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Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Nursing

Penn State Schuylkill is searching for TWO colleagues to join our Health Sciences faculty to teach in our BSN program, which we recently launched in conjunction with the Penn State […]

Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Nursing
Campus/Location: Penn State Schuylkill
Date Announced: 11-03-2022
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: unavailable
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Full/Part Time:Full Time


Penn State Schuylkill is searching for TWO colleagues to join our Health Sciences faculty to teach in our BSN program, which we recently launched in conjunction with the Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing.

The successful candidates will teach either: 

  • Position 1: community health, medical/surgical, gerontological, and general nursing courses or
  • Position 2: mental health, medical/surgical, and general nursing courses.

The positions are full-time, limited-term, 36-weeks-per-year appointments with full benefits. Limited-term positions have a two-year contract, with contract renewal based on performance. The successful candidate will begin teaching in either Fall 2023 (position 1) or spring 2024 (position 2).


  • The faculty member will be responsible for teaching community health, medical/surgical, gerontological courses, and general nursing courses or mental health, medical/surgical, and general nursing courses.
  • Primary responsibilities will include coordination and instruction in nursing courses, including classroom and clinical teaching. Simulation and virtual teaching experiences 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.


  • Candidates for the position will possess at a minimum a master’s degree in Nursing and eligibility for RN licensure in Pennsylvania.
  • Individuals with a master’s degree will be considered at the rank of instructor, and individuals with a doctoral degree (e.g. DNP, PhD) will be considered at the rank of assistant teaching professor.
  • An earned Doctorate degree will be a condition of continued employment after the fifth year for a candidate hired as an instructor.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to:

Darcy Medica, Director of Academic Affairs,

Penn State Schuylkill


Telephone: 570-385-6100

How to Apply:

  • 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.

Closing Date:

  • Application review will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is hired.

A 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 advantages. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing:

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 are worldwide 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

Penn State Schuylkill Campus Information:

Penn State Schuylkill 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 where students build strong relationships with faculty and are involved in clubs, honors studies, research, community service, and intercollegiate athletics. Students can complete one of 14 four-year or two-year degrees at the campus or the first two years of most Penn State degrees. 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. For additional information about Penn State Schuylkill, please visit our web page at

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