Associate or Full Professor - Nursing (2 Positions)

Department: Nursing
Rank: Associate/Full
Specialization(s): Nursing Education
Search Nos. 19-021 & 19-022 (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. 

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/creative activity.  Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach. 

The Department of Nursing is seeking 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/creative activity, student advisement, service, and professional attendance/participation in activities reflective of professional expertise. 

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. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in nursing, earned research based doctorate (PhD, DNSc, EdD, or other comparable research degree).
  • Current Connecticut RN or APRN license (or eligible).
  • Substantial 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/creative activity, leadership, and capacity to secure external funding commensurate at the level of associate or full professor level. 

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 NURsearch1@southernct.edu.  Best consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 1, 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.