Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Inst./Assist. Professor


Westfield State University

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Inst./Assist. Professor

Job Description:

The Department of Nursing and Allied Health seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Instructor or Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach courses beginning Fall semester 2013.


Responsibilities include planning, developing, teaching, and evaluating theory, simulation, and clinical courses in the area of psychiatric/mental health nursing, as well as teaching other nursing courses. Candidates should possess experience in caring for patients/clients with psychiatric/mental healthcare issues. Candidates should also have experience in mental health promotion, assessing mental health needs, and providing therapeutic interventions for mental illness or mental distress of adults and older adults. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the teaching of other nursing courses, advising students, service to the university and department, and professional development. Teaching responsibility is 12 credits per semester.


Masters Degree in Nursing with a minimum of three years of recent full-time experience in adult health nursing; current licensure (or eligibility) in Massachusetts; strong clinical skills.

A doctorate degree or matriculation in a doctoral program and teaching experience at the baccalaureate level are preferred qualifications.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Additional Information:

Job Code: HA2000/HA3200

State Job Title: Instructor/Assistant Professor


Application Instructions:

The following documents are required attachments to the application:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Unofficial transcript of highest degree*

The application also contains a section for contact information for three reference letter providers. A system generated link to upload recommendation letters will be sent to the reference providers of the candidates who are selected for interview.

*Those who do not have the ability to attach their transcript electronically may send a paper copy to:

Search Committee

Nursing and Allied Health Department

Westfield State University

P.O. Box 1630

Westfield, MA 01086

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a finalist has been selected.

Category: Faculty/Librarians


Locations: Westfield, MA

Posted: Jul 24, '13

Type: Full-time

To apply, visit

About Westfield State University:

Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. Westfield State University's primary mission is to assist its students to develop intellectually and to use their knowledge and skills to improve the social and economic conditions in their communities.

A public institution, the University has been offering online bachelor's degree courses since 2008. In January, 2012, U.S. News & World Report's first-ever edition of Top Online Education Programs ranked Westfield State #1 in the country for faculty credentials and training in online education programs.

Westfield is a great place to work, learn and grow. In 2011, Westfield State University was named one of "America's Great Colleges to Work For" by the prestigious Chronicle of Higher Education.


The four year nursing program provides nursing graduates with the knowledge base, the clinical skills and the values that are at the very heart of current, cutting edge professional nursing. The major integrates the College's core requirements plus additional courses in the humanities, physical and social sciences to provide students with a strong liberal arts background which serves as the foundation for professional nursing. Nursing laboratories assist in facilitating the transfer of theoretical knowledge to direct nursing interventions and a wide range of affiliated health care and community agencies serve as placements for clinical practice.

Westfield State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Westfield State is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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