Assistant Professor - Clinical Teaching Track - PMHNP

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences invites applications for a Assistant Professor - Clinical Teaching Track - PMHNP. This is a full-time, 12-month position with expectations for teaching, scholarship, practice, and service as described by the College and University. This position requires national, advanced practice certification in psychiatric/mental health. The psychiatric/mental health nursing practitioner program at UCCS was established in 2016.

Who We Are:

The Helen and Arthur E Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is a distinguished and innovative college providing excellence in education, scholarship, and practice in the health professions. The college currently serves ~1,400 students (80% undergraduate and 20% graduate) through its programs in the Department of Nursing, the Department of Health Sciences, and the Department of Human Physiology and Nutrition.

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.Actively engage at PMHNP 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: Generally starting at $97,000 - $107,000 annually

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, 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.

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of February 7, 2022.
  • The potential dates for second interviews for finalists will be the week of February 21, 2022.
  • The potential employee start date is August 2022.
  • 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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, 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. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    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) or conferred by date of hireOne graduate degree must be in nursing and from an accredited institution (MSN, DNP or PhD in Nursing)Current national, advanced practice certification in psychiatric/mental health (PMHNP) or obtain by the date of hireCurrent, unrestricted RN and APRN licensure with prescriptive authority in the State of Colorado or eligible to obtain prior to start of employmentPreferred Requirements:

    Previous teaching experience in undergraduate or graduate nursing programEstablished record of scholarshipEstablished record of servicePrevious experience with conducting online teachingTwo years experience in psychiatric/mental health fieldPhysical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, 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: Sep 30, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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