Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.
Kean is seeking faculty to join the School of Nursing during an exciting period of expansion and transformation. New faculty will have the opportunity to make valuable contributions to the development of new programs, in addition to current RN-BSN and MSN programs and a Ph. D. in Nursing Educational Leadership. Kean offers Nursing at the main campus in Union, New Jersey as well as at additional locations in both Toms River, New Jersey and Raritan, New Jersey.
Faculty teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service at the school, college, university and community level is also required. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. Tenure-track positions are effective for the fall 2019 semester. Lecturer positions are effective for the spring 2019 and fall 2019 semesters. All positions are subject to availability of funds, due to financial exigencies.
Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor (Full-time, 10 Months)
Tenure-track faculty positions are ten-month assignments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Tenure-track faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or creative and performance activity and will assume teaching and faculty related responsibilities across all undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, as well as academic and career advisement. Other duties include, but are not limited to: participation in curriculum development; assessment of student outcomes measurements; teaching Ph.D. research-related courses through dissertation supervision and completion; and other initiatives. Tenure-track faculty may teach at multiple locations.
Qualifications: Doctorate degree in Nursing or a related field and current Registered Nurse license in the State of New Jersey is required. ABD considered with completion date by September 1, 2019. A minimum of two years of academic teaching experience is preferred. Out-of-state licensed applicants must apply and receive a New Jersey RN license through reciprocity/endorsement in order to be hired: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/applications.aspx.
Lecturer (Full-time, 12 Months)
A Lecturer is a full-time employee who teaches and provides student and learning support services during the assigned period. The Lecturer holds a strong commitment to teaching; maintains office and advising hours for students; actively participates in the university community; and does related work as required. Lecturer positions are non-tenure track and may be renewed on an annual basis. Lecturers may teach at multiple locations.
Union Campus: To teach undergraduate and graduate nursing courses. Responsibilities span a full range of faculty activities including, but not limited to: participation in the Center for Nursing research and graduate research symposium; curriculum development; academic advisement; assessment of student outcomes measurements; and other initiatives.
Ocean Campus: To teach undergraduate and graduate nursing courses; facilitate program coordination and advisement for the BSN and MSN programs at the Ocean location; serve as liaison to disseminate intra-location/departmental communication at Kean Ocean; and participate in recruitment activities. Responsibilities span a full range of faculty activities including, but not limited to: participation in the Center for Nursing research and graduate research symposium; curriculum development; academic advisement; assessment of student outcomes measurements; and other initiatives.
Qualifications for both positions: Master’s degree in Nursing; a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level; and current Registered Nurse license in the State of New Jersey is required. Doctorate degree is preferred. Out-of-state licensed applicants must apply and receive a New Jersey RN license through reciprocity/endorsement in order to be hired: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/applications.aspx.
Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, School of Nursing, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic applications preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits program included. Contingent on Budgetary Approval and Appropriated Funding.