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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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Graduate Nursing Faculty

Apply now Job no: 492473
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

School of Nursing

Graduate Nursing Faculty Position Announcement

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

Widener University’s School of Nursing seeks a  faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track or clinical track, 10-month position on the Chester, PA campus, beginning fall semester of 2020. The School of Nursing’s unique, powerhouse programs serve the needs of nurses at all stages of their career. Bachelor’s programs are offered at our Main Campus in Chester, PA and 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 primarily teach in the Family (Individual across the lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Master’s and/or in the proposed Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Master’s Program, depending upon preparation and certification, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The faculty will mentor students in the development and implementation of their DNP projects, 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 earned doctorate (research or practice) in nursing or related field; a master’s degree in nursing, licensure as a registered nurse, certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and/or an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and eligibility for licensure in Pennsylvania; a minimum of three (3) years of practice as a Nurse Practitioner and three (3) years of teaching experience as a faculty member in a College, School, or Department of Nursing. Appointment to a tenure-earning line requires a research doctorate

Preferred Qualifications include a research doctorate with NP certification and experience mentoring students in DNP projects, evidence of teaching, clinical practice, and scholarship.   

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.

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.


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