Assistant Professor - 9 month

Posting Number F323P

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Working Title Assistant Professor - 9 month

Department School of Nursing

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

Nursing at the University of Arkansas was established in 1969 as an associate degree nursing extension program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing. In 1987, Nursing became a department of the College of Education and Health Professions. The associate degree nursing program transitioned to a baccalaureate nursing program in 1994 and the Department of Nursing was renamed the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing in 1996. Pre-Nursing is one of the most popular majors among first year undergraduates at the University of Arkansas. In the last six years, undergraduate nursing enrollment increased more than 200%. Approximately 100 upper-division undergraduates are admitted twice a year to the baccalaureate program. Today, there are approximately 850 undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Eleanor Mann School of Nursing offers three accredited degree programs, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with education and experience.

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

Summary of Job Duties

The primary teaching responsibility will be across undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. In addition, all faculty positions have expectations for advising students, research and scholarship, performing professional and community service and outreach, and contributing to ongoing program evaluation and improvement. The successful candidate will be expected to relocate to Arkansas and maintain a campus presence as part of the School of Nursing faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Doctoral degree in nursing (eg. PhD, DNP) or in a related field must be conferred by the start of appointment
  • Graduate degree in nursing
  • Current RN/APRN License in the State of Arkansas, or eligibility for licensure in Arkansas.
    Demonstrated involvement in professional service

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced practice licensure and certification as a family nurse practitioner
  • Knowledge of innovative teaching approaches and the use of technology in instruction
  • Experience with interprofessional collaborative education, scholarship, and/or practice
  • Teaching experience
  • Defined area of scholarship

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Balancing
  • Climbing
  • Crouching
  • Driving
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sharps
  • Stooping


  • Feeling
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Walking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check
  • Drug screening

Does this position require a substance abuse test? Yes

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Anticipated Start Date 08/14/2017

Recruitment Contact Information

Dr. Thomas Kippenbrock, Professor
Department of Nursing
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Completed applications received by July 15, 2017, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter/letter of application demonstrating how your strengths match the duties and qualifications listed above, and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number).
Transcripts will be requested from finalists.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
    Optional Documents
    1. Proof of Veterans Status