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:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional, 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 or associate professor rank. We are seeking innovative, energetic professionals to contribute to our nursing education programs which include those delivered via distance to sites throughout the state.


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.Essential

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 a DNP/Psychiatric Mental Health and nurse education program.
• Experience working with private and public external constituencies.

Preference will be given to applicants:

  • Experience with curriculum development is necessary, particularly given the opportunity for ongoing and progressive distance education course development.
  • 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:

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

Position Information:
Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor rank, Bipartite Workload, Full-Time, 9 months per year (mid-August to mid-May), Full Employee Benefits Package (

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
  • Detailed resume containing education preparation and work experience.
  • One-page statement explaining your experience and commitment to inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student populations.
  • Contact information of three professional references.

Review Date:
This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on June 1, 2020. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 5/31/2020.

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Successful candidates must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position at the time of hire.
  • Employment is contingent on conferral of doctorate degree by 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) -

Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a UA background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. 

Drug-Free Workplace:
The University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact the University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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