Director of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Clinical Asst Prof

Buffalo, NY

The D'Youville  College  School  of  Nursing  isseeking  an  outstanding  candidate  to join  ourfaculty as Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  program  and  to  provide excel Jenee in theareas of teaching, service and scholarly activity. Candidates  of diversebackgrounds are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates will be consideredfor tenure or non­ tenure track full time appointment.

The Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health  nurse Practitioner program is expected to collaborate with the School of Nursing Dean and Chair for Graduate Nursing to provide leadership and guidance to a diverse strident and faculty body. In addition, all faculty members in the School of Nursing are primarily responsible for the implementation of educational programs through classroom teaching, lab instruction, and clinical supervision. Individuals hired into Clinical and Tenure track positions within the School of Nursing are expected to be able to teach in any of these capacities. 

Class room instruction includes a variety of teaching/learningstrategies  directed  at  meeting student individual learningstyles and includes but is not limited to lecture, lab teaching, on-line andhybrid instruction. Clinical supervision includes guiding students to deliverquality nursing care in a variety of health care settings. Additionalrequirements  include committee  work , service and scholarlyactivity.

Regular activities include advisement Psychiatric Mental Health NursePractitioner students, monitoring and completion of data foraccreditation  of  the program,  mentoring  students, serving on departmental and college committees, and engagement in communityservice opportunities.


Applicants should have a Master's in Nursing degree from a CCNE accreditedinstitution, and have an active, unencumbered licensed as a Psychiatric MentalHealth Nurse Practitioner in the state of New York. Doctoral degree (forexample PhD, EdD, DNP) preferred. National certification in the field ofspecialty is also required for this position.

Distinguishing Features of the Applicant  (knowledge, skills and abilities) 

  • Have a commitment to creating an inclusive climate for learning for students of diverse backgrounds
  • Be focused on student success
  • Possess academic and experiential expertise in an area of the discipline of Nursing with an emphasis on engaging and innovative pedagogy
  • Be student-centric and service-minded, with the ability to work collaboratively in teams
  • Provide effective class room and clinical instruction in courses required by a diverse student population and in multiple degree programs
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of School of Nursing academic programs
  • Assist with accreditation activities
  • Serve as an active member and in leadership positions for School of Nursing and College Standing Committees with regul ar, predictable attendance at meetings as scheduled
  • Be physically able to perform teaching duties in each of class, lab, and clinical settings
  • Have the ability to sit or stand for extended periods and the dexterity to operate a computer and telephone
  • Be able to provide instruction in classroom , hybrid , or distance learning format
  • Be capable of performing light to moderate lifting, pushing , or pulling of equipment
  • Maintain professional competence and certification (if applicable) in specialty area
  • Hold on-campus office hours as outlined by the nursing depa11ment
  • Participate in scholarly activities that contribute to the nursing and academic disciplines
  • Possess clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Have the ability to interact and establish good interpersonal and collaborative relationships with students, faculty, administrators, staff, the Chair, the Dean, and the larger college community
  •  Advise and mentor nursing students
  •  Engage in professional development activities to maintain currency in nursing practice
  •  Be willing to partake in strategic planning initiatives within the School of Nursing to build programs and resources, affiliate to create new opportunities, and innovate to transform nursing education

Acceptable Education andExperience

A minimum of a Master's of Science degree in Nursing is required for aclinical track appointment. A minimum of a doctoral degree in nursing or arelated field is required for a tenure track appointment. An unencumberedlicense that is currently registered in the State of New York or eligibilityfor licensure is required. For an assignment to provide instruction in theNurse Practitioner Masters and DNP programs, faculty must have licensure as anurse practitioner from New York State and have national certification as anurse practitioner in an appropriate specialty area. At least five years ofclinical nursing practice is required for appointment to either theundergraduate or graduate programs.