Nursing, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Nurse-2017199 [#8486, 2017199]
Position Title: Director for Undergraduate Pre-Licensure Program at rank of Associate/Full Professor (Tenure Track) or Associate/Full Clinical Professor (Non-Tenure Track)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nursing
Starting Date:2017/08/23
Appl Deadline: (posted 2016/11/02)
Position Description:    

Director for Undergraduate Pre-Licensure Program at rank of Associate/Full Professor (Tenure Track) or Associate/Full Clinical Professor (Non-Tenure Track) 

The University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Nursing is seeking applications to fill one full-time, 11-month, Associate/Full Professor (Tenure Track) or Associate/Full Clinical Professor (Non-Tenure-Track) position.  This person will serve as the Director for the undergraduate pre-licensure program.  Appointment at the associate or full professor level will depend on the qualifications of the applicant. 

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1).  We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for this faculty position in the School of Nursing.

UConn’s School of Nursing is among the top 15% of nursing schools nationwide.  It has 46 full time faculty members, 611 undergraduates, and 216 graduate students, both DNP and PhD programs, and is actively engaged in research and clinical scholarship in pain management, correctional health, high risk infancy, and gerontology. 

The School of Nursing’s base is located on UConn’s main campus in Storrs, a mixed suburban/rural setting in the rolling hills of eastern Connecticut.  Storrs is less than 45 minutes from the capital city of Hartford with additional performing arts, museums, and fine restaurants.  It lies approximately 2 hours by car from historic Boston, the seashores of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Cape Cod, and the Green Mountains of Vermont with excellent skiing.  Direct bus service from the campus to New York City (approximately 3 hours away) is available on a daily basis. The climate is characterized by four full seasons and is especially beautiful in the fall.  Connecticut has outstanding public schools and social services and is the home to multiple institutions of higher learning with national and international reputations. 

Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the faculty member will be responsible to lead, organize, direct, and assure continuous quality improvement of key functional areas and missions related to the School’s undergraduate 4-year pre-licensure program. To facilitate achievement of the School’s strategic objectives, the Director oversees program operations; coordinates course scheduling and teaching assignments; sustains collaboration across sectors of the School/University; ensures involvement of community partners/constituents; directs preparation of data for reports for state licensure and national accreditation; is a member of the Leadership Team; will mentor faculty and serve as role model for faculty, staff, and students.  The Director will fulfill all components of the faculty role (Research, Teaching, and Service) with committed time for the Director responsibilities.

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 under-represented 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.

Minimum Qualifications

For all applicants:

  • Doctorate in nursing or related field;

  • Experience teaching nursing in an institution of higher education, with documented positive student evaluations

  • Administrative experience which may include hiring, evaluating, and supervising staff and professional colleagues, including full and part time faculty

  • Evidence of research/scholarship commensurate with appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level, including a substantial record of published research/scholarship, grant funding, and leadership involvement in the national/international arenas;

  • Current Connecticut state license as RN (valid as of the date of hire);

  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationship strategies:

  • Deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research/scholarship programs.

 For appointment as Associate/Full Professor (Tenure-Track):

  • PhD in nursing or related field (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable);

  • Outstanding record of research productivity and grant funding;

  • National/international recognition as a leading expert on some aspect of nursing education, practice, or administration (Full Professor).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates who qualify for a tenure track appointment;

  • Administrative experience, particularly with budgets and fiscal management;

  • Experience with accreditation and regulatory body rules and processes;

  • Understanding of clinical placements including contracts, preceptors, time demands, and match of student to unit;

  • Experience with regulatory testimony and report creation;

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute through research/scholarship, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

Appointment Term

This position is a full-time, 11-month appointment with a start date of August 23, 2017.  Rank, and compensation package will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.  Non-tenure track appointments may be eligible for multi-year appointments.  The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be at the Storrs campus but the position will involve work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state.

To Apply

Please submit the following and include your last name as well as Search #2017199 in the document title for each document submitted:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above;

  • Curriculum vitae;

  • One-page teaching statement;

  • One-page research and/or scholarship 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.);

  • Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct five reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017199)

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to:

            Dr. Stephen Walsh, Recruitment Committee Chair

            stephen.walsh@uconn.edu

            School of Nursing

            University of Connecticut

            231 Glenbrook Rd. (U-4026)

            Storrs, CT  06269-4026

For more information regarding the School of Nursing please visit the school’s website at http://nursing.uconn.edu/.

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.


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.


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

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