University of Connecticut, Nursing

Position ID:UConn-Nurse-494361 [#16064, 494361]
Position Title: Clinical Instructor/Assistant Clinical Professor-Coordinator of Clinical Placements
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nursing
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/02/24, listed until 2020/03/24)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


The University of Connecticut School of Nursing (SON) is seeking applications to fill a full-time, 10-month, non-tenure track Instructor/Assistant Clinical Professor position.  UConn’s School of Nursing is among the top Nursing Schools nationwide.  It has 48 faculty members, 599 undergraduate and 186 graduate students, and actively engages in research in pain management, high risk infancy, and gerontology. 

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the faculty member will serve as coordinator of clinical placement sites for pre-licensure nursing students, will supervise students in clinical work, and will engage in scholarly and professional service activities.  He/she will: conduct evaluation of individual students' clinical performance via impromptu meetings and planned evaluation conferences; evaluate students' written work; apprise students of their clinical performance on a regular basis; act as a liaison to clinical agencies; share clinical expectations and course syllabi with relevant agency staff; initiate action, when required, to address student or agency issues that may arise; and participate in campus simulation laboratory teaching experiences.  The individual who assumes this position will also: recruit qualified people to join UConn SON faculty to serve as clinical preceptors; expand clinical placement sites in the areas of central, northern, and eastern Connecticut; match available faculty to clinical sites; provide support to clinical preceptors; and participate in orientation for new faculty/preceptors.

The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level, innovative courses and instruction methods, and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • Master’s degree in Nursing;(Instructor Level)
  • Current Connecticut RN license (valid as of date of hire);
  • Three or more years of experience teaching undergraduate students in clinical settings;
  • Experience evaluating student performance in clinical training settings;
  • Experience developing effective working relationships with hospitals, clinics, and other community partners;
  • Experience evaluating preceptor performance, including in settings outside one’s own area of clinical expertise;
  • 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 interpersonal relationship strategies.


  • Ph.D. or DNP degree (Assistant Clinical Professor);
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credentials;
  • Three or more years of experience working as a medical/surgical RN;
  • Experience managing and directing “group” clinical training for students in baccalaureate nursing programs;
  • Experience working with students in an accelerated nursing entry program;
  • Previous classroom teaching experience in an institution of higher education;
  • Evidence of scholarship/research accomplishments in nursing;


This is a 10-month, non-tenure-track position subject to annual review.  Individuals may attain eligibility for multi-year contracts after successful completion of five (5) one-year appointments.  Salary and position level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Anticipated start date is March 2020. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be at the Storrs campus, with the expectation that he/she will routinely travel to clinical placement sites and occasionally travel to UConn’s other regional campuses.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online via and submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Sample journal articles or books
  • Three (3) letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to:

            Dr. Deborah McDonald, 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

This position will be filled subject the 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 University 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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