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Assistant Clinical Professor, Nursing

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 14, 2024

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

Assistant Clinical Professor, Nursing

Location: Nursing
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 607945
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

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.

About NAU

Northern Arizona University serves almost 30,000 students. We are a vibrant community, with 21,000 students in Flagstaff—the home of our largest campus—and the remainder online or at our 20+ statewide locations. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Committed to an inclusive university environment, NAU has all the benefits of a large institution with a personal touch. We carefully balance teaching, scholarship, and service for faculty members. Supporting our core value of student-centrism, NAU's faculty members promote learning and help students reach academic milestones.

Flagstaff is an outdoorsy mountain town with four seasons and a thriving cultural scene. Located at 7,000 feet, Flagstaff houses 70,000 people and sits at the base of the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

For more about inclusive excellence at NAU, visit the Center for Inclusive Excellence and Access.

About the Department/College

Aligned with NAU's mission to develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment, the College of Nursing seeks to build on our longstanding strengths in preparing skilled, resilient, and culturally responsive nurses for the modern nursing profession. The Northern Arizona University College of Nursing continues to build a world-class team of curious, creative, scholarly, and responsive faculty to positively impact the nursing profession in Arizona and beyond. Nursing offers the undergraduate program at locations around the state of Arizona including Flagstaff, Phoenix (North Valley), Tucson, and Yuma. Some degree programs are also offered online. The College of Nursing is growing in order to meet the demand for nurses around the state, especially in rural and underserved areas.

About the Position

The Northern Arizona University College of Nursing is seeking nurse educators who can contribute to academic excellence, an inclusive learning community, and fostering persistence, completion, and postgraduate success for all students. We are hiring faculty who are committed to addressing inclusive excellence in nursing education and the nursing profession.

The College of Nursing invites applications for a 12-month non-tenure track faculty position. The successful candidate will be appointed as a non-tenure track Assistant Clinical Professor. The College of Nursing seeks creative, engaging, innovative faculty with expertise in psychiatric mental health advanced practice (across the lifespan) for the graduate PMHNP program. This faculty appointment is for an online teaching position with in-person teaching obligations in Phoenix. Successful candidates will be able to meet minimum requirements for Assistant Clinical Professor, have experience teaching within hybrid learning environments, have clinical experience as a PMHNP, and have a commitment to graduate teaching and mentoring.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Understand and perform in the role of Nurse Educator, inclusive of teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Design and develop written syllabi/course outlines, curricula, and instructional materials.
  • Provide evidence-based teaching and assessment in classroom instruction (online and in-person).
  • Supervise and instruct students of various ages and diverse backgrounds in classroom, online, immersion and precepted settings.
  • Use technology to promote effective learning in students and management of student progression.
  • Maintain office hours to support and advise students.
  • Contribute to College of Nursing and university governance by serving on committees.
  • Participate in ongoing professional growth and development opportunities.
  • Provide input to the best use of funds and other resources to support effective learning and working spaces.

This position is a hybrid position which allows the incumbent to complete their work at both an NAU site, campus, or facility and at a non-centralized site with or without accommodation.

12-month non-tenure track faculty position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
  • Master's degree in Nursing or related field.
  • 3 years of clinical nursing practice.
  • Eligible for RN license in Arizona.
  • A minimum of 2 years clinical experience as a Psychatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in nursing.
  • Current engagement in PMHNP clinical practice.
  • Prior teaching in graduate advanced practice nursing education.
  • Experience in curriculum and course development, design, and delivery.
  • Teaching experience in nursing using distance learning technology.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Canvas or similar learning management system.
  • Knowledge of instructional design, effective pedagogy, team teaching, and innovative learning methodologies.
  • Knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning in traditional and hybrid classroom environments.
  • Knowledge of online course development and delivery.
  • Knowledge of current trends in higher education and demographic trends.

  • Course development skills.
  • Effective leadership and active listening skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Communicates effectively.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships.
  • Facilitates learning in multiple modalities.
  • Teaches a wide variety of courses.
  • Advocates for faculty, staff, and students in the department.

Driving Requirement

Driving a vehicle on behalf of the university is anticipated to be a regular part of this position. Arizona Administrative Code Fleet Safety Policy requires all employees who drive on university business become authorized by submitting Driver's license information for driving record monitoring, and completion of training appropriate to the level of driving performed. The law applies to all faculty, staff, and students who drive personal or university-owned motorized vehicles for any business purpose. More information on the NAU Authorized Driver Policy can be found on the NAU website.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary range begins at $98,916. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

Commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related 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 HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. 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 HR benefits page.

Pre-Employment Check

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. 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 Annual Security Report. 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 Fire Safety Report 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.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

FLSA Status

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.

Submit Your Application

Vacancy will remain open until filled. Applications received before July 15, 2024 will receive full consideration.

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, follow the 'Current Openings' link, locate vacancy 607945, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include (saved as PDF and/or Word documents):
  1. a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position;
  2. a curriculum vitae; and
  3. names and contact information for three references.

Please do not include any other documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website 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 a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

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.

Know Your Rights Poster

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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