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Assistant Professor of nursing

The University of Southern Maine's School of Nursing invites applications for two full-time, nine month faculty appointments at the assistant professor rank in a tenure track position.

Candidates with significant progress toward their doctoral degree will be considered. Candidate will be hired at the lecturer level in a non-tenure track line, and will have an agreed upon date for the completion of the terminal degree. Upon completion of the doctorate the position will convert to a tenure-track line. The successful candidate must be able to teach across the undergraduate and graduate curriculums within the candidate’s area of expertise. Classes are taught during  a variety of times including evenings and in various delivery methods including face to face and online on any of the three campus locations.

Expertise in advanced practice as a psychiatric mental health, adult/gero, and/or family nurse practitioner is preferred. Faculty are expected to participate in scholarly activities and engage in service to the University, community and profession.

The University of Southern Maine’s School of Nursing offers baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral (DNP) degrees. The School of Nursing is the largest program in the state and the only to offer a doctoral degree program. In August 2011, the School of Nursing opened a state of the art simulation center on the Portland campus. In fall 2012 the School of Nursing initiated the Martha Skoner Lecture Series to bring nationally recognized speakers to campus. To learn more about the University of Southern Maine please visit our web page and for more about the School of Nursing

Qualifications: Required: A completed doctorate or near completion (capstone experience/dissertation phase) of doctoral education and Master’s Degree in Nursing by time of appointment. Licensed or eligible for RN licensure in the state of Maine. Preferred:  Certification (or eligible for certification) as an Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with clinical experience. Evidence of scholarly productivity and university level teaching experience.  Evidence of commitment to diversity, student success and active learning, and community engagement.

Apply online at: You will be required to upload a cover letter; a resume/curriculum vita which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and contact information for three professional references. Review of resumes will begin immediately. Starting date will be September 2013. The positions are contingent upon funding. 


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posted june 2013