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Teaching Assistant Professor - Solomont School of Nursing

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Last Updated: 11/04/22

Job Description

General Summary of Position:

The UMass Lowell Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing seeks 1 full-time, non-tenure track faculty member at the rank of assistant teaching professor. All faculty in the School are expected to engage in service to the School and College. This position requires an on campus presence and faculty are expected to be present and engaged with the campus community. We seek applicants recognized for teaching expertise, clinical scholarship, ability to work with diverse populations, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

About UMass Lowell:

The University of Massachusetts Lowell, located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts, is a tier-1 public research university. UMass Lowell has experienced dramatic growth in research funding, total endowments, and student enrollment over the past eight years. It is a Carnegie Classification Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity and conducts more than $65 million in sponsored research annually. Faculty at UMass Lowell collaborate with clinical sites and researchers in Boston and surrounding areas.

Solomont School of Nursing Overview:

A growing and dynamic school established in 1968, the Solomont School of Nursing enrolls approximately 600 nursing students in the Baccalaureate, Master’s, DNP and PhD in Nursing programs and has 19 full-time faculty members. Faculty have diverse interests and conduct research in the areas of health disparities, correctional worker health, occupational health, pediatrics, and women’s health.

The Solomont School of Nursing is located within the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences. The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences is a dynamic, growing College that prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields. Faculty research within the Zuckerberg College ranges from the lab bench to clinical interventions and community projects. Research programs with significant funding and vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs. The College is a leader in interprofessional education, research and practice opportunities for faculty and students. Opportunities for research linkages exist with other UMass Lowell Colleges, Research Centers and across the 5-campus UMass system.

UMass Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in these areas.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Candidates must hold an earned clinical doctorate in nursing (DNP), or a research doctorate in nursing (PhD) or a related field from an accredited institution. Candidates with a doctorate in a field other than nursing must have a master’s degree in nursing.
  • Candidates must hold an active, unencumbered RN license and a Massachusetts RN license is required prior to the start of the employment
  • RN/APRN experience in the United States
  • Teaching experience in four-year University/College institutions

Additional Considerations (Preferred):

  • Family nurse practitioner (FNP) with experience in pediatrics or behavioral mental health or
  • Adult gerontologic nurse practitioner (AGNP) with a wide range of experience with the adult and older populations
  • Active, national APRN certification
  • Previous and recent publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Previous regional or national publications
  • Active involvement/leadership in national organizations

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin on November 1st and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please include the following required documents with your application.

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Teaching statement/philosophy
  • Writing sample or publication
  • Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application. References will be contacted after the initial search committee interview. One reference must be/have been a supervisor.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

Please read this "EEO is the Law" poster (pdf), which provides an overview of many relevant equal opportunity laws.



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