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Assistant Professor

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450 acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

The College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff and student body in a research-based environment as it responds to the diverse population and educational needs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the nation. The College of Nursing has a large on-campus enrollment and a well-developed distance education component. The University of Massachusetts is a member of the Five College Consortium including Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges.

The College of Nursing invites applications for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty positions (nine-month appointment). The earliest appointment date is September 1, 2014. Responsibilities include teaching, academic advising of students, scholarship and research activities, community and academic service activities and participation in national, college and University committees.

required qualifications

Minimum Requirements: Earned PhD in nursing or a health-related field and a proven track record of research and publications.

Preferred Requirements: Postdoctoral education. Preference will be given to applicants with a clinical specialty in Public Health Nursing, Primary Care, or Acute Care Nursing, teaching and online education experience, specialized advanced practice skills, and/or national certification.

Applicants should apply online at Include a cover letter (in Word or PDF format), statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, sample publications and three letters of recommendation. We will begin to review applications on November 15, 2013, and will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.

The University provides an intellectual environment committed to providing academic excellence and diversity, including mentoring programs for faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to equality in education and employment. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

posted january 2014