DNP Program Director

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Nursing


The College of Nursing at The Pennsylvania State University seeks doctoral prepared Nurse Practitioner candidates for a faculty appointment to direct the College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The position is located at the University Park (State College, PA) or the Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, PA) campus. The DNP program is offered in a distance learning format with the Penn State World Campus. Responsibilities will include program, curriculum, and course innovations and revisions, teaching courses and practicum/clinical sections, serving on committees, and advising students. Program management responsibilities also include strategic planning, leading marketing and student recruitment efforts, program admissions processes, practicum placements, program evaluation, new DNP faculty orientation, and sustaining working relationships with the larger University and program stakeholders. Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in nursing; be a nationally certified Family or Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner; hold an RN and CRNP license in PA (or eligible for PA licenses prior to start of appointment date) and possess expert communication and collaboration skills. Online teaching experience and program administrative experience is preferred. This is a full-time, 40-week, fixed-term or multi-year appointment with full benefits and high likelihood of renewal. The College of Nursing at Penn State offers programs of study in nursing for Ph.D., D.N.P., M.S., M.S.N., and B.S.N. For more information about the College of Nursing and all of their nursing programs, go to We seek a colleague who is interested in contributing to the diversity mission of the College and the University ( To be considered, candidates must complete an on-line application and submit a cover letter describing interest in and qualification for the position; a curriculum vita; and the name, address, e-mail address and telephone number of three professional references. No references will be contacted until the candidate is consulted. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information or questions about this position, please contact Dr. Kelly A. Wolgast, DNP, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Assistant Dean for Online Education and Outreach by either email:; or mail to her attention at: Penn State College of Nursing, 203 Nursing Sciences Building, University Park, PA 16802; or, call 814-867-5998. Please indicate “DNP Director” in subject line of any email correspondence.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088