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University of Massachusetts Boston
UMass Boston

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 517008
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Nursing
Pay Grade: 03
Date opened: 06 Dec 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner who will hold a full-time 12-month non-tenure track faculty position in the Department of Nursing. Our programs focus on health in urban populations of all ages and target improving health equity in populations at risk for healthcare disparities. For more information go to . The Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Track Coordinator provides leadership for the curriculum, faculty, and students for the AGNP track. A major responsibility is to oversee the education of students in the track. The AGNP coordinator directly reports to the Graduate Program Director.


  • Provides leadership for the implementation and evaluation of the AGNP track.
  • Participates in the education of students by teaching in population focused courses.
  • Responsible for developing the syllabi, supportive materials, and examinations for the AGNP population-based courses.
  • Facilitates faculty instruction of students in the didactic/clinical courses
  • Reviews student applications for admission to the AGNP track.
  • Clarifies program policies through communication with students.
  • Participates in the orientation and recruitment of AGNP students.
  • Monitors and advises AGNP students regarding academic and clinical progress.
  • Refers AGNP students to academic support services as indicated.
  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing leadership for students in the track.
  • Works with the Clinical Internship Placement Office and clinical instructors on clinical placements for all students in their clinical year.
  • Oversees and liaises with clinical sites utilized by the population courses.
  • Guides the curriculum of the AGNP track to meet the requirements of the Board of Registration in Nursing, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Nurse Practitioner Core and AGNP Competencies, American Association of Colleges of Nursing and The Essentials of Masters and DNP Education for Advanced Practice Nursing.
  • Supports and assists clinical faculty in the development of clinical and classroom teaching skills, curriculum materials, and evaluation of student performance.
  • Recommends changes and improvements to the track based on evaluation data
  • Reviews evaluation data with faculty teaching in the FNP track.
  • Monitors the track to ensure that the evaluation plan is implemented.

Qualifications: This is a 1.0 FTE, benefited position, 12 months.

  • Current certification as an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and Doctoral degree (DNP or PhD) required.
  • Candidates with a doctoral degree in nursing or related field, prior teaching experience, an active program of practice and/or scholarship are preferred.
  • Must be eligible for RN and/or advanced practice licensure in Massachusetts.
  • Teaching experience in higher education is preferred; teaching experience in other settings will be considered.
  • Theoretical and clinical expertise in nursing education.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with peer-reviewed, practice-oriented scholarship.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, assessment, evaluation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Current CPR, CORI, and other documentation as required.

Salary and rank are commensurate with previous experience. The position will remain open until filled. UMass Boston is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from racial minorities, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to consider UMass Boston as their employer of choice.

Application instructions: Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts, and names and contact information of at least three references using the appropriate link below.

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

For further information, please contact Laura L Hayman, PhD MSN, faculty search committee chair, [email protected].

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons.

Applications close:


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The second-largest campus in the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s eight colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. The University Honors Program serves 300 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application.

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