Clinical Assistant Professor - School of Nursing

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Feb 08, 2024
Full time Nursing

Job Description


Clinical Assistant Professor - School of Nursing

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's School of Nursing welcomes applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor

Salary Range

Highly competitive, based on qualifications


Essential Functions

Teach courses in accordance with the schedule of classes and follow the approved course descriptions and syllabi established and administered by the Dean with the approval of the Provost. Non-teaching assignments include instructional development, academic advising and assisting students, registration assignments, participating in university-wide activities and task forces, and other appropriate responsibilities.

This is an exempt, non-tenured faculty position. In this role, the faculty member is expected to attend scheduled classes and posted office hours. Days, evening and weekend hours will be required to grade materials, create and/or update course delivery, participate in recruitment events and other academic events.

  • Teach a variety of classes in accordance with the course syllabus and University policy while actively seeking ways to improve instruction. Continue to update and revise course content and teaching methodology in order to maintain currency and relevance.
  • Collaborate and/or provide assistance to associate faculty in regard to course content and instructional materials.
  • Post and observe office hours for purposes of academic advising and student consultation. Hold office hours at times that are most convenient for students. Meet with students as needed by appointment.
  • Advise and assist students during the ongoing registration process. Maintain general knowledge of degree requirements, programs and course transfer information.
  • Actively participate and attend department, division and university-wide committees and meetings.
  • Actively participate in assisting the University in maintaining standards required for accreditation.
  • Participate in full regalia in official graduation ceremonies and other official functions as requested by the Dean.
  • Perform other duties as determined in consultation with the Dean and/or Provost.
  • Ability to handle highly confidential material. All information must be kept in strict confidence and should not be discussed anywhere other than in the appropriate professional setting.
  • Maintain State Licensure and any other nursing related certifications. Continue active participation in professional organizations as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate commitment to developing and maintaining academic programs of distinction serving a variety of students.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of instructional educational methods and techniques. Maintain familiarity with current texts, materials, teaching aids and techniques relative to courses within the discipline and recommend their adoption when appropriate. Coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct courses as assigned. Have the ability to teach the course material in ways that maximize student learning. Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students. Utilize available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet and other interactive technology, when appropriate.
  • Carry out all responsibilities and objectives in a professional manner.
  • Create a learning environment that is safe, respectful and interesting as well as fair for students from various cultural backgrounds, gender identities, races, ability levels, and developmental needs. Leads rigorous, inquiry-based learning tasks to engage students in deep content exploration as well as the habits of scholarship. Fosters creative thinking, reasoning and problem solving skills.
  • Reviews and evaluates one's own teaching and learning strategies and methodologies to insure curriculum is relevant and appropriate. Play an active role in the maintenance of academic standards and in the development of educational policy and of curriculum areas within the discipline including the initiation and development of subject material.
  • Perform curricular tasks auxiliary to teaching and research, e.g., serving on faculty committees, attending to administrative and disciplinary tasks, fostering intellectual curiosity and integrity in the student body.
  • Maintain professionalism when dealing with all staff and other customers while fostering positive working relationships.
  • Provide support and in some cases provide the leadership for student recruitment, marketing, and in general activities that “build” a program within the clinical setting. Support student activities, include course and career guidance to students, mentor, graduation, and foster a love of learning.
  • Possesses exemplary customer skills, including dealing effectively with the students, staff, and general public both in person, through electronic media and over the telephone. Demonstrates understanding and sensitivity to the needs of all prospective as well as current students.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office (specifically, Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook) and have the self-motivation and the ability to stay current with emerging educational technologies.
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and faculty to promote positive relations and encourage enrollment.
  • Maintain expertise in field of study and teaching pedagogy by attending seminars, workshops and classes for self-improvement and/or professional enhancement.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures established by the Texas Board of Regents, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the University of Texas Permian Basin.

Required Qualifications

  1. MSN required
  2. Unencumbered license to practice nursing in TX or another compact state required (or eligible for licensure.)
  3. Has proven expertise in primary care, women's health, preventive medicine and patient education.
  4. Possesses advanced collaboration and communication skills.
  5. Ability to travel to and from clinical sites and to attend events and conferences.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Doctorate Degree
2. Experience in baccalaureate nursing education and curriculum development

Additional Information

Required Application Materials


1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3. List of References
4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
5. Transcripts
6. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)

Conditions of Employment


1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.




Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.


Standard Working Conditions


1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Physically able to push, pull, lift and drag
5. While performing required job tasks, physically able to remain standing, frequently to continuously.
6. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
7. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
8. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation.


University Benefits


1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.


About the University


The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.


As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.


Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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