Associate/Full Professor – Nursing (Nursing Education) [2 positions]

Department: Nursing
Rank: Associate/Full
Specialization(s): Nursing Education
Search Nos. 20-026A and 20-026B (Two Positions)


Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston. 


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.  Both the undergraduate and graduate programs in Nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship.  Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.


The Department of Nursing seeks to fill two full-time, tenure track positions to begin August 2020.  Primary responsibilities will be teaching across the curriculum with specialization preference in nursing education and community/global health.  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, student advisement, service, and professional attendance/participation in activities reflective of professional expertise.

Required Qualifications:

  • Research based doctorate (PhD, DNSc, EdD, or other comparable research degree). All candidates are required to have a graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) in Nursing.
  • Current Connecticut RN or APRN license (or eligible).
  • Teaching experience at the graduate level in an institute of higher education.
  • Experience with integrating technology into teaching and/or facilitating on-line instruction.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship, leadership, and capacity to secure external funding commensurate at the level of associate or full professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in dissertation, thesis or special project advisement at the Master’s and/or doctoral level.
  • Certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL).
  • Certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).
  • Experience in serving as a coordinator and/or director of undergraduate or graduate programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor faculty in student-centered teaching strategies, curriculum related activities and ongoing professional development.

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:  Search Committee Chairperson, Department of Nursing at  Best consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, October 18, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.