Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Joint Position between the Institute of Applied Life Sciences and the College of Nursing

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Dean - College of Nursing
Categories: College of Nursing, Faculty

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

a Joint Position between the Institute of Applied Life Sciences and the College of Nursing

The College of Nursing and Institute of 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. 

Reporting jointly to the Dean of the College and the Director of the Institute, the Assistant Professor will engage in the scholarship of discovery, have the opportunity to teach the 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 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 the Scholarship of Discovery as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing;
  • Provide opportunities for regular engagement with students and faculty on campus as a resource and mentor in your research area;

Teach graduate and undergraduate courses for the College of Nursing (TEACHING)

  • Teaching the courses necessary each semester during the academic year for both undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Developing and preparation of course syllabi, learning objectives, assignments, correcting student assignments and providing student feedback for each course that is taught;
  • Select learning experiences and guide students in achieving desired outcomes
  • Participate in the evaluation process of students;
  • Creating teaching materials to be used;
  • Teaching courses within the baccalaureate and graduate programs as needed;
  • Collaborating 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

  • Participation as an active member of various committees, assemblies, and annual retreats;
  • Assisting with and representing the College and IALS at orientation, registration and graduation activities for incoming and graduating students
  • Initiating recommendations for additional resources and changes according to College needs;
  • Participation in the hiring and selection of faculty of the college through attendance at candidate presentations;
  • Participating in prospective student recruitment activities;
  • Participating 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

Performs other related duties as assigned;

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • An earned PhD degree in nursing completed prior to the start of an appointment
  • Post-doc is preferred
  • Eligibility for Massachusetts RN license.  RN license in MA is required by time of appointment;
  • Possess a minimum of two years full-time experience in nursing or nursing education, or its equivalent, within the
    last five years and evidence of competence in nursing instruction;
  • Evidence of professional development to maintain expertise appropriate to teaching.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • 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 of Applied Life Sciences, such as the use of core facilities and collaboratory spaces.

Additional Details

Applications will be reviewed starting December 3, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Work Schedule

Your presence on campus and regular office hours are expected throughout the academic year;


Salary Information

Salary commensurate with education, experience, and certifications;


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 the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.


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