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Instructor or Assistant/Associate/Teaching Professor of Nursing – Medical-Surgical

The Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing seeks applicants for a non-tenure line teaching position in the undergraduate program at our University Park location. The Ross and […]

Instructor or Assistant/Associate/Teaching Professor of Nursing – Medical-Surgical
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Date Announced: 07-05-2023
Date Closing: open until filled
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Full/Part Time:Full Time


The Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing seeks applicants for a non-tenure line teaching position in the undergraduate program at our University Park location. The 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, our footprint is world-wide with our faculty creating immeasurable experiences for our students around the globe.

This is a full-time, thirty-six-week appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with excellent potential for renewal. Full benefits are included. The successful candidate will be expected to teach fall and spring semesters; anticipated start date is January 2024.

Principal responsibilities will include coordination and instruction in primarily adult medical-surgical nursing courses, including both classroom and clinical teaching. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include advising students, participating in committees, and other service and scholarly activities as appropriate.

Candidates must have at least one graduate degree in nursing. Those prepared at the doctorate level (e.g., DNP, PhD) will be given preference and hired at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor or higher depending on the credentials of the successful candidate. Successful candidates who have a master’s degree in Nursing will be hired at the rank of Instructor. The successful candidate must hold a valid nursing license; be eligible for RN licensure in Pennsylvania and show evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and mastery of subject matter.

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.

To be considered, candidates must apply electronically on the Penn State job site at and submit the following: 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. 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Information on the College and its programs can be found at  Questions can be directed to: Mary Alyce Nelson, DNP, RN, CNE at



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