Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Nursing has a full-time, tenure-track position available in mental health. We invite applicants to apply for this position that will begin in the fall of 2021. This position is focused on teaching at the pre-licensure level in Mental Health with a focus on psychiatric mental health in the acute care and community settings across the curriculum.
The full-time tenure track applicant will contribute to the instructional program in the undergraduate traditional and second-degree nursing program. Responsibilities include both didactic and clinical teaching in mental health area within the acute care and community settings. The applicant must demonstrate continuing scholarly growth compatible with the teacher-scholar model, and contribute service to the university and/or community.
Graduate degree in nursing;
Eligibility for RN licensure in Pennsylvania;
Evidence of matriculation and significant progress in a doctoral program of study with an expectation that the terminal degree must be completed by the end of the second year of the probationary period, or May 2023;
Recent clinical teaching with undergraduate pre-licensure nursing students;
Recent clinical expertise recently in mental health nursing.
Earned doctorate in nursing or related field;
Didactic teaching experience;
Mental Health Nursing clinical teaching experience within the last two years;
Teaching experience with learning management systems such as Blackboard, D2L or Canvas;
Teaching experience with adult learners and distance education technology.
Applicants must successfully complete the interview process including demonstration of their ability to develop and coordinate instructional methods in the area of mental health in the clinical and classroom environments. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The University is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 18,000 students. The University is located in the city of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia and only a few hours from New York City, Washington D.C. The area is home to world-class libraries, museums and hospitals.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
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About West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions.