Instructor / Asst. Prof., Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
About Westfield State University:
Westfield State University fosters intellectual curiosity, encourages critical thinking, inspires civic engagement, and promotes a global perspective. A public teaching institution offering quality programs in the liberal arts and sciences with complementing professional studies curricula, we are grounded in our founding principles of academic excellence and educating all in a diverse and welcoming community. Westfield State develops the knowledge, skills, and character essential for students to reach their full potential and become responsible leaders in society. We contribute to the economic, social, and cultural vitality of the region.
Westfield State University has been designated as a "Top Military Friendly College" by Advanced Military Education Magazine and one of the top 50 "Best Colleges for Veterans" as reported in U.S. News & World Report 2015 "Best Colleges" edition. It has also been awarded Best Regional Universities - North by U.S. News and World Report for the years 2012-2015, and is the only Massachusetts school, public or private, in the top 50 ranking of Best Online Degree Programs in 2014 and 2015. Westfield State offers twenty-seven undergraduate degrees, seven graduate degrees, and six online bachelor's degree completion programs.
Westfield State University is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The University is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts. The area offers a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Hiking, canoeing, and ski areas are minutes away, yet the campus is just a half-hour from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and about two to three hours from Boston and New York City.
ABOUT THE NURSING DEPARTMENT
The four year nursing program provides nursing graduates with the knowledge base, the clinical skills and the values that are at the very heart of current, cutting edge professional nursing. The major integrates the College's core requirements plus additional courses in the humanities, physical and social sciences to provide students with a strong liberal arts background which serves as the foundation for professional nursing. Nursing laboratories assist in facilitating the transfer of theoretical knowledge to direct nursing interventions and a wide range of affiliated health care and community agencies serve as placements for clinical practice.
The Department of Nursing seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Instructor or Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach courses beginning Fall semester 2017.
PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Responsibilities include planning, developing, teaching, and evaluating theory, simulation, and clinical courses in the area of psychiatric/mental health nursing, as well as teaching other nursing courses. Candidates should possess experience in caring for patients/clients with psychiatric/mental healthcare issues. Candidates should also have experience in mental health promotion, assessing mental health needs, and providing therapeutic interventions for mental illness or mental distress of adults and older adults. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the teaching of other nursing courses, advising students, service to the university and department, and professional development. Teaching responsibility is 12 credits per semester.
Masters Degree in Nursing with a minimum of three years of recent full-time experience in adult health nursing; current licensure (or eligibility) in Massachusetts; strong clinical skills.
A doctorate degree or matriculation in a doctoral program and teaching experience at the baccalaureate level are preferred qualifications.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact Lawrence Johnson, the University's ADA Coordinator at (413) 572-8485.
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
An online application is required with the following documents attached to the application:
- Cover letter
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Unofficial transcript of highest degree
NOTE: The application contains a section for contact information for three reference letter providers. A system generated link to upload recommendation letters will be sent to the reference providers of the candidates who are selected for interview.
Review of applications will begin January 31, 2017 and continue until finalists have been selected.
If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
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