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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Graduate Program Director
Temple University College of Public Health

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Graduate Program Director
University Temple University College of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Nursing - General

Inequities and health disparities are a major public health threat and demand a concerted,
interdisciplinary effort. At the College of Public Health, we dedicate ourselves to public health
in all its parameters, from epidemiology to nursing, from social work to rehabilitation sciences.
Social justice has always driven our work: This understanding that individual outcomes are
intricately tied to the larger systems we inhabit is the foundation of our college.
Temple University College of Public Health’s interprofessional culture fosters collaboration
both within and outside the college. We value differences among our faculty and believe that
we can better serve and understand our Philadelphia community through the diversity of our
individual faculty and our disciplines. Join us in our mission to develop progressive, compassionate
researchers, practitioners, and clinicians to build a better tomorrow, grounded in creating
the environments and health infrastructure that will make us the healthiest nation.

THE POSITION. The Department of Nursing seeks a nurse professional experienced in developing and
leading graduate nursing curricula with an interprofessional focus and a prior record of teaching graduate
students at the master’s and doctoral levels. The Program Director is responsible for developing and
finalizing course schedules, working with graduate advisors and the Undergraduate Program Director in
recruiting students and facilitating student progress, leading undergraduate program review and annual
reporting, coordinating accreditation activities, facilitating professional development opportunities for
students, and attending monthly program director and Undergraduate Council meetings. In addition,
the program director works closely with the department chair in annual faculty review and professional
development and with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Interprofessional Education. The
Graduate Program Director will conduct other duties as needed and teach relevant courses.
We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusion in education and professional practice. We
seek leaders who will contribute to the continuous development of a positive culture within the department
and college. The ideal candidate for this position is a positive and passionate nurse leader committed to
academic excellence and training the next generation of nurse clinicians, practitioners and researchers.

QUALIFICATIONS AND INTERESTS. Candidates should have earned a terminal degree in nursing, hold
current nursing licensure (preferably as an APRN) or be eligible in Pennsylvania, and bring at least five
years of clinical/practice experience. We prefer candidates with at least three years of academic teaching
experience, including didactic courses in person or online, as well as clinical teaching/supervision in
hospital and community health settings. Applications from experienced program directors are highly
desirable; however, we will consider applicants with career trajectory and preparation for academic
administrative positions. Candidates will satisfy expectations for the rank of assistant, associate or
full professor. Classification of the appointment as tenure or non-tenure track will depend on the
qualifications and preferences of candidates. COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at
Temple University unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see

THE DEPARTMENT. As of July 2022, Dr. Chaudron Carter Short has been appointed Chair and Director of the
Department of Nursing. This unique and strategic dual appointment of a health system executive will provide
nursing students an exceptional opportunity to work alongside Temple nurses to gain critical clinical training.
We are also excited to strengthen our already deep ties between the College of Public Health and Temple
University Health System. The Department aims to be a leading force in community-engaged, collaborative
efforts to achieve health equity and high quality of life for all, preparing a diverse nursing workforce who excel in
leadership, practice, research and scholarship. We aspire to provide excellence in academic programming that is
responsive to the health needs of individuals and populations within the context of community, defined as a social
and physical environment where living occurs. We are committed to the highest level of prevention-oriented and
evidence-based caregiving, provided in collaboration with the community and other professionals and disciplines.
The Department of Nursing enrolls nearly 500 students annually and offers two accredited programs. Our
eight-semester Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with freshman admission is recognized for its high
NCLEX pass rate, clinical affiliations with outstanding healthcare facilities in the Philadelphia area with a
service-learning focus. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice program includes post-baccalaureate and postmaster’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 various settings.
Expansion of graduate program offerings is anticipated and will include additional DNP specialties,
post-master’s certificates and a direct-entry master’s program for non-nursing college graduates.

THE COLLEGE. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for education, research, and practice, the CEPHaccredited College of Public Health consists of academic units in the public health disciplines, health professions,
and the School of Social Work, enrolling approximately 4,200 students. The College’s research aims to understand
the fundamental factors that affect the health and well-being of individuals and populations by examining
health problems through foundational research, policy and practice, and the development and dissemination
of evidence-based interventions. We focus on social determinants of health and social justice with strengths in
cancer, obesity, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, mobility research, cognition and language, developmental
disabilities, organ transplantation and aging. CPH research is funded by the National Institutes of Health,
Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Gates Foundation, and other major private foundation, state
and federal agencies. The College is home to an Office for Community Engaged Research and Practice, the Center
for Obesity Research and Education, and the Collaborative on Community Inclusion. The Office of Clinical Affairs
and Interprofessional Education leads our clinical activities, including the COVID-19 RapidVax effort and forwardlooking IPE within the College and throughout the university. The College is staffed by a robust complement
of seasoned professionals including offices of Communications and Marketing, Information Technology,
Sponsored Research, and Academic Affairs. Temple’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching provides
outstanding programs and one-on-one mentoring to instructors to promote and support excellent teaching.

THE UNIVERSITY. Temple University is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in
historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s sixth largest city. The city was ranked third 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 sixth 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.
To apply, email your CV; a cover letter outlining your experiences in nursing
practice and education; a one-page teaching statement that incorporates your
views on diversity, equity and inclusion; and a list of references with contact
information to Application review begins immediately.

  • Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • Office of Faculty Affairs
    Bell Building (TECH Center)
    1101 W. Montgomery Ave., 3rd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19122


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