Tenure Track Assistant Professor - School of Nursing

Department: School of Nursing
Rank: Assistant Professor (3 Positions)
Search #: 24-003A, 24-003B, 24-003C
Specialization(s): Primary Care/Acute Medical Surgical Nursing/Maternal Newborn/Mental Health Nursing/

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 and inquiry. Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of approximately 9,000 students, with significant external research funding, and offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. We seek to instill in all students the value of discovery with the liberal arts and sciences serving as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning. The University is located in New Haven, Connecticut, a city rich and vibrant with arts and culture, and home to many universities and with easy access to New York City and Boston

Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a tenure track position in the School of Nursing to begin August 2024.  The vision of the School 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/primary care nursing.  Faculty are assigned a 12-credit hour load each semester.  Credit may be earned through teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, direct and 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 or doctoral degree in Nursing: if MSN prepared substantial progress towards the doctorate with anticipated completion within 1 year; and State of Connecticut RN license (or eligible). 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; doctoral degree in nursing (Ph.D., Ed.D., or DNP), 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. Joshua Knickerbocker, Search Committee Chair
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by March 29, 2024. 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.