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FT Nursing Faculty: First Professional Degree - Obstetrical Nursing, DHCON

Sacred Heart University
Job Location:
Fairfield, 06825-1000


The Davis & Henley College of Nursing (DHCON) is seeking applicants with expertise in Obstetrical Nursing whose primary teaching responsibilities will be with the First Professional Degree BSN program. We are currently searching for faculty positions with a nine (9) month appointment with rank and tenure commensurate with background and experience. The thriving undergraduate, pre-licensure program has over 900 students. Some teaching in the Second Degree Accelerated BSN Program may be required. Anticipated start date is January 2024.

This is a great opportunity to join a stable, highly regarded BSN program with a proven history of student success. Faculty in the DHCON are collaborative and student-centered. Opportunities for research, community service, faculty development and inter-professional learning are available and supported by the college and the university.


We are seeking individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in nursing or related field preferred. (Candidates enrolled in doctoral program invited to apply).
  • Previous experience in nursing higher education preferred.
  • Clinical expertise in the following area:
    • Obstetrical Nursing

Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to contribute to a College environment based upon mutual respect and collegiality and will value the University's Catholic identity, tradition and spirit, and will support the University's commitment to community service, strategic planning, and the intellectual and ethical development of all students.

Additional Information:

Statement of Personal & Organizational Responsibility for Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence is the recognition that our institution's success is dependent on how well we value, engage, and include the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, alums, and surrounding community. It is a mastery of inclusion that fosters a consistent sense of belonging. Inclusive Excellence is aspirational and is the pillar that guides the mission, vision, and function of this unit.

To achieve Inclusive Excellence, our personal and organizational responsibilities are to:

  • Actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed.
  • Participate in educational and developmental activities to increase awareness and competencies of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; apply that understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the community as a whole.
  • Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Inclusive Excellence statements.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit a complete curriculum vita, a letter specifically relating the CV to the requirements of the position and provide three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and be accepted until the position is filled. Only online submissions will be considered. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to Dr. Heather Ferrillo, Undergraduate Chair, Dr. Susan L. Davis, RN, and Richard J. Henley College of Nursing, Sacred Heart University. 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825;

The Davis & Henley College of Nursing is accredited by the CCNE and offers a traditional BSN, second degree accelerated BSN, RN to BSN completion, RN to MSN and MSN with tracks for administration, nursing education, family nurse practitioner, clinical nurse leader, and DNP. The Davis & Henley College of Nursing is located in the new Center for Health Education facility, featuring a state-of-the-art nursing simulation and clinical skills labs.

Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live.

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