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Penn State Schuylkill is searching for two colleagues to join our Health Sciences faculty as Assistant Teaching Professors in Nursing for our newly launched BSN program in conjunction with the Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing (CON). These are limited term (multi-year), non-tenure-line, 36 weeks appointment, with option for renewal. The candidates should have expertise in one of the following areas: Gerontology, Pediatrics, or OB/maternal. Both faculty members will teach general nursing courses along with courses in their area of expertise. Both positions are full-time thirty-six-week appointments with full benefits. The successful candidates will begin teaching Fall 2022 or as negotiated.
For both positions the primary responsibilities will include coordination and instruction in health assessment, professional nursing, fundamentals and medical/surgical nursing courses, including classroom and clinical teaching. Simulation and virtual teaching experience are preferred. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include advising students, participating in committees, and other service and scholarly activities as appropriate. There is an expectation that the faculty member will be involved in research, scholarship and/or quality improvement initiatives that benefit the campus, the college, the university, our students and the community and will also provide service to the campus, discipline and society.
It is preferred that the candidate possess a terminal degree; candidates without a terminal degree should possess at least a Masters degree or its equivalent; show evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and mastery of medical surgical subject matter; hold a valid nursing license; and hold or be eligible for RN licensure in Pennsylvania. Certified Healthcare Simulation Education (CHSE) certification is expected upon hire or within 2-3 years of hire for the simulation coordinator position. Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) certification is highly preferred. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment, engagement with fellow faculty members in ways that contribute to a scholarly community on campus, active leadership in campus life, and engagement in the community through outreach activities that address regional needs are required. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the use of instructional technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.
The Penn State Ross and Carol Nese 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, the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing footprint is world-wide with our faculty creating immeasurable experiences for our students around the globe. More information about the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing can be found at nursing.psu.edu
Penn State Schuylkill, located in East-Central Pennsylvania, is a four-year campus of the Pennsylvania State University with a mission to provide affordable high-quality education, research that improves lives, and community engagement. With just over 600 students, the campus offers the advantages of a small college with all the resources of a major research university at their disposal. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience, are actively engaged in research, mentor students conducting undergraduate research projects. Penn State Schuylkill is located in scenic Schuylkill County with a low cost of living, abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, and easy access to Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Closer medium and smaller cities include Hazleton, Lebanon, and Reading—each 30 miles away, with Allentown and Harrisburg being 40 and 50 miles from campus respectively. For additional information about Penn State Schuylkill, please visit our website at https://schuylkill.psu.edu.
Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Cory Scherer, Interim Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Schuylkill. E-mail: email@example.com. Telephone: 570-385-6100.
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Finalists will be asked to submit samples of scholarly and/or creative work. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until suitable candidate is found.
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