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Assistant Professor of Nursing

Colorado State University - Pueblo
81001, Pueblo (US)
Date posted
Mar 6, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The School of Nursing facilitates the learning process of students in achieving the Doctor of Nursing Practice, the Master of Science with nurse practitioner, nurse educator, or nurse manager leader concentration options and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degrees. The school currently manages recruitment, admission, and retention of 250 undergraduate and 90 graduate students. National Accreditation is maintained to insure delivery of quality nursing education.
CSU Pueblo serves a diverse student body and is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world.

Description of Job

This on campus, tenure-track nursing faculty position includes teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching assignments are matched with the education, skills, and experience of the faculty and may include classroom, lab, clinical and chair of student DNP projects. A full-time workload includes teaching an average of 12 course credits per semester, scholarly activities includes publishing, research, presentations, clinical scholarship and various professional projects and service includes campus and departmental committees as well as community involvement.

Primary Duties
Teaching assignment (12 course credits per semester). Duties Include:

  • Teach, evaluate and revise course as needed, provide on-campus and black board learning experiences/classes/labs/clinicals, evaluate student learning, post grades, submit final course grades per university policy.


  • Advise assigned group of students
  • Attend departmental meetings as applicable
  • Serve on university committee/taskforce

Scholarly Activity 

  • Research
  • Publications
  • Presentations / conferences
  • Maintain licensure
  • Ancillary Duties
    Attend various events such as graduation, pinning/hooding ceremony, convocation, recruitment activities and Awards. Participate in admission process and student recruitment activities.

    Salary Range


    Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


    *** Visa support not available for this position ***

    Minimum Qualifications

    • MS or MSN in nursing and enrolled and plan to graduate within 3 years from a doctorate program related to nursing
    • Current unrestricted RN in Colorado or ability to obtain one or from a compact state.
    • Completed or willingness to complete a post-graduate nurse educator certificate program or obtain NLN nurse educator certification within 5 years
    • Commitment to value diversity, equity and inclusion in nursing education and the nursing profession
    • At least 2 years’ experience teaching nursing didactic, clinical, and/ or simulation courses using various course delivery methods
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Ph.D., DNP, or Ed. D. related to nursing
    • Nurse Educator coursework
    • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Blackboard, etc.)
    • Experience developing or mentoring DNP and/ or capstone projects
    • Experience with curriculum, assessment, and outcome evaluation processes to meet Accreditation and nursing education requirements.
    • 2-years’ Registered Nurse clinical or simulation experience in a specialty area including obstetrical, pediatrics, public health, vulnerable populations, emergency, or critical care nursing
    • Job experience working with vulnerable patient populations in diverse healthcare settings


    Supplemental Information

    *** This announcement will fill multiple positions ***

    All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

    Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 
    1. a letter of intent (cover letter)
    2. a current resume or CV
    3. an unofficial transcript
    4. three professional references with contact information either within the on-line application or as an attachment
    Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

    Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; applications received by 11 pm Sunday, March 10th, 2024, will receive full consideration.

    About Colorado State University Pueblo
    Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.

    CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution. Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly-growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students. The University also seeks to provide a rich and diverse cultural environment that allows freedom of expression within a spirit of civility and mutual respect. The public service expected of all members of our community benefits our society--local and global--and builds our sense of citizenship.

    Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.

    At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

    Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

    • Medical and prescription insurance
    • Dental insurance 
    • Vision insurance 
    • Flexible benefit plan 
    • Basic term life insurance 
    • Voluntary term life and AD&D lnsurance 
    • Long-term disability insurance 
    • Employee assistance program 
    • Travel accident insurance 
    • Voluntary critical illness and accident insurance 
    • Annual and sick leave
    • Retirement plans
    • Employee and dependent tuition discounts
    • State employee discounts via BenefitHub

         Other incentives include various on-campus event, recreation, and meal discounts.

    About Pueblo, Colorado 
    The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west. The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.

    CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.

    The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.

    Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

    It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Human Resources at (719) 549-2441 or

    In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: 

    Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices. 


Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU-Pueblo’s success will be measured by the resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities of our diverse student population and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world.
Our work is driven by eight guiding principles. At CSU Pueblo, we strive to:
Develop people who have meaningful lives and make significant contributions to their families, communities, and world.
Transform learning and create new opportunities by reimagining academic experiences.
Live sustainably and dedicate resources and focus toward programs and policies that support sustainable living.
Cultivate entrepreneurship by creating educational, economic, cultural, and global innovators
Engage place and embraces our regional histories, diverse cultures, socioeconomic realities, and physical location.
Build knowledge by advancing research and scholarship that serves the public good.
Empower students and promote whole-student success in and out of the classroom.
Impact society and elevate the region through our commitment to the health and well-being of our people and our communities.

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