Assistant Professor of Nursing

Assistant Professor of Nursing

The Department of  Nursing seeks full time faculty Assistant Professor to support an expanding nursing major. The candidate should enjoy teaching above all other aspects of academia and must bring creative pedagogy to the classroom. He or she will develop/revise curriculum and coordinate clinical laboratory experiences in Adult Health and other specialty  courses as needed. 

This is a full time tenure-track 12 month position in the -Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing beginning Fall Semester 2024.


Essential Functions:

  • Integrate the Mercy core values of respect, integrity, compassion, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
  • Teach Adult Health  and other courses in the curriculum as needed in  a BSN program using active learning strategies. Experience in a  specialty areas such as Behavioral Health, Maternal Child, Pediatrics and/or Community Health is desirable.
  • Conduct learning needs assessment and assess learning outcomes.
  • Participate in curriculum redesign.
  • Mentor graduates for NCLEX success.
  • Actively participate in regulatory and accreditation processes, including assessment, self study preparation, and site visit activities. 
  • Develop, implement and assess the clinical laboratory placements.
  • Integrate QSEN, inter-professional and other emerging competencies into teaching  and learning.
  • Advise/mentor students.
  • Participate in departmental, university school service.
  • Collaborate in program development, student recruitment,  student remediation, and continuous program assessment and improvement.
  • Regularly participate in course assessment and program assessment and be willing to make improvements in teaching/advising.
  • Engage in scholarly activities including original research, presentations and publications.
  • Teach at the Lakewood campus, off site locations,  in the  evening and weekends and over the summer.
  • Teach in the regular, ABSN and DEMSN  program including summer offerings as needed.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in on-going off site teaching initiatives.
  • Coordinate on campus and off site clinical learning laboratory activities.
  • Investigate new technology to  enhance the learning environment for students.
  • Communicate with clinical instructors on the required skills and competencies required of students in a changing health care environment.
  • Participate in departmental functions such as lectures, Open House, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Master’s Degree in Nursing required/ Doctoral Degree strongly preferred.
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a RN in New Jersey.
  • Knowledge and experience in teaching in the classroom and clinical settings.   
  • Prior experience in nursing in the acute care setting. 
  • Prior experience in other nursing specialties desirable.  
  • Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence.
  •  Ability or willingness to learn to use instructional technologies effectively is essential; Familiarity with distance learning is desirable. 
  • Commitment to active, learner centered teaching.
  • Experience assessing learning outcomes in courses and programs.
  • Knowledge of  nursing curricular design/assessment and BON and/or CCNE accreditation. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with students and faculty. 
  • Strong clinical nursing skillset and recent clinical experience preferred.