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Nursing (Adult/Family Health) – Assistant Professor

Department:  Nursing
Rank:  Assistant Professor
Specialization(s): Adult/Family Health
Search # 18-012

Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment surrounded by many fine universities with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven near the Westville Village section of the city.  SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning. 

Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a tenure track position in the Nursing Department to begin August 2018.  The vision of the Department of Nursing at Southern Connecticut State University is to be a center of excellence and innovation in nursing education. Our mission is to prepare nursing graduates to practice, educate, and lead within an evolving, complex world. This is accomplished by: (a) discovering and applying the science of nursing and related disciplines in the pursuit of excellence and innovation, through scholarship and lifelong learning; (b) preparing graduates to incorporate professional standards to provide safe, evidence-based and compassionate care of the highest quality to diverse populations; and (c) providing the foundation for students to develop professionally in order to optimize their contributions within the context of inter-professional practice. 

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Ability to teach across the curriculum with specialization preference in adult/family health nursing and/or gerontological nursing.  Faculty are assigned a 12-credit hour load each semester.  Credit may be earned through teaching courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, direct and/or indirect clinical supervision, laboratory instruction, and through thesis/special project/dissertation advisement.  In addition to classroom and clinical teaching responsibilities, faculty are expected to engage in scholarship/creative activity, service, and student advisement.

Required Qualifications: 

Master’s degree in Nursing, State of Connecticut RN license (or eligible), earned doctorate or substantial progress towards the doctorate with anticipated completion within 2 years. Evidence of ability to teach university level nursing effectively.  Ability to engage in meaningful scholarship/creative activity appropriate for nursing. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

The successful candidate will demonstrate effectiveness in working with diverse populations. Preference given to candidates with teaching experience at the baccalaureate or graduate level; recent clinical practice as an RN or APRN; certification; experience in use of high fidelity simulation, research doctorate (either Ph.D. or Ed.D.), and evidence of scholarship and leadership. 

Application Process:

Please submit electronically a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and at least three references with email and phone contact information to:

Dr. Cheryl Resha, Ed.D.
Professor, Department of Nursing 

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by October 16, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.