Assistant/Associate Professor of DNP/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska, School of Nursing (SON) invites DNP/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners to apply for a full-time tenure track position at assistant professor rank.


100This position will have a strong focus on family nurse practitioner track. Faculty responsibilities include didactic and clinical instruction in classrooms and via distance education modalities. Teaching assignment will include coursework related to psychiatric mental health in the associate and baccalaureate program in Anchorage. Faculty duties include work to plan implement and evaluate nursing degree curriculum, participate in university and community service activities, satisfy committee appointments, and engage in professional activities. Scholarship is included in the work expectations of Doctorally prepared faculty.Essential

Position: Assistant Professor of DNP/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Summary of School of Nursing:
As a partner in shaping health care of Alaska, the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing (SON) educates students for current and future roles in local, state, 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 (AAS) in nursing and Bachelor of Science (BS) in nursing science, with the AAS program delivered via distance to sites throughout the state. The SON also offers graduate studies in several specialty tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Family and Nurse Educator.

UAA School of Nursing seeks innovative, energetic professionals to contribute to our nursing education programs which include those delivered via distance to sites throughout the state.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively as a teacher.
  • Ability to advocate for the university.
  • Strong knowledge base in Nursing Education including curriculum development and teaching methods.
  • Ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of delivering healthcare education in Alaska.

Required Experience:

• Clinical nursing experience in psychiatric mental health.
• Experience working with private and public external constituencies.

Preference will be given to applicants:

• Experience in interprofessional research and scholarship endeavors.
• Experience with curriculum development, particularly given the opportunity for ongoing and progressive distance education course development.
• Experience in additional specialty area.
• 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.

Typical Education or Training:

  • Master's degree in nursing.
  • Must be eligible for unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska.
  • Doctorate is preferred.

Based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic preparation and experience.

Application Procedures:
To be considered for the position, applicants must upload the follow documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter to include a description of previous activities representing and working with members of underrepresented groups.
  • Statement of inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student population.
  • Detailed resume containing education preparation and work experience.
  • Contact information of three professional references.

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Successful candidates must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position at the time of hire.
  • Must obtain an Alaska Nursing license at the time of hire.
  • Work Visas will be sponsored for this position.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

This position is part of the United Academics union (UNAC) -

Position Information:
Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor rank, Full-Time, 9 months per year

Review Date:
Review of applicants will begin on April 15, 2019. 


Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at 

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