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University of Utah Instructor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (Clinical) in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Instructor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (Clinical)

Department 00988 - CON NURSING DIVISION

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin 2020


The University of Utah College of Nursing ( CON ) seeks full-time (1.0 FTE ) experienced Registered Nurses (RN) who will serve as Career-line (i.e., non-tenure-line) faculty members with the ability to teach within either the undergraduate (BS) and/or the graduate (MS & DNP ) programs of study.

Principal Functions and Responsibilities: The CON seeks individuals with expertise in areas of nursing education. Responsibilities can include classroom and/or online didactic teaching, student supervision in clinical settings, as well as, teaching in the CON Simulation Center. The CON has specific needs in the areas of foundations of clinical nursing care, mental and behavioral health, acute care pediatrics and maternity, pathophysiology, healthcare systems, informatics, and acute and primary care nursing. Other core areas within the curricula include evidence-based practice; advocacy and collaboration in healthcare; nursing professional roles; leadership and management; physical assessment, wellness, and health promotion; health systems; and pharmacology. Interest in teaching in specific programs or courses depends upon the candidate’s clinical background, qualifications, and certifications. Additional faculty expectations include ongoing program development input and feedback, curriculum development, college committee service, and professional activities/service. Development of clinically focused scholarship is an expectation for long-term retention and advancement in rank.

Criteria: Candidates must be graduates from an accredited College or School of Nursing and either hold a current Utah RN License or be qualified to attain a Utah RN License. Utah is a Nurse Licensure Compact state. Master’s Degree in either Nursing or Health-related field is also required. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Nursing Practice ( DNP ) or enrollment in a PhD or DNP program is desired for teaching in the undergraduate programs of study. A terminal nursing degree (PhD or DNP ) is required for teaching in graduate programs of study. Teaching experience, including student clinical supervision as well as classroom, online, and/or simulation teaching, is preferred. Relevant health care experience, evidence of an established area of clinical expertise, and strong organizational and communication skills are required.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with patients and other members of the health care and academic team are essential. Candidates are required to be located on-site at the College of Nursing.

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 .

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.

Application and Inquiries: Interested candidates should apply online by submitting: 1) an application, 2) cover letter, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) teaching philosophy, and 5) three (3) letters of recommendation. Direct inquiries about the position to Tristan Villalobos, Faculty Affairs Manager at or Brenda Luther, Search Committee Chair at

To apply:

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. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information:

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 ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

Special Instructions for Candidates

* All Recommendation letters must be signed, dated, and on professional letterhead. Individuals should not be associated with the University of Utah and should be actively employed **

Open Date 09/17/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02327F

Type Faculty