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Assistant Professor of Nursing - Tenure Track

Danbury, CT


Hiring Company

Western Connecticut State University

Positions Available

Full Time

Position Description

Western Connecticut State University
School of Professional Studies
Department of Nursing
Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
Academic Year 2017-18

Western Connecticut State University's School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Department of Nursing.

The School of Professional Studies is comprised of four departments: Education & Education Psychology, Health Promotion & Exercise Science, Nursing, and Social Work. Undergraduate degrees are offered in each of these professional fields, as well as Master's degrees in Nursing and Education & Education Psychology, and Doctoral degrees in Education and Nursing. The Nursing programs is one of the signature programs at WCSU and offers the following degrees in nursing: a B.S., M.S. with major in Nursing, R.N. to B.S. degree completion program accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE), and a unique collaborative online Ed.D. in Nursing Education, accredited by NEASC. Our graduates have achieved exceptional success on both the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) and American Nurse Credentialing Center Exam for Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist. For more information, visit

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Nursing with relevant educational and clinical experience is required. The successful candidate will have experience in teaching with the ability to teach across the curriculum. For positions at the Assistant level, an academic Doctorate in Nursing or related field (Ph.D., Ed.D. or DNS) will be required at the time of tenure review. A current registered professional nurse with CT licensure is required at the time of hire. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in departmental and university service by taking an active role in developing new curricula, advising and mentoring students, serving on departmental and university committees, assisting student groups on campus and engaging in professional activity.

WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.

Salary & Benefits: The minimum starting salary is $59,668. In addition to offering competitive salaries commensurate with candidates' experience, WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at

There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for, the position; areas of teaching expertise and experience, areas of service and/or leadership, research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy; a current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching, scholarship, and/or service/leadership to In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #700-512. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Friday, January 19, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire and to please return the completed form to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. The Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire, can be found HERE

Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer


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