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Clinical Assistant Professor

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Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Nursing
Pay Grade: 03
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UMass Boston invites applications for a clinical assistant professor who will hold a full-time 9-month non-tenure track faculty position in the Department of Nursing. Our programs focus on health in urban populations of all ages and target improving health equity in populations at risk for healthcare disparities. For more information go to

The position is designed for a doctoral-prepared faculty member who will provide leadership as director of the DNP program for the Department of Nursing students. Responsibilities include directing the DNP program and classroom learning. The DNP director is responsible for curriculum development and to oversee the quality of educational outcomes. This responsibility is in the context of the Manning College of Nursing & Health Sciences strategic plan and accreditation goals and outcomes. The DNP director reports to the Chair of the Department of Nursing.

Candidates will be expected to employ a variety of teaching strategies in the classroom settings to promote clinical judgement and achievement of course and program objectives with diverse student learners.  In the Scholarship of Practice lines, faculty teach seven (7) 3-credit bearing courses per year in a 4:3 ratio (21 credits).


DNP Director

  • Provides leadership and management in implementing the DNP program.
  • Responsible for developing and evaluating the curriculum.
  • Provide mentorship to faculty and evaluation of faculty performance.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the program policies.
  • Participates in the marketing, recruitment and orientation of the students.
  • Monitors and advises the students related to progression and completion of study.
  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing leadership for students and faculty.
  • Guides the curriculum and systematic evaluation plan to meet the accreditation requirements of AACN/CCNE.  


  • Demonstrates support of the mission, vision, and values of the University and the Manning College of Nursing (MCNHS).
  • Participates in curriculum evaluation and development.
  • Assists students in the application of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and specific clinical competencies.
  • Develops and implements methods to evaluate the achievement of course learning objectives.
  • Collaborates with relevant administrative and support faculty for assistance and coordination with development of remediation plans when students are not meeting course or clinical objectives.
  • Is familiar with specific course learning objectives and requirements, required clinical experiences, clinical clearances, and MCNHS and university policies and procedures.
  • Participates in ongoing faculty development programs.
  • Effectively uses and is knowledgeable of current e-learning technologies.
  • Advises students throughout the calendar year.


  • Remains current in theory, scholarship, and best practices.
  • Maintains a record of professional activity and scholarship.
  • Develops opportunities to integrate innovative teaching methodologies into education, research, and practice.


  • Attends program, department and clinical faculty meetings.
  • Demonstrates service to the MCNHS through participation on committees as needed.
  • Assisting in the recruitment and selection of new students.
  • Agrees to additional responsibilities as mutually determined.


  • Must be eligible for RN and/or advanced practice licensure in Massachusetts.
  • Teaching experience in higher education is required.
  • Theoretical and clinical expertise in nursing education.
  • Experience with teaching using multiple learning platforms.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with peer-reviewed, practice-oriented scholarship.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, assessment, evaluation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Current CPR, CORI, and other documentation as required.

Application instructions: applicants will need to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter that includes a summary of scholarly interests and a teaching/mentoring statement.

UMass Boston is the third most diverse university in the country, with more than 60% of our undergraduate students coming from minoritized communities and groups and more than half of our students are the first in their families to attend a college or university. Thus, our students come to us from richly diverse life experiences and backgrounds; they bring to our classrooms and research settings the robust range of perspectives growing out of the socio-cultural, economic, and historical contexts in which they have lived, along with the challenges they encounter, engage, and strive to overcome.

Given this context, please articulate how your approach to teaching, advising, and mentoring:

  • will engage with the diverse life experiences of students.
  • will reflect an appreciation for the ways in which students bring their holistic selves into the academic setting.
  • will reflect how your own life experiences and background shapes your practices and commitments as an instructor, mentor, researcher, and scholar.

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

For additional information, please contact Professor Lisa Heelan-Fancher ( or Professor Kathleen Kafel (, co-chairs, Nursing Faculty Search Committee.

UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact or 617-287-5150.

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