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Instructor/Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing
Pennsylvania State University

Date Posted Oct. 21, 2021
Title Instructor/Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing
University Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Nursing - General
    Nursing - Psychiatric
    Nursing - Adult Care
Instructor/Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing

Penn State Altoona and the College of Nursing seeks applicants for a full-time Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor in mental health nursing and adult medical-surgical nursing in the undergraduate program at Penn State Altoona. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-line, limited-term (single year), thirty-six-week appointment for spring and summer semesters, with a Spring 2022 start date.

Candidates for the position at the rank of Instructor will possess a master's degree in Nursing and eligibility for RN licensure in Pennsylvania. An earned Doctorate degree (e.g., DNP, PhD) within 5 years of hire is a condition of continued employment. Candidates for the position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor will possess a doctorate degree (e.g., DNP, PhD) and eligibility for RN licensure in Pennsylvania. Candidates with a doctorate will be given preference.

Primary responsibilities will include coordination and instruction in mental health nursing and adult medical-surgical nursing, including classroom, simulation lab, and clinical teaching. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include advising students, engaging in efforts to remain current in the discipline, participation in service opportunities, and scholarly activities as appropriate. Successful candidates will work collaboratively with other faculty to support our mission of ensuring the highest quality undergraduate education. Candidates must be student-centered and open to innovative program delivery using technology. Candidates will also be expected to participate in student recruitment and retention, and program assessment.

Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Penn State Altoona is a four-year baccalaureate institution and one of the stand-alone Colleges that make up the 24-campus Pennsylvania State University. Penn State Altoona offers 22 complete undergraduate major programs (a full list can be found at and the first two years of over 200 other majors that can be completed at University Park or another Penn State campus. Over 2500 students as well as 500 faculty and staff comprise the Penn State Altoona community. Students and faculty at Penn State Altoona have the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low which provides students with individualized attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Steeped in tradition and enriched through advancement, Penn State Altoona provides an excellent education in an active-learning environment where a variety of engaged scholarship opportunities are available. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting where they have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus, visit

Penn State College of Nursing is one of the most comprehensive colleges of nursing in any public university in the country. With over 2,100 undergraduate students and approximately 200 graduate students, our footprint is world-wide with our faculty creating immeasurable experiences for our students around the globe.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Information on the College and its programs can be found at

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Suzanne Kuhn at

Employment will require successful background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Apply at Please note applications submitted via email cannot be accepted.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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