Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor in Nursing

Pennsylvania State University   Mont Alto, PA   Full-time     Education
Posted on April 1, 2024
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Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor in Nursing

Penn State Mont Alto seeks applicants for a non-tenure line teaching position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor in Nursing for our growing Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing BSN program. This position is a full-time, term, 36-week appointment starting in Fall 2024.

Candidates should show commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment, engagement with fellow faculty members in ways that contribute to a scholarly community on campus, active leadership in campus life, and engagement in the community through outreach activities that address regional needs. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the use of instructional technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordination and instruction in adult medical-surgical nursing courses, including classroom and clinical teaching, with a preference given to individuals with a background in obstetrics as well as medical-surgical nursing.
  • In addition to teaching, responsibilities include advising students, participating in committees, and other service and scholarly activities as appropriate.
  • Show evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and mastery of subject matter.


  • Candidates for the position will possess at a minimum a master's degree in Nursing and eligibility for RN licensure in Pennsylvania.
  • Individuals with a master's degree will be considered at the rank of instructor, and individuals with a doctoral degree (e.g. DNP, PhD) will be considered at the rank of assistant teaching professor.
  • An earned Doctorate degree will be a condition of continued employment after the fifth year for a candidate hired as an instructor.
  • A Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) certification is highly preferred.

To be considered, candidates must apply electronically on the Penn State job site at and submit the following:

  • Cover letter of application specifically detailing relevant qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.

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

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

Questions can be directed to Dr. Michael Doncheski, Director of Academic Affairs, at

Penn State Mont Alto is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1000 students; about 25% are adult learners. The campus is located in south central Pennsylvania in a rural setting adjacent to the Michaux State Forest. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as nine baccalaureate degrees and seven associate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Mont Alto have all of 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, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.

The Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing is one of the country's most comprehensive colleges of nursing in any public university. With over 2,100 undergraduate students and approximately 200 graduate students, the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing footprint are worldwide with our faculty creating immeasurable experiences for our students around the globe.

The academic home of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program is the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing. To learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program at Penn State Mont Alto and the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing, please visit and, respectively.

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