DEPARTMENT OF NURSING
Multiple Open Rank Non-Tenure Track Instructional Faculty:
Open Specialties and Leadership Opportunities
At a time when public health has never been more important, Temple University’s College of Public Health is working to solve health’s complexities for a better tomorrow. As one of the largest colleges of public health in the country, we are home to faculty who specialize in 17 health disciplines to prepare researchers, practitioners and educators to collaborate across disciplines to understand community needs, create evidence-based solutions, and deliver effective, compassionate care. We invite applications for multiple faculty positions in the Department of Nursing for Spring 2021 or Fall 2021.
Qualifications and Interests. Candidates should have at least 5 years clinical/practice experience, hold RN licensure or be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania, and have earned a graduate degree with preference for persons with doctorates in nursing, public health or a related field. We prefer candidates with at least 3 years teaching experience, including didactic courses in person or online as well as clinical teaching/supervision in hospital and community health settings. Applications from persons experienced in online teaching who are familiar with learning management systems and communication/educational software are particularly welcomed. Depending on qualifications and experience, candidates may be eligible for hire at the rank of instructor, assistant, associate or full professors.
Area of nursing specialty is open, but we especially seek seasoned Advanced Practice Nurses, clinicians and instructors in psychiatric/mental health nursing, pediatrics, acute care and gerontology. Leadership opportunities are also possible, including the Doctor of Nursing Practice program director. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusivity in collaborative education who can model inclusive and anti-oppressive practices for future generations of nurses.
The Department. We enroll nearly 500 students and offer 2 accredited programs. Our 8-semester Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, with freshmen admission is recognized for its high NCLEX pass rate, clinical affiliations with outstanding health care facilities in the Philadelphia area, and a 5-semester community home rotation with a population-based, service-learning focus. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice program includes post-baccalaureate and post-master’s options with concentrations in Adult Gerontology Primary Care and Family-Individual across the Lifespan. The post-master’s program prepares graduates for leadership roles in a variety of settings. Expansion of graduate program offerings is anticipated and will include additional DNP specialties, post-masters’ certificates, and a master’s direct entry program for non-nursing college graduates.
Dr. Mary Terhaar, a foremost national expert on preparing and developing the nursing workforce and translating evidence into practice and education, recently joined Temple and will soon be appointed Department Director. She will engage in an ambitious agenda to develop the research portfolio of the department, advance graduate programming, and build on the department’s strengths in grant support for students. In addition to this search for non-tenure track instructional faculty, there are advertised searches for tenure track nurse researchers.
The College. Temple University’s College of Public Health strives to solve health’s complexities for a better tomorrow. Our faculty prepare researchers, practitioners and educators to collaborate across disciplines to understand community needs, create evidence-based solutions, and deliver effective, compassionate care. A CEPH-accredited school of public health, the College is a constellation of academic units of public health, social work and health profession disciplines, enrolling 4,300 students. The College’s research focuses on social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, medical/health interventions, and basic science and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other major funders. The College recently launched a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice. We are harnessing the collective energies of our clinical disciplines through an emerging, innovative framework for interprofessional education.
The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers including CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education.
Application and Inquiries. To apply, email 1) your CV, 2) a cover letter outlining your experiences in nursing practice and education, 3) a 1-page teaching statement that incorporates your views on diversity, equity and inclusion, and 4) a list of references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review begins immediately.
Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.