Assistant/Associate Professor – Nursing (Health Informatics)

Department: Nursing
Rank: Assistant/Associate
Specialization(s): Health Informatics
Search # 20-028




Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) 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 Department of Nursing at Southern strives to be a center of excellence and innovation in nursing education. We prepare nursing graduates to practice, educate, and lead within an evolving, complex world 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 a full-time, tenure track position to begin August 2020.  Primary responsibilities will be teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, with specialization preference in health informatics, healthcare technology and quality improvement.  Faculty are assigned a 12-credit hour load each semester.  In addition to classroom teaching responsibilities, faculty are expected to engage in scholarship, service, and professional attendance/participation in activities reflective of professional expertise. This position will be included with a cluster hire focusing on Health Informatics and includes collaborating with other faculty on the interfaces between informatics and research, education and/or clinical practice.


The candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate across departments and disciplines.
  • Management and coordination experience supporting staff, students or faculty with technology needs.
  • Excellent analytic skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and skills in quality improvement methodologies.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned research- or practice-based doctorate (PhD, EdD, DNP or other comparable degree).  ABD will be considered, with completion required by the end of the first year of appointment. All candidates are required to have a graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) in Nursing.
  • Current Connecticut RN or APRN license (or eligible).
  • 3-5 years of informatics related experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated capability of successful grant acquisition and academic publication.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in Nursing with a focus on health or nursing informatics.
  • Health IT certification or Certified Nursing Informatics by AACN, CPHIMS, CAHIMS or HIMSS.
  • Recent experience working with clinical systems and technology.
  • Evidence of healthcare management and leadership and/or health informatics scholarship (i.e. publications, grants, presentations).
  • Expertise in any of the following areas:  Electronic Health Records and Health Records Systems, Data Mining and Healthcare Quality Improvement, Health Services Administration, Healthcare Technology, and/or Healthcare Delivery Systems.
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate (BSN) or graduate level.
  • Experience with integrating technology into teaching and/or facilitating on-line instruction.

Application Process:

Please submit electronically (noting in the subject line “Health Informatics”): a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and at least three references with email and phone contact information to: Nursing Search Committee Chairperson 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.