Assistant Professor - Clinical Teaching Track, Adult Gero NP Option Coordinator - Nursing

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences invites application for a doctorally prepared faculty member with advanced practice certification to teach in both our Master of Science in Nursing and our Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs. The position is a full-time, 12-month position on the Clinical Teaching Track with expectations for teaching, scholarship, practice, and service as described by the College and University. This position requires national, advanced practice certification in adult or adult geronotology and the faculty member will serve as the Adult/Gerontology Option Coordinator. As the option coordinator, the faculty member will serve as the lead in the core courses in the graduate curriculum and assume leadership role in the review of policies and procedures, admissions and progressions, program outcome evaluation and curriculum planning for the program option.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

  • Teach graduate students in an online education format.
  • Engage in an active program of research/scholarship.
  • Maintain clinical advanced practice nursing and academic expertise.
  • Select learning experiences and guide students in achieving desired outcomes.
  • Participate in the evaluation process of the program, students and faculty.
  • Assume faculty role in the guidance, advising and recruitment of students.
  • Participate in curriculum development.
  • Assume leadership role as the option coordinator and actively engage gerontology placement sites.
  • Engage in activities that advance the mission and goals of the Department, College and University.
  • Job Competencies:

  • Ability to maintain clinical advanced practice nursing and academic expertise.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with graduate students, faculty and staff both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to use an online teaching platform and basic IT applications.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    What We Offer:

    Salary Range: $92,000 - $94,000

    The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

    The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctorate degree in nursing or related field (DNP or PhD)
  • One graduate degree must be in nursing and from an accredited institution (MSN or a DNP or PhD in nursing)
  • Current national advanced nursing practice certification in adult or adult/geronotology
  • Current, unrestricted RN and APRN licensure with prescriptive authority (and DEA #) in the State of Colorado or eligible to obtain prior to start of employment
  • Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous teaching experience in undergraduate or graduate nursing programs
  • Established record of scholarship
  • Established record of service
  • Previous experience with conducting online teaching
  • APRN practice experience in chronic disease management
  • Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Apr 22, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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