Clinical Lecturer A

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Nursing
Pay Grade: No Pay Grade
Categories: Lecturer

Job Description:

The Department of Nursing within the Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences invites applications for a Lead Clinical Coordinator 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 health and healthcare disparities. For additional information, please go to:

Applicants must possess an advanced degree in nursing; clinical experience; well-developed communication, networking and organizational skills; demonstrated leadership and the ability to work within the Traditional and Accelerated curriculum as it relates to clinical experiences.  Applicants must have (or be eligible for) RN licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


  • Work with Clinical Placement Coordinator and Course Coordinators in anticipating and planning for clinical placements each semester.
  •  Establish working relationships with new prospective partnering agencies seeking innovative learning experiences while ensuring responsiveness to course and clinical objectives.
  • Collaborate with Undergraduate Program Directors in determination of clinical hours, types of clinical experiences and clinical placement selection.
  • Meet regularly with the Undergraduate Program Directors as it relates to clinical experiences during the semester.
  • Maintain collegial relationships with all partnering agencies in collaboration with the Clinical Placement Specialist
  • Collaborate with course coordinators in seeking qualified clinical faculty. The Clinical Coordinator will interview and recommend clinical faculty for hire to the Chair of the Department of Nursing.
  • Meet with the undergraduate clinical coordinators monthly during each semester.

Work with the Director of the Clinical Center for Education and Research (CCER) to develop and maintain clinical experiences within the CCER environment.

Application instructions:

Applicants will need to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter that includes a summary of clinical, teaching and leadership experiences in nursing.

UMass Boston is the third most diverse university in the country, with more than 60% of our undergraduate students coming from minoritized communities and groups and more than half of our students are the first in their families to attend a college or university. Thus, our students come to us from richly diverse life experiences and backgrounds; they bring to our classrooms and clinical settings the robust range of perspectives reflecting the socio-cultural, economic, and historical contexts in which they have lived, along what the challenges they encounter, engage and strive to overcome.

Given this context, please articulate how your approach as Lead Clinical Coordinator:

  • will engage with diverse life experiences of students
  • will reflect an appreciation for the ways in which students bring their holistic selves into the clinical settings
  • will reflect how your own life experiences and background shapes your practices and commitments as a Lead Clinical Coordinator

The position will be available September 1, 2024 or  January, 2025 depending on mutually agreed start date”

For additional information, please contact Professor Lisa Heelan Fancher ( or Professor Kathleen Kafel (, co-chairs of the Nursing Faculty Search Committee.

UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact or 617-287-5150

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