Instructor/Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor, School of Nursing Coordinator of Clinical Placeme

Location
Storrs, Connecticut, United States
Salary
$1.$1B
Posted
Nov 09, 2017
Closes
Dec 20, 2017
Ref
10452330734470
Discipline
Medicine, Nursing
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty
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The University of Connecticut School of Nursing (UConn SON) is seeking applications to fill a full-time, 10-month, non-tenure track Clinical Professor at the rank of either Instructor, Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor. Under the direction of the Dean, the faculty member will serve as coordinator of clinical placement sites for pre-licensure and graduate nursing students, will supervise students in clinical work, and will engage in scholarly and professional service activities. He/she will: conduct evaluation of individual students' clinical performance via impromptu meetings and planned evaluation conferences; evaluate students' written work; apprise students of their clinical performance on a regular basis; act as a liaison to clinical agencies; share clinical expectations and course syllabi with relevant agency staff; initiate action, when required, to address student or agency issues that may arise; and participate in campus simulation laboratory teaching experiences. The individual who assumes this position will also: recruit qualified people to join UConn SON faculty to serve as clinical preceptors; expand clinical placement sites in the areas of central, northern, and eastern Connecticut; match available faculty to clinical sites; provide support to clinical preceptors; and participate in orientation for new faculty/preceptors.

The University of Connecticut 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). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the School of Nursing at the rank of Instructor/Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor.

UConn's School of Nursing is among the top Nursing Schools nationwide. It has 48 faculty members, 599 undergraduate and 186 graduate students, and actively engages in research in pain management, correctional health, high risk infancy, and gerontology.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Master's degree in Nursing (Clinical Instructorlevel);
  2. Current Connecticut RN license (valid as of date of hire);
  3. Three or more years of experience teaching undergraduate students in clinical settings;
  4. Experience evaluating student performance in clinical training settings;
  5. Experience developing effective working relationships with hospitals, clinics, and other community partners;
  6. Experience evaluating preceptor performance, including in settings outside one's own area of clinical expertise;
  7. 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;
  8. Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationship strategies.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  1. PhD or DNP degree (Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor);
  2. Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credentials;
  3. Three or more years of experience working as a medical/surgical RN;
  4. Experience managing and directing "group" clinical training for students in baccalaureate nursing programs;
  5. Experience working with students in an accelerated nursing entry program;
  6. Previous classroom teaching experience in an institution of higher education;
  7. Evidence of scholarship/research accomplishments in nursing;
  8. Substantial experience teaching nursing in an institution of higher education, with documented positive student evaluations (Associate Clinical Professor);
  9. Substantial scholarship/research experience and/or grant funding accomplishments (Associate Clinical Professor).

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a 10-month, non-tenure-track position subject to annual review. Individuals may attain eligibility for multi-year contracts after successful completion of five (5) one-year appointments. Salary and position level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Anticipated start date is January, 2018. The successful candidate's primary appointment will be at the Storrs campus, with the expectation that he/she will routinely travel to clinical placement sites and occasionally travel to UConn's other regional campuses.

TO APPLY

Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following and include your last name as well as Search #2018238 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/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 # 2018238)

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-4032)

Storrs, CT 06269-4032

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.


Category: Nursing