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Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor

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Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor


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Job Summary:

The Department of Graduate Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington, invites applications for the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Director and clinical assistant professor (non-tenure track). Rank is negotiable based on experience.

This position is part of a dynamic leadership team in the Graduate Nursing Department which focused on providing high quality nursing programs. Candidates should show evidence of progressive leadership experience and are expected to contribute to the academic and scholarly goals of the university and college. They will oversee the adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program.

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CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership to the AGPCNP program including mentorship of faculty and students, involvement in curricular redesign, and evaluation of program outcomes.
  2. Collaborate with the Dean, Department Chair, and Associate Chair in budgeting for the needs of the program.
  3. Develop and maintain program guidelines and monitor program, course, and faculty evaluations on an ongoing basis.
  4. Recruit and evaluate faculty within the AGPCNP program.
  5. Ensure the program is aligned with graduate education and program specific standards (e.g., NTF, AACN Essentials, CCNE accreditation standards).
  6. Collaborate with the Office of Enrollment and Student Services to advise students, answer questions, and respond to student complaints.
  7. Complete employment, credentialing, educational, and scholarship reference forms.
  8. Plan, coordinate, and conduct online, classroom and clinical experiences for students.
  9. Participate in scholarly and academic activities appropriate to rank.
  10. Maintain academic standards as established by the university, CONHI, and Department of Graduate Nursing.
  11. Assume responsibility for and/or participates in the planning and organization of courses to which assigned.
  12. Plan professional development activities for self, such as continuing education offerings, workshops, and professional meetings.
  13. Participate in program, college, and university committees, and in other activities associated with professional status.
  14. Maintains membership in and participates in professional associations by serving on local/state committees of professional organizations.
  15. Incorporates new knowledge and techniques in online, clinical, classroom, and laboratory teaching.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in nursing (DNP or PhD) or related field (e.g., EdD)
  • Unencumbered RN license in the State of Texas
  • Unencumbered APRN license in the State of Texas
  • An active, direct patient care practice that can be maintained on a limited part-time basis
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of direct patient care experience as a AGPCNP
  • A minimum of 1 year of teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of teaching experience
  • Course development and maintenance experience
  • Leadership experience in the academic setting
  • A demonstrated program of scholarship

Department Information:

The Department of Graduate Nursing is one of three academic departments within the CONHI. The department offers an MSN in Nursing Education, an MSN in Nursing Administration, seven nurse practitioner tracks, a Doctor in Nursing practice and a PhD in Nursing. Programs are offered online and in a hybrid format. The program director will report to the Department Chair.

University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:
Required Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of teaching
  • Statement of leadership/administration
  • Contact information for 3 references

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to Kellie Kahveci at more information about UTA, please visit:

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