Continuing Track Instructor or Assistant Professor, Healthcare Simulation

Job no: 499419
College / VP Area: College of Health Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Nursing, Full Time

School of Nursing

Continuing Track Instructor or Assistant Professor Faculty Position

(Appointment effective on or before August 2023)

DESCRIPTION: The School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware seeks an experienced, innovative, and highly motivated candidate for a continuing track instructor/assistant professor faculty position (nine-month academic year appointment) to join our faculty that includes nationally recognized leaders in advanced practice, education, research, and policy. In addition, desired area of expertise includes Healthcare Simulation, with experience in facilitating and debriefing required, formal simulation training preferred. Certified Nurse Practitioner applicants may practice in the Nurse Managed Primary Care Center (NMPCC), part of UD Health, which is encouraged as a key element of the position. Delaware is a full practice authority state, thus professional autonomy is observed. Expectations also include participation in scholarship and service activities. Faculty are encouraged to teach in both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and contribute to a welcoming campus environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Qualifications for Assistant Professor continuing include an MSN (DNP or PhD preferred), U.S. RN licensure, Delaware RN licensure eligibility, with certification as an APRN highly desirable and a record of successful teaching experience (including online) in postsecondary nursing programs preferred.

Qualifications for Instructor Level positions include an MSN, U.S. RN licensure, Delaware RN licensure eligibility, with certification as an APRN highly desirable.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The School of Nursing (http://www.udel.edu/nursing/) is a thriving academic unit of over 40 faculty, approximately 775 undergraduate students and 125 graduate students. Recognized as a Center of Excellence by the National League of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the School offers innovative, dynamic pre-licensure baccalaureate (Traditional and Accelerated), RN to BSN, master’s in health systems leadership, and post-master’s and post-baccalaureate doctoral programs, including the DNP and a PhD in Nursing Science, spanning face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online programs. The School of Nursing has a strong drive to continue growing its research program in areas of aging, symptom science, and health services research. The School of Nursing emphasizes interdisciplinary and translational research, interpersonal education, and service to the community in an environment that supports diversity and inclusion. The school also houses the interdisciplinary Nurse Managed Primary Care Center (NMPCC), an innovative, evidence-based practice that provides prevention and wellness services, chronic disease management, mental health care, and Parkinson’s disease treatment to a diverse patient population.

The College of Health Sciences is a dynamic, innovative academic unit with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 131 faculty, who are nationally recognized leaders across multiple disciplines. The College is housed in multiple buildings on the traditional main campus, but also is an anchor tenant of the University’s Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. STAR has become an exciting center that combines business, research and education, focused on leading topics in health science, biopharmaceuticals, data science, engineering, finance and other cross-cutting fields of study. In addition to Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (ranked #5 according to the National Academy of Kinesiology), the College also includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Epidemiology, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Physical Therapy (ranked #1 by US News and World Report), and the School of Nursing. With annual research expenditures of approximately $19.5 million, the college currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and DoD. The college boasts strong research teams in the areas of neurological disorders, cardiovascular health, and other chronic disease conditions, as well as rehabilitation science and concussion.

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. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities and people with disabilities. The University of Delaware is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., 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 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 18,000 undergraduates and 4,500 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 UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education. Relocation funds are available. Appointment date is set for August 2023, but an earlier hire date is possible/negotiable.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee. For inquiries, contact: Donna Ruelens-Trinkaus PhD, RN, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]; 302-831-3321.

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs 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 also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Applications close: Open until filled

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