Clinical Assistant Professor-Community

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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.

Job Summary

Nursing Clinical Assistant Professor

Full-time, 9-month, Clinical Assistant Professor with a specialty in community care.  Reporting directly to the Associate Dean, Clinical Assistant Professor will 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 education.

This position requires a dynamic response to a constantly changing work environment.  Advising and teaching responsibilities frequently compete for priority requiring flexibility and adaptability.  This position requires the abilities of a very qualified educator with broad nursing faculty experience in clinical areas and levels of complexity including substantial expertise in teaching.

Essential Functions

(67%) Teach Clinical Courses for the College of Nursing (TEACHING)

  • Teach the clinical courses necessary each semester during the academic year for both undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Develop and prepare course syllabi, learning objectives, assignments, correct student assignments and provide student feedback for each course that is taught;
  • Teach in the simulation laboratories needed;
  • 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 simulation conferences, user groups, and self-development;
  • Provide faculty guidance and advising 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, ATI, Typhon, etc.;

(10%) Provide service for the Achievement of College Goals

  • Participate as an active member of College committees as well as College Faculty Assembly and annual retreats;
  • Assist with and represent the College 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 nursing 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 College and University

(23%) Scholarship

  • Engage in an active program of Teaching scholarship and/or Practice scholarship as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing;

Performs other related duties as assigned;

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

  • An earned Doctoral degree in Nursing, with a specialization in Nursing Education or a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education 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 its equivalent, within the
    last five years and evidence of clinical competence in community care;
  • Evidence of professional development to maintain expertise appropriate to teaching community care nursing.
  • National certification as Nurse Educator is preferred;
  • Advanced practice and other specialty certifications are desirable;
  • Extensive experience as nursing faculty including teaching in a clinical and skills laboratory environment is preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to maintain clinical nursing practice and academic expertise
  • Ability to communicate effectively with undergraduate/graduate students, faculty and staff both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to use an online teaching platform and basic IT applications
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Additional Details

This appointment will initially include a teaching assignment up to 8 credits per semester (Fall, Spring). Position to start September 2019.

Work Schedule

May include some nights and weekends;

Salary Information

Salary for the 9-month academic year, 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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