University of Connecticut, Nursing

Position ID:UConn-Nurse-495805 [#20359, 495805]
Position Title: Assistant Clinical Professor/Associate Clinical Professor (Neonatal Nurse Practitioner)
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nursing
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/11/01, finished 2022/03/28, listed until 2022/01/30)
Position Description:    

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


The School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut invites applications from doctoral prepared neonatal nurse practitioners to fill an 11-month, non-tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Clinical Professor or Associate Clinical Professor level to begin August 23, 2022.

Under the direction of the Dean of the School of Nursing, the faculty member will have the following responsibilities: teaching graduate courses in our nationally renowned online neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) program; advising graduate NNP students; 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 annual in-person orientation, simulation laboratory teaching experiences, and graduation. In addition, the faculty member will participate in student admissions for the NNP track, curriculum quality assessment and review, and contribute to other faculty committees within the School and University.

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 underrepresented 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.

Founded in 1881, the 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. Doctorate in Nursing or related field;
  2. Previous teaching experience at an institution of higher education;
  3. Current practice and certification as a neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP-BC);
  4. Current state license as an APRN (valid as of the date of hire);
  5. Three or more years of practice experience as a neonatal nurse practitioner;
  6. Completion of required health indicators and CPR certification uploaded to American Databank at the time of employment;
  7. Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationship strategies.

For Appointment as Associate Professor

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


  1. Record of scholarly productivity;
  2. Experience integrating technology into instruction and/or conducting online instruction;
  3. Demonstrated ability to contribute through scholarship, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.


This is an 11-month, non-tenure track position subject to annual renewal based on program needs, funding, and performance.  Individuals appointed as an Associate Clinical Professor may be eligible for multi-year contracts. Rank and compensation package will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience. 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.


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.);
  • Three letters of reference.

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

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

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

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

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 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