University of Connecticut, Nursing

Position ID:UConn-Nurse-497728 [#25428, 497728]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/ Full Clinical Professor (Non-Tenure Track) – Nurse Educator
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Nursing
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/08/23, finished 2024/01/23, listed until 2023/12/21)
Position Description:    

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

INTRODUCTION 

The University of Connecticut (UConn), School of Nursing (SON) is seeking applications to fill a full-time, 11-month, Assistant/Associate/Full Clinical (Non-Tenure-Track) Professor position. Under the direction of the Dean, the faculty member will be the track director responsible for teaching online programs at the graduate level; supervising graduate students' capstones; apprising students of their clinical performance on a regular basis; conduct evaluations of individual students’ clinical performance via impromptu meetings and planned evaluation conferences; evaluate students’ written work; and participate in campus laboratory teaching experiences, as required, engage in scholarly activities, and for participating in professional service. 

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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership on curricular matters for specific graduate track.
  • Leadership in developing, evaluating, and revising specific graduate track curriculum, including yearly curriculum review and preparation of annual reports.
  • Communicate with and review communications with stakeholders and communities of interest regarding SON activities, program changes, etc. to assure policy congruence and that the SON graduates are meeting the community need:
    • Coordinate leadership for student recruitment and admission events.
  • Review applications, interview or arrange interviews for potential MS and post-graduate Certificate students:
    • Collaborate regarding projected graduate track matriculation, and plans of study for students.
  • Provide leadership in identifying and engaging clinical preceptors.
  • Approve track specific preceptors identified by students and MS Programs Coordinator.
  • Determine and assign clinical placements for track specific students, assuring depth and breadth of experiences across clinical courses.
  • Act as a liaison in maintaining positive communication and relationships between the programs, students, agencies, and preceptors.

In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction. The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups, to demonstrate through their research, teaching, 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • All applicants must have an advanced degree in Nursing (MS, DNP, or Ph.D.).  A doctorate in a related field is acceptable if an applicant has an MS in Nursing.
  • Three years of practice experience in a relevant clinical area.
  • Previous teaching experience in an institution of higher education.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationship strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute through scholarship, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
  • Completion of required health indicators (MMR titers, TB status, Hepatitis B, and others as required by clinical agencies) and CPR at time of employment.
  • All applicants must be eligible for RN licensure in the State of CT by the date of hire.
  • Experience integrating technology into instruction and/or conducting online instruction.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Doctorate in Nursing.
  • Record of scholarly productivity.
  • Clinical Nurse Educator or postgraduate health professions teaching certificate.
  • Demonstrated potential in establishing a successful program of scholarship.
  • A proven record of excellence in teaching.
  • A deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs.
  • Programmatic management and planning experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This position is a full-time, 11-month appointment. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be at the Storrs campus but may involve work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state. State of Connecticut RN licensure must be in place prior to the start of the semester.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

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

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25428 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter;
  • 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;
  • Three letters of reference from other scholars.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. For more information regarding the Department of Nursing please visit the Department's website at https://nursing.uconn.edu/.

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

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.


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