General Summary of Position
The UMass Lowell Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member with an established program of research or solid research trajectory. All faculty in the School of Nursing are expected to teach and engage in service to the School and College. We seek applicants recognized for scholarly productivity, ability to work with diverse populations, and excellent oral and written communication skills in English. The candidate may be appointed at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level, depending upon qualifications.
About UMass Lowell:
The University of Massachusetts Lowell, located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts, is a tier-1 public research university. UMass Lowell has experienced dramatic growth in research funding, total endowments, and student enrollment over the past eight years. It is a Carnegie Classification Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity and conducts more than $84 million in sponsored research annually. Faculty at UMass Lowell collaborate with clinical sites and researchers in Boston and the surrounding areas.
Solomont School of Nursing Overview:
A growing and dynamic school established in 1968, the Solomont School of Nursing enrolls over 550 nursing students in the BS, Master’s, Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD in Nursing programs and has 19 full-time faculty members. Faculty have diverse interests and conduct research in the areas of health disparities, worker health, occupational health, pediatrics, and women’s health.
The Solomont School of Nursing is located within the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences. The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences is a dynamic, growing College that prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields. Faculty research within the Zuckerberg College ranges from the lab bench to clinical interventions and community projects. The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs in several health related disciplines including nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, public health, physical therapy, biomedical sciences, nutrition and exercise science. Research programs with significant funding and vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs. The College is a leader in interprofessional education, research and practice opportunities for faculty and students. Opportunities for research linkages exist with other UMass Lowell Colleges, Research Centers and across the 5-campus UMass system.
UMass Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in these areas.
UMass Lowell is situated in the heart of New England on the banks of the Merrimack River, a beautiful and culturally diverse area and birthplace of America’s industrial revolution. Cotton mills in Lowell, the only city to be awarded nation park status by the U.S. National Park Service, opened in 1814 and the city has been a hub of invention and innovation ever since. UML continues that legacy of innovation throughout the campus. Its location 25 miles north of Boston offer unsurpassed enrichment of every type including fine arts, dining, historical sites, and of course sports! Just north of Lowell the grandeur of New Hampshire’s White mountains unfolds not far from the storied ski lodges of Vermont. In addition, beautiful beaches and Cape Cod are within easy driving distance. All told, Lowell is a jewel of a city in one of the most attractive regions in the country to live.
We invite you to visit our college website and meet our faculty, staff, and students and see our new facilities in the health areas: https://www.uml.edu/health-sciences/. Should you have questions about the position, please feel free to contact the Department Chair, Dr. Heidi Fantasia at email@example.com; you will find the faculty profile along with specific information about the Solomont School of Nursing here: https://www.uml.edu/Health-Sciences/Nursing/
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Candidates must hold an earned research doctorate in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution. Candidates with a doctorate in a field other than nursing must have a master’s degree in nursing
- Candidates must hold an active RN license and a Massachusetts RN license is required prior to the start of the employment.
RN experience in the United States is required
- Previous and recent publications in peer-reviewed journals
- Teaching experience in four-year University/College institutions, including graduate teaching is required for candidates seeking Associate/Full Professor. Teaching experience is desirable at the Assistant Professor level
- Candidates must have research credentials consistent with the rank they apply to:
*Candidates seeking Assistant Professor must have a beginning program of research and a clear research trajectory
*Candidates seeking Associate Professor must currently be at, or have credentials consistent with, tenured Associate Professor with a strong record of scholarship and recent or current extramurally supported research
*Candidates seeking Full Professor must currently be a tenured Associate or Full Professor with a strong record of recent scholarship and a consistent and current record of extramurally supported research
Additional Considerations (Preferred):
- Post-doctoral education experience is strongly preferred for candidates seeking Assistant Professor status
- For Associate and Full Professor status, involvement beyond academia is desirable. Some examples are:
- Editorial board experience
- Active involvement/leadership in national organizations
- Experience on advisory panels
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin April 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Cover letter should include information about your past academic experience and highlight the ways you would be able to contribute to the School of Nursing
- Teaching statement/philosophy
- Research statement including past research accomplishments and a 3 year research plan
- Three recent research publications in peer-reviewed journals preferable in the area of funding/funding potential
- Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process. References will contacted after the initial search committee interview.