Assistant Professor, Nursing

Posting Date: November 29, 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Open position: Department of Nursing tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level

Level:  Full-time 10-month position - target start September 2019

Department overview:  The William Paterson University Nursing Department, recently celebrating its 50th anniversary, is looking for faculty members to round out our robust nursing program, which is poised for growth. Join an energetic campus community and distinguished group of nursing faculty where excellence is reflected in mission, diversity and student success. This academic breadth provides a variety of opportunities to afford you a focused and fulfilling professional experience. The strength of academic rigor encourages research, publishing, and scholarly accomplishment. The Nursing Department is nationally accredited by CCNE.

At William Paterson University, you will enjoy a cross-cultural teaching experience in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Our graduates go on to significant clinical, academic, research, supervisory, and administrative positions. We are looking for faculty committed to teaching excellence, mentoring students, and the pursuit of a scholarly/research agenda. William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff, and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. For more information about our programs, we encourage you to visit

Position overview: Professors in Nursing are an integral part of an educational experience which provides students with the requisite education to be successful in whatever direction they choose to pursue.  Faculty are expected to contribute to the Nursing Department Excellence in teaching, service and scholarship. They are also expected to contribute to a collaborative setting that encourages creative thinking, positive communication, and student engagment.

Reporting relationship: Nursing Department Chair


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Displaying Excellence in Teaching:

  • Develop course content, objectives, and methods of student assessment
  • Provide students with consistent and effective support and guidance through role modeling and mentoring behaviors
  • Contribute to student success through curriculum and program development

Demonstrating Commitment to Service:

  • Participate in select department, college, and/or university level committees designed to enhance didactic processes and/or programs
  • Serve as required in community service activities and other service/professional duties as assigned

Maintaining Evidence of Scholarship:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain an active, ongoing program of nursing scholarship
  • Disseminate findings via scholarly publication and presentation/grant activities


Required qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate; PhD/EdD or DNP with evidence of scholarly achievement. Master’s degree in nursing required if doctorate in a discipline other than nursing. ABD considered at initial appointment of Instructor; doctoral degree must be completed by Feb. 15 of the year following initial appointment in order to be considered for reappointment.
  • State of NJ RN license or eligible
  • Expertise and recent hospital-based clinical experience in pediatric nursing
  • Experience in undergraduate/graduate teaching in didactic and/or clinical settings
  • Evidence of research/scholarly accomplishment commensurate with rank

Personal attributes and traits:

  • Supports nursing student success
  • Thinks innovatively and creatively freely offering expertise/meaningful feedback
  • Is a nurse leader who collaborates effectively with peers
  • Enjoys challenge and opportunities to make an impact
  • Thrives in a colleguial, cooperative environment where teamwork is encouraged
  • Engages in practices of lifelong learning
  • Takes initiative and influences others
  • Is dedicated to excellence and the achievement of positive outcomes


About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.


Invitation to apply:     

Please click to apply for the position.

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete an application

Submit a cover letter and resume

Provide names/contacts of three professional references


Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.


       Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

Please email should you have any general questions related to this search.

The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.