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Assistant /Associate Professor of Nursing, Nursing

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 14, 2024

Job Details

Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing: Basic Care

Central Connecticut State University, Department of Nursing invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty member. Anticipated start date is August 2024. We seek applicants who will prepare holistic, professional nurses to address the evolving health care needs of the populations they serve and provide quality, person-centered care. The Nursing Department’s vision is to provide innovative and experiential education that fosters a culture of caring, scholarship, service and leadership in the profession through a collaborative and supportive learning environment.

About CCSU’s Nursing Department

The Department of Nursing, in accord with the University, believes that the primary goal of the nursing faculty is to empower the student to attain the highest standards of professional achievement, public service, and personal development. The goal of nursing is to assist individuals, families, and groups to achieve optimal levels of health or wellness. The Nursing Faculty believe that, in a dynamic society, education for membership in a profession includes the development not only of expertise in a field but also of social awareness. In contemporary times, this social awareness includes the development of an increasingly global perspective. The professional nurse with a liberal education thinks critically, provides care that is interpersonally and therapeutically competent, and makes socially significant and personally satisfying contributions to society.

For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit CCSU .

Position Profile

The successful candidate will teach across the curriculum with specialization preference in adult care nursing. Faculty are assigned a 12-credit hour load each semester. Credit may be earned through teaching courses in the undergraduate BSN, the RN to BSN, and/or MSN/graduate level programs. Additional credit may include direct and indirect clinical supervision, and laboratory instruction. In addition to classroom and clinical teaching responsibilities, faculty are expected to engage in scholarship/creative activity, productive and professional activity.

Applicant Evaluative Criteria

Applicant profiles and supplementary materials will be evaluated for appointment based on the following:

Required Qualifications:

Assistant Professor :

All applicants must possess either:

(1) An earned Doctorate Nursing Degree; or

(2) A Master of Science (MSN) degree with demonstrated progress towards the Doctorate degree (candidate must complete doctorate degree within three (3) years of hire); or

(3) A Master of Science (MSN) and at least three (3) years of full-time service in a college or university at a rank of Instructor or above plus and additional full year of study above the master’s level.

All applicants must also possess the following:

State of Connecticut Registered Nurse License (or eligibility);

Evidence of student-centered teaching effectiveness in the discipline of nursing; and

Ability to engage in meaningful scholarship/creative activity of relevance to nursing.

Candidates who possess a Doctorate or terminal degree plus at least five (5) years of full-time service in a college or university in a rank of Associate Professor or above or its comparable equivalent may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.

A candidate who does not meet the standards may also be appointed or promoted to a rank listed above provided the candidate has credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the listed standards.

Ideal Candidate

Clinical practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Advanced Practical Registered Nurse (APRN).

Certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) or other nursing specialty.

Demonstrated teaching experience at the secondary and/or graduate level.

Demonstrated experience in the use of high-fidelity simulation.

Evidence of scholarship, leadership and professional activity.

To Apply

To begin the application process, select the apply button and electronically submit the following documents by March 12, 2024.
  • Current Résumé
  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications for this position.
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Unofficial transcripts
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. E-mailed, and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security Number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted.

Inquiries may be sent to Michelle McKelvey, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-2429 or .

Compensation and Employee Benefits

In accordance with the Connecticut State University American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor for 2024-2025. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information on the AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement, please visit AAUP .

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include: paid personal leave, and sick leave accruals; medical, dental, and prescription plans; group life insurance; retirement; retiree health care; tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Contribution plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts; long and short term disability insurance plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources .

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University (Central) is the largest university in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Founded in 1849, Central is also the state’s oldest publicly funded university. The University welcomed its 13th president, Dr. Zulma R. Toro, in January of 2017. She is the university’s first female president and its first Hispanic chief executive. 

The university comprises five academic schools — the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Science, & Technology, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Education & Professional Studies, and the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. As a comprehensive public university, we offer quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Explore each school in depth here. 

Central is a proud Community Engagement University designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Central offers a welcoming and attractive campus that is minutes from the state capital and few hours from Boston and New York City.

Central Connecticut State University is a community of learners dedicated to teaching, research, and outreach. We prepare students to be thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens.

Central Connecticut State University

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