Graduate Program Director, DNP Program

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University College of Public Health


Graduate Program Director

Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Inequities and health disparities are a major public health threat and demand a concerted, interdisciplinary effort. At the College of Public Health, we dedicate ourselves to public health in all its parameters, from epidemiology to nursing, from social work to rehabilitation sciences. Social justice has always driven our work: This understanding that individual outcomes are intricately tied to the larger systems we inhabit is the foundation of our college.

Temple University College of Public Health's interprofessional culture fosters collaboration both within and outside the college. We value differences among our faculty and believe that we can better serve and understand our Philadelphia community through the diversity of our individual faculty and our disciplines. Join us in our mission to develop progressive, compassionate researchers, practitioners, and clinicians to build a better tomorrow, grounded in creating the environments and health infrastructure that will make us the healthiest nation.

THE POSITION.The Department of Nursing seeks a nursing professional with experience developing and leading graduate nursing curricula with an interprofessional focus, and with a prior record of teaching master's and doctoral students, to contribute to the continuous development of a positive culture within the department and college. The ideal candidate for this position is a passionate nursing professional committed to academic leadership and training the next generation of nurse clinicians, practitioners and researchers. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusion in education and professional practice. The initial appointment may be for one year, but longer-term appointments are available for faculty with considerable experience who demonstrate effective and excellent teaching and service.

QUALIFICATIONS.Candidates should have earned a terminal degree in nursing, hold current nursing licensure (preferably as an APRN) or be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania, and have at least five years of clinical/practice experience. We prefer candidates with at least three years of academic teaching experience, including didactic courses in person or online, as well as clinical teaching/supervision in hospital and community health settings. Applications from experienced program directors are highly desirable, though we will consider applicants with career trajectory and preparation for academic administrative positions. Candidates will satisfy expectations for the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. Classification of the appointment as tenure or non-tenure track will depend on the qualifications and preferences of candidates. COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see

THE DEPARTMENT. The Department of Nursing enrolls over 500 students and offers two accreditedprograms. Our four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with freshman admission is recognized for its high NCLEX pass rate, clinical affiliations with some of the best healthcare facilities in the Philadelphia area, and an innovative community home' rotation with a population-based, service learning focus. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice program includes a post-baccalaureate option and two specialty concentrations: Adult Gerontology Primary Care and Family-Individual Across the Lifespan. A post-master's option prepares graduates for practice leadership roles in various healthcare settings. Expansion of graduate program offerings is anticipated and will include additional DNP specialties, post-master's certificate and a direct-entry master's program for non-nursing college graduates.

THE COLLEGE.Devoted to an interprofessional environment for education, research, and practice, the CEPH-accredited College of Public Health consists of academic units in the public health disciplines, health professions, and the School of Social Work, enrolling approximately 4,200 students. The College's research aims to understand the fundamental factors that affect the health and well-being of individuals and populations by examining health problems through foundational research, policy and practice, and the development and dissemination of evidence-based interventions. We focus on social determinants of health and social justice with strengths in cancer, obesity, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, mobility research, cognition and language, developmental disabilities, organ transplantation and aging. CPH research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Gates Foundation, and other major private foundation, state and federal agencies. The College is home to an Office for Community Engaged Research and Practice, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, and the Collaborative on Community Inclusion. The Office of Clinical Affairs and Interprofessional Education leads our clinical activities, including the COVID-19 RapidVax effort and forward-looking IPE within the College and throughout the university. The College is staffed by a robust complement of seasoned professionals including offices of Communications and Marketing, Information Technology, Sponsored Research, and Academic Affairs.

THE UNIVERSITY.Temple University is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation's sixth largest city. The city was ranked third byThe New York Timesas a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the sixth largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law and Dentistry as well as research centers. It is also home to Fox Chase Cancer Center.

To apply, send your CV; a cover letter outlining your experiences in nursing practice and education; a one-page teaching statement that incorporates your views on diversity, equity and inclusion; and a list of references with contact information

Application review begins immediately.

Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted: 06/24/2022