Assistant/Associate Professor or Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor
Department of Nursing
College of Health Professions
Applications are being accepted for one full-time, tenure-track position at the level of associate/assistant professor in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing or non-tenure-track position at the level of clinical assistant/associate professor in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing at the Towson University campus at the University System of Maryland’s regional center located in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Qualifications - Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor Candidate
The successful candidate is expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and advising and demonstrate potential for a productive research/scholarship program eligible for external funding. Responsibilities include classroom and clinical teaching with undergraduate and graduate students, academic advising, engaging in scholarly activities and service to the University and the community.
Applicants are required to have research doctoral degree in nursing or a related field and master’s degree in nursing with expertise in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. Licensure or eligibility for licensure in Maryland is required. Two years of recent experience in teaching and/or in practice related to Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and evidence of scholarly achievement are preferred. Candidates who wish to be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor must meet all requirements for promotion to associate professor rank at Towson University. Applicants who are ABD may be considered, but appointment will be at the instructor rank. All degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2014.
Qualifications - Non-Tenure Track Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor Candidate
The successful candidate is expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and advising and demonstrate potential for a productive scholarship program. This is a one-year renewable position that includes both clinical and classroom teaching and academic advising for the undergraduate nursing program. Engaging in scholarly activities related to the position and University and community service will be a part of the successful candidate’s responsibilities.
A master’s degree in nursing with expertise in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing is required. Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in Maryland is required. Two years of recent experience in teaching and/or practice related to Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing are required. Candidates who wish to be considered for the Clinical Associate Professor rank must meet all Towson University requirements for this role.
The Department of Nursing is a CCNE accredited program with approximately 350 undergraduate students. In addition, the department offers a master’s program with a concentration in nursing education and a post-baccalaureate certificate in nursing education. The master’s program has over 100 students enrolled. The Department’s faculty is engaged in a number of collaborative program offerings on and off-campus and support the innovative use of technology and program formats. The Department of Nursing operates a component of the nursing program at the University System of Maryland’s Regional Center in Hagerstown. This regional system center offers undergraduate and graduate programs from the respective universities within the Maryland system. Towson University Department of Nursing offers its undergraduate and graduate nursing programs in a state-of-the-art facility, in downtown Hagerstown.
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News World Report’s as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore, and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 841 full-time faculty who work here.
A completed application should include a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation and an official graduate transcript. Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists. Address to:
Dr. Kimberly Christopher, Chairperson,
Department of Nursing,
Linthicum Hall #301A,
Towson University, 8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate that you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary online applicant date form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for
or against anyone.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.