University of Connecticut, Nursing

Position ID:UConn-Nurse-495803 [#20335, 495803]
Position Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nursing
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/10/29, finished 2022/04/07, listed until 2022/01/27)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


The University of Connecticut, School of Nursing is pleased to invite applications to fill a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Candidates with research expertise in underlying mechanisms/precision health care, genetics, chronic disease, aging, symptom self-management, pain physiology and/or management, maternal-child health, and/or pediatrics are strongly encouraged to apply. Faculty members are also responsible for teaching and participating in professional service activities. UConn's philosophy of interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration and the School's Office of Research create an environment for productivity and achievement for an established scholar. The School offers assignments adjusted for concentration on research; collaborations with the Schools of Dental Medicine, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Social Work; support for teaching and learning; and opportunities for international work. The School of Nursing provides an environment supporting interdisciplinary research, and emerging areas of research. The faculty member may be joint-appointed in the School of Medicine or one of the other schools/colleges across the University, as appropriate. Faculty working in the area of pain physiology or pain management will join the inter-disciplinary pain research faculty at the University of Connecticut Center for the Advancement in Managing Pain (CAMP) and the School’s P20 Center for Accelerating Precision Pain Self- Management (CAPPS-M), participating in creating a new era of interdisciplinary pain management research.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding, high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, performances and exhibits, and national recognition such as honorific awards. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, 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 research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; 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.


  1. All applicants must be eligible for RN licensure in the state of CT by the date of hire.
  2. All applicants must have an earned doctorate in a related field.
  3. All applicants must have an advanced degree in Nursing (MS or PhD). A PhD in a related field is acceptable if an applicant has a MS in Nursing.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and interact productively with faculty, staff, and students.
  5. Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to contribute through scholarship, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.


  1. PhD in Nursing with postdoctoral experience in a related field.
  2. A record of publications and extramural research grants in areas consistent with those noted above.
  3. Demonstrated teaching excellence in relevant areas of expertise.
  4. Demonstrated a defined area of scholarship with beginning productivity in research publications and extramural funding.
  5. Experience teaching at an institution of higher education, with documented positive student evaluations.
  6. Completion of a post-doctoral fellowship.
  7. A record of contribution through research, teaching, and public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
  8. Demonstrated excellent record of involvement in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral education.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. The 9-month tenure-track faculty appointment is initially subject to annual reappointment reviews. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


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

  • Cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
  • 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,
  • Five (5) letters of reference.

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

Valarie Artigas DNP, APRN, NNP-BC

Chairperson, Recruitment and Selection

Assistant Clinical Professor, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program

Vice President, UConn Mu Chapter Sigma Theta Tau

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

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:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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