Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Job description

Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical) DOQ

Department: 00988 – CON NURSING DIVISION

Track: Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin: ASAP


Specialty Track Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Position Summary: The University of Utah College of Nursing (CON) seeks a qualified Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) for an administrative faculty appointment as a Specialty Track Director. The Specialty Track Director is responsible and accountable for a combination of leadership, administrative, teaching, faculty practice, and/or service activities. Of these, the administrative component is a .20 FTE appointment. Reporting to the Chair of the Division of Acute and Chronic Care, the Specialty Track Director leads initiatives to attain educational goals and objectives, achieve quality outcomes, recruit and retain students, and ensure the vitality of the specialty track.

Criteria: A DNP or PhD degree from an accredited School of Nursing and national certification as a PMHNP is required. At least 2 years of direct practice as a PMHNP, and an unencumbered Utah license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with prescriptive authority is required. Administrative, leadership, teaching, and curriculum development experience are required. Must be familiar with higher education, scholarship, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal, program management, and team-building skills are expected.

Principal Functions and Responsibilities: The Specialty Track Director is responsible and accountable to direct the PMHNPspecialty track, recruit and advise students, help oversee clinical placements, lead daily operations; plan, implement, and evaluate PHM-specific curricula; mentor faculty, produce program reports, and adhere to Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accreditation standards. The Specialty Track Director helps submit grants to obtain additional support for program development and innovation. In collaboration with other administrators in the college, the Specialty Track Director facilitates faculty development, participates in faculty evaluation and governance, leads and participates in administrative meetings, and serves as a resource and mentor to faculty and graduate students. The Specialty Track Director has an opportunity to provide PMHNPservices within the College of Nursing Faculty Practice.

College of Nursing: The CON is an integral part of University of Utah Health. We are committed to working together to serve the people of Utah and beyond by continually improving individual and community health and quality of life. We strive for excellence in education, research, and clinical care, each mission being vital to one another and to our overall success. Diversity and inclusiveness, independent inquiry, and collegiality form the fabric of everyday life for faculty and students. Please visit our website for more information about the University of Utah CON at

University: The University of Utah is a PAC-12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Please visit the following linked webpages for more information about the University of Utah (, Faculty Careers at the U of U ( and Living in Utah (

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply online at by submitting an application, cover letter, and curriculum vitae. Direct inquiries about the position to Tristan Villalobos, Faculty Affairs Manager, at

The University of Utah Health is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and

respect. University of Utah Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations

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