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Assistant Professor of Nursing - Tenured Track

Assistant Professor of Nursing - Tenured Track

locationReading, PA 19601, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/30/2024
Full Time

About Alvernia University 

Alvernia University was founded in 1958 by the Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. Through its main campus in Reading and locations in Philadelphia and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the university serves 3,000 students of diverse backgrounds from around the country. 

Alvernia offers a unique blend of rigorous liberal arts core education for the development of the mind, strong technical training in many high-demand majors, experiential learning through study abroad and internship experiences, and engagement with the community through our Franciscan-based community service model. We call our model of transformational education the Alvernia Advantage, and we believe this style of education transforms students into ethical leaders with moral courage. 

Alvernia University ranks in the top 100 among 2021 Best Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, and we are recognized as a College of Distinction for our commitment to engaged experiential education. 

Assistant Professor of Nursing - Tenure Track

Alvernia University invites applications for a Tenure Track Associate Professor position at the John and Karen Arnold School of Nursing (SON).  Reporting to the Associate Dean of Nursing/Chief Nurse Administrator The qualified candidate will be a member of a dynamic team working to meet the needs of nursing students at the University. In addition to teaching, the candidate will also be responsible for participating in program governance, service, and scholarship. 

The John and Karen Arnold School of Nursing is housed in the state-of-the-art nursing education instructional center at the Post Center at Reading College Towne.  The new 55,000-square-foot space has expanded classrooms and laboratories dedicated to interprofessional training, fundamental skills, health assessment, standardized patient simulations, and a specialized resuscitation quality intervention area. Faculty and lab coordinators' offices, dedicated meeting areas, and conference rooms are also incorporated throughout the space.

Essential Functions:

  • Promote Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the University as demonstrated by the University's Ideal Characteristics. 
  • As we are an equal opportunity employer committed to Franciscan values, all employees share responsibility for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in performing their roles while demonstrating service orientation, respect for all, intellectual curiosity, solution focus and innovation, and mutual accountability.
  • Provide classroom and clinical instruction to nursing students in the pre-licensure nursing program.
  • Advise students as appropriate to ensure timely degree completion
  • Participate on nursing committees providing input into program governance
  • Participate in university activities, including committees and service learning opportunities. 
  • Fosters a departmental climate that supports collegiality and professional development of students, faculty, and staff.  

Qualifications/Education:

  • Earned doctoral degree in Nursing or related field.  
  • A valid and unencumbered RN license. 
  • Recent clinical experience and teaching experience preferred
  • Commitment to the mission statement, core values, and goals of Alvernia University.
  • Alignment and commitment to the mission, vision, and Franciscan values of the University and the Nursing program.   
  • Ability to innovate and deliver creative strategies to promote growth and successfully navigate challenges specific to nursing.   
  • Experience in nursing education with a minimum of 3 years teaching in a pre-licensure program.  

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply on the Alvernia website with a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (5) names and contact information for at least three references. The search committee may later contact listed references to request letters of support.