Five or more years working in a university setting, preferably with an orientation program, new student seminar or other area that supports new students; supervision of student and professional staff.

The Director of Career Education

The Director of Career Education will provide individual career counseling to undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni.  Work directly with faculty and staff to integrate career programming across campus.  Develop and maintain relationships with local and regional employers.  Work closely with academic advising and faculty to create and monitor developmentally sequential career educational programs.  Provide both direct services to students and participate in student development programming.  Foster students’ personal awareness, appreciation of others and the development of skills to succeed in a diverse, global society.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education, or related fields.  Familiar with current issues in career development, student development and higher education.  Preferred experience in a university setting with a career counseling emphasis.

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Nursing

Briar Cliff University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Nursing effective fall 2014. The University offers a CCNE-accredited BSN program with a basic BSN, LPN-BSN, and RN-BSN options, and an MSN program for Nurse Educators. We also offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice program with Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner options.

For 2014-2015, primary responsibilities include teaching adult health nursing courses (onsite and online). Beginning in fall 2015, responsibilities will also include supervising nurse practitioner students in the clinical setting.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in nursing is required along with certification and licensure as a family nurse practitioner in the state of Iowa. A Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) is highly recommended.

Residence Hall Area Coordinator

The Residence Hall Area Coordinator assists the Assistant Dean in the administration and operation of the residence life department and assigned student life activities. The position is a 12 month, live-in position in the Student Development division and reports to the Assistant Dean of Student Development and additional opportunities and responsibilities are possible through Vice President for Student Development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

Area Coordinator:

  • Directs the planning, organization, and operation of 2 Briar Cliff University campus residence halls.
  • Assists in the planning, organization, and operation of the residence life department.
  • Assists in the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of resident assistants.
  • Responsible for various housing procedures including room assignments and room changes.
  • Responsible for the opening, closing, and check-in/check-out procedures for the residence halls.
  • Identify physical and operational needs of the residence halls, initiating work orders and ensuring follow-up in conjunction with the maintenance and housekeeping staffs.
  • Coordinates select programming efforts in the residence halls.
  • Coordinates publicity to resident students and when appropriate, non-resident students as well.
  • Assists in the implementation of educational student conduct program in the residence halls that promotes responsibility, accountability, and consistency.  Serve as a hearing officer for conduct cases.
  • On-call responsibility 1-2 weekends per month, 1-2 weeks per month, during term breaks and special weekends along with other staff in Residence Life.
  • Conduct walk-through inspections for physical damage with the maintenance and housekeeping staff on a regular basis.
  • Complete occupancy reports throughout the term.
  • Conduct community building and academic success programs within the residence halls.
  • Available for students on a regular basis, both scheduled times and walk-ins and maintain regular office hours.
  • Attend division and department meetings as assigned.
  • Perform other related administrative and miscellaneous duties as assigned.

First Year Experience:

  • Plan and direct programs for a first year experience (FYE) for residential students that supports University goals.
  • Work with Office of Retention and the Student Success Center to address first year student’s transition to college and assist in implementing University retention efforts and programs through use of MAP-Works referrals.
  • Develop new programming consistent with national best practices to support student success.
  • Serve as a resource for Living/Learning Communities.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Briar Cliff University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of sociology to start in the fall of 2014.  A Ph.D. in sociology is expected, although advanced ABDs will be considered.

The area of specialization for this position is open, but preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses related to crime and deviance and/or sociology of families.  Teaching load for the position is 24 semester hours of courses (equivalent of 4/4).  The individual filling this position is also expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda.

Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.