JOB DESCRIPTION: The University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Nursing is seeking applications to fill one full-time, 11-month, Assistant/Associate/Full Clinical (Non-Tenure-Track) Professor position. This person will act as Director of Simulation-Based Education with the main campus (Storrs) as home base. Appointment at the assistant or associate professor level, non-tenure-track basis will depend on the qualifications and preferences of the applicant. The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for this faculty position in the School of Nursing. UConn’s School of Nursing is among the top 15% of nursing schools nationwide. UConn has 50 full time faculty members, 600 undergraduate, and over 250 graduate students enrolled in our MS, DNP and PhD programs, and is actively engaged in research and clinical scholarship in symptom science and self-management, correctional health, high risk infancy, and gerontology. The School of Nursing’s base is located on UConn’s main campus in Storrs, a mixed suburban/rural setting in the rolling hills of eastern Connecticut. Storrs is less than 40 minutes from the capital city of Hartford with additional performing arts, museums, and fine restaurants. It lies approximately 1 hour by car from historic Boston, the seashores of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Cape Cod, and the Green Mountains of Vermont with excellent skiing. Direct bus service from the campus to New York City (approximately 2 hours away) is available on a daily basis. The climate is characterized by four full seasons and is especially beautiful in the fall. Connecticut has excellent public schools and social services and is the home to multiple institutions of higher learning with national and international reputations. Under the direction of the Dean, the faculty member will be responsible for directing simulated clinical education in the Clinical Learning Simulation Centers (CLSC) on the Storrs, Stamford, Waterbury and Avery Point UConn campuses. The Director works with the pre-licensure and graduate directors and clinical coordinators to arrange simulated clinical experiences for all levels of nursing students; supervises designated faculty members, graduate assistants, and a technician assistant to develop and implement simulation scenarios; chairs the Clinical Simulation Committee; manages budgetary expenditures related to CLSC operations; engages in scholarship related to clinical education via simulation; teaches undergraduate courses; advises students and evaluates clinical and written work; and promotes involvement of the School of Nursing in simulation activities outside of the University. The incumbent will be the Director and responsible for teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction and will also be expected to assist the University in its efforts to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups, to demonstrate through teaching, scholarship, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience, to integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools, and to provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: For all applicants: •Doctorate in nursing or related field (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable); •A proven record of excellence in teaching; •Substantial experience in simulation education for nursing students; •Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator credentials, NLN Simulation Innovation Resource Center course completion, or post- doctoral training in simulation (in place by start date); •Leadership experience in simulation; •Three years of practice experience in a relevant clinical area; •Current Connecticut state license as RN (valid as of the date of hire); •Deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research/scholarship programs; •Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationship strategies. Rank will be determined at hire and commensurate with experience in teaching, simulation education and leadership experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience integrating technology into classroom and on-line instruction; •Demonstrated ability to contribute through research/scholarship, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please select “Apply” to submit the following and include your last name as well as Search #2020218 in the document title for each document submitted: •Cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above. •Curriculum vitae. •One-page teaching statement. •One-page research and/or scholarship statement. •One-page commitment to diversity statement (as related to broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). •Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct five reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2020218) Inquiries other than applications can be directed to: Deborah Dillon McDonald RN, PhD She, Her, Hers Chairperson, Recruitment and Selection Associate Professor University of Connecticut School of Nursing 231 Glenbrook Rd. (U-4026) Storrs, CT 06269-4026 For more information regarding the School of Nursing, please visit the school’s website at http://nursing.uconn.edu/. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp. The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.