University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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Assistant Professor of Nursing

A non-tenure track position beginning August 2014 to teach in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program with CCNE accreditation. 

The undergraduate curriculum of the Pitt School of Nursing combines the latest in clinical theory with traditional nursing values that emphasize holistic patient care, and gives students the opportunity to combine a strong theoretical base of biological and behavioral sciences with a foundation in the liberal arts. Successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching baccalaureate level didactic and clinical courses in maternal-child health to students enrolled in the 4-year program.  Additional teaching responsibilities as part of standard 12 credit/semester workload will include on-campus nursing laboratory instruction, or assistance with the “Transitions to Professional Practice” course, in which students synthesize knowledge about professional nursing roles and accountability, leadership, and health care policy. Faculty are expected to meet the teaching, scholarship, and service requirements of the Johnstown campus and the nursing program. Examples include but are not limited to excellent teaching skills and ability to evaluate students in the classroom and clinical settings, course development and curriculum evaluation, student advisement, active participation in professional development including contribution to the nursing literature and involvement with professional nursing organizations, participation on department, college, and School of Nursing committees, and service to the Johnstown campus and local community. Doctoral degree in nursing or related discipline required; Pennsylvania state RN license and master’s degree in nursing required with expertise in specialty clinical area. Candidate must possess current clinical knowledge and skills and a passion for participating in the education of the next generation of registered nurses. Must evidence proficiency with technology and commitment to innovative and evidence-based nursing education.  Preference given to candidates with previous teaching experience at the baccalaureate level, and recognition of expertise in specialty area, eg., CNM.

Will begin to review applications January 15, 2014 and will continue until position is filled.

Please send: 1) vita, 2) statement of professional goals and interests including a statement of eligibility to work in the United States, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) evidence of successful teaching and scholarship, 5) original graduate transcripts, and 6) three original letters of recommendation (sent directly from the reference or placement service) to:
Ms. Dawn Drahnak, Nursing Search Committee Chair
214 Nursing and Health Sciences
University of Pittsburgh—Johnstown
Johnstown, PA  15904
Phone: 814-269-2995

Electronic applications will be accepted. Please email

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.