Lubbock Christian University

Faculty, Doctorate of Nursing Practice and Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

Functional Title: Faculty, Full-Time, Tenure-track
Classification: Exempt
Division: Academics
Department: Department of Nursing
Reports To: Chair, Department of Nursing, and the Director of Graduate Nursing

Primary Function: Teaching in the DNP and FNP programs.


  • Faculty for the DNP and FNP Programs, tenure-track, eleven-month contract

Department of Nursing:

The Department of Nursing has 125+ majors and offers Integrated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN/BSN, Masters in Nursing Education/Leadership, Masters in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner, Post-MSN FNP Certification and Post-MSN Clinical DNP degrees.


The Department of Nursing seeks a highly qualified educator/scholar to teach in the newly developed Post-MSN Clinical Doctor of Nursing program and the existing FNP program. A successful applicant would serve as a full-time Nursing faculty member and teach various DNP and FNP courses beginning in Fall, 2024. The successful candidate is expected to teach classes in subjects for advanced practice registered nurses at the doctoral level.

An earned doctorate in nursing is required. Work experience as an advanced practice registered nurse with teaching experience at the college level are preferred. All qualified applicants must be professing Christians and be willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university. Preference will be given to active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ

Major Responsibilities:

Applicants must be committed to nursing education and show promise of becoming an exceptional teacher who values mentoring and advising students. A normal teaching load is twelve-hours per semester. Scholarly activity and service are also expected of the successful applicant.

In addition, successful applicants will be expected to:

  • Advise and mentor students
  • Assist with department class scheduling
  • Assist with program assessment
  • Assist with curriculum review and integration
  • Work cooperatively with a small, dedicated, and close-knit faculty and staff
  • Possess technology skills necessary to track student attendance and grades and develop online courses.
  • Possess and exhibit qualities of professionalism, integrity, self-motivation, and a strong desire to guide students for lives of purpose and service
  • Possess the attitudes, and skills necessary for effective teaching

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403-B retirement plan with a matching option, and tuition benefits for employees and dependents.

The University:

Lubbock Christian University is a private, masters-level university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1957 and located in Lubbock, Texas, LCU is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. LCU is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges and is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Currently, 86 full-time faculty members serve approximately 1660 undergraduate and graduate students on the LCU campus located in west Lubbock. Lubbock is a vibrant city with a population of about 250,000. Lubbock is the educational, medical, retail and entertainment center of the southern high plains of Texas.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants must complete an application online at online application. Submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, official transcripts of all university work, and four unique documents detailing the applicant’s: 1) philosophy of the integration of faith and learning, 2) philosophy of teaching, 3) philosophy of scholarly activity, and 4) philosophy of service as email attachments to Dr. LaNell Harrison, Search Committee Chair, Department of Nursing ( Three letters of recommendation should be sent by references directly to Dr. Harrison. The search begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled or closed. For most favorable consideration, please submit all documents listed above by February 16, 2024.


LaNell Harrison, PhD
Department Chair
Department of Nursing