University of Connecticut, Nursing

Position ID:UConn-Nurse-498183 [#27088, 498183]
Position Title: Clinical Instructor – Coordinator of Clinical Placements
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Nursing
Appl Deadline: finished (2024/01/31, finished 2024/07/01, listed until 2024/05/10)
Position Description:    

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

INTRODUCTION 

The University of Connecticut School of Nursing (SON) is seeking applications to fill two full-time, 10-month, non-tenure-track Clinical Instructor - Coordinator of Clinical Placement positions. Under the direction of the Director for Pre-licensure Programs, the faculty member will serve as coordinator of clinical placement sites for pre-licensure nursing students and will supervise students in clinical work, engage in scholarly and professional service activities. Individuals who assume this position will recruit qualified nurses to join UConn SON faculty to serve as clinical preceptors; expand clinical placement sites in conjunction with the Director of Clinical Placements; match available faculty to clinical sites; provide support to clinical preceptors; and participate in orientation for new faculty/preceptors. They act as liaisons to clinical agencies, maintain agency-specific contractual requirements for clinical rotations, share clinical expectations and course syllabi with relevant agency staff and clinical preceptors, initiate action, when required, to address student or agency issues that may arise; and participate in campus simulation laboratory teaching experiences. The incumbent may also conduct evaluations of individual students' clinical performance via impromptu meetings and planned evaluation conferences. 

The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate programs and innovative instruction methods. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate clinical multicultural experiences, and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. 

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 health equity across the lifespan; social determinants of health; parent-child health: support for people with acute and chronic conditions, including symptoms and self-management; and biobehavioral studies of sleep and pain. The School of Nursing offers the opportunity for faculty to engage with multiple centers including the Center for Advancement of Pain Management; The Nursing and Engineering Innovation Center; and the International Center for Lifestory Innovations and Practice. The School’s Biobehavioral Laboratory provides a wet lab and resources to support behavioral research. 

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. 
  • Experience evaluating preceptor performance, including in settings outside one’s own area of clinical expertise. 
  • 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, interpersonal relationship strategies, and organizational skills. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credentials. 
  • Three or more years of experience working in medical/surgical, obstetrics, or mental health as an 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 recruiting, interviewing, and hiring adjunct clinical faculty. 

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This is a 10-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 campus appointment for successful candidates will be at the Storrs campus 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 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 via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27088 and submit the following application materials: 

  • Cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above; 
  • Curriculum vitae;  
  • 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 (3) letters of reference. 

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

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to: 

            Dr. Valarie Artigas, Recruitment Committee Chair 

            Valarie.Artigas@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/. 

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