General Summary of Position:
The University of Massachusetts Lowell Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member with a solid research trajectory. We seek applicants recognized for scholarly productivity, ability to work with diverse populations, and excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate may be appointed at the Associate or Full Professor level, depending upon qualifications.
About UMass Lowell
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a tier-1 public research university. Faculty at UMass Lowell collaborate with clinical sites and researchers in Boston and surrounding areas. 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 $65 million in sponsored research annually.
Solomont School of Nursing Overview
A growing and dynamic school established in 1968, the Solomont School of Nursing enrolls over 550 nursing students in BSN, RN to BSN, Master’s, Doctorate of Nursing Practice and PhD in Nursing programs and has 26 full-time faculty members. Faculty have diverse interests and conduct research in the areas of gerontology, geropsychiatric nursing, occupational health, pediatrics, nurse workforce and women’s health. Other areas of research are welcome.
The Solomont School of Nursing evolved from a department of nursing in 2014 and 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. In addition to the Solomont School of Nursing, the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs in several health related disciplines including pharmaceutical sciences, public health, exercise science, physical therapy, biomedical sciences, nutrition and exercise science. The College is a leader in interprofessional education, research and practice opportunities for faculty and students. Faculty research within the Zuckerberg College ranges from the lab bench to clinical interventions and community projects. Research programs with significant funding and vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs. Opportunities for research linkages exist with other UMass Lowell Colleges, nationally and internationally renowned Boston based health centers and 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. All told, Lowell is a jewel of a city in one of the most attractive regions in the country to live.
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; a Massachusetts RN license is required prior to the start of the employment
- Previous and recent publication in peer-reviewed journals
- Teaching experience in higher education
- Be at the rank or have credentials consistent with, the rank:
*The candidate seeking the rank of Associate Professor must currently be at that rank or have credentials consistent with an Associate Professor and a strong record of scholarship and current extramurally supported research
*The candidates seeking the rank of 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
- Evidence of academic teaching experience in four-year University/College institutions, including graduate teaching, is strongly preferred
- Evidence of previous and/or current funding success is preferred
Qualified candidates with substantial current external funding will be considered for the named Donna Manning Endowed Faculty Chair for Nursing. The Endowed Faculty Chair will lead research and mentor faculty in the Solomont School of Nursing.
- Candidates considered for the Donna Manning Endowed Chair must have substantial external funding in hand
- Candidates must have evidence of academic experience in mentoring faculty in the areas of scholarship, research, and teaching
- Minimum of two years in the rank of Associate Professor
- A vision that will help position the School to be prominent on the national stage
- Leadership in national professional societies is preferred
- Editorial board experience is preferred
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applicants is received.
Please submit the following documents with your application:
- Cover Letter
- Teaching Statement/Philosophy
- Research Statement, including past research accomplishments and future plan
- Copy of three recent research publications
- Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.