Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Apr 27, 2021
Full time Nursing

Job Description

Job no:  516789
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


Faculty responsibilities may include didactic teaching (in classrooms and via distance education modalities) and/or clinical instruction (in skills labs, simulation lab, inpatient, outpatient, and community settings). Teaching assignment will be varied upon faculty experience and the needs of the program. Assignment may include teaching in the Associate of Applied Science program, the Bachelor of Science program, or the RN-BS program. Faculty responsibilities include: plan, implement, and evaluate nursing degree curriculum, participation in university and community service activities, satisfaction of committee appointment requirements, and engagement 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 in nursing (AAS) and Bachelor of Science in nursing (BS), with the AAS program delivered via distance to sites throughout the state. The RN-BS program offers a bachelors completion program for associate prepared RNs.

The SON also offers graduate studies in several specialty tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- Family, Nurse Educator, Nurse Leader, and Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Position Summary:

The SON seeks innovative, energetic professional to contribute to our Nursing Programs.  We are seeking to fill a full-time position as the program continues to grow, and the need for health care in the State of Alaska is significant.   

Faculty duties includes work to plan implement and evaluate nursing degree curriculum, participate in university and community service activities, satisfy committee appointments, and engage in professional activities. 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively as a teacher.
  • Ability to foster healthy relationships with university partners.
  • Strong knowledge base in Nursing Education including curriculum, teaching methods, and clinical instruction.
  • Understanding of Alaska's challenges to delivering Nursing education to both urban and rural areas.
  • Skilled at implementing technology for enriching nursing education.
Required Experience:
  • Must have at least one year of experience as a registered nurse.
  • Clinical experience in medical-surgical and/or critical care nursing.
  • Experience working with private and public external constituencies. 
Preference will be given to applicants:
  • Undergraduate teaching experience in an academic institution, in either face-to-face or online learning modalities.
  • 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.
  • Commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the classroom and workplace.
  • 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:

Must hold a Master's degree in nursing or conferral of master's degree by time of hire.

Special Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be eligible for unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska and obtain Alaska Nursing license at the time of hire.
  • Must have completed master's degree by time of hire.
  • Must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position at the time of hire.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States - NO work visas will be sponsored for this position.

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

Assignment Information:

Assistant or Associate rank, Bipartite, Full-Time, 9 months per year (mid-August to mid-May) and full employee benefits package (

Application Procedures:

Applicants will need to 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:
Review of applications will begin May 17, 2021.  Applications received after that date may not receive our full consideration.  Posting will remain open until filled.

This is an at-will, union represented adjunct position, and may be cancelled based upon the needs of the university.

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.

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

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a 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:
University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

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 University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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