Visiting Assistant Professor - 9 month

Fayetteville, AR
Sep 16, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number F326P

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Working Title Visiting 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 duties and responsibilities of this 9-month, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing position include: teaching primarily graduate courses; advising students; clinical practice engagement; performing professional and community service and outreach; and contributing to ongoing program evaluation and improvement.

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.
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) must be conferred by the start of appointment
  • Current APRN license in the State of Arkansas, or eligible for licensure in Arkansas
  • Knowledge of innovative teaching approaches and the use of technology in instruction
  • Experience with interprofessional collaborative education, scholarship, and/or practice
  • Strong interest in and professional commitment to the preparation of advanced practice nurses

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced practice family nurse practitioner certification and licensure
  • Experience with online graduate programs
  • Use of technology in instruction
  • Teaching experience

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.


  • Climbing
  • Driving
  • Grasping
  • Lifting
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Stooping


  • Feeling
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sharps
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Sitting
  • Talking

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 01/01/2018

Recruitment Contact Information

Susan Patton, PhD, RN, Interim Department Chair
Department of Nursing
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

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 October 1, 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

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    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


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