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Follow the application procedures in the announcement. After screening by a search committee, successful candidates will complete an employment application, provided by the university or which can be downloaded as a (.pdf).


Nursing- AA#82-6-481 Assistant Professor Position for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Apply by: 17 September 2017

The Department of Nursing at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for one (1) full-time, permanent, tenure track Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing faculty position at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels beginning January, 2018 semester. This is a unique opportunity for an expert clinician who desires continued education at the doctoral level, or an applicant already prepared at the doctoral level. The Department of Nursing and Bloomsburg University recognize the need to mentor and support masters prepared nurses moving into the academic setting while pursuing doctoral education.

The Department of Nursing offers outstanding CCNE accredited BSN and MSN programs, as well as the only Nurse Anesthetist program in the PA State System of Higher Education, which is offered in collaboration with Geisinger Health System. A new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree has enrolled its first class. The Department of Nursing enjoys high NCLEX pass rates and outstanding clinical experiences at all levels in partnership with regional health care providers.

This Psychiatric/Mental Health faculty position encompasses classroom and clinical teaching for senior level students in psychiatric/mental health care settings. Instructional delivery can occur through on-line, traditional, and blended instructional methods on the main campus or at off-site educational locations. Voluntary summer contracts may be available.

Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and show potential for a productive research/scholarship program. Professional development support is available to support ongoing research and to obtain a doctoral degree.

Required Qualifications

Earned Master of Science in Nursing and a commitment to achieve doctoral degree prior to tenure decision. Strong academic background and clinical expertise in the area of psychiatric/mental health nursing practice is required. Eligibility for PA RN licensure is required if a current PA license is not held. Candidate must demonstrate ability to work with diverse populations.

Finalists for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process with a teaching demonstration, as judged by departmental faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time faculty within the department.

Preferred Qualifications

Earned doctorate in nursing or related field and experience teaching psychiatric/mental health courses preferred.

To Submit an Application

Please provide a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications identified in the ad. Also, include a current vitae; unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts; copy of RN licensure for State Board of Nursing approval; and contact information for at least three professional references. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background.

Completing this search is contingent upon available funding. Send electronically to: NursingSearch@bloomu.edu or paper copy to: Search Chairperson, Department of Nursing, Bloomsburg University of PA, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EEO Employer. Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

For full consideration, materials should be received by September 17, 2017. Position remains open until filled.

About Bloomsburg:

Bloomsburg University, a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, is consistently ranked among the best regional colleges in the North Eastern United States. Bloomsburg is a premier public university with approximately 10,000 students enrolled across four academic departments: the College of Business, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Technology. The University offers 55 undergraduate majors, 47 undergraduate minors and 20 graduate programs, including a Doctor of Clinical Audiology and the new Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Bloomsburg’s close proximity to nationally recognized Geisinger Medical Center allows students interested in health-related careers to pursue wide-ranging clinical experiences at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital, adjacent to the campus, and Geisinger Medical Center, located 10 miles away in Danville.