University of Saint Joseph — Assistant Professor of Nursing

Department: Nursing, School of Health and Natural Sciences
Date: November 10, 2017

The University invites applications for two (2) tenure track full-time 9 month positions in the Department of Nursing. The positions are scheduled to begin in Fall 2018. The successful candidates will have a strong background in teaching and scholarship at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as demonstrated clinical expertise.  Specific interests in medical/surgical backgrounds are preferred.

About the University of Saint Joseph
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

Ideally situated midway between Boston and New York City, the beautiful 84-acre Olmsted-designed campus is one mile from West Hartford’s thriving downtown, and provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an active presence outside our campus, reaching into the surrounding community through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships.

Position Description

  • Use of evidence-based best practices for educating future nurses and graduate students.
  • Classroom, clinical, and online teaching of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Community outreach to agency partners.
  • Committee work at the department, school and University levels.
  • Student advisement.
  • Contribute to the curriculum by assessment, evaluation, and modification as needed.
  • Developing or continuing an active program of personal scholarship.

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in nursing (PhD or EdD).  ABD candidates, include a letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.
  • In-depth experience with community, residential and acute care environments.
  • Licensed or eligible for license by the state of Connecticut as a Registered Nurse or an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.
  • Minimum of two years of teaching in pre-licensure and graduate nursing programs preferred.
  • Evidence of active research agenda with potential for refereed publications.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the University and to the highest standards of the profession of Nursing.

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should submit:

  • Letter of interest addressing all qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests (two pages maximum)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers
  • ABD candidates, include a letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion

Completed applications can be sent to hr@usj.edu (preferred); hard copies may be mailed to Human Resources Department, University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117.  Please specify title and department to which you are applying in the subject line (email) or Attn: line (postal mail). Review of applicants will begin December 1, 2017 and continue through May, 2018.

The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Please visit our website to read more about our mission statement and learn more about our department and program.  

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