Nursing, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Nurse-2019151 [#12519]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, Acute Care Nursing Practice
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nursing
Appl Deadline: (posted 2018/10/24, listed until 2019/04/24)
Position Description:    

The School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut invites applicants to apply for an 11-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. Candidates with clinical and teaching expertise in medical/surgical acute care nursing are especially encouraged to apply, but applicants from all nursing specialties will be considered.  This position may involve a joint appointment with a local hospital.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). 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 may 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, this Professional Development Specialist will have the following responsibilities: lead the Interprofessional Research Council (IRC) including membership on the hospital Institutional Review Board (IRB), participate in onsite and multi-site research studies, participate in the accreditation of the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP) and other duties as necessary for the role.

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 learning, research/scholarship, and/or public engagement 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

For Associate Professor Level:

  • Substantial experience teaching nursing in an institution of higher education, with documented positive student evaluations;
  • Evidence of scholarship or research commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three years of practice experience as a medical-surgical RN;
  • Certification as a medical-surgical registered (CMSRN);
  • Record of scholarly productivity;
  • Previous teaching experience in an institution of higher education;
  • 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.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is an 11-month, tenure track position. 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 January 2019.

TO APPLY

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

            Ivy.Alexander@uconn.edu

            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 http://nursing.uconn.edu/.

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 http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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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:
http://nursing.uconn.edu/
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UConn School of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-3716

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