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Director Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Carlow University
Job Location:
Pittsburgh, 15213
Counseling and Psychological Services

Director Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Carlow University is a comprehensive Catholic university in a culturally rich section of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, it is one of the 17 member institutions of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education. Carlow is recognized for educating traditional students and adult learners for a lifetime of ethical leadership and service.

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Carlow University's School of Nursing, Graduate Nursing Department seeks an experienced educator to assume the faculty role and Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. The program will admit its first students in Fall 2024, pending final approval. This is an exceptional opportunity to work with seasoned academic leaders in Nursing to shape the program and create an outstanding educational degree offering in this high-need and in-demand specialty. The Director will also teach and mentor faculty in the PMHNP Program. This is a full-time, tenure-track position (9-month + summer stipend) located on the Oakland campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Position to begin on January 8, 2024. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with educational preparation and experience.

The Program Director will have primary responsibility for directing the inaugural Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program, with additional duties of teaching, service, and scholarship. Primary teaching responsibilities will focus on the graduate PMHNP program's significant courses.

Required Experience:

  • All candidates must have a doctorate (DNP, PhD, EdD, or another related degree), a master's degree in nursing, and be eligible for Pennsylvania State Professional Nurse licensure as a certified registered nurse practitioner, hold prescriptive authority and national certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
  • Three years of teaching experience in a PMHNP program or related experience.
  • Minimum five years of clinical experience in the PMHNP role. Evidence of current practice.
  • Evidence of or potential for an active program of scholarship/research
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, and actively promote diversity.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Academic leadership experience or the desire for mentorship to a leadership role.
  • Shares a deep commitment to effective teaching, developing innovative courses, and mentoring students and faculty.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and actively promotes diversity.
  • Evidence of professional service and engagement with professional organizations.
  • Experience with national standards and accreditation requirements, including the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty's (NONPF) Core Competencies (2022), the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Core Competencies for Professional Education (2021), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Standards.

Carlow University is Devoted to....

  • A culture of integrity, dignity and respect for all
  • A strong commitment to social justice
  • Ethical forward-thinking leadership
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life & disability benefits package
  • Tuition benefits for undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Program
  • Complimentary use of Carlow’s fitness center and amenities

Successful candidates must be committed to envisioning the future of liberal arts and professional education in a rapidly changing environment; have experience working with diverse populations; actively support Carlow’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and community; and be able to articulate how they will contribute to Carlow University’s Catholic, Mercy mission and values through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Carlow University is a comprehensive Catholic University situated in a culturally rich and diverse urban setting of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, an international community of Roman Catholic women with a mission to serve the poor, the sick, and the uneducated. Carlow is an institution grounded in the liberal arts while also offering strong professional programs, committed to engaging its diverse community in a process of life-long learning, scholarship, research, and service. Degrees are offered at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Carlow University aims to provide transformational educational opportunities rooted in social justice for a diverse community of learners, and to empower them to excel in their chosen work as compassionate, responsible leaders in the creation of a just and merciful world.

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct. They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations.

EEOC policy

One of the core values of Carlow University is Sacredness of Creation. We revere each person and all creation and the diversity they embody. The University, as an educational institution and as an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. We respect our diversity as we are called in both the University’s mission and core values. Our commitment to inclusivity, respect and acceptance informs every aspect of the University community.

Accordingly, the University prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, sex, age, pregnancy, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, genetic information, gender identification, veteran status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all programs and activities, with respect to both admissions and employment. 

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