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Wheaton Nursing Professor of Practice in Pharmacology Faculty Job Description

Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Norton, Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 6, 2023

Job Details

Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

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Wheaton Nursing Professor of Practice in Pharmacology Faculty Job Description



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10 Months

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Full Academic Year

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

Wheaton College’s nursing program is searching for a Professor of Practice to teach Medical-Surgical and Pharmacology for Fall 2024. We seek candidates who share our commitment and passion for educating the nurse of the future to care for others in a meaningful and practical manner that aligns seamlessly with Wheaton College’s mission and its strategic vision for diverse and inclusive excellence. Students will be able to express this objective through a newly established Nursing Department that combines intellectual rigor with experiential practice and a deep understanding of social justice, equity, and global connectedness.
  • Evidencing a commitment to teaching excellence
  • Evidencing continued growth as a practicing scholar
  • Participating in the governance of the program and college, including work in standing, ad-hoc committees, and task forces
  • Serves as a member of departmental committees
  • Participating in the development of a written curriculum plan for Nursing
  • Participating in the regular development, implementation, and evaluation of academic policies in Nursing
  • Participating in the development and implementation of a written systematic evaluation plan of all components of the nursing program
  • Teaching the number of courses prescribed in their contract letter;
  • Evaluating student achievement of nursing competencies;
  • Providing advising to students in the Nursing program;
  • Completing an annual evaluation
  • Other responsibilities determined by the Office of the Provost and the Dean of Nursing
Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates for a position on the faculty in the Department of Nursing must meet:
  • A current MA RN license in good standing
  • A minimum of an earned Master’s degree in Nursing
  • A minimum of five years of full-time Medical-Surgical and/or pharmacology nursing experience
  • Evidence of clinical competence in the area of clinical instruction
  • Evidence of ongoing and progressive professional development in academic and professional communities appropriate to teaching responsibilities
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A doctoral degree in the discipline of Nursing
  • Teaching experience in Nursing
  • Ongoing scholarly activity that includes research and publication
Compensation and Benefits

To attract and retain the most talented individuals, Wheaton College maintains a flexible and competitive staff compensation and benefits program.

When determining and establishing hiring rates or recruitment ranges for a position, the College considers a number of factors including the budget for the position, the range of the grade, the external market for the position or similar positions, level and scope of responsibilities, required education, skills and relevant experience as well as internal equity. All salary offers must have the prior approval of the Office of Human Resources.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with the qualifications, education and experience.

Physical Demands

ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

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Open Until Filled



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Special Instructions to Candidates:

The federal government and the state of Massachusetts have made the decision to end the COVID -19 public health emergency. Effective June 1, 2023, the college will no longer require COVID -19 vaccinations and boosters for members of our community. Rather, we strongly recommend that everyone stay up to date on their vaccinations, including boosters, as recommended by their health care provider.

While we will no longer require COVID -19 vaccinations, we strongly encourage members of our campus community to adhere to public health recommendations for vaccination to protect against COVID -19, as well as influenza and other diseases.

Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3
  7. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Research Philosophy
  3. Teaching Materials


Wheaton College of Massachusetts.

Founded in 1834 in Norton, Massachusetts, Wheaton College is among New England's premier private liberal arts and sciences colleges.

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