University of Connecticut, Nursing

Position ID:UConn-Nurse-2019012 [#12064, 493434]
Position Title: Professor (Tenure Track) or Clinical Professor (Non-Tenure Track) REVISED REPOST
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nursing / Pediatric
Appl Deadline: (posted 2018/09/20, listed until 2020/05/14)
Position Description:    

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

The University of Connecticut School of Nursing is seeking applications to fill a full-time, 11-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor or Assistant/Associate/Full Clinical non-tenure track Professor position.  This position is a joint appointment with Connecticut Children's Medical Center.  

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 a 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 School of Nursing and the VP Nursing at Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC), the faculty member will be responsible to: 1) teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses, relevant to children and/or the faculty member's research interest and expertise; 2) Participate within the Nursing Research Team to continue to develop and implement evidence based practices and research consistent with the institution's work related to Magnet® Recognition; 3) seek competitive national research funding that further supports the nursing and interdisciplinary scientific efforts at both the UConn School of Nursing and CCMC; and 4) may act as a major advisor to Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows.

The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction and will also be expected to assist the University in its efforts to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups, to demonstrate through teaching, research/scholarship, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience, to integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools, and to provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.  Applicants at higher ranks should possess an excellent record or research, teaching performance, and involvement in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral education, commensurate with the rank they are seeking.


  • Doctorate (PhD or DNP) in Nursing or related field by the date of hire (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable);
  • Research oriented doctoral degree, e.g., Ph.D. in nursing or related discipline;
  • Master's degree in pediatric nursing or related area; 
  • Evidence of research experience and major funding as a principal investigator in an area related to children and/or adolescents;
  • Previous teaching experience in an institution of higher education;
  • Current Connecticut state license as RN (valid as of the date of hire);
  • Three years of practice experience in a relevant clinical area;
  • 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.


  • Record of scholarly productivity;
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience; expertise in pediatric nursing and research involving adolescents and children.

Additional Preferred Qualifications for Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

  • 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 a full-time, 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.  Incumbent may be required to work at the University of Connecticut's main campus located in Storrs, and/or the campuses at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, and West Hartford as well as the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford.


Click “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application and be sure to include your last name as well as Search #2019012 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/scholarship, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
  • Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct inquiries other than applications 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

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search # 2019012)

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.

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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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