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Regis College Assistant Professor - Online Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in Weston, Massachusetts

Assistant Professor - Online Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Job Details

Job Location

Regis College Campus - Weston, MA

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

Doctoral degree

Job Description


The School of Nursing Online Program is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor within the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Candidates must possess the ability to teach a broad range of courses from the online nursing program through an online learning management platform. Primary responsibilities include teaching nursing students admitted at various entry points (e.g., associate degree through post-master’s); advising students; course evaluation and development in an online environment; committee work; and service to the department, university, and community at large. A doctoral degree in nursing or related field (e.g., DNP/PhD/EdD); APRN certification (if applicable); and active, unencumbered nursing licensure, RN, in Massachusetts is required. Reports to the DNP Program Director and works collaboratively with the Dean of Nursing, Associate Dean of Nursing, Assistant Dean of Nursing, and with Graduate Program Directors.


Essential Functions


  • Tracks professional, state, and national trends and requirements related to the program and implements adjustments as appropriate.

  • Participates in the recruitment, selection and orientation of new faculty.

  • Provides administrative support to other faculty teaching in the program.

  • Facilitates the production of printed and electronic marketing material.

  • Participates with recruitment, selection and orientation of new students, including attending virtual open houses.

  • Fosters beneficial relationships with professionals including other colleges/universities, community leaders, professional organizations, and other entities as appropriate.

  • Assists in development of the budget for DNP program.

  • Assists in development of semester schedules, including courses and faculty.

  • Supports DNP clinical course/placement coordinators.

  • Evaluation and selection of DNP clinical placements/mentors.

  • Evaluation of adjunct faculty in the program.

  • With course coordination role, provides summary of course, faculty and preceptor/mentor evaluation to Associate Dean, Online Nursing.

  • Engages an advisory board that informs and shapes the programs.


  • Teaches in the program.

  • Coordinates aspects of curriculum implementation, including course development and program advancement.

  • Assistants DNP Program Director in maintenance of current accurate syllabi for courses.

  • Provides advising support to students in the program.

  • Works with the records coordinator (registrar) to assure student progression through the program.

  • Assists in coordination of aspects of DNP curriculum evaluation.

  • Facilitates program outcome assessment data.

  • Mentors faculty to maintain quality curriculum.

  • Reviews faculty, course, and clinical site/preceptor/mentor evaluations.

  • Participates in ongoing accreditation processes.

  • Participates in the revision of program policies.

  • Collaborates with DNP Program Director, Assistant and Associate Deans, Online Nursing and Dean of Nursing in program planning and development.


Other Responsibilities

  • Cooperating in the attainment of the purposes of the University by conducting classes as scheduled with adequate preparation for each course, for the full length of the time prescribed (Including the first and last days of each semester).

  • Abiding by the final exam schedule as published annually by the Office of the Registrar.

  • Notifying the Dean of Nursing when absent from class; if absence is due to illness, notification should continue for each day of the duration.

  • Preparing, monitoring of exam proctoring (through online platform), and correcting student examinations; evaluating student achievement in course work; directing and reading student papers and reports; issuing and clearing “I” grades in accordance with the policy in the Academic Catalog.

  • Service on committees including acting as advisors to student organizations such as the Graduate Student Nursing Association.

  • Posting and observing office hours for consultation and guidance of students at times convenient for them for a minimum of three hours per week (per course) as posted or by appointment.

  • Submitting all required reports in accordance with administrative and office procedure.

  • Attending all faculty meetings (if absent, notify the Dean of Nursing in advance of the meeting).

  • Participating in departmental meetings.

  • Contributing to the improvement and development of good public relations.

  • Attending Commencement and Convocations called by the University.

  • Other duties as designated by the DNP Program Director, Assistant and Associate Deans of Nursing and Dean of Nursing.



  • A doctoral degree in nursing or related field (e.g., DNP/PhD/EdD) is required. Candidates who specialize in any of the following are particularly encouraged to apply: nursing education, psychiatric nursing, and research methodologies.

  • APRN certification (if applicable) and active, unencumbered nursing licensure, RN, in Massachusetts, is required.

  • Ability to place the history and practice of the field within broader conversations concerning diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

  • Demonstrated evidence of at least three years of teaching experience at the graduate level with expertise in high impact teaching practices.

  • Demonstrated experience with designing curriculum and teaching graduate nurses is highly desired.

  • Demonstrated evidence of online teaching and course development experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with academic assessment, particularly at the course level.

  • Familiarity with the learning management system Moodle is preferred but not required.

  • Commitment to creating an inclusive classroom learning environment in keeping with the University's commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community.


Working Conditions/Physical Demands

  • Work at a distance, home based.

  • Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in noise, odors, etc.

  • May spend extended periods at computer terminal, on telephone, or operating other office machines requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.


Protecting the Regis Community 

At Regis the safety of our campus community is our highest priority. We invite all applicants to review our health and safety protocols at our COVID-19 Updates (  page. The most powerful measure we can take is vaccination, and all campus community members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the exception of certain medical and religious exemptions. New employees without an approved medical or religious exemption are required to have their first vaccine dose by their date of hire. And all new employees will join the campus community in using the CoVerified (  app to upload vaccine information, report symptoms, and schedule regular campus COVID tests. We're in this together!


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran’s status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.