Tenure Track (Open Rank) and Continuing Non-Tenure-Track (Assistant/ Associate Professor)- Multiple

Newark, DE
Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Health Sciences: School of Nursing
Location: Newark, DE

The School of Nursing at the University of Delaware announces opportunities for 9-month, full time, Tenure Track (open rank) and Continuing Non-Tenure Track (Assistant or Associate Professor) appointments to join an award winning faculty including nationally recognized leaders in advanced practice, education, research and policy. We seek highly motivated individuals to be part of our faculty in the School of Nursing.


EXPECTATIONS: Establish and/or further develop a program of research in one of the following three priority areas:

  • Aging/Healthy Aging

  • Community-Based Research with a focus in health disparities

  • Symptom Science and Self-Management

Applicants with expertise in emerging methodologies and/or intervention research, CBPR or health services methodologies are preferred. The ability to develop and lead intra- and interdisciplinary scientific teams is highly desirable.This position is offered as part of an aggressive plan to develop a nationally and internationally recognized portfolio of research and faculty research expertise aimed at benefiting health care generally and reducing health disparities within vulnerable populations within Delaware. It is our aim to develop collaborative research partnerships within the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, and with major health sciences centers in the region who are part of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance http://www.delawarehsa.org/.


EXPECTATIONS: Opportunity to engage in a primarily teaching role across the undergraduate (prelicensure, RN-BSN) and graduate (DNP/PhD) programs. Priority areas of expertise:

  • Adult health

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Adult/ Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

  • Psych-Mental health/Psych-Mental health NP

  • Simulation

Ability to work with other faculty in classroom/hybrid/clinical course development, teaching, and evaluation. Some scholarship and service are expected parts of the faculty role. APRN faculty practice may be part of this role as well as opportunities in the on-campus NMPCC.

GENERAL INFORMATION:The School of Nursing (http://www.udel.edu/nursing/) is a thriving academic unit of 40 faculty, approximately 725 undergraduate students and 180 graduate students. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the School offers dynamic, pre-licensure baccalaureate, and post-baccalaureate doctoral programs in practice (Doctor of Nursing Practice) and research (PhD in Nursing Science). The Nurse-Managed Primary Care Center is one of three free standing clinics in the College that provides interdisciplinary healthcare to the community within the context of cutting-edge research and education. The NMPCC is directed and healthcare services are provided by nurse practitioners. It is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary primary care practice that provides prevention and wellness services, chronic disease management and mental health care to a diverse patient population. The NMPCC also offers a telehealth Parkinson's Clinic and utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to innovative, evidence-based healthcare (http://www.udel.edu/nmhc/).

The School is part of the College of Health Sciences, which also includes the Departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physical Therapy and Communication Sciences and Disorders. The College includes an exciting new clinical research facility on the STAR campus in one of the nation's leading life science regions.

With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. with a railroad station in town, the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than three percent of the degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. The University is also recognized with the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation and start-up funds are available.



A PhD is required; doctoral candidates who provide evidence of a beginning program of research will be considered. Successful applicants will possess research training, a beginning publication record, and experience in the grant funding process. Experience in undergraduate and graduate education is preferred; skill in on-line education a plus. Applicants who are Registered Nurses and licensure eligible are preferred; however, candidates with preferred research content and methods expertise who also can support the tripartite mission of the School of Nursing will be considered.


Candidates must be licensed Registered Nurses with Delaware RN licensure eligibility and a PhD, DNP, or other doctoral degree. Certification as an APRN is highly desirable. Preference will be given to those with a record of successful teaching experience in postsecondary nursing programs. Experience with simulation and online delivery of instruction is desired.

Application Instructions

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will not be contacted without the candidate's permission. Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the current faculty. For inquiries, contact: Kathleen Schell, PhD, RN, Search Committee Chair, phone 302-831-8366; E-mail: kaschell@udel.edu

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:

Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-3666

For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4643

OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act ("DDEA") prohibits discrimination against an applicant or employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, lactation or related conditions. If you believe that you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination or retaliation, please inform a manager as soon as reasonably possible. The University of Delaware is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and will take prompt action to investigate and remedy the situation, as necessary.

The DDEA also provides for reasonable accommodations of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions, provided that the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the university. An employee need not be disabled to request such an accommodation. If you have a known limitation related to pregnancy that impacts your ability to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of your job, please inform your supervisor so that we can promptly begin the process of identifying a reasonable accommodation. Employees are encouraged to request a reasonable accommodation as soon as the need arises and prior to any performance issues. Employees will not be retaliated against for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation.


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