University of Connecticut, Nursing

Position ID:UConn-Nurse-497851 [#25803, 497851]
Position Title: Clinical Instructors
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Nursing
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/09/19)
Position Description:    

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INTRODUCTION 

The University of Connecticut, School of Nursing is seeking applications to fill eight full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track Clinical Instructor positions at our Storrs campus. Under the direction of the Director for Pre-licensure Programs, clinical faculty members are responsible for: teaching undergraduate students, advising, supervising pre-licensure students in clinical work, apprising each student of his or her clinical performance on a regular basis, conducting evaluations of individual student’s clinical performance via impromptu meetings and planned evaluation conferences, evaluating student’s written work, and participating in campus laboratory teaching experiences. Clinical Instructors act as a liaison to clinical agencies, sharing clinical expectations and course syllabi with relevant agency staff, and addressing and initiating action when required for student/agency issues that arise. Clinical Instructors are expected to participate in faculty and assigned committee meetings when these meetings do not conflict with planned teaching. 

UConn’s School of Nursing is among the top Nursing Schools nationwide. It has 68 faculty members, 599 undergraduate, and 186 graduate students, and actively engages in research in pain management, high-risk infancy, and gerontology. 

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.   

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Master’s degree in Nursing. 
  • Current Connecticut RN license (valid as of the date of hire). 
  • Three to five years of clinical experience. 
  • Three or more years of experience teaching undergraduate students in clinical settings. 
  • Experience evaluating student performance in clinical training settings. 
  • Experience developing effective working relationships with hospitals, clinics, and other community partners. 
  • 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. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credentials. 
  • Three or more years of experience working as a medical/surgical RN. 
  • Experience managing and directing “group” clinical training for students in baccalaureate nursing programs. 
  • Experience working with students in an accelerated nursing entry program. 
  • Previous classroom teaching experience in an institution of higher education. 
  • Experience with a wide range of educational strategies, including virtual and in-person simulation. 
  • Current experience with direct patient care in healthcare institutions and/or community settings. 
  • Experience with telehealth technologies. 

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This is a 9-month, non-tenure-track position subject to annual review. Individuals may attain eligibility for multi-year contracts after the successful completion of a probationary year and five (5) subsequent one-year appointments. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The primary appointment campus appointment for successful candidates will be determined during the hiring process with the expectation that candidates will routinely travel to clinical placement sites and occasionally travel to UConn’s other regional campuses. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 

Employment of successful candidates 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/25803 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • One-page research and scholarship statement,
  • One-page teaching 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.);
  • Five (5) letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the School of Nursing please visit the school’s website at http://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