Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Nursing
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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Dean - College of Nursing
Categories: Faculty, College of Nursing
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.
About the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing
The Elaine Marieb College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts
Amherst prepares students at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels
to practice in a wide variety of healthcare settings and develops nursing
leaders and researchers to educate future generations. Our faculty members
draw on their advanced clinical skills and innovative research in their
teaching to prepare students for their careers by using state-of-the-art
technology and techniques. In Fall 2022 enrollment included 363 undergraduate
and 195 graduate students. The College is committed to the inclusion of social
determinants of health and social justice in our service, teaching, and
As a campus with an increasingly diverse student body, we are looking for
candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse faculty and student
community, and who value collegiality, collaboration, achievement, and
integrity. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals
with a commitment to mentor under-represented demographics within engineering.
We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career
paths, those who have paused their careers for family or pandemic reasons, or
who spent time outside of academia. We are committed to helping all
constituents reach their full potential, creating best-in-practice operations
to support faculty scholarship, and fostering excellence in student
experiences inside and outside our department.
UMass Amherst is a leader in providing institutional support for faculty to
combine work and family/personal responsibilities and was listed among the
Chronicle of Higher Education's “Great Colleges to Work For,” UMass is in the
top 10% of public research-intensive universities in the COACHE survey for
making having and raising children compatible with the tenure-track. For more
information on work-life balance at UMass Amherst, see
https: // www. umass.edu/prospective-faculty/work/balance.
Reporting directly to the Dean, this faculty member will 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
Individuals will be considered in all areas of basic/applied research in
nursing, but the department is putting special consideration for those with
research focused in the following areas: “Innovation and technology for health
management,” “Holistic health and wellness,” and “Self-management of chronic
health challenges". An overall emphasis on social justice is also part of the
This position requires a dynamic response to a constantly changing work
environment. Advising and teaching responsibilities frequently compete for
priority requiring flexibility and adaptability. This position requires the
abilities of a very qualified educator with broad nursing faculty experience
including substantial expertise in teaching.
Teach Courses for the College of Nursing (Teaching)
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, implementing, and evaluating teaching/learning strategies and curricula 244 CMR 6.04(4)(a).
Recommend new instructional and education research techniques obtained at professional simulation 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.
Provide service for the Achievement of College Goals
Participation as an active member of various College committees as well as College Faculty Assembly and annual retreats as well as participation in the systematic evaluation of the undergraduate nursing program (244 CMR 6.04(1)(e).
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, and evaluation of academic baccalaureate curriculum policies/procedures and issue resolution 244 CMR 6.04(1)(d).
Engage in activities that advance the mission and goals of the College and University.
Engage in an active program of research/scholarship.
Demonstrate impact through dissemination of research/scholarship.
Support program of research/scholarship through internal and external funding sources.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education,
Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
An earned Doctoral degree in Nursing required, with a post-doc preferred
244 CMR 6.04(2)(b)(3).
Massachusetts RN license is required by time of appointment and must be
maintained in good standing 244 CMR 6.04(2)(b)(1).
National certification as Nurse Educator is preferred.
Possess a minimum of two years full-time experience in nursing, or its
equivalent, within the last five years and evidence of clinical competence
in the area of clinical instruction 244 CMR 6.04(2)(b)(4).
Experience as nursing faculty is preferred within the past 2-3 years.
Ability to maintain nursing practice and academic expertise appropriate to
teaching responsibilities 244 CMR 6.04(2)(b)(5).
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.
May include some nights and weekends.
An office will be assigned in either the Amherst or Springfield location.
Office accommodation and equipment will be provided.
Salary commensurate with education, experience, and certifications along
with an administrative stipend will be provided.
Travel mileage is reimbursable but commuting travel on regular workdays is
not an expense reimbursable by the University. Parking at a secondary
office location is reimbursable if an annual parking pass is purchased for
the first location.
This appointment will initially include a teaching assignment of up to 50%
effort, along with 40% research/scholarship and 10% service.
Must maintain professional development annually.
Participation in the Annual Faculty Reporting process is required.
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an internationally
recognized scholarly presence.
The steps of the process are as follows:
A minimally qualified pool is identified from the applicants, ideally by the end of February 2023.
All remaining candidates are evaluated and a “long list” is identified, which will be interviewed via video conference. Candidates invited to these interviews will be emailed at least one week before the scheduled date.
For candidates advancing to the long list: references will be contacted, and candidates will have an opportunity to submit 1 or 2 representative scholarly works.
A “shortlist” is developed from the long list, and these candidates will be invited to interview on campus.
Along with the application, please submit the following materials addressed to
“College of Nursing Search Committee.” Applications will be reviewed starting
on March 20, 2023 and the review process will continue until the
search is completed. All files must be provided in .pdf format.
A cover letter addressed to “College of Nursing Search Committee”. The cover letter should a) introduce yourself, b) briefly describe your research interests, and c) describe your vision for this position. Page limit: 2 pages
A research statement. Candidates should situate their past research in a broader scholarly context and give their research vision for this position. Candidates are specifically asked to mention the types of scholarship they will perform, how that scholarship will be disseminated, and the expectation for how that scholarship will be funded. Statements will be evaluated based on the assessment of demonstrated excellence or demonstrated promise of future excellence. Page limit: 4 pages
A teaching statement. Candidates should describe their past teaching experience and express their teaching vision for this position. Statements will be evaluated based on the assessment of demonstrated excellence or demonstrated promise of future excellence. Page limit: 2 pages
A statement of vision for the candidate's role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates should list past and planned future actions to support the diversity mission of the College of Nursing, and UMass. Page limit: 2 pages
A current curriculum vitae. The CV should be ordered as follows: 1) education, 2) employment, 3) awards and honors, 4) sponsored research (if any), 5) peer-reviewed publications, 6) service, and 7) other sections as considered appropriate by the candidate.
Contact information, (name, title, email address, institution) for three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted until the second phase of the search.
Optional Supplemental Materials: Candidates can submit up to three recent manuscripts (articles, book chapters, etc.) representative of their research work.
The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and
student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans,
and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and
other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an
inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving
excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications
of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with
students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and
backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also
favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers
to an academic career and degree.
Advertised: Feb 14 2023 Eastern Standard Time