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Psych/Mental Health Nursing Faculty Position

Apply now Job no: 492562
Work type: Non-tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

School of Nursing

Psych/Mental Health Nursing Faculty

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 (SON) seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track or clinical track, 10-month position on the Chester, PA campus, beginning spring semester 2021. 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 in two categories, Advancing the Science of Nursing Education and Enhancing Student Learning and Professional Development. Students and faculty have opportunities to learn and practice in the Widener Community Nursing Clinic.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will primarily be responsible for teaching psych/mental health nursing at the undergraduate level with opportunities to teach other courses in the curriculum as well as at the graduate level, engage in clinical practice/scholarship, participate in the shared governance system of the School of Nursing and University, and mentor students across programs.


Required qualifications include a master’s degree in nursing, licensure as a registered nurse, eligibility for licensure in Pennsylvania; a minimum of three (3) years of practice as a psych/mental health nurse, and one (1) year of teaching experience teaching experience in the clinical area(s) of expertise. Teaching in nursing practice, including preceptor and staff development experience, is also acceptable. 

Preferred qualifications include certification as a psych/mental health nurse practitioner, earned doctorate (research or practice),  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.

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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