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Coordinator of Academic Wellness

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS: The College of Nursing announces a faculty position starting in 2021 focusing on the health and wellness of the students, faculty, and staff in the College of Nursing. The successful candidate will be a leader in health and wellness initiatives in an academic setting and will help integrate wellness initiatives […]

Coordinator of Academic Wellness
Campus/Location: University Park
Date Announced: 12-16-2020
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: unavailable
Work Unit: unavailable
Department: unavailable
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The College of Nursing announces a faculty position starting in 2021 focusing on the health and wellness of the students, faculty, and staff in the College of Nursing.

The successful candidate will be a leader in health and wellness initiatives in an academic setting and will help integrate wellness initiatives into all our academic units while also contributing to the College of Nursing’s mission. Primary responsibilities will include development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives that support health and wellness in the College of Nursing and surrounding communities; development and implementation of innovative wellness offerings to a range of university constituents, such as students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the broader Penn State community. The successful candidate will provide health-related expertise for health promotion and wellness initiatives, will support ongoing and new project and program development, will promote new and evidence-based initiatives, will contribute to scholarly work, such as preparing grants, research related proposals, and educational materials for publication.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other areas of the university on health and wellness initiatives as well as, faculty in the Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence, the Safe-T Center within the College of Nursing, and across 14 Penn State Campus locations including Hershey Medical Center where nursing programs are located. In addition to coordinating and leading wellness initiatives in the College of Nursing, the new faculty member will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses and direct graduate level projects and/or dissertations.

The College of Nursing is one of the most comprehensive colleges of nursing in any public university in the country. With over $12 million in research expenditures since the college’s inception in 2013, the College has been awarded over $8 million for gerontology research, over $4 million for the development of a sexual assault forensic examination telehealth center (SAFE-T Center), and approximately $1.5 million to support clinical and translational science. 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. We offer four undergraduate degree programs as well as six advanced degree programs. The Pennsylvania State University is one of the largest public research and land grant universities in the country, serving over 83,000 students at 24 campuses across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The College of Nursing resides primarily at the University Park Campus but has programs across 12 campus locations and on the World Campus. The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day`s drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. Salaries are competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available as are startup funds to support the applicant’s research program.

We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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.

The position will be filled at the Assistant Teaching/Research Professor or higher rank based upon the credentials of the successful candidate and requires national certification as a Nurse Practitioner and PA State license as a CRNP (or be eligible for PA licensure). Preference will be given to a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Candidates must be doctorally prepared (DNP or PhD). In addition to coordinating wellness initiatives, responsibilities include teaching, advising students, participating in committees, and other service and scholarly activities as appropriate.

This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding with an anticipated start date as early as January 2021.

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.

To be considered, candidates must apply electronically and submit the following: a cover letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. In your letter of interest (cover letter) please address how your work intersects with diversity, equity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Information on the College and its programs can be found at http://www.nursing.psu.edu/.  Only complete applications will be considered. Penn State is committed to fostering diversity. More information can be found at www.equity.psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions can be directed to: Lisa Kitko, RN, PhD, FAHA, FAAN at lkitko@psu.edu.

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