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Pennsylvania State University Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing, Fixed-Term, 36 weeks in Altoona, Pennsylvania


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The College of Nursing seeks applicants for a teaching position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor in Nursing in the undergraduate program at Penn State Altoona. Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research.

Penn State College of Nursing is one of the most comprehensive colleges of nursing in any public university in the country. With over 2,100 undergraduate students and approximately 200 graduate students, our footprint is world-wide with our faculty creating immeasurable experiences for our students around the globe.

Campus information:

Penn State Altoona is a four-year baccalaureate institution and one of the stand-alone Colleges that make up the 24-campus Pennsylvania State University. Penn State Altoona offers 22 complete undergraduate major programs (a full list can be found at  altoona.psu.edu/academics ) and the first two years of over 200 other majors that can be completed at University Park or another Penn State campus. Over 3,000 students as well as 500 faculty and staff comprise the Penn State Altoona community. Students and faculty at Penn State Altoona have the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low which provides students with individualized attention.

Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Steeped in tradition and enriched through advancement, Penn State Altoona provides an excellent education in an active-learning environment where a variety of engaged scholarship opportunities are available. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting where they have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus, visit http://altoona.psu.edu .

This position is a full-time thirty-six-week appointment with full benefits. The successful candidate will be expected to teach summer and fall semesters with an anticipated May 3, 2021 start date. A terminal degree (e.g., DNP, PhD) is preferred, and applicants must have completed the terminal degree by the position appointment date.

Primary responsibilities will include c oordination and instruction in adult medical-surgical and critical care nursing, including classroom, simulation lab, and clinical teaching. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include advising students, participating in committees, and other service and scholarly activities as appropriate.

Successful applicants should show evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and mastery of medical surgical subject matter; hold a valid nursing license; and be eligible for RN licensure in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Information on the College and its programs can be found at http://www.nursing.psu.edu/

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Suzanne Kuhn at skk6@psu.edu.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. All application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application. Apply at https://hr.psu.edu/careers . Please note applications submitted via email cannot be accepted.

Closing Date: Application review begins March 1, 2021 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here (https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports) .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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Altoona, PA

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Our ideals stem from our origins as Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution, which allow us to continue to bring positive impact to humanity through our teaching, research, and engagement mission. And across the world is a community of Penn Staters – more than half a million strong – driven by that same spirit to serve our local and global communities.

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