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Associate/Assistant Professor of Nursing

University of Portland
Portland, Oregon
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The University of Portland’s School of Nursing ( welcomes applications for full-time tenure-track nursing faculty at the assistant and associate professor levels. These positions begin August 2022.

The School of Nursing values a diversity of backgrounds and intellectual perspectives that create an environment of rich student mentoring within a community of scholars.

The undergraduate and doctoral programs are built on the interconnectedness of individual social needs, clinical care and community conditions.

Successful candidates will have a high level of enthusiasm and engagement in innovative pedagogy. The School of Nursing is ideally suited for candidates with a focus on cultivating human learning capacity. The School of Nursing implements state of the art simulation in ambulatory, acute, and telemedicine facilities.

All faculty teach across programs, as well as assist students in achievement of course objectives, guide student interaction in course-related work groups, and grade coursework and provide feedback.

Undergraduate baccalaureate generalist nurse faculty job responsibilities include but are not limited to team teaching in a concept-based nursing curriculum across the lifespan and care continuum.

Graduate faculty job responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching in the Doctor of Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner and/or Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Programs.

Educational, Experience & Licensing Requirements:

Required: Doctoral degree in Nursing or other health-related field (PhD, DNP, EdD); Active unencumbered license as an Oregon RN.

Preferred: For DNPs, national certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse (FNP, AGACNP or AGPCNP); 1-3 years of related practical/professional experience in a team-teaching concept-based curriculum.

Please submit the following PDF documents with your online application to

  1. Cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your specific areas of expertise
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research statement describing your scholarship
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy, including a discussion of how you have supported or would support the success of students of diverse backgrounds via teaching-related methodologies
  5. Statement describing efforts towards promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at both the individual and institutional levels 
  6. List of three references with contact information.

Benefits include: medical & dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick time, tuition remission benefits starting after 90 days (employee) or 2 years (spouse and children) of employment, retirement contributions after 2 years of employment, and eligibility for the University’s home purchase assistance program. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)

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