Job Overview

University of Connecticut

School of Nursing

Assistant Professor

(Search #2014604)


The University of Connecticut School of Nursing is seeking applications to fill one (1) full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Candidates with expertise in pediatrics, informatics, simulation, psychiatric nursing, gerontology and comparative effectiveness research, or health disparities research are especially encouraged to apply. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; engaging in scholarly activities; and participating in professional service activities.


UConn, a research-extensive institution, ranks among the top 20 public universities in the country and seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. UConn and the School are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. UConn’s philosophy of interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration and the School’s Center for Nursing Scholarship create an environment for productivity and achievement. The School offers assignments adjusted for concentration on research; collaborations with the Schools of Business, Dental Medicine, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Colleges of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Agriculture & Natural Resources; support for teaching and learning; opportunities for international work; and rich potential for faculty practice (including joint appointments) in urban and/or rural areas. 


Minimum qualifications: Earned doctorate in nursing or a related field. Demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience. Record of scholarly productivity. Eligibility for licensure as RN in Connecticut. Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationships strategies.


Preferred qualifications: Doctorate in nursing. Expertise in pediatrics, informatics, simulation, psychiatric nursing, gerontology and comparative effectiveness research, or health disparities research. Previous teaching experience in an institution of higher education; evidence of research experience and grant funding. Completion of a post-doctoral fellowship and research agenda using quantitative methods.


This is a 9-month, tenure-track position subject to annual review until tenure is earned. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer. At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community. We actively encourage women, people with disabilities, and members of minority groups to apply.


Interested and qualified applicants should apply for position #2014604 online at In order to be considered, please attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and list of at least three references from other scholars.  Applications will be reviewed immediately and accepted until the position is filled.