The School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the inaugural DeLuca Foundation Visiting Professorship at the rank of associate or full professor beginning in Fall 2017 or January 2018 for up to a two-year period.
UConn’s School of Nursing is among the top 15% of nursing schools nationwide. It has 46 full time faculty members, 611 undergraduate and 216 graduate students, both DNP and PhD programs, and is actively engaged in research and clinical scholarship concerning pain management, correctional health, high risk infancy, and gerontology.
The School of Nursing’s base is located on UConn’s main campus in Storrs, a mixed suburban/rural setting in the rolling hills of eastern Connecticut. Storrs is less than 45 minutes from the capital city of Hartford with additional performing arts, museums, and fine restaurants. It lies approximately 2 hours by car from historic Boston, the seashores of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Cape Cod, and the Green Mountains of Vermont with excellent skiing. Direct bus service from the campus to New York City (approximately 3 hours away) is available on a daily basis. The climate is characterized by four full seasons and is especially beautiful in the fall. Connecticut has outstanding public schools and social services and is the home to multiple institutions of higher learning with national and international reputations.
Innovation and new knowledge supporting evidence-based practice are being integrated across the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral curricula in the School of Nursing. For example, at the undergraduate level, teams of students work throughout their senior year to invent devices that solve practical clinical problems, an effort that culminates in a “Shark Tank” event in which the teams present their inventions to a panel of external entrepreneurs and compete to be selected as “most likely to succeed.” Immediate goals for expansion and integration of this initiative and long-term objectives for its fruition in nursing professionals who propose, lead, and effectively respond to new approaches to health care require development of a focused strategic plan. Through a generous gift from the DeLuca Foundation, the School seeks to hire a visiting professor who will lead the planning process.
The successful candidate will be directly accountable to the Dean of the School of Nursing. He/she will establish and lead a committee composed of faculty members, students, and external advisors to develop the strategic plan for innovation education, will manage the School’s multiple academic activities that foster innovation praxis, will teach courses or present lectures related nursing innovation, will mentor individual students or student teams in innovation activities, and will fulfill the responsibilities of all faculty members to participate in the School’s governance and administration. It is anticipated that the visiting professor will have a teaching commitment on the order of 3 credits per semester.
The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction and will also be expected to assist the University in its efforts to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups, to demonstrate through teaching, research/scholarship, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience, to integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools, and to provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
PhD in nursing or a related field (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable)
Substantial record of outstanding work in health care innovation pertinent to nursing practice
Previous teaching experience in an institution of higher education
Substantial record of research or scholarship as evidenced by journal publications and presentations at national or international conferences
Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationships strategies
Demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience
Licensure as a registered nurse
History of obtaining funding for innovation development or implementation
Experience in teaching across all program levels (baccalaureate through doctoral)
Demonstrated experience in distance learning initiatives
Determination of academic rank will be based upon the successful candidates’ history of external funding, record of peer reviewed publications, and reputation within the nursing profession.
This position is a full-time, one year (subject to renewal), non-tenure track, 9 or 11-month appointment with a start date of August 23, 2017 or January 5, 2018. Rank, appointment months, and compensation package will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be at the Storrs campus but the position may involve activity at UConn’s regional campuses.
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Cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above;
One-page teaching statement;
One-page research and/or scholarship statement;
One-page commitment todiversity statement (as related to broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research/scholarship, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
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Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017575)
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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.
The University of Connecticut is one of the nation's leading public research universities. UConn's main campus in Storrs is admitting the highest-achieving freshmen in University history. Student diversity continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.