Nursing Tenure Track Faculty

Odessa, Texas
Salary: Commensurate with academic and professional experience and qualifications.
Feb 27, 2018
Nursing Tenure Track Faculty
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

About The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

The only university named after a geological formation, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a general academic university of The University of Texas System whose mission is to provide quality education to all students in a supportive in-person and online educational environment; to promote excellence in teaching, research and service; and to serve as a resource for the intellectual, social, economic, technological advancement, and healthcare of the diverse constituency in Texas and the region.

The University, located in Odessa, aspires to be a vibrant student-focused center of excellence for learning, culture and economic development, preparing students for leadership and success in a complex and changing world.

For more information about the University, visit

About the Position

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin invites applications and nominations for these multiple positions of Nursing Tenure Track Faculty beginning July 2018.

The College of Nursing is committed to preparing graduates who are caring, scholarly and imaginative to coordinate and provide care in a variety of complex healthcare settings.  It provides a generic pre-licensure Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) that is science-based, patient-centered and caring-driven.

The BSN program prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of clinical settings and provides the necessary foundation for masters and doctoral degrees in nursing. BSN graduates will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

The Nursing Program’s vision is to provide a creative educational program that is inspiring to those who teach and learn, based on mutual respect and a commitment to contribute to the health of individuals, communities and the environment. Its mission is to educate and prepare graduates to function in professional nursing roles now and in the future. It also promotes, maintains and restores health using evidence-based practice, and contributes to research and current technology by providing safe and effective nursing services to diverse individuals of all ages and also to communities.

General Responsibilities:



  • Teach a variety of classes
  • Update and revise course content and teaching methodology continuously in order to maintain currency and relevance
  • Collaborate and/or provide assistance to associate faculty in regard to course content and instructional materials
  • Provide instruction consistent with evidence-based practice and research activities for generating new knowledge

Academic Advising


  • 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

Institutional Service


  • Attend and participate in department, division and university wide committees and meetings
  • Assist 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

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Handle highly confidential material; all information must be kept in strict confidence and should not be discussed outside appropriate professional settings
  • Maintain State Licensure and other nursing-related certifications
  • Actively participate in professional organizations as appropriate
  • Demonstrate commitment to developing and maintaining academic programs of distinction serving a variety of students 
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of instructional educational methods and techniques; remain current with emerging educational technologies
  • 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
  • Teach material in ways that maximize student learning
  • Create a safe, respectful and interesting learning environment that is fair for students from various cultural backgrounds, gender identities, races, ability levels and developmental needs 
  • Lead rigorous, inquiry-based learning tasks to engage students in deep content exploration as well as the habits of scholarship
  • Foster creative thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Review and evaluate personal teaching and learning strategies and methodologies to ensure curriculum is relevant and appropriate
  • Play an active role in the maintenance of academic standards and 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, tending to administrative and disciplinary tasks, fostering intellectual curiosity and integrity in the student body)
  • Provide support and in some cases leadership for student recruitment, marketing, and activities that “build” a program within the clinical setting
  • Support student activities, provide course and career guidance, and foster a love of learning
  • Possess exemplary customer skills, including the ability to deal effectively with students, staff and the general public in person, through electronic media and over the telephone
  • Demonstrate understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of all prospective and current students
  • Possess solid knowledge of Microsoft Office (specifically, Word, Excel, Access and Outlook)
  • 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
  • Exhibit professionalism when carrying out all responsibilities and dealing with all staff and other customers while fostering positive working relationships
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures established by the Texas Board of Regents, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Qualifications: This is an exempt, tenure track faculty position; PhD in Nursing required. Experience in baccalaureate nursing education and curriculum development desired, but not required. Unencumbered license to practice nursing in TX or another compact state required (or eligible for licensure). Proven expertise in primary care, women's health, preventive medicine and/or patient education. Advanced collaboration and communication skills. Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.

Candidates for this position will be considered through March 30, 2018

To download the complete position profile or apply for the position, visit

To nominate someone for this position, e-mail: [email protected]

Alan Medders, Ph.D and Martha Lavender, Ph.D. and will be assisting the University with the search. If you have questions or would like to have a confidential conversation about the position, call 256-239-2305 or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities.

Candidates for this position will be considered through March 30, 2018

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