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PhD Program Director – Open Rank Tenure line Faculty – Penn State University Park

The Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing (https://www.nursing.psu.edu/) invites applications for a Ph.D. Program Director. This position will be hired as an open rank tenure-line faculty position. Candidates should […]

PhD Program Director – Open Rank Tenure line Faculty – Penn State University Park
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The Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing (https://www.nursing.psu.edu/) invites applications for a Ph.D. Program Director. This position will be hired as an open rank tenure-line faculty position. Candidates should have an active research portfolio with potential for attracting extramural funding that will contribute to the advancement of science and knowledge translation across the lifespan and health/wellness continuum. Successful applicants must have a research doctorate degree and a documented commitment to teaching and service. Faculty candidates must hold a valid United States nursing license. Anticipated start date is August 2022.

The Ph.D. program director working closely with faculty, oversees the quality of the educational and research experiences of students to ensure that course and programmatic outcomes are met and that the program is ultimately achieving the preparation of Ph.D. students as nursing scientists. The Ph.D. program director oversees the quality of didactic and experiential learning activities of the program including doctoral dissertation projects.  The Ph.D. program director provides guidance and support to students and faculty on the use of appropriate instructional methodologies and technologies to ensure that course and program learning outcomes are met. The Ph.D. program director participates collaboratively in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum. The Ph.D. program director also works closely with faculty in the development of training and educational grants to build and diversify the cadre of nursing scientists.

In addition to directing the Ph.D. program, faculty responsibilities include directing a research program and fostering collaborations with colleagues in other disciplines, as well as faculty in the Tressa Nese and Helen Diskevich Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center, both housed within the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing, and across 12 Penn State Campus locations including Hershey Medical Center where nursing programs are delivered. In addition to accelerating strong collaborative interdisciplinary research, the new faculty member will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses and direct dissertations. We seek a colleague who will pursue a program of externally funded research that is published in highly regarded, peer-reviewed journals.

The required qualifications include the following. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Earned Ph.D. degree
  • Demonstrated experience in academic program administration/management
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching at the Ph.D. level
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring Ph.D. students
  • Capacity to mentor faculty in teaching and mentoring at the Ph.D. level

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 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.

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. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to clearances.

To apply, candidates must submit the following:

  • A cover letter describing interest in and qualification for the position
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of three professional references. No references will be contacted until the candidate is consulted.

Applicants must submit their application and accompanying materials online at the PSU job site (https://hr.psu.edu/careers). 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/. Penn State is committed to fostering diversity. More information can be found at www.equity.psu.edu. For more information or questions about this position, please contact:

Dr. Nikki Hill

Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing

201 Nursing Sciences Building

University Park, PA 16802

E-mail (preferred): nikki.hill@psu.edu

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 $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 Newark, Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit.

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