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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor -College of Nursing/IALS

University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMass Amherst

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Health & Medical, Nursing
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 507424
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Dean - College of Nursing
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty, College of Nursing

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally-ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

The College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body in a research-based environment as it responds to the diverse population and educational needs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the nation. The College of Nursing has a large on-campus enrollment, and a well-developed distance education component. The College is committed to the inclusion of social determinants of health and social justice in our service, teaching, and scholarship.

Job Summary

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor on the Tenure Track (Joint Position between the Institute for Applied Life Sciences and the College of Nursing)

The College of Nursing and Institute for Applied Life Sciences seek to appoint an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to a diverse and growing team of innovators and inventors, clinical researchers, engineers, and basic scientists working together within a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research institute. Applicants must demonstrate working knowledge of team science, nursing ethics, nursing theory, and the state of the discipline.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to the creation of a university culture that promotes and values diversity and a spirit of inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates who have a track record of involvement in nurse-led innovation, and who can articulate plans for an externally-fundable program of research compatible with the unique intellectual and physical resources of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, such as the use of core facilities and collaboratory spaces. Reporting jointly to the Dean of the College of Nursing and the Director of the Institute, the faculty member will engage in the scholarship of discovery, have the opportunity to teach nurses of the future, and participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming in the College of Nursing. They will work with the College of Nursing faculty and other departments or centers on campus to promote opportunities for inter-professional research and education.

The successful candidate may be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, contribute significantly to the advancement of nursing discovery, establish a vibrant, independent research program, and play an active role in community and academic service activities in the Colleges of Nursing as well as in the wider University.

Essential Functions


  • Engage in an active program of research and discovery.
  • Provide opportunities for regular engagement with students and faculty on campus as a resource and mentor in the individual research area.
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses for the College of Nursing

  • Select learning experiences and guide students in achieving desired outcomes.
  • Participate in the evaluation process of students.
  • Create teaching materials to be used.
  • Teach courses within the baccalaureate and graduate programs as needed.
  • Collaborate with other faculty in planning, developing, and implementing teaching/learning strategies and curricula.
  • Recommend new instructional and education research techniques obtained at professional conferences, user groups, and self-development.
  • Faculty guidance and advisement of students.
  • Available to students for advising during 3 posted office hours per week (5 hours during registration periods) and additional hours by appointment.
  • Contribute to the implementation and success of educational technology, e.g. Exam Soft, Typhon, etc.
  • Provide service for the Achievement of College Goals

  • Participate as an active member of various committees, assemblies, and annual retreats.
  • Assist with and representing the College and IALS at orientation, registration, and graduation activities for incoming and graduating students.
  • Initiate recommendations for additional resources and changes according to College needs.
  • Participate in the hiring and selection of faculty of the college through attendance at candidate presentations.
  • Participate in prospective student recruitment activities.
  • Participate in the development, recommendation, implementation of academic baccalaureate curriculum policies/procedures and issue resolution.
  • Engage in activities that advance the mission and goals of the Institute, the College, and the University.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • PhD degree in Nursing completed prior to appointment start date.
  • Post-doc experience is preferred.
  • Eligibility for Massachusetts RN license at the time of application; RN license in MA is required by time of appointment.
  • Possess a minimum of two (2) years full-time experience in nursing or nursing education, or its equivalent, within the last five (5) years, and evidence of competence in nursing instruction.
  • Evidence of professional development to maintain expertise appropriate to teaching.
  • Additional Details

    Applications will be reviewed starting December 2021. The search may remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

    Work Schedule

    Presence on campus and regular office hours are expected throughout the academic year.

    Salary Information

    Salary commensurate with education, experience, and certifications.

    Special Instructions for Applicants

    Please submit your resume/CV and Cover Letter/Letter of Intent by February 5, 2022, for priority consideration. This position may remain open until filled.

    UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    Advertised: Nov 16 2021 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close:


    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

    As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public. 

    Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.

    The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.

    As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.


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