Full-Time Tenure-Track MSN Program Coordinator
Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.
At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity and that we are the only public institution in Massachusetts recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.
Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.
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The Framingham State University Department of Nursing invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting September of 2021. The position requires classroom and online teaching in blended-learning format in the Graduate Nursing program. In addition to the teaching workload, this position includes serving as the Coordinator and Student Advisor for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program. Additional responsibilities include curriculum development, service to the University and Department, and continuing professional development and scholarship. National program accreditation process experience (such as CCNE or ACEN) is highly desirable as is the credential of Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). Framingham State University is dedicated to providing effective teaching; candidates must show evidence of a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional growth. Faculty/student collaboration with learning and scholarship is strongly supported. This position falls under the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) collective bargaining unit.
- Terminal degree in Nursing, Nursing Education, or Higher Education.
- Must hold current unrestricted RN licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or be eligible for same.
- Earned PhD in Nursing or EdD in Nursing Education, Educational Leadership, or academic equivalent (ABD will be considered).
- Candidates should have teaching experience at the graduate level.
- Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching nursing education courses, nursing informatics, policy courses, nursing research, as well as proficiency with hybrid/blended learning format, simulation, and online Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Canvas.
- Prior experience as a department chair, program coordinator, or course coordinator or equivalent is highly desirable.
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) bargaining unit at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the MSCA contract (http://mscaunion.org/day-and-dgce-contracts/)
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online by submitting:
- Cover Letter addressing teaching philosophy and any areas of specialization/expertise,
- Equity and Inclusion Statement*, and
- Names and contact information for three professional references who will automatically be sent requests to electronically submit written letters of recommendation.
*An Equity and Inclusion Statement is a personal statement on a candidate's past efforts, as well as future plans, to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Regardless of personal demographic characteristics, FSU has a commitment to hiring candidates who share our commitment to the American Association of College and Universities (AAC&U) Inclusive Excellence Model. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates' application materials.
Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment. Review of applications is ongoing through April 24, 2021.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
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