Assistant/Associate Professor, Practice or Teaching Track- Graduate Nursing

Main Campus – Boston, MA

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and of challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to focus on preparing women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women-centered undergraduate program, with graduate programs open to all. Nursing education at Simmons dates back to 1902. At that time, Simmons implemented a five-year baccalaureate program in nursing and became a charter member of the National League for Nursing. Simmons continues its proud tradition of educating nurses. Today, Simmons School of Nursing offers a traditional 4-year BSN program, a 16-month accelerated BSN program for students with a prior baccalaureate degree, a 2-year Dix scholars program for adult learners, a 4 + 1 BSN-MSN FNP program, a Direct Entry MSN FNP program, a traditional and online MSN FNP program, an online MSN PMHNP program and a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.

The Nursing Department is housed in the College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences (CNBHS). CNBHS is a collegial and supportive community of teachers and scholars within a uniquely multidisciplinary college. Simmons faculty and staff are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University strives for inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience: One of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Job Summary: The Graduate Nursing Program at Simmons University is seeking applicants for one full-time Boston-based 12-month contract faculty position in the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program to begin in Fall 2022. As a mission-driven institution, we invite applications from candidates who share our passion and commitment to empowering students to thrive in their careers. Depending on the candidate's experience and professional goals, we offer several different possibilities for faculty rank and track.

Responsibilities: The faculty member will have the opportunity to teach courses in the MSN FNP program on campus and online. Faculty will participate in the development and evaluation of the curriculum in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the Graduate Nursing program and the University. The nursing program values clinical excellence, learner-centered educational strategies, and strong teaching skills. The faculty member will serve as a member of departmental committees and actively engage in service to the Simmons community.

Requirements: Simmons FNP program is seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to clinical and academic excellence. MSN required; Doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or DNP) preferred. Candidates without a terminal degree must commit to obtaining a doctoral degree within five years of hire. Must hold a national board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner with at least two years of clinical FNP experience. Previous teaching at the graduate college level is preferable, though doctoral applicants seeking to begin a career in higher education should also consider this opportunity. Experience teaching online is preferred. We are seeking candidates with a commitment of inclusion and diversity. Applicants must have an active Registered Nurse license in Massachusetts in order to be hired for this position.

Required Application Materials: To apply, please submit a cover letter (including the title of the position for which you are applying), a CV, and a statement of your philosophy of teaching. Additional supporting materials to document excellence in teaching, such as course evaluations are optional and welcomed.

Contact information for three professional references will be requested of selected applicants following initial review of applications.

For any questions, please email: nursingonline@simmons.edu

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus—Boston-MA/Assistant-Associate-Professor–Practice-or-Teaching-Track–Graduate-Nursing_R09314

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