Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor (Non-Tenure Track)

Search #: 494659
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Faculty Non Tenure Track

JOB SUMMARY

The University of Connecticut (UConn), School of Nursing is seeking applications to fill one (1) full-time, Assistant/Associate Clinical (Non-Tenure-Track) Professor position. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, for engaging in research and scholarly activities, and for participating in professional service.  UConn’s School of Nursing is among the top 15% of nursing schools nationwide.  It has 46 full time faculty members, 611 undergraduate, 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. 

In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to development of innovative courses, and to mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. 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.

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 excellent public schools and social services and is the home to multiple institutions of higher learning with national and international reputations. 

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 

  • Doctorate in nursing or related field (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable);
  • Previous teaching experience in an institution of higher education;
  • Record of scholarly productivity;
  • 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 and CPR at time of employment;
  • Three years of practice experience in a relevant clinical area.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Associate Clinical Professor Level

  • 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Expertise in Behavioral Health research;
  • Certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, an Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), a Child/Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health CNS, or in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing;
  • Eligibility for licensure as RN in Connecticut;
  • Experience integrating technology into instruction and/or conducting on-line instruction.

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This position is a full-time, 9-month appointment.  Rank and compensation package will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.  The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be at the Storrs campus but may involve work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16661 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.

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 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.

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

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.

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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