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Associate Professor of Practice or Assistant Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Simmons University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Professor of Practice or Assistant Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Main Campus - Boston, MAMain 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 1933. 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 Department 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 MSN FNP 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 positions in the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program to begin in January 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.

Responsibilities: The faculty member will have the opportunity to teach courses in the MSN FNP program. 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 is expected to advise graduate students and will serve as a member of departmental committees and actively engage in service to the Simmons community.

Requirements: Simmons Graduate Nursing program is seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to clinical and academic excellence. Must have a terminal degree (PhD, EdD, or DNP) and hold a national board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Previous teaching at the college level is preferable; applicants seeking to begin a career in higher education should also consider this opportunity. We are seeking candidates with a commitment of inclusion and diversity. Applicants must have an active MA RN license.

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.

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.

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Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.
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