Position Description and Responsibilities

Assistant or Associate Professor Tenure earning Family Nurse Practitioner

D'Youville's Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing is seeking an outstanding candidate to join our faculty in a tenure-earning position at
the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank to provide leadership in the areas of teaching, service and scholarly activity in the
Family Nurse Practitioner Program. This outstanding program has strong outcomes, with graduates' first-time pass rates for the certification
exam consistently in the mid-90s. The program has been taught primarily in a face-to-face format, and has launched an online program with
approval through the New York State Education Department. This program offers an exceptional opportunity to expand the program and its
impact on the delivery of primary healthcare in Western New York and beyond. The faculty member will teach in the online FNP program and be
eligible for appointment as the Program Director for the FNP Online Program. Candidates of diverse backgrounds and those with an emphasis
creating welcoming, inclusive learning environments for individuals of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, abilities, and
genders are encouraged to apply. Faculty rank will be commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications.


Faculty members in the Patricia H. Garman (PHG SON) School of Nursing are responsible for the development,
implementation, and evaluation of educational programs in a shared governance setting. Their responsibilities include teaching, service, and
scholarship. D'Youville ascribes to the Boyer model of scholarship, including the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application,
integration, and engagement.

The incumbent of this position will assure the use of best practices in online advanced practice
education. The use of these evidence-based approaches to online education will lead to stellar program outcomes, student and alumni
satisfaction, and strong contributions to healthcare delivery in Western New York, across the state, and around the nation. The FNP program
at D'Youville University was implemented only few years ago, and offers the opportunity for an innovative advanced practice educator to work
closely with faculty colleagues to grow the program.

Regular activities include reviewing and developing or revising course
materials, teaching, assessment of student learning, meeting with students, and working with admissions and student services. Faculty
regularly attend meetings the full faculty of the PHG SON as well as of committees and teams.  The PHG SON is represented on the Faculty
Senate and on numerous university-wide teams and committees.  The PHG SON is currently exploring the establishment of a community nursing
clinic at the Health Professions Hub on campus. 


To be considered for the position, applicants must:

  • Hold an earned doctorate in nursing or a closely related field from an institutionally accredited college or
  • Hold a Master's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  • Be certified as a Family Nurse
    Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Hold an
    unencumbered license to practice as a family nurse practitioner in New York, or licensure in another state in the US with eligibility for
    licensure in New York. A New York license is required for service as a faculty member.
  • Demonstrate advanced practice experience in
    the clinical setting as a Family Nurse Practitioner sufficient to demonstrate proficiency
  • Demonstrated proficiency with online
    nursing education, ideally as a student and as a faculty member
  • Demonstrate a beginning level of teaching, research, and service
    for appointment as an Assistant Professor.
  • Five years of academic experience in nursing in the higher education setting, with a
    strong record of teaching, service, and scholarship are required to warrant appointment as an Associate Professor.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to support the education of students, program reports, and scholarly

Distinguished Features of the Applicant (knowledge, skills & abilities)

The selected candidate for
this position must have the capacity and dedication to:

  • Participate in scholarly activities that contribute to the nursing and
    academic disciplines
  • Engage in professional development activities to maintain currency in nursing practice and the advanced
    practice license
  • Engage in practices that enhance inclusion and create a culturally sensitive/informed learning climate for
    students of diverse backgrounds
  • Foster a climate conducive to student success
  • Use academic and experiential expertise to
    engender an engaging and innovative pedagogical approaches to online education
  • Create vibrant, engaging online learning communities
  • Demonstrate the capacity to work collaboratively in teams where divergent points of view can be discussed productively
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of School of Nursing academic programs
  • Support accreditation
    activities for the graduate programs
  • Serve as an active member and in leadership positions for Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing
    and D'Youville University Standing Committees with regular, productive attendance and contributions
  • Maintain professional
    competence and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Advise and mentor graduate FNP nursing students
  • Hold regular
    times for students to meet as outlined by the School of Nursing
  • Interact and establish excellent interpersonal and collaborative
    relationships with students, faculty, administrators, staff, the Dean, School of Nursing Leadership team, and the larger D'Youville
  • Participate in strategic planning initiatives within the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing and D'Youville University to
    build programs and resources, affiliate to create new opportunities, and innovate to transform nursing education

Requirements of the Position

The selected candidate must:

  • Have the ability to sit or stand for extended periods in
    the instructional setting;
  • Possess the dexterity to operate a computer, diagnostic equipment; and use other instructional
  • Have the capacity to read, speak, and respond to students; and
  • Be capable of performing light to moderate
    lifting, pushing, or pulling of equipment 

Application Materials Required

Candidates should submit:

  • An engaging letter of interest in which they describe their interest in the position and demonstrate alignment of education and
    experiences with the qualifications for the position (either the Assistant or Association Professor rank)
  • A current curriculum
    vitae including education, experience, publications, presentations, licensure, and certification (as applicable).
  • Candidates
    selected for interview must provide contact information for five professional references, including name, email, and telephone number with a
    note to describe their professional relationship with this individual.

About the Institution

D'Youville is a
highly regarded private university and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a
growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D'Youville excels at
helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the
leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to
strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns
named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D'Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from
underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D'Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer
baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D'Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith
and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D'Youville strives to expand
opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in
higher education.

Today, D'Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in
undergraduate, master's, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in
healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D'Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate
community service with coursework. D'Youville's proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and
the skills to be leaders for the world. To learn more about D'Youville, please visit http://www.dyc.edu/.