Assistant Professor of Nursing (multiple openings)
Job ID: 606640
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.
There are two 9-month academic year, tenure track positions available to be located on the Flagstaff mountain campus in the School of Nursing (SoN) beginning Spring 2023.
Tenure track faculty in the School of Nursing will conduct research, engage in teaching, and provide service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Northern Arizona University has a strong program of mentorship in health equity, rural and underserved population health.
We seek candidates whose programs of research and scholarship complement these areas and extend our strengths in teaching. Areas of specialty include family nurse practitioner, rural health nursing, leadership quality and patient safety, strategic systems leadership, and a DNP program. The School of Nursing is actively expanding program offerings and will soon include a Psych/Mental Health NP program and a simulation certification program. The tenure track faculty will be responsible for teaching in undergraduate and/or graduate nursing programs using traditional, hybrid, and online learning technology. In a tenure-track position, the successful candidate is expected to have a sustainable program of research and scholarly productivity, and to serve on School of Nursing and university committees.
• PhD or similar degree in nursing or health-related research area from an accredited university
• Minimum of three years of experience in area of expertise
• Eligible for RN license in Arizona (licensure is required by position start date) or health-related license if required by specialty
• Evidence of an emerging program of research, publication, and dissemination
• Research focus in health disparities
• Experience using various teaching styles and methods in the classroom, online, lab, and clinical settings in undergraduate or graduate nursing education
• Experience working with people of underserved, rural and/or culturally diverse backgrounds
• A well-established program of research, publication, and dissemination
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the http://nau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-and-Inclusion/.
NAU affirms the importance and critical need for diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in higher education and we seek to hire individuals with a strong commitment to DEIJ in their professional endeavors. We are committed to our shared https://nau.edu/president/about/mission-and-vision/, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence. NAU is committed to enhancing campus diversity and creating a more inclusive and diverse institution.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an https://in.nau.edu/police-department/annual-security-and-fire-safety-reports/.. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the https://in.nau.edu/police-department/annual-security-and-fire-safety-reports/. is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Commensurate with experience.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the http://nau.edu/Provost/Resources-Policies/. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/.
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2023.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to http://nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 606640, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.
Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a 1-page statement demonstrating your commitment to DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion and justice) initiatives; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/employment-application-instructions/ or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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