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Clinical Didactic Instructor

Employer
University of Connecticut
Location
Storrs, CT
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
Search #: 498149
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Faculty Non Tenure Track

INTRODUCTION
The University of Connecticut, School of Nursing is seeking applications to fill two full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track Clinical Instructor positions at our Storrs campus. Under the direction of the Director for Pre-licensure Programs, these clinical faculty members are responsible for teaching in an academic setting, with a focus on undergraduate teaching in the following areas: didactic, clinical, simulation, or lab instruction. Faculty members are additionally responsible for: advising, supervising pre-licensure students in clinical work, apprising each student of his or her clinical performance on a regular basis, conducting evaluations of individual student's clinical performance via impromptu meetings and planned evaluation conferences, evaluating student's written work, and participating in campus laboratory teaching experiences. Clinical Instructors act as liaisons to clinical agencies, sharing clinical expectations and course syllabi with relevant agency staff, and addressing and initiating action when required for student/agency issues that arise. Clinical Instructors are expected to participate in faculty and assigned committee meetings when these meetings do not conflict with planned teaching. 

UConn's School of Nursing is among the top Nursing Schools nationwide. It has 68 faculty members, 599 undergraduate, and 186 graduate students, and actively engages in research in health equity across the lifespan; social determinants of health; parent-child health: support for people with acute and chronic conditions, including symptoms and self-management; and biobehavioral studies of sleep and pain. The School of Nursing offers the opportunity for faculty to engage with multiple centers including the Center for Advancement of Pain Management; The Nursing and Engineering Innovation Center; and the International Center for Lifestory Innovations and Practice. The School's Biobehavioral Laboratory provides a wet lab and resources to support behavioral research.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state's flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.   

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Master's degree in nursing. 
  • Current Connecticut RN license (valid as of the date of hire). 
  • Three to five years of clinical experience. 
  • Three or more years of experience with didactic teaching of undergraduate students in both didactic and clinical settings. 
  • Experience evaluating student performance in clinical training settings. 
  • Experience developing effective working relationships with hospitals, clinics, and other community partners. 
  • Completion of required health indicators (MMR titers, TB status, Hepatitis B, and others as required by clinical agencies) and CPR certification at the time of employment. 
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationship strategies. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credentials. 
  • Three or more years of experience working in medical/surgical, obstetrics, or mental health as an RN. 
  • Experience managing and directing "group" clinical training for students in baccalaureate nursing programs. 
  • Experience working with students in an accelerated nursing entry program. 
  • Previous classroom teaching experience in an institution of higher education. 
  • Experience with a wide range of educational strategies, including virtual and in-person simulation. 
  • Current experience with direct patient care in healthcare institutions and/or community settings. 
  • Experience with telehealth technologies. 

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This is a 9-month, non-tenure-track position subject to annual review. Individuals may attain eligibility for multi-year contracts after the successful completion of a probationary year and five (5) subsequent one-year appointments. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The primary appointment campus appointment for successful candidates will be the Storrs campus, expecting that candidates will routinely travel to clinical placement sites and occasionally travel to UConn's other regional campuses. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 

Employment of successful candidates is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27054 and submit the following application materials:
  • A cover letterspecifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • One-page research and scholarship statement,
  • One-page teaching statement,
  • One-page commitment to diversity statement(as related to broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research/scholarship, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Five (5) letters of reference.

The evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the School of Nursing please visit the School's website at http://nursing.uconn.edu/. 

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp. 

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee's unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Advertised: Jan 23 2024 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: May 22 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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