Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track Lead

Cleveland State University   Cleveland, OH   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on May 23, 2024
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Cleveland State University
Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track Lead

School of Nursing

Job Summary
Cleveland State University’s College of Health, School of Nursing invites applications for a full-time dual Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track Lead to teach and serve as Track Lead for our new, completely online Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track in our MSN program, beginning August 19, 2024. This is a tenure track position. CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all.

The Online Master of Science in Nursing program in CSU’s School of Nursing has been ranked number 3 in the state of Ohio and 47th nationally according to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 list of the Best Online Degree Programs.

This PMHNP track lead will require professional knowledge, administrative and management skills, academic policy expertise, accreditation experience and cultural sensitivity. As track lead, the faculty will coordinate and supervise the implementation of the PMHNP track year-round through a 9-month full-time academic year contract and a supplemental summer contract.

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track lead will oversee all aspects of the development and implementation of the online graduate program. The Track Lead will collaborate with the Director of Graduate Nursing Programs on the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program plan of study, course development, and curriculum pathway. The successful candidate will be required to maintain clinical currency.

Ideal candidates will have significant experience in university settings and diverse communities and will have each of the following essential responsibilities:

  • Ensure that academic program content meets regulatory and accreditation standards.
    • Monitor evaluation and feedback on program outcomes.
    • Set up, observe, and regularly communicate program performance indicators.
    • Oversee resource planning and MSN-PMHNP faculty and staff development.
  • Instruct courses with a dedication to academic excellence.
  • Support the administration and evaluation of the academic progress of students in the assigned course(s) and PMHNP program.
  • Collaborate with the School of Nursing Leadership to ensure MSN-PMHNP Program strategic and budget plan to ensure the financial well-being of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program as measured by student outcomes and enrollment.
  • Foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the MSN-PMHNP program.
  • Maintain currency with PHMNP practices. • Serve as the MSN-PMHNP curriculum and content expert.
  • Ensures that the MSN-PMHNP track meets AACN essentials, NONPF standards, and any other standards particular to the track.
  • Participates in CCNE accreditation reports and visits.
  • Serves as the first line of contact for student academic and discipline issues in the PMHNP track and addresses the concerns in collaboration with the School of Nursing Leadership.
  • Participates in new graduate student orientation to ensure students understand clinical rules, regulations, and expectations of the graduate program.
  • Reviews the graduate student handbook annually and recommends policies that must be developed for the effective operation of the program.

The School of Nursing is housed in the College of Health (COH) along with the departments of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Health Sciences & Human Performance, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and the School of Social Work. Together, the College includes more than 23 certificates, undergraduate and graduate health professions and nursing programs all designed to provide clinical and experiential learning, interprofessional practice and scholarship activities. The College of Health operates two on-site health clinics that provide hands-on training to our students and health care to our communities. The College deeply understands its role in advancing health equity, uniquely preparing practitioners and clinicians to practice and lead in a rapidly changing healthcare system.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DNP) in nursing or related field required. If ABD, must have earned doctorate by August 15, 2024;
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certification (AANP, or ANCC);
  • Current, unencumbered RN and APRN licensure in Ohio;
  • Current knowledge of nursing practice at the program level; and
  • Five (5) years of clinical practice as a nurse practitioner is require.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of teaching experience is preferred;
  • Experience with Blackboard or other Learning Management System;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience leading in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change through strategic communication, problem solving, and shared governance;
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusiveness and collegiality in personal and professional work and mentoring students and faculty on the importance of multicultural and multidisciplinary applications; and
  • Experience in online curriculum development and program development, including a concept-based curriculum, preferred.

Applicant Instructions
Applications will only be accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Preference will be given to applications received by June 21, 2024. All inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Tonya Runner

List of documents applicant is required to submit:

  • Cover Letter summarizing how candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities align with the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of Teaching Experience through teaching evaluations
  • List of Courses Taught
  • License/Certificate
  • Diversity Statement*
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

List of optional documents that may be submitted:

  • Sample Publications
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement

Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.”

CSU is an urban university with more than 15,000 students located in the heart of Cleveland, OH. According to the Brookings Institution, CSU is No. 18 in the U.S. among public universities that fulfill a critical dual mission: providing upward mobility and conducting impactful research. CSU is the only Ohio university in the top tier of the Brookings list. For additional information about the city of Cleveland, see

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran, or genetic information.

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