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.

Position Responsibilities

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 university.
  • 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 dialogue. 

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 community
  • 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

Physical 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 equipment;
  • 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/.

About D'Youville College



About D’Youville College

Founded in 1908, D’Youville College is an MSCHE-accredited, independent Catholic college located in the city of Buffalo, New York. D’Youville offers its 3,000 students preeminent education in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in allied health professions, education, business, and liberal arts.

D’Youville’s success is built on the commitment that our students learn how to think critically, work with others, be leaders, and communicate effectively – all skills employers look for in the people they hire. D’Youville is an exceptionally collegial and exciting place to work and learn. Its motivating plan for the future and expanded outreach to the region, state, nation and global community provide wonderful opportunities.

D’Youville is situated in the Prospect Park/Lower West Side neighborhood, one of Buffalo’s most diverse and historic neighborhoods with fine examples of residential architecture from the last hundred years. The city is in the midst of a remarkable transformation, including a redeveloped waterfront and revitalized neighborhoods. Buffalo is home to several Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, Frederick Law Olmstead parks, and of course, the chicken wing!

Join us, and be a part of Buffalo’s renaissance.

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