Assistant Professor, Nursing (Psychiatric/Mental Health)

Posting Details

Classification Information

FLSA Exempt
Salary Grade Not Applicable
Min Salary 53117
Max Salary 100474
Branch of Service Non Classified
AA/EEO/ADA Statement

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Nursing (Psychiatric/Mental Health)
Joint Appointment
Department Name Undergraduate Nursing Department
Academic or Calendar Year Academic
Full Time / Part Time Full Time
Position Summary

The individual will teach undergraduate courses and graduate courses; provide clinical instruction in psychiatric/mental health settings; advise students; participate in School and College activities; serve on School and College committees; engage in scholarly endeavors, including publications and presentations and participate in community service.

The Rhode Island College School of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. The BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The DNP program is scheduled for an initial CCNE accreditation review in fall 2018. The School partners with major health care agencies in the State and surrounding area to provide excellent nursing education. BSN graduates consistently achieve high NCLEX-RN pass rates: rates well above state and national averages. The BSN student population is richly diverse: 37% report being minority, 11% are male and 25% are second degree candidates. The MSN program options include Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, and Population/Public Health. The DNP program, focused on advanced practice, began in September 2016. Members of the nursing faculty are experienced teachers who are deeply committed to fostering the intellectual and professional development of students. The nursing faculty are engaged in scholarship and serve as leaders in the community and profession. Alumni, numbering over 5,000, are excelling in their careers as clinicians, teachers and leaders. Located on the Rhode Island College campus with an off-campus site at the RI-Nursing Education Center in downtown Providence, the School of Nursing is equipped with state-of-the-art simulation and teaching technologies. The RIC SON simulation program is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in the areas of teaching and learning.

Essential Duties

• Teach undergraduate courses and graduate courses.
• Provide clinical instruction in psychiatric/mental health settings.
• Advise students.
• Participate in School and College activities.
• Serve on School and College committees.
• Engage in scholarly endeavors, including publications and presentations.
• Participate in community service.

Occasional Duties

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Undergraduate Department Chair.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

NA

Required Qualifications

Education: Doctoral Degree in Nursing*

Experience: Relevant teaching and clinical experience.

Licenses: Current RN License.

*NOTE: If no successful candidate is identified, applicants holding a master’s degree in nursing may be considered for a 3 year limited term appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

• College teaching experience.
• Relevant clinical experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing.
• Professional certification relevant to the specialty

Environmental Conditions

The employee is not exposed to known adverse environmental conditions other than those of working in healthcare settings.

Additional Position Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00142
Starting Salary Range
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Section Academic Affairs
Number of Positions Available 1
Anticipated Start Date or Semester
Position Status Continuing -Tenure Track
Union Status RIC/AFT
Posting Date 01/03/2018
End of Temporary or Limited Position
Priority given to applicants who apply by
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions/Information for Applicants

Anticipated Vacancy – Fall semester 2018
Final appointment is subject to available funding.

This position is open until filled, but a review of applications will begin on January 24, 2018.

-The doctoral degree is required for appointment and must be completed prior to the beginning of service.

*NOTE: If no successful candidate is identified, applicants holding a master’s degree in nursing may be considered for a 3 year limited term appointment.

-Candidates are required to provide an unofficial transcript. Transcript should be of highest degree earned. Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to RIC.
-The application includes an optional button for candidates to upload additional documents, if desired.
-Candidates will be prompted during the application process to provide 3 names and email addresses for reference letters.
-The nursing office and department are a scent-free environment (some individuals are allergic to perfumes & colognes).

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1 (see special instructions)