Job Number: 24900-21-179/EXT
The Department of Nursing at Bloomsburg
University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure track Maternal and Child Health Nursing faculty
position at the undergraduate level beginning Fall 2022 semester. This position will have a focus in pediatric nursing.
This is a unique opportunity for an expert clinician who desires continued education at the doctoral level, or an applicant already
prepared at the doctoral level. The Department of Nursing and Bloomsburg University recognize the need to mentor and support masters
prepared nurses moving into the academic setting while pursuing doctoral education.
About the Department: The
Department of Nursing offers outstanding CCNE accredited BSN, MSN, and DNP programs, as well as the only Nurse Anesthetist program in the PA
State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), which is offered in collaboration with Geisinger Health System. The Department of Nursing boasts
high NCLEX pass rates and outstanding clinical experiences at all levels in partnership with regional health care
About the College: Nursing is one of nine departments in the College of Science and Technology at
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. The College offers many nationally accredited and regionally distinct programs. Faculty and staff in
the College are committed to providing every student a meaningful education with impact and value. The College seeks student-centered
educators and scholars to educate students with innovative and pedagogically sound methods and to engage students in and out of the
classroom in high-impact educational practices.
About the University: Bloomsburg University, established in 1839,
is part of the fourteen-member PA State System of Higher Education. It is the largest comprehensive university in Northeastern Pennsylvania
with 8,700 students, offering 58 undergraduate degree programs along with more than 72 minors and 23 graduate degree programs. The
University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is proud to be a College of Distinction, noted among the
best in Pennsylvania, among public universities, known for our Career Development, Business, Education, and Nursing programs, and support
for military-affiliated students. We are AACSB-Accredited for our Zeigler College of Business. The Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
program has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and
the Department of Homeland Security. Our Nursing program is ranked among the Top 3 programs the state of Pennsylvania by Nursing Schools
Almanac, and our Master of Science in Information Design and Technology is ranked #2 in the nation according to College Affordability Guide.
BU has been recognized with the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement – awarded for demonstrating an institutional commitment to
volunteerism and community involvement. An alumni base of more than 76,000 enables students to network throughout eastern U.S. and beyond.
The university is housed on 366 acres and employs nearly 500 faculty in the sciences, education, liberal arts, and business. Bloomsburg,
Pennsylvania, the county seat of Columbia County and home to more than 14,000 people, is known for its scenic landscape, excellent
healthcare, quality educational opportunities, and proximity to major East Coast metropolitan areas.
About the Northeast
Integration: The Northeast Integration of Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities was confirmed via a unanimous vote by
the PA State System Board of Governors in July 2021. The Northeast university integration is a bold investment in the communities and people
of Northeastern Pennsylvania that will allow all three institutions to continue sustainably fulfilling their missions. Centered on student
success, our shared vision is to expand high-quality educational opportunities for students, position institutions for growth, and meet
regional economic and workforce needs across Pennsylvania.
The home campus for this position is Bloomsburg University with the
expectation of serving a multi-campus University within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
The State System and its
universities are committed to cultivating diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments that allow all members of the State System
community to thrive.
Examples of Duties
The Maternal and Child Health Nursing faculty position encompasses
classroom and clinical teaching for junior level students in the maternal and child health course. Instructional delivery can occur through
on-line, in-person, and blended instructional methods on the main campus or at off-site educational locations. Voluntary summer contracts
may be available.
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and show
potential for a productive research/scholarship program. Professional development support is available to support ongoing research and to
obtain a doctoral degree.
The successful candidate will need to complete distance education training programs as made available by
the University within two years of hire for the purpose of teaching in a multi-campus environment with remote teaching
Qualifying Experience / Education
Earned Master of Science
in Nursing and a commitment to achieve doctoral degree prior to tenure decision. Strong academic background and clinical expertise in the
area of maternal and child health-pediatrics nursing practice areas. A minimum of 1 year bedside experience in pediatric nursing required,
five years of bedside experience preferred. Eligibility for PA RN licensure is required if a current PA license is not held.
Earned doctorate in nursing or related field and experience teaching maternal and
child health courses preferred. Scholarly activity in the form of research or professional service also preferred.