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Assistant Professor

University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA
Closing date
Jan 17, 2022

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Job no: 511325
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Nursing
Pay Grade: 03
Date opened: 10 Dec 2021 Eastern Standard Time
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The MCNHS Department of Nursing invites applicants to join our diverse college as an Assistant Professor on the tenure-track beginning September 1, 2022. Research experience is required and an established program of research with evidence of external funding is desirable. Applicants must possess an earned research doctorate in nursing, health policy or population health. Eligibility for RN licensure in Massachusetts is desirable but not required for the position. Preference will be given to applicants with funded research and peer-reviewed data-based publications in focus areas related to health policy or population health. Teaching experience in higher education is preferred, and experience with online teaching is desirable; teaching experience in other settings will be considered.

We are particularly interested in faculty who are committed to teaching a diverse student population in an urban setting. We are seeking faculty who may have experience in curriculum designed to reduce health disparities in racially and ethnically diverse populations. Our teaching needs are across our graduate and undergraduate programs in nursing. Our nursing PhD program is focused on health policy and population health, targeting urban populations of all ages with a goal for improving health equity in populations at risk for healthcare disparities. For more information, please go to

The Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers strong internal and external mentoring programs for faculty, including grant proposal and manuscript preparation. The College offers a wide range of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative research opportunities. Current faculty collaborations include those with numerous major academic and medical institutions in and around Boston, including the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston Children's Hospital, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and many community, public, and private health care agencies. The National Cancer Institute funds the University of Massachusetts Boston-Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center grant (; this longstanding collaboration has enabled faculty at both institutions to strengthen and extend partnerships for research on health disparities, PhD training, and community outreach.

The BS, MS, and DNP nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The MS and DNP programs focus on preparation of Family Nurse Practitioners, Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioners, and Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialists. The PhD in nursing program is aligned with the AACN essentials for the research-focused doctorate in nursing.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and previous experience. The positions will remain open until filled. UMass Boston is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from racial minorities, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to consider UMass Boston as their employer of choice.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae.

For more information, please contact Dr. Haeok Lee , Chair, Faculty Search Committee

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

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