Practice Professor of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Mar 30, 2024
Full time Nursing

Job Description


Practice Professor of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Aug 10, 2023

The Family and Community Health (FCH) Department in the School of Nursing seeks candidates for an associated faculty position on the non-tenure practice track in Psychiatric Nursing. We invite individuals prepared at the doctoral level (PhD or DNP) to apply to the Associated faculty (practice track at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor).

Applicants must have content expertise in Psychiatric Nursing and be eligible to be licensed as Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania. Our Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, consistently ranked among the top programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, offers a holistic approach that blends behavioral health, neuroscience, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Our advanced practice nursing degree is geared to RNs who are interested in graduate coursework focused on mental health care, and integrates assessment, pharmacological treatment, and therapy for a wide spectrum of patients - from children and adolescents to adults and older adults.

The Practice Professor will have teaching responsibilities in both the undergraduate and graduate program. Interested parties must have experience in academic program leadership, curriculum development/evaluation, academic teaching using multiple modalities (didactic, online) and working with an interprofessional audience of physicians and nurses. Strong analytical skills with the ability to assimilate numerous sources of complex information is required. Excellent writing skills are essential. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills needed. Eligibility to be registered as a nurse in the state of PA is required. The candidate must also be eligible to be licensed as a CRNP in Pennsylvania.

Academic teaching experience is required and should meet minimum qualifications for the Practice Professor track:

  • Achieves consistently high-level quality teaching in the discipline of psychiatric nursing, behavioral health, mental health or related sciences via peer review and student evaluations.
  • Identifies and applies creative teaching and evaluation methods within the curricular framework identified by the SON.
  • Demonstrates leadership in curriculum development.
  • Demonstrates excellence in depth and breadth of knowledge in the content being taught.
  • Contributes in significant ways to the design, implementation, and evaluation of programmatic educational offerings within the SON.
  • Demonstrates impact in his/her area of expertise through a consistent record of publications, consultations, presentations, and panels at local and regional forums.
  • Demonstrates excellence in student advising and mentoring.
  • Mentors faculty in lecturer positions and/or mentors teaching assistants doing their Teaching Residency requirements.

Application Instructions
Those who are interested, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

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