Department of Nursing
College of Health Professions
Clinical Assistant/Clinical Associate Position in Nursing (Doctoral)
Towson University is inviting applications for one full time 10-month grant-funded position at the clinical assistant/clinical associate professor level to begin on or before August of 2012. Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate instruction; establishment and maintenance of practicum liaisons; academic advising; establishment of a scholarship agenda; and university and community service. This clinical track position is available for nursing faculty preferring an intensive clinical and teaching focus.
An earned doctoral degree with either a research component (i.e., PhD, EdD) or terminal clinical degree (DNP) is required. Demonstration of successful teaching and practice is preferred. Applicants who are ABD will be considered, but appointment will be at the instructor rank. All degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2013. Applicants are required to have a master’s degree in nursing with expertise in the respective specialty areas. Applicants with expertise in these areas will be given preference: Women’s Health, Child Health, Community Health, Gerontology, Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education. Licensure or eligibility for licensure in Maryland is required. Two years of recent experience in teaching and/or in practice related to the candidate’s clinical specialty is preferred. Rank and salary are based upon experience.
The Department of Nursing is CCNE accredited with approximately 325 undergraduate students. The department offers master’s programs in nursing education and nursing administration. There are currently over 100 students enrolled in graduate studies. Post-baccalaureate/post- master’s certificates in nursing education are available. The Department of Nursing offers the baccalaureate and master’s degrees at the Hagerstown campus. This is a regional center that provides undergraduate and graduate programs from the respective universities within the University System of Maryland.
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 liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan 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 780 full-time faculty who work here.
A completed application should include a letter of application, current curriculum vita, three current letters of recommendation and an official graduate transcript. Appropriate supporting materials will be requested from finalists. Address to:
Dr. Kimberly Christopher, Chairperson
Department of Nursing
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
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 on-line applicant data 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.