Assistant Professor - Nursing - Adult Health/Primary Care

Department: Nursing
Rank: Assistant 

Specialization(s): Adult/Primary Care
Search # 21-014


Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is a comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, SCSU 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. SCSU is student-centered, intentionally diverse, focused on student success and 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 Department of Nursing to begin August 2021. 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/primary care nursing. Credit towards teaching load can 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 of science (MSN) or doctoral degree in Nursing; If MSN prepared, requires substantial progress towards the doctorate with anticipated completion within 2 years;
  • State of Connecticut RN license (or eligible);
  • Evidence of student-centered teaching effectiveness in the discipline of nursing at the university level; and
  • Ability to engage in meaningful scholarship/creative activity of relevance to nursing.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the baccalaureate or graduate level,
  • Expertise or certification in online learning
  • Recent clinical practice as an RN or APRN
  • Nursing certification(s)
  • Experience in use of high-fidelity simulation
  • Research doctorate (either Ph.D. or Ed.D.)
  • Evidence of scholarship and or leadership

Application Process:

Please submit electronically a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, official graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Nursing Search Committee Chair at


The letter of interest must address the candidate’s ability to effectively fulfill the job requirements for this position and describe area(s) of expertise.  For best consideration, all materials should be received electronically by Monday, April 5, 2021.  The position will remain open until filled.


All open faculty positions are subject to suspension pending state and Connecticut State University System budget.


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.