Assistant Professor in Advanced Practice Nursing

Dublin City University - School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Faculty of Science & Health

Location: Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

(Temporary Position)


A dynamic and rapidly growing University-based School, the School of Nursing and Human Sciences at DCU is recognised as a leader in its field and at the forefront of the development of nursing and human sciences research, education and practice in Ireland. The School of Nursing and Human Sciences at DCU is delivering a MSc in Nursing: Advanced Practice programme in Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

PNU is a women-only university. In line with a genuine occupational requirement, only female applicants can be considered for this role.

This post offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work in the dynamic and rapidly growing PNU and closely associated with a number of partner health services in Riyadh. The College of Nursing at PNU is at the forefront of these developments in its multidisciplinary approach to care.

Teaching Programme

The MSc in Nursing: Advanced Practice programme is the first practice-focused Master of Science in Nursing programme in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It includes such modules as advanced physical assessment, advanced pathophysiology and advanced pharmacotherapeutics. The duration of the programme is two years, full time, delivered on site in PNU and incorporates lectures, clinical skills education and clinical practicums. The language of instruction is English and a wide variety of teaching methods are used such as lectures, group work, tutorials and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs).

It offers a challenging, transformative educational experience for students in partnership with the hospitals in Riyadh. Open to qualified nurses, the programme seeks to integrate theory and practice, equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver high quality, safe, competent care at the advanced level.

Lecturer Position 

Applicants must hold a doctoral level degree focused on nursing. Applicants must also have a proven work experience in the field of advanced practice nursing and must be eligible for registration in the general division of nursing with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). Previous lecturing and research experience is desirable.

The successful candidate will live in very attractive accommodation provided in the PNU faculty accommodation section of the university campus that is close to a university gym. 

The successful candidate will be expected to be sensitive to the evolving education, research and clinical agenda in nursing and health care in Saudi Arabia.

Specific duties and responsibilities attached to the post include, but may not necessarily be limited to the following:

Programme Delivery

  • Deliver modules and assist other module co-ordinators for large class delivery
  • Participate in course development and lead specific module developments
  • Prepare, deliver and assess modules related to the programme
  • Liaise with other module co-ordinators on course development and delivery
  • Communicate with students re course delivery dates, clinical links and supervision as appropriate
  • Provide student support on site in PNU
  • Participate in the Knowledge Transfer Plan – a progressive handover of the teaching responsibilities to the PNU faculty

For further information on general aspects of this position contact: Catherine Corrigan, Program Chair, School of Nursing & Human Sciences, DCU.

Email: Tel: +353 86 261 5324
Please forward your CV to Catherine Corrigan.

Highly competitive salary and benefits, subject to qualifications and experience.

DCU Commercial Limited is an equal opportunities employer

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