University of Connecticut, Nursing

Position ID:UConn-Nurse-2019151 [#12519]
Position Title: Asst. /Assoc. Professor, Acute Care Nursing Practice or Asst. /Assoc. Clinical Professor REVISED
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nursing
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/10/24, finished 2019/09/18, listed until 2019/07/25)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The University of Connecticut (UConn), School of Nursing is seeking applications to fill one (1) full-time, 11-month, Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) faculty position or Assistant/Associate Clinical (Non-Tenure-Track) Professor position.  Candidates with clinical and research expertise in Acute or Critical Care Nursing are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the School of Nursing.

Under the direction of the Dean of the School of Nursing, the faculty member will have the following responsibilities; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on the Storrs campus; supervising students in clinical work; apprising students of their clinical performance on a regular basis; conducting evaluation of individual students’ clinical performance via impromptu meetings and planned evaluation conferences; evaluating students’ written work; participating in campus laboratory teaching experiences.

This position may involve a joint appointment with a local hospital, as such, it may also report to the Director, Center for Professional Development at Middlesex Memorial Hospital. The successful candidate will also have the following responsibilities: lead the Inter-professional Research Council (IRC) including membership on the hospital Institutional Review Board (IRB), participate in onsite and multi-site research studies, and participate in the accreditation of the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP) and other duties as necessary for the role.


For All Appointment Levels:

  • Doctorate (PhD or DNP) in Nursing or related field by the date of hire (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable; ABD will be considered if degree will be conferred within 12 months of start date);
  • Current Connecticut RN license (valid as of date of hire);
  • Three years practice experience as an RN;
  • Completion of required health indicators (MMR titers, TB status, Hepatitis B, and others as required by clinical agencies) and CPR certification at the time of employment;
  •  Excellent communication skills and intrapersonal relationship strategies.
  • Previous teaching experience in an institution of higher education;
  • Evidence of scholarship or research commensurate with rank.

For Associate Professor Level:

  • Demonstrated potential in establishing a successful program of research;
  • Evidence of prior grant funding support.

For Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor:

  • Demonstrated potential in establishing a successful program of scholarship related to Acute Care and/or Critical Care Nursing;
  • An outstanding record of scholarship productivity (Associate Professor);
  • Evidence of obtaining financial support for Acute Care and/or Critical Care Nursing programs through external grant funding (Associate Professor).


For All Levels:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who qualify for and request appointment on the tenure-track;
  • Three years of practice experience as a medical-surgical RN;
  • Certification as a medical-surgical registered (CMSRN);
  • Certification as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner;
  • Record of scholarly productivity;
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) or RN-BC in Professional Development (ANCC);
  • Experience integrating technology into instruction and/or conducting on-line instruction;
  •  Demonstrated ability to contribute through scholarship, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience;
  • Experience integrating technology into instruction and/or conducting on-line instruction.

For Assistant/Associate Professor Level:

  • Practice expertise in Acute Care and/or Critical Care Nursing with a program of related research or scholarship (Associate Professor);
  • Completion of a post-doctoral fellowship (Assistant Professor);
  • Demonstrated potential in establishing a successful program of research (Assistant Professor);
  • Evidence of prior grant funding (Assistant Professor).


This is an 11-month tenure-track or non-tenure clinical track faculty appointment initially subject to annual reappointment reviews. Appointment type, rank and compensation package will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2019. (Clinical may start sooner)


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following and include your last name as well as Search #2019151 in the document title for each document submitted:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One-page teaching statement
  • One-page research/scholarship statement
  • One-page commitment to diversity statement (as related to broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
  • Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct five reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries other than applications can be directed to:

            Dr. Ivy Alexander, Recruitment Committee Chair


            School of Nursing

            University of Connecticut

            231 Glenbrook Rd. (U-4032)

            Storrs, CT 06269-4032

For more information regarding the School of Nursing, please visit the school’s website at

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search 2019151)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
UConn School of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-3716

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