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Why UConn?

UConn is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.

UConn School of Nursing is ranked among the top 35 nursing graduate programs in the country. It has nearly 70 faculty members, 618 undergraduate, and 261 graduate students; both DNP and Ph.D. programs; and is actively engaged in research and clinical scholarship in pain management, health care innovation, high risk infancy, gerontology, and more. The School of Nursing is based on UConn’s main campus in Storrs.

Open Faculty and Staff Positions

Dean, School of Nursing

The University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the nation’s leading public research universities, seeks a visionary and dynamic leader to serve in the management-exempt position of Dean of the School of Nursing. UConn seeks candidates with a comprehensive resume of success in academic and clinical leadership roles and who can demonstrate exceptional skills and experience that will enable them to provide strong leadership to a research and educational enterprise across multiple campuses.

The Dean will provide strategic vision and operational leadership to all aspects of the academic and scholarly program, setting priorities for the School of Nursing, and guiding it towards strategic goals of enhancing scholarship, promoting research and outreach, and providing excellence in professional and graduate education in an academic setting with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. The dean is the School of Nursing’s chief advocate, promoting its goals and achievements, leading its development and fundraising activities, and speaking for its mission of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and public service. The dean will be the school’s public voice, promoting initiatives within UConn and across the state, and articulating the school’s contributions at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels. In pursuing these responsibilities, the dean, who reports to the provost, will work collaboratively with the provost and vice provosts, other deans, and senior leaders.

The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized, self-assured, entrepreneurial leader prepared to advance the initiatives and priorities of the university’s academic vision. Candidates will be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; and provide leadership in developing initiatives designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. In addition, the ideal candidate will be an independent thinker dedicated to collaborative governance, will possess a leadership style that values diversity and difference, will be a sophisticated administrator capable of building strong working relationships, committed to the search for new knowledge, and able to imagine new possibilities for the School of Nursing.

The University of Connecticut has retained the services of the executive search firm Parker Executive Search, to conduct this important search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed to the search firm as indicated at the end of this document.

Full Job Description

For more information regarding the School of Nursing please visit the school’s website at http://nursing.uconn.edu/.

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Research Assistant 1, School of Nursing

Search #: 496649
Work type: Part-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Research

JOB SUMMARY

The UConn School of Nursing has an opening for a 12-month, 50% time AAUP Research Assistant 1. The School of Nursing provides UConn faculty and students with new avenues to explore symptom science, using state-of-the-art technology to further their understanding of the intersections of biology and behavior. Our researchers are committed to supporting and promoting faculty and students’ research in the use of bio-behavioral measures and physiological, genetic, and genomic approaches. Reporting to and working under the direction of the Associate Dean of Research, the successful candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, and regularly communicate progress on projects with the principal investigators (PIs), researchers, lab director, and other users that may include faculty, students, outside entities, or other individuals. The successful candidate must be able to adapt to modifications in the protocol, changes in equipment, upgrades in software, as well as adjustments to the scope of research projects.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  1. Supervise graduate and undergraduate students working with research participants; maintain working relationships with other staff, faculty, and students.
  2. Carry out research protocols and provide support to research protocols ensuring procedures are followed exactly as outlined and in a consistent manner.
  3. Follow professional research practices such as understanding related literature and complying with University, state, and federal research guidelines.
  4. Provide support regarding subject recruitment and data collection.
  5. Maintain communication between PIs, co-investigators (Co-Is), and external constituents. Take prompt action and/or inform the supervisor, PI, or Co-I of any issues that arise or are identified.
  6. Develop and manage extensive recruitment networks and coordinate site and participant visits. (e.g., create and post social media advertisements).
  7. Collect, manage, and analyze clinical data, continuously monitor data quality, verify accuracy, data cleaning, and manage the database.
  8. Manage weekly schedule of incoming research participants and active researchers.
  9. Screen and schedule prospective and ongoing participants for study sessions.
  10. Meet with participants, collect materials, screen and document health history, and collect any additional data as required for the specific project; label and transfer samples to the Beach Hall lab manager for analysis.
  11. Oversee the maintenance and modification of complex filing and record-keeping systems, maintain records for protocols, samples, and data reporting, and prepare necessary reports.
  12. Monitor School of Nursing research websites; work in conjunction with the School’s communications staff to ensure the most recent research projects are showcased.
  13. Organize and store research equipment and paperwork, inventory supplies and submit purchasing requests, and process and file subject incentives.
  14. Facilitate the proper documentation of and reporting regarding research efforts, projects, and related initiatives such as manuscripts, grant proposals, and new protocols.
  15. Utilize various software and computer systems such as statistical software and Microsoft Office.
  16. As needed, attend annual safety and other required training.
  17. Perform related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster an environment where confidential information is shared comfortably.
  3. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work effectively with the department, division, and University staff.
  4. Strong verbal skills and attention to detail.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of, stated commitment to, and/or experience working with diverse populations.
  6. Proficiency in record keeping and data management.
  7. Experience with social media.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of post-degree experience.
  2. Master’s degree.
  3. Experience with human subjects research.
  4. Experience collecting biological samples from humans such as hair, stool, and saliva.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a part-time (50%), annually renewable position dependent on funding and performance. The work location is at the Storrs campus. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

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

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496649 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on December 6, 2022.

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.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

Clinical Instructor

Search #: 497006
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 one full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track Clinical Instructor position. Under the direction of the Director for Pre-licensure Programs, the clinical faculty member is responsible for: teaching undergraduate courses, 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 a liaison to clinical agencies, sharing clinical expectations and course syllabi with relevant agency staff, and address and initiate 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 pain management, high-risk infancy, and gerontology.

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 date of hire).
  • Three to five years of clinical experience.
  • Three or more years of experience teaching undergraduate students in 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 as a medical/surgical 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 five (5) one-year appointments. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is January 2023. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be at the Storrs campus, with the expectation that he/she will routinely travel to clinical placement sites and occasionally travel to UConn’s other regional campuses.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate 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/23767 and submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • One-page teaching statement.
  • One-page research/scholarship 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 letters of reference.

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 to 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.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honor students, valedictorian, and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.  More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse University community.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

Associate or Full Professor

The University of Connecticut, School of Nursing is seeking applications to fill a full-time, 9-month, tenured/tenure-track Associate/Full Professor position. Candidates with research expertise in underlying mechanisms/precision health care, health equity, genetics, chronic disease, aging, symptom self-management, pain physiology and/or management, maternal-child health and/or pediatrics are strongly encouraged to apply. Faculty members are also responsible for teaching and participating in professional service activities. UConn's philosophy of interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration and the School's Center for Nursing Scholarship and Innovation create an environment for productivity and achievement for an established scholar. The School offers assignments adjusted for concentration on research; collaborations with the Schools of Dental Medicine, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Social Work; support for teaching and learning; and opportunities for international work. The School of Nursing provides an environment supporting interdisciplinary research and emerging areas of research. The faculty member may be joint-appointed in the School of Medicine. Faculty working in the area of pain will join the interdisciplinary pain research faculty at the University of Connecticut Center for the Advancement in Managing Pain (CAMP) and the School’s P20 Center for Accelerating Precision Pain Self-Management (CAPPS-M), participating in creating a new era of interdisciplinary pain management research.

Full Job Description

For more information regarding the School of Nursing please visit the school’s website at http://nursing.uconn.edu/.

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Postdoctoral Research Associates

The School of Nursing is pleased to invite applications for two (2) Postdoctoral Research Associate positions. Ideal Postdoctoral Research candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in nursing or a related field in the past two years; nurses with prior experience in pain, maternal-child health, or health disparities are encouraged to apply. Grant writing experience is preferred.  Postdoctoral research associates may have access to datasets and may be able to propose and lead their own research aligned with grant priorities. The fellowships are available as early as July 1, 2022, with an initial tenure of 12 months.

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Adjunct Clinical Faculty

The University of Connecticut is seeking applications for adjunct clinical faculty positions, with expertise in teaching fundamentals, behavioral health, maternal/newborn, child health, and/or advanced medical/surgical nursing. We have positions at our Storrs campus for our traditional 4‐year undergraduate program as well as our CEIN/BS program at our Storrs, Avery Point, Stamford, and Waterbury campuses.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Dean, the faculty member will be responsible to teach undergraduate courses; supervise pre‐licensure students in clinical work each semester; establish a practice site for nursing practice activities; assist with development of faculty practice plan; apprise each student of his or her clinical performance on a regular basis; conduct evaluation of individual students’ clinical performance via impromptu meetings and planned evaluation conferences; evaluate students’ written work; act as liaison to clinical agencies, and share clinical expectations and course syllabi with relevant agency staff; address and initiate action when required for student/agency issues that may arise; and participate in campus laboratory teaching experiences, as required.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in Nursing; current Connecticut RN license; three years of practice experience in the relevant clinical area; completion of required health indicators (MMR titers, TB status, Hepatitis B and others as required by clinical agencies) and CPR at time of employment.

Preferred qualifications: Earned doctoral degree in Nursing; previous teaching experience in an institution of higher education; clinical nurse educator certification.

Terms and Conditions: These are adjunct faculty positions, which are generally appointed on a semester-by-semester basis. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply: interested qualified applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to:

Mimi Snyder
UConn School of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, CT 06269‐4026
marianne.snyder@uconn.edu