About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body in a research-based environment as it responds to the diverse population and educational needs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the nation. The College of Nursing has a large on-campus enrollment, and a well-developed distance education component. The College of Nursing is committed to the inclusion of the social determinants of health and social justice as well as the creation of a University culture that promotes and values diversity and the spirit of inclusion,
Many of our researchers take advantage of opportunities to work collaboratively with the Institute of Applied Life Sciences here at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Nursing Tenure Track Faculty (2 positions)
Two Full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors with a program of nursing research aligned with NIH priorities such as Clinical and Health Services Research, Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences, and Community Health and Population Sciences, advancing minority health and health disparities research.
Reporting directly to the Dean, the tenure system Professors will teach the nurses of the future and participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming in the College of Nursing. They will work with the College of Nursing faculty and other departments on campus to promote opportunities for inter-professional education.
The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, contribute significantly to the advancement of nursing discovery, establish a vibrant, independent research program, and play an active role in community and academic service activities in the Colleges of Nursing as well as in the wider University.
Teach graduate and undergraduate courses for the College of Nursing-50%
Teaching the courses necessary each semester during the academic year for both undergraduate and graduate programs
Developing and preparation of course syllabi, learning objectives, assignments, correcting student assignments and providing student feedback for each course that is taught
Select learning experiences and guide students in achieving desired outcomes
Participate in the evaluation process of students
Creating teaching materials to be used
Teaching courses within the baccalaureate and graduate programs as needed
Collaborating with other faculty in planning, developing, and implementing teaching/learning strategies and curricula
Recommend new instructional and education research techniques obtained at professional conferences, user groups, and self-development
Faculty guidance and advisement of students
Available to students for advising during 3 posted office hours per week (5 hours during registration periods) and additional hours by appointment
Contribute to the implementation and success of educational technology, e.g. Exam Soft, Typhon, etc.
Engage in an active program of the Scholarship of Discovery as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Provide opportunities for regular engagement with students and faculty on campus as a resource and mentor in your research area
Seek external funding for a program of research consistent with the goals of the College of Nursing
Provide service for the Achievement of College Goals-10%
Participation as an active member of various College committees as well as College Faculty Assembly and annual retreats
Assisting with and representing the College at orientation, registration and graduation activities for incoming and graduating students
Initiating recommendations for additional resources and changes according to College needs
Participation in the hiring and selection of faculty of the college through attendance at candidate presentations
Participating in prospective nursing student recruitment activities
Participating in the development, recommendation, implementation of academic baccalaureate curriculum policies/procedures and issue resolution
Engage in activities that advance the mission and goals of the College and University
Performs other related duties as assigned
An earned Doctoral degree in Nursing, PhD preferred
Eligibility for Massachusetts RN license- RN license in MA is required by time of appointment
Possess a minimum of two years full-time experience in nursing, nursing education, or the equivalent, within the last five years and evidence of competence in nursing instruction
Evidence of professional development to maintain expertise appropriate to teaching
Post-doctoral Fellowship is preferred
National certification as Nurse Educator is preferred
Extensive experience as nursing faculty including teaching preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to maintain nursing education expertise
Ability to communicate effectively with undergraduate/graduate students, faculty and staff both orally and in writing
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to use an online teaching platform and basic IT applications
Good organizational skills
Ability to meet deadlines
Applications will be reviewed starting November 18, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
Your presence on campus and regular office hours are expected throughout the academic year.
Salary commensurate with education, experience, and certifications.
Special Instructions for Applicants
Applicants should submit a CV, letter of intent, and a one-page statement that discusses past or future contributions to excellence in the areas of research, teaching, outreach, and/or diversity and inclusion. Completed applications received by November 18, 2019 will be given priority consideration. Position may remain open until filled.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Advertised: Oct 16 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 31 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
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