Assistant/Associate Professor, Maternal & Child Health Nursing - Pediatrics Focus

  • Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania - Bloomsburg
  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Nursing

Job Description

Job Number: 24900-21-179/EXT

Position Description

The Department of Nursing at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure track Maternal and Child Health Nursing faculty position at the undergraduate level beginning Fall 2022 semester.  This position will have a focus in pediatric nursing.  This is a unique opportunity for an expert clinician who desires continued education at the doctoral level, or an applicant already prepared at the doctoral level. The Department of Nursing and Bloomsburg University recognize the need to mentor and support masters prepared nurses moving into the academic setting while pursuing doctoral education.

About the Department: The Department of Nursing offers outstanding CCNE accredited BSN, MSN, and DNP programs, as well as the only Nurse Anesthetist program in the PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), which is offered in collaboration with Geisinger Health System.  The Department of Nursing boasts high NCLEX pass rates and outstanding clinical experiences at all levels in partnership with regional health care providers.

About the College: Nursing is one of nine departments in the College of Science and Technology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. The College offers many nationally accredited and regionally distinct programs. Faculty and staff in the College are committed to providing every student a meaningful education with impact and value. The College seeks student-centered educators and scholars to educate students with innovative and pedagogically sound methods and to engage students in and out of the classroom in high-impact educational practices. 

About the University: Bloomsburg University, established in 1839, is part of the fourteen-member PA State System of Higher Education. It is the largest comprehensive university in Northeastern Pennsylvania with 8,700 students, offering 58 undergraduate degree programs along with more than 72 minors and 23 graduate degree programs. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is proud to be a College of Distinction, noted among the best in Pennsylvania, among public universities, known for our Career Development, Business, Education, and Nursing programs, and support for military-affiliated students. We are AACSB-Accredited for our Zeigler College of Business. The Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity program has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Our Nursing program is ranked among the Top 3 programs the state of Pennsylvania by Nursing Schools Almanac, and our Master of Science in Information Design and Technology is ranked #2 in the nation according to College Affordability Guide. BU has been recognized with the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement - awarded for demonstrating an institutional commitment to volunteerism and community involvement. An alumni base of more than 76,000 enables students to network throughout eastern U.S. and beyond. The university is housed on 366 acres and employs nearly 500 faculty in the sciences, education, liberal arts, and business. Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, the county seat of Columbia County and home to more than 14,000 people, is known for its scenic landscape, excellent healthcare, quality educational opportunities, and proximity to major East Coast metropolitan areas.

About the Northeast Integration: The Northeast Integration of Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities was confirmed via a unanimous vote by the PA State System Board of Governors in July 2021. The Northeast university integration is a bold investment in the communities and people of Northeastern Pennsylvania that will allow all three institutions to continue sustainably fulfilling their missions. Centered on student success, our shared vision is to expand high-quality educational opportunities for students, position institutions for growth, and meet regional economic and workforce needs across Pennsylvania.

The home campus for this position is Bloomsburg University with the expectation of serving a multi-campus University within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

The State System and its universities are committed to cultivating diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments that allow all members of the State System community to thrive.

Examples of Duties

The Maternal and Child Health Nursing faculty position encompasses classroom and clinical teaching for junior level students in the maternal and child health course. Instructional delivery can occur through on-line, in-person, and blended instructional methods on the main campus or at off-site educational locations. Voluntary summer contracts may be available.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and show potential for a productive research/scholarship program. Professional development support is available to support ongoing research and to obtain a doctoral degree.

The successful candidate will need to complete distance education training programs as made available by the University within two years of hire for the purpose of teaching in a multi-campus environment with remote teaching needs.

Qualifying Experience / Education

Required Qualifications
Earned Master of Science in Nursing and a commitment to achieve doctoral degree prior to tenure decision. Strong academic background and clinical expertise in the area of maternal and child health-pediatrics nursing practice areas.  A minimum of 1 year bedside experience in pediatric nursing required, five years of bedside experience preferred.  Eligibility for PA RN licensure is required if a current PA license is not held.   

Preferred Qualifications
Earned doctorate in nursing or related field and experience teaching maternal and child health courses preferred. Scholarly activity in the form of research or professional service also preferred.

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