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Instructor, School of nursing

The School of Nursing at the University of Delaware invites applications for a non-tenure track instructor position to assist with clinical, laboratory, and classroom teaching of undergraduate students. Clinical specialization in medical surgical or maternal child nursing is required. Applicants must hold minimally a Master’s of Science in Nursing and have a minimum of 3-5 years of clinical practice experience. Primary teaching responsibilities will be courses focused on nursing specialty but the candidate will contribute to other teaching efforts at the undergraduate level. Record of successful teaching experience in a postsecondary nursing program is preferred, certification in the specialty and/or as an advanced practice nurse is a plus. This is a one year position, renewable based on satisfactory performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications, the benefits package is one of the best in the nation, and faculty members have consistently received annual cost of living and merit salary increases.

The School of Nursing is a thriving academic unit of 38 faculty, approximately 725 undergraduate students and 220 graduate students. The School boasts an award winning faculty including nationally recognized leaders in education and policy. A PhD in Nursing Science program was initiated in fall 2011. An on campus Nurse Managed Health Center, offering occupational and employee health, opened in 2010 and contributes to the academic mission and clinical environment for maintaining clinical competency. Faculty research in the School of Nursing is organized around three foci: Health Promotion & Risk Reduction across the Lifespan; Health System, Management, Policy & Education; and Management of Chronic Conditions.

The College of Health Sciences includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Medical Laboratory Science, and Physical Therapy, and the School of Nursing. The College is poised to develop an exciting new collaborative clinical education and research complex on a recently acquired 272-acre tract of University property that is slated for development as a Science and Technology campus. The College is partnering with several clinical institutions in the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance to align resources to facilitate innovative collaborations among experts in medical practice, health economics and policy, population sciences, and public health, as well as the biomedical sciences and engineering. Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. and beach, mountain, and historic areas, the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (very high research activity), with external funding exceeding $196 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students, with an average SAT score of 1221 for entering freshmen in 2011.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references all in one document to The letter of application and CV will be shared with the current faculty.

For inquiries, contact:

Judy Herrman, PhD,
RN Search Committee Chair
phone 302-831-8380

Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

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The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at


Posted February 2013