Assistant or Associate Professor / Director - Master of Science Nursing

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Dec 10, 2023
Full time Nursing

Job Description


Assistant or Associate Professor / Director - Master of Science Nursing

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's School of Nursing welcomes applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor / Director for the Master of Science Nursing (MSN)


Salary Range


Salary is highly competitive Based on Candidate Qualifications.


Essential Functions

The School of Nursing seeks a nursing educator with a Doctorate in Nursing (PhD in Nursing or DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice) to serve as Director of a Masters of Science Nursing (MSN) program which is seeking SACSCOC approval and CCNE accreditation. The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced professional with education, practice and leadership experience. This candidate will be able to teach in the BSN and in the RN to BSN (online) programs. This is an in-person position and faculty may be assigned to teach either in person or using remote technologies in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department (Nursing). Applicants without teaching experience have access to a faculty mentoring program, and a range of developmental activities for faculty, supported by the Heimmermann Center for Engaged Teaching.

Teach courses based on departmental needs and expertise; supervise clinical practicum.
Candidates will carry out a research program, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and contribute to collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts across campus. Faculty are encouraged to apply for external funding.
Participate in curricular development.
Provide academic advising to students.
Mentor students to prepare them for professional practice, graduate studies, and research.
Provide support to students in need of academic improvement.
Serve the University, college, and department.
Actively participate in the department's expansion
Performing additional assigned tasks to enhance the quality of the program.

Required Qualifications

Terminal degree at the doctoral level in nursing, which meets accreditation standards; current RN license with eligibility for licensure or licensure in Texas; Demonstrated leadership skills related to coordination of teaching activities.
Effective verbal/written communication skills and proficiency in the English language
Awareness of current issues/trends in nursing and higher education
Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
Awareness of the unique needs of an MSN Degree student
Based on the desire and qualifications of the applicant, the position may be hired as executive staff or as tenure track faculty at the Associate, or Professor rank

Preferred Qualifications

Registered Nurse (or eligible to apply for licensure) in Texas
Ability to provide mentorship through teaching, scholarship, curriculum development, administrative experience, and/or other academic and professional activities in social work
College-level teaching experience
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Outstanding communication skills.
Ability to engage with diverse groups and show sensitivity to variations across age, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, language, cultural, national origin, and prior training and educational experience.

Additional Information

Required Application Materials


1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3. List of References
4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
5. Research Statement
6. Student Course Evaluations
7. Unofficial Transcripts


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. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. 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.
6. 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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