Assistant/Associate Professor/Full Professor (Tenure/Tenure-Track)

Posted on Oct 02, 2020

University of Connecticut, Nursing

Storrs, Connecticut  |  #faculty #academic


JOB SUMMARY The University of Connecticut, School of Nursing is seeking applications to fill three full-time, 9-month, tenured/tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor positions.

Candidates with research expertise in underlying mechanisms/precision health care, genetics, chronic disease, aging, symptom self-management, pain physiology and/or management, maternal-child health and/or pediatrics are strongly encouraged to apply.

Faculty members are also responsible for teaching and participating in professional service activities.

UConn's philosophy of interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration and the School's Center for Nursing Scholarship and Innovation create an environment for productivity and achievement for an established scholar.

The School offers assignments adjusted for concentration on research; collaborations with the Schools of Dental Medicine, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Social Work; support for teaching and learning; and opportunities for international work.

The School of Nursing provides an environment supporting interdisciplinary research, and emerging areas of research.

The faculty member may be joint-appointed in the School of Medicine.

Faculty working in the area of pain will join the inter-disciplinary pain research faculty at the University of Connecticut Center for the Advancement in Managing Pain (CAMP) and the School’s P20 Center for Accelerating Precision Pain Self- Management (CAPPS-M), participating in creating a new era of interdisciplinary pain management research.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium.

It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington.

The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students.

UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation.

Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond.

The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities.

UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas.

Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges.

Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS * All applicants must have an earned doctorate in a related field preferably a PhD in nursing.

* Demonstrated active program of scholarship through sustained research publications and extramural funding.

* Experience teaching at an institution of higher education, with documented positive student evaluations * Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and interact productively with faculty, staff and students.

* Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

* Demonstrated ability to contribute through scholarship, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

* All applicants must be eligible for RN licensure in the state of CT by the date of hire * All applicants must have an advanced degree in Nursing (MS or PhD).

A PhD in a related field is acceptable if an applicant has a MS in Nursing.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for the Rank of Associate or Full Professor * A record of contribution through research, teaching, and public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

* Demonstrated, excellent record of involvement in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral education, commensurate with the rank they are seeking.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS * PhD in Nursing * A record of publications and extramural research grants in the areas of genetics, chronic disease, aging, pain, maternal-child health and/or pediatric research * Demonstrated teaching excellence in relevant areas of expertise.

* Completion of a post-doctoral fellowship.

* Advanced Practice RN Additional Preferred Qualifications for the Rank of Associate or Full Professor * Evidence of service to the university, the field, or profession through leadership in professional organizations, editorial activities and successful involvement in undergraduate/graduate curriculum development.

APPOINTMENT TERMS The 9-month tenure/tenure-track faculty appointment is initially subject to annual reappointment reviews.

Position rank and compensation package will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.

The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state.

The anticipated start date is August 23, 2021.

TO APPLY Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials: Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application.

Please submit the following and include your last name as well as Search #494782 in the document title for each document submitted: * Cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above * Curriculum Vitae * One-page teaching statement * One-page research/scholarship statement * One-page commitment to diversity statement (as related to broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.) * Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct five reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to: Deborah Dillon McDonald RN, PhD She, Her, Hers Chairperson, Recruitment and Selection Associate Professor University of Connecticut School of Nursing Phone: 860-486-3714 Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff.

The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.

More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities.

UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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