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Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence

Date Announced: unavailable

Description

The Penn State’s College of Nursing seeks applicants for the Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (CGNE) Postdoctoral Scholar. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests related to topics of aging, age-friendly care, care of persons with dementia, cognitive impairment, delirium, stigma related to aging and dementia, caregiving, and person-centered care, as well as other aging-related topics aligned with the CGNE mission and research portfolios of faculty in the Center.

Successful candidates will be paired with faculty mentors based on a shared area of focus and interest. They will work directly with research projects of CGNE-affiliated faculty, pursue independent research activities in line with their developing program of research, and engage in professional development opportunities across Penn State. This is a fixed term position funded for one year from date of hire with the possibility for a second year if funding is available. Information about CGNE, our faculty research can be found here https://www.nursing.psu.edu/center-for-nursing-research/research-staff/, and our CGNE annual report may be found here https://www.nursing.psu.edu/cgne/

Penn State’s College of Nursing is one of the largest educators of pre-licensure students in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with over 2000 undergraduate and graduate students on 13 campuses. Our College is positioned to lead the next generation of nurses and nurse scientists while enhancing the health of all people through quality care and education.
Expected Start Date: Fall 2021

Eligibility:
– Nurses (or related field) with research doctorates.
– Demonstrated commitment to scholarship in geriatrics/gerontology.
– Applicant’s area of interest must be aligned with at least one faculty mentor in the Center (https://www.nursing.psu.edu/cgne/areas-of-expertise/)
– Evidence of scholarly productivity including research-based publications and excellent dissemination skills (oral and written). Demonstrated ability to disseminate research in publications and presentations.
– Candidates for this position should demonstrate strong motivation to develop an independent research career.
– Postdoctoral positions open to eligible U.S. citizens and international applicants.

Responsibilities:
The postdoctoral scholar will:
– Co-create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) with their primary mentor to identify goals, needed training/course work, timeline, outcomes, and planned engagement with other centers/researchers
– Refine career goals and grant development skills
– Extend their research agenda through the writing and submission of early-stage career grant applications, manuscripts, and presentations
– Participate in the primary mentor’s current research initiatives consistent with the IDP
– Submit peer-reviewed manuscripts
– Present at scientific meetings
– Further develop teaching and mentoring skills
– Expand research skills, including methodologic expertise
– Contribute to the College of Nursing within their area of expertise

Application Requirements:
– Please submit the following materials as PDF documents. Applicants should provide:
– Current CV with contact information included
– 1-2 page research statement including goals over the next 5 years
– 1-2 page personal statement describing: goals for the CGNE postdoc fellowship, interest in expanding or learning new research skills, how interests align with – CGNE and CON, identified primary mentor and alignment with their program of research.
– Copy of 1 published article.
– Letters of recommendation from 2 references. One of these letters must be from the identified primary mentor at Penn State and include justification for the proposed fellowship. All letters should be sent by email from the recommender (not from the applicant) and should speak to the applicant’s scholarly abilities, areas for growth and future potential.

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.

Questions should be directed to Donna Fick, Director of the Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at dmf21@psu.edu or Janice Whitaker, Administrator of Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at jmw5969@psu.edu.

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Credentialing Specialist

Date Announced: 05-10-2021
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

The College of Nursing seeks applications for an exciting new position in the College of Nursing. The Credentialing Specialist is responsible for maintaining clinical compliance for students of the Graduate Nursing Programs for College of Nursing at Penn State University. The location is the University Park campus. The Penn State 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 worldwide with our faculty creating immeasurable experiences for our students around the globe. This will be a full-time position with full benefits with an anticipated start date as early as August 2021.

Primary responsibilities include ensuring student compliance with College of Nursing requirements, clinical agency requirements, as well as state and federal regulations. This job will involve maintaining up-to-date data in the NC-SARA database for both professional licensure requirements and supervised field experiences. This position will include developing and maintaining databases to verify professional training, certifications, and licensing of students, faculty, and preceptors to compliance with state and federal regulations. This position will involve preparing reports for the State Board of nursing and other relevant organizations and accrediting bodies. The credentialing specialist will work closely with other staff, faculty, and clinical agencies.

The ideal candidate will be motivated, timely, organized, and collaborative. Typically requires an Associates degree or higher plus 3 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A bachelor’s degree in nursing or a health-related field is preferred The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and have experience working with database management systems. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to manage concurrent expectations while demonstrating a high level of student-centered customer service in a dynamic environment is critical.

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 standard background checks.

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 apply, candidates must submit the following: 1) a cover letter describing interest in and qualification for the position, 2) a resume, and 3) the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of three professional references. No references will be contacted until the candidate is consulted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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/. For more information or questions about this position, please contact:  Mariya Tankimovich, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C, CNE at mtankimovich@psu.edu

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Nursing Program Coordinator and Teaching Position

Date Announced: unavailable
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

Penn State Harrisburg (PSH), a Commonwealth Campus site for the College of Nursing (CON) curriculum, seeks applicants for the position of Nursing Program Coordinator in the accelerated Second-Degree BSN program. The Penn State 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 will be a full-time, fixed-term, forty-eight-week appointment with full benefits for one year from date of hire. The successful candidate will be expected to teach fall, spring, and summer semesters with an anticipated start date as early as July 1, 2021, although the position will remain open until it is filled.

The Coordinator reports to and is evaluated by the CON Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and the designated campus official from Penn State Harrisburg.  Direct reports include all faculty and administrative staff at the campus.

The Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and day-to-day operations of the CON nursing programs extended to the campus.  Key duties include recruiting, training, mentoring, and supervising our dedicated faculty and staff, implementing the nursing curriculum, maintaining accreditation standards, managing the nursing course schedule, teaching classroom, simulation, and clinical courses, advising students, participating on committees and other service and scholarly activities, and serving as the Nursing Program Liaison between Penn State Harrisburg and the College of Nursing at University Park.

The position will be filled at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor or Associate Teaching Professor based upon the credentials of the successful candidate. The candidate must possess a doctoral degree; show evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and mastery of subject matter; hold a valid nursing license; and have current/recent clinical practice experience and be eligible for RN licensure in Pennsylvania. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The ideal candidate will have superb interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills; a passion for nurse education; a commitment to fostering a humane society; supervisory experience; and experience in an academic setting, preferably at Penn State or another major research university. We also prefer a candidate who is detail-oriented, adapts to change easily, is student-centered and innovative, and has fundraising skills and experience.  Area of specialization is open, although we prefer a professional with expertise in community, pediatric, or psychiatric nursing.

Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State’s historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace. The administration, faculty, and staff of Penn State Harrisburg take pride in the fact that PSH is one of the most diverse and inclusive campuses of Penn State University, and we are deeply committed to supporting a culturally, ethnically, and racially inclusive environment.

Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, near the city of Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania. The college is easily accessible via interstate and rail routes from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York. Penn State Harrisburg has an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students, including a broad, diverse and non-traditional population and brings nationally accredited academic programs, award-winning faculty, and the resources of a world-class research university to Pennsylvania’s Capital Region. The College offers students the opportunity to earn baccalaureate degrees in 39 academic majors. As a graduate center, the College offers 28 master’s degrees and 2 doctoral degree programs. To learn more about the College and the School of Behavioral Sciences, which is the home for the Second-Degree BSN Program, please visit http://harrisburg.psu.edu and www.hbg.psu.edu/bsed.

To be considered, candidates must apply electronically on the Penn State job site at https://hr.psu.edu/careers and submit the following:

  • Cover letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job

  • Current curriculum vitae

  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Information on Penn State Harrisburg Nursing Program can be found at https://harrisburg.psu.edu/behavioral-sciences-and-education/health-and-professional-studies/nursing

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Open Rank Teaching/Research Professor in Nursing

Date Announced: unavailable
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

The College of Nursing seeks applications for a full-time non tenure line faculty member in the Practice Nurse Practitioner Doctoral Program within the College of Nursing at the University Park campus or the Hershey campus. Travel to other campuses may be necessary. The Penn State 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 will be a full-time thirty-six-week appointment with full benefits. The successful candidate will be expected to teach fall and spring semesters with an anticipated start date as early as August 2021.

Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in-person and online, clinical supervision, serving on student doctoral committees, advising students and other service and scholarly activities. The rank of the position will be determined by the credentials of the successful candidate. This position requires national certification as a Nurse Practitioner (FNP preferred) and PA State license as a CRNP (or be eligible for PA licensure) and minimum of one-year experience as CRNP. Candidates must be prepared at the doctorate level (DNP preferred). Teaching experience is preferred.

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 the clearance.

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 apply, candidates must submit the following: 1) a cover letter describing interest in and qualification for the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of three professional references. No references will be contacted until the candidate is consulted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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/. For more information or questions about this position, please contact:

Dr. Lisa Kitko
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
College of Nursing
201 Nursing Sciences Building

University Park, PA 16802

E-mail (preferred): lah150@psu.edu

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Clinical Placement Coordinator/Open Rank Teaching/Research Professor

Date Announced: unavailable
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

The College of Nursing seeks applications for an exciting new position in the College of Nursing. The Clinical Placement Coordinator of the Graduate Nursing Programs is responsible for overseeing the overall clinical placement operations/processes (planning, developing, coordinating, and maintaining) of the Graduate Nursing Programs for College of Nursing at the Penn State University, located at University Park. Travel to other campuses/ clinical sites will be required. The Penn State 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 will be a full-time 36-week appointment with full University benefits with an anticipated start date as early as August 2021.

Primary responsibilities include facilitating clinical placements for graduate students. This job will involve identifying and negotiating clinical placement settings, appropriate preceptors (graduate program), and other clinical-related learning experiences. The clinical placement coordinator will arrange all aspects of the clinical experience including identifying the need for new contracts with potential clinical agencies and/or preceptors and assuring compliance with contractual agreements. The clinical placement coordinator will work closely with staff involved in the clinical placement process. This position may also include teaching courses, clinical supervision, serving on student doctoral committees, advising students and other service and scholarly activities.

The rank of this position will be based upon the credentials of the successful candidate. This position requires national certification as a Nurse Practitioner (FNP preferred), PA State license as a CRNP (or be eligible for PA licensure), and minimum of one-year experience as CRNP.  Candidates must be prepared at the doctorate level (DNP preferred).

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 the clearances.

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 apply, candidates must submit the following: 1) a cover letter describing interest in and qualification for the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of three professional references. No references will be contacted until the candidate is consulted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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/. For more information or questions about this position, please contact:

Dr. Lisa Kitko
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
College of Nursing
201 Nursing Sciences Building

University Park, PA 16802

E-mail (preferred): lah150@psu.edu

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Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing

Date Announced: 03-03-2021

Description

The College of Nursing seeks applicants for a teaching position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor in the undergraduate program at Penn State Altoona. Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research.

Penn State 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.

Campus information:

Penn State Altoona is a four-year baccalaureate institution and one of the stand-alone Colleges that make up the 24-campus Pennsylvania State University. Penn State Altoona offers 22 complete undergraduate major programs (a full list can be found at altoona.psu.edu/academics) and the first two years of over 200 other majors that can be completed at University Park or another Penn State campus. Over 3,000 students as well as 500 faculty and staff comprise the Penn State Altoona community. Students and faculty at Penn State Altoona have the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low which provides students with individualized attention.

Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Steeped in tradition and enriched through advancement, Penn State Altoona provides an excellent education in an active-learning environment where a variety of engaged scholarship opportunities are available. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting where they have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus, visit http://altoona.psu.edu.

This position is a full-time thirty-six-week appointment with full benefits. The successful candidate will be expected to teach summer and fall semesters with an anticipated May 3, 2021 start date. A terminal degree (e.g., DNP, PhD) is required, and applicants must have completed the terminal degree by the position appointment date.

Primary responsibilities will include coordination and instruction in adult medical-surgical and critical care nursing, including classroom, simulation lab, and clinical teaching. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include advising students, participating in committees, and other service and scholarly activities as appropriate.

Successful applicants should show evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and mastery of medical surgical subject matter; hold a valid nursing license; and be eligible for RN licensure in Pennsylvania.

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. Information on the College and its programs can be found at http://www.nursing.psu.edu/

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Suzanne Kuhn at skk6@psu.edu.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. All application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application. Apply at https://hr.psu.edu/careers. Please note applications submitted via email cannot be accepted.

Closing Date:  Application review begins March 1, 2021 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing

Date Announced: 02-08-2021
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

The Penn State Mont Alto, a Commonwealth Campus site for the College of Nursing (CON) Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor beginning fall 2021. The Penn State 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 will be a full-time thirty-six-week appointment with full benefits. The successful candidate will be expected to teach fall and spring semesters. The position is a fixed-term, one-year appointment with contract renewal dependent on performance, enrollment, and budgetary considerations.

Teaching responsibilities include classroom and clinical instruction of bachelor nursing students in the clinical areas of medical-surgical, OB, and leadership nursing.  The successful candidate must possess a terminal degree; 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 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 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. Information on the College and its programs can be found at http://www.nursing.psu.edu/

Campus Information: Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.

Penn State Mont Alto is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1000 students; about 25% are adult learners. The campus is located in south central Pennsylvania in a rural setting adjacent to the Michaux State Forest.  The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as nine baccalaureate degrees and seven associate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Mont Alto have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. 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 to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.

For more information about the campus, visit http://montalto.psu.edu. Direct any questions to Dr. Michael Doncheski, Director of Academic Affairs, Phone 717-749-6051, cms50@psu.edu.  Applications accepted until position is filled.

Interested applicants should please submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts, and list of three references with contact information.  

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. 

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. 

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Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing

Date Announced: 02-09-2021
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

The College of Nursing seeks applicants for a teaching position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor in the undergraduate program at Penn State Scranton. The Penn State 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 will be a full-time thirty-six-week appointment with full benefits. The successful candidate will be expected to teach fall and spring semesters with an anticipated August 16, 2021 start date.

Primary responsibilities will include coordination and instruction in adult medical-surgical nursing courses, including classroom, simulation lab, and clinical teaching. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include advising students, participating in committees, and other service and scholarly activities as appropriate. A terminal degree (e.g., DNP, PhD) is required, and applicants must have completed the terminal degree by the position appointment date.  Successful applicants should show evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and mastery of medical surgical subject matter; hold a valid nursing license; and be eligible for RN licensure in Pennsylvania.

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. Information on the College and its programs can be found at http://www.nursing.psu.edu/

Campus Information:  Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.

Penn State Scranton is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1,000 students. The campus offers 13 baccalaureate degrees and 4 associate degrees as well as the coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors. Students and faculty at Penn State Scranton have the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low which provides students with individualized attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Steeped in tradition and enriched through advancement, Penn State Scranton provides an excellent education in an active-learning environment where a variety of engaged scholarship opportunities are available. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting where they have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.  For more information about the campus, visit https://scranton.psu.edu/

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Durell Johnson, Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Scranton at hdj2@psu.edu.

Applicants are required to submit 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. Apply to requisition number REQ_0000010212 at https://hr.psu.edu/careers. Please note applications submitted via email cannot be accepted.

Closing Date:  Application review begins March 1, 2021 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

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Assistant Teaching Professors in Nursing

Date Announced: 12-04-2020
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

Penn State Schuylkill is searching for two Assistant Teaching Professors in Nursing. These will be multi-year appointments (2 years) with option for renewal, 36 weeks, starting Summer 2021, Spring 2022, or as negotiated.

Penn State Schuylkill is searching for two colleagues to join our Health Sciences faculty to launch a BSN program in conjunction with the Penn State College of Nursing (CON). Both will teach medical/surgical and general nursing courses and one will also serve as the simulation coordinator, responsible for logistical and technical coordination and accountability for a new state-of-the-art simulation lab and simulation instruction across the curriculum. Both positions are full-time thirty-six-week appointments with full benefits. The successful candidates will begin teaching in Fall 2021 or spring 2022 with an anticipated start date as early as May 2021.

Responsibilities:

Position 1 (start date summer 2021) will be responsible for teaching medical/surgical courses and general nursing courses and will serve as the simulation coordinator. As the simulation coordinator, primary responsibilities will include logistical and technical coordination and accountability for a state-of-the-art simulation lab and simulation instruction across the curriculum.

Position 2 (start date spring 2022) will be responsible for medical/surgical and general nursing courses.

For both positions, 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.

Qualifications:

The candidate must possess a terminal degree; 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. CHSE certification is expected upon hire or within 2-3 years of hire for the simulation coordinator position. 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.

College of Nursing:

The Penn State 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 CON footprint is world-wide with our faculty creating immeasurable experiences for our students around the globe.

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 https://schuylkill.psu.edu.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Darcy Medica, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Schuylkill.  E-mail: dlm56@psu.edu. 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 with full consideration given to applications received by December 15, 2020

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Simulation Lab Coordinator and Teaching Position

Date Announced: 11-04-2020
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

Penn State Harrisburg (PSH), a Commonwealth Campus site for the College of Nursing (CON) curriculum, seeks applicants for a simulation lab coordinator and teaching position in the accelerated Second-Degree BSN program. The Penn State 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 will be a full-time forty-eight-week appointment with full benefits. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire. The successful candidate will be expected to teach fall, spring and summer semesters with an anticipated start date as early as Fall 2021.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • logistical and technical coordination and accountability for a state-of-the-art simulation lab and simulation instruction across the curriculum
  • coordination and instruction in nursing courses (pediatrics and adult-medical surgical are priorities); including both classroom and clinical teaching.

In addition to simulation and teaching, responsibilities include:

  • advising students
  • participating in committees; in particular the CON simulation committee
  • other service and scholarly activities as appropriate.

​The position will be filled at the Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor rank based upon the credentials of the successful candidate. The candidate must possess a terminal degree; show evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and mastery of subject matter; hold a valid nursing license; have current / recent clinical practice experience and be eligible for RN licensure in Pennsylvania.

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 https://hr.psu.edu/careers 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. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Information on Penn State Harrisburg Nursing Program can be found at https://harrisburg.psu.edu/behavioral-sciences-and-education/health-and-professional-studies/nursing

Questions can be directed to: Ann L. Swartz, DEd., MSN, CRNP at als25@psu.edu

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Nursing Student Enrollment Recruiter

Date Announced: 11-20-2020
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

The Penn State College of Nursing has an exciting new opportunity for a highly motivated individual with the potential to make contributions to the educational programming and advancement of nursing education throughout the college, the commonwealth, and beyond. As a Specialized Recruiter you will be an integral member of the recently formed strategic marketing and recruiting team and will have the opportunity to influence the College of Nursing’s future regarding nursing education and enrollment. This position will require a dedicated approach to recruitment and an individual with the understanding of the nuances of the nursing profession and the ability to connect with prospective students of all educational levels and backgrounds.

The College of Nursing values a culture of respect, ethical conduct, equity, diversity, and inclusion, thus it will be imperative this person embodies the same commitment in their interactions with prospects and colleagues. The College of Nursing is uniquely positioned throughout the state of Pennsylvania and online, with various offerings at 11 commonwealth campuses, University Park and the online World Campus. Given this positioning, the successful candidate will be expected to facilitate recruitment and enrollment goals mirroring the breadth of the college’s offerings while meeting each program’s specific needs.

This role is of critical importance, as the person will serve as the first point of contact for prospective students and will be expected to usher prospects through the enrollment process. The successful candidate will be tasked with becoming a brand ambassador for the College of Nursing, reaching new market segments and recruits with effective messaging, plan and represent the college at various recruitment events including high school visits, national college and professional conferences, and other off-campus events. This person will report to the Strategic Marketing and Recruiting Manager and will be required to provide reports identifying trends and opportunities with timely analytical insights. Duties for this person include recruiting prospective graduate students and undergraduate students for University Park, 11 commonwealth campuses, and World Campus. A secondary role will be in the recruitment of faculty and staff as well as identification of alumni and friends of the College.

The ideal candidate will be motivated, outgoing, timely, organized, collaborative and understand the significance of effective engagement. Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing or higher plus three years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with Customer Relationship Management software or equivalent, is strongly preferred. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with and articulate admission options at all campuses for all applicant types. The ability to manage concurrent expectations while demonstrating a high level of student-centered customer service in a dynamic environment is critical. Travel and/or alternative hours will be required. This position requires operation of a motor vehicle as a part of job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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Professor of Nursing – Ethics, Open Rank Tenure Line

Date Announced: unavailable
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

The College of Nursing (https://www.nursing.psu.edu/) announces an open-rank tenure line faculty position starting in 2021 focusing on health ethics and access to care as it relates to research targeting, understanding, and responding to the needs of individuals residing in rural communities, either domestic or international. Preference will be given to a senior candidate who is at the Associate or Full Professor level. The successful applicant will be a leader in a program of research with demonstrated impact on policy and/or practice, a strong publication record, and a track record of securing external funding. This position is co-funded with Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute (https://rockethics.psu.edu/). Faculty appointed to this position will be core faculty with the Rock Ethics Institute which is recognized nationally and internationally for its leadership in integrating ethics across academic fields. The goal of the co-funded appointment is to expand our faculty expertise and to provide national and international academic leadership in ethics. Faculty hired through this initiative will strengthen an interdisciplinary community of scholars and educators, will be leaders in ethics research and education throughout the University, and will help integrate ethics into the teaching and research programs of all our academic units while also contributing to the College of Nursing’s mission. The College of Nursing seeks a faculty member who is interested in and committed to participating in an interdisciplinary community of scholars at Penn State contributing to the University’s initiative on Health Ethics, Ecology, and Policy.

Responsibilities include directing a research program focused on ethical issues impacting rural health care, such as, but not limited to: access to care, emerging models of care delivery, emerging technology/precision medicine, vulnerable populations, ethical nursing practice, and health law and policy. Fostering collaborations with colleagues in other disciplines, 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 is expected. In addition to accelerating strong collaborative interdisciplinary research, the new faculty member will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses and direct dissertations. The successful candidate also will mentor faculty with similar or complementary research foci. In addition to accelerating strong collaborative interdisciplinary research, the new faculty member will engage in outreach activities that disseminate research on ethics and access to care to a range of stakeholders, including policymakers, nurses, and other practitioners at national, regional, and local conferences and meetings. We seek a colleague who will pursue a program of externally funded research that is published in highly-regarded, peer-reviewed journals within the fields of nursing, ethics, and health services research.

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.

To apply, applicants must complete an online application https://hr.psu.edu/careers and provide materials as requested below. Successful applicants must have an earned research doctorate in nursing or a closely related field and a documented commitment to teaching and service. Nursing faculty candidates must hold a valid United States nursing license. All applications must be submitted electronically and include a letter of interest, current CV, and the contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants should include a statement of how their work would contribute to the vision of the Rock Ethics Institute and how their research and teaching would be augmented by this appointment. Only complete applications will be considered. Penn State is committed to fostering diversity. More information can be found at www.equity.psu.edu. Questions can be directed to: Lisa Kitko, RN, PhD, FAHA, FAAN, Search Chair, lkitko@psu.edu/814-863-2228. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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Assistant Teaching/Research Professor in Undergraduate Nursing Program

Date Announced: 09-11-2020
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

The College of Nursing seeks applicants for a teaching position in the undergraduate program at our University Park location. The Penn State 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 will be a full-time thirty-six-week appointment with full benefits. The successful candidate will be expected to teach fall and spring semesters with an anticipated start date as early as August 2021.

Primary responsibilities will include coordination and instruction in 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. The position will be filled at the Assistant Teaching/Research Professor or higher rank based upon the credentials of the successful candidate. The candidate must possess a terminal degree; show evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and mastery of medical surgical subject matter; hold a valid nursing license; and be eligible for RN licensure in Pennsylvania.

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 https://psu.jobs/ 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. 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/.  Questions can be directed to: Mary Alyce Nelson, DNP, RN at mun138@psu.edu.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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Professor of Nursing – Open Rank Tenure Line

Date Announced: 09-26-2018

Description

Faculty Announcement: The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing invites applications for tenure-line faculty positions. 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. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: child maltreatment, adolescent sexual health, and mental health including substance misuse. The College of Nursing provides a supportive environment for research and strives to expand our interdisciplinary collaboration with other Penn State units including the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, College of Medicine, College of Health and Human Development, and several academic centers. Penn State is home to the Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network. Successful applicants must have a research doctorate degree and a documented commitment to teaching and service. Nursing faculty candidates must hold a valid United States nursing license. All applications must be submitted electronically and include a letter of interest, current CV, and the contact information for at least three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. Penn State is committed to fostering diversity. More information can be found at www.equity.psu.edu Questions can be directed to: Lisa Kitko, RN, PhD, FAHA, FAAN, Search Chair, lkitko@psu.edu.

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