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Thank you for your interest in working at Widener University.

We certainly appreciate the time you spent during the application process, however, effective March 30, 2020, Widener University has instituted a hiring freeze. Although we are unable to proceed with your candidacy at this time, we are still interested in learning more about your skills and would like to stay in contact to provide information about this position when the timing is appropriate. We hope that you will still maintain interest in this role!

Again, thank you for your interest in Widener University and for your understanding. Take care, and stay healthy.

The Talent Management Team

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Director / Psych / Mental Health Nursing Faculty Position

Apply now Job no: 492297
Work type: Non-tenure track faculty
Location: Chester, Harrisburg
Categories: Faculty

School of Nursing

Director and Faculty Psych/Mental Health NP Track

Widener University’s School of Nursing has an immediate opening for a full or part-time, tenure or clinical track, 10-month position on the Chester, PA OR Harrisburg, PA campus. The School of Nursing’s unique, powerhouse programs serve the needs of nurses at all stages of their career. Bachelor’s, programs are offered face to face at our Main Campus in Chester, PA  and Harrisburg Campus; master’s and doctoral programs (DNP and PhD) are offered online and in person at our Main Campus in Chester, PA and in Harrisburg, PA. Experiential learning, rigorous academics, and civic engagement are the hallmarks of the SON programs. The SON is designated as an NLN Center of Nursing Excellence for Advancing the Science of Nursing Education. Students and faculty have opportunities to learn and practice in the Widener Community Nursing Clinic.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will teach and be responsible for the development of the psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner program as well as teaching psych/mental health nursing and other courses,  engage in clinical practice/scholarship, participate in the shared governance system of the School of Nursing and University, and mentor students across programs.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include an a master’s degree in nursing, licensure as a registered nurse, certification as a psych/mental health Nurse Practitioner and eligibility for licensure in Pennsylvania; a minimum of three (3) years of practice as a psych/mental health nurse practitioner and currently enrolled in a doctoral program (PhD or DNP).

Preferred qualifications include earned doctorate (research or practice),prior teaching experience,  prior experience in development of a psych/mental health NP program, experience mentoring students in DNP projects, clinical practice/scholarship excellence commensurate with appointment rank and track. Appointment to a tenure-earning line requires a research doctorate.

Application:  Submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and full contact information for three professional references, identifying the nature of association with references.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership. 

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. It is located in Chester, Pennsylvania, nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with satellite campuses in Harrisburg and Wilmington, Delaware.  Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience.  For more information about the University, visit our website at


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