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Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 3052549
  • Location: Dunmore, PA
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing

The College of Nursing seeks applicants for a teaching position in the undergraduate program at Penn State Scranton. The Penn State College of Nursing is one of the most comprehensive colleges of nursing in any public university in the country. With over 2,100 undergraduate students and approximately 200 graduate students, our footprint is world-wide with our faculty creating immeasurable experiences for our students around the globe. This will be a full-time, limited term, non-tenure, 36-weeks appointment with full benefits. The successful candidate will be expected to teach fall and spring semesters with an anticipated start date as early as August 2022.

Primary responsibilities will include coordination and instruction in adult medical-surgical nursing courses, including classroom, simulation lab, and clinical teaching. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include advising students, participating in committees, and other service and scholarly activities as appropriate. Candidates must show evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and mastery of medical surgical subject matter and hold a valid nursing license. Candidates for the position will possess at a minimum a master's degree in Nursing and eligibility for RN licensure in Pennsylvania. Preference will be given to those enrolled in a doctoral program or those holding a doctoral degrees. An earned Doctorate degree will be a condition of continued employment after the fifth year for a candidate hired who starts the position with a master's degree.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Information on the College and its programs can be found at http://www.nursing.psu.edu/

Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.

Penn State Scranton is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1,000 students. The campus offers 13 baccalaureate degrees and 4 associate degrees as well as the coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors. Students and faculty at Penn State Scranton have the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low which provides students with individualized attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Steeped in tradition and enriched through advancement, Penn State Scranton provides an excellent education in an active-learning environment where a variety of engaged scholarship opportunities are available. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting where they have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus, visit https://scranton.psu.edu/

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Durell Johnson, Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Scranton at hdj2@psu.edu.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Application review begins June 4, 2022, and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.


Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-Scranton/Assistant-Teaching-Professor-of-Nursing_REQ_0000029380-1

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.





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