Assistant Professor of Nursing



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Job description

Job Number:523935

Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)

Grade:UNAC Grade 30

Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage

School/Business unit:UAA College of Health


Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession


Faculty responsibilities may include didactic teaching (in classrooms and via distance education modalities) and/or clinical instruction (in skills labs, simulation lab, inpatient, outpatient, and community settings). Teaching assignment will be varied upon faculty experience and the needs of the program. Assignment may include teaching in the Associate of Applied Science program, the Bachelor of Science program, or the RN-BS program. Faculty responsibilities include: plan, implement, and evaluate nursing degree curriculum, participation in university and community service activities, satisfaction of committee appointment requirements, and engagement in professional activities.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: – Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
* Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively as a teacher.
* Ability to foster healthy relationships with university partners.
* Strong knowledge base in Nursing Education including curriculum, teaching methods, and   clinical instruction.
* Understanding of Alaska’s challenges to delivering Nursing education to both urban and rural     areas.
* Skilled at implementing technology for enriching nursing education.
Typical Experience:
* Recent clinical experience.
* Experience with curriculum development is necessary, particularly given the opportunity for ongoing and progressive distance education course development.
* For Tripartite, experience in inter-professional research or scholarship endeavors.
* Experience working with private and public external constituencies.

Preference will be given to applicants:
* Experience in additional specialty areas such as community, critical care, family practice, maternal child, medical-surgical, pediatrics, and psychiatric.
* Demonstrate the ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively within a diverse environment.
* Demonstrate the ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of delivering healthcare education in Alaska.
* Demonstrate the ability to work effectively and collaboratively within the scope of the University of Alaska mission with a diverse student population and university staff.

Required Education or Training:
* Master’s degree in Nursing.
* Must be eligible for unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska.

Doctorate (PhD, EdD or DNP) preferred.

Salary Information:
Assistant of Associate rank, Bipartite, Full-time, 9 months per year (mid-August to mid-May) and full employee benefits package. Salary is based upon the level of academic appointment, applicable preparation, and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach the following to your application:

    • Cover letter
    • Detailed resume containing education preparation and work experience
    • One-page statement explaining your experience and commitment to inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student populations.
    • Contact information (email address and phone number) of three professional references

Conditions of Employment

      • Must be eligible for unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska and obtain Alaska Nursing license at the time of hire.
      • Must have completed master’s degree by time of hire.
      • Must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position at the time of hire.

This position is located in Alaska, this is not a remote position, work on campus is required.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

      • The Review Process for applications will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of candidates have been identified.

Summary of School of Nursing:

      • As a partner in shaping the health care of Alaska, the University of Alaska, Anchorage School of Nursing (SON) educates students for current and future roles in local, national, and worldwide arenas, as well as for productive citizenship, personal growth, and professional nursing practice.
      • The SON offers undergraduate students two options: the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS), with the AAS program delivered via distance sites throughout the state. The RN-BS program offers a bachelor’s completion program for associate-prepared RN’s.
      • The SON also offers graduate studies in several specialty tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Family, Nurse Educator, Nurse Leader, and Doctor of Nursing Practice.
      • This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

      • The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
      • UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

      • The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
        • Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


          • If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Carla Hagen, Director of School of Nursing at

[email protected]

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The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state’s largest post-secondary institution. Located in the heart of Alaska's largest city, the campus is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by lakes, ponds and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail system perfect for students’ active lifestyles.