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Adjunct Faculty- Doctor of Nursing Practice

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Adjunct Faculty- Doctor of Nursing Practice


Nursing- Graduate



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Job Summary:

The Department of Graduate Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the University of Texas at Arlington, invites applications for a part time, temporary, non-tenure track faculty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
The Department of Graduate Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation seeks qualified individuals for its Adjunct Instructor pool and welcomes applicants at any time. This posting is for the 2023-2024 academic year. The specific courses involved may vary from semester to semester and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on department teaching needs. These appointments will be part-time and with no guarantee of renewal.

Benefits at UTA:

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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. Provides instruction within the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.2. Reports directly to the Department Chair.3. Maintains academic standards as established by the university, CONHI and Department of Graduate Nursing4. Teaches students in online settings.5. Assumes responsibility for and/or participates in the planning and organization of courses to which assigned6. Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of school, program, course and student activities.

Required Qualifications:

1. Doctor of Nursing Practice or related doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD). If candidate has an EdD, they must have an MSN.2. A minimum of 2-3 years of nursing experience post completion of the doctoral degree3. Experience with quality improvement, translational research, evidenced based practice4. Demonstrated scholarship: publications or presentations

Preferred Qualifications:

1. National certification in advanced practice or another nursing specialty

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. These positions 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 submit the following materials:

· Curriculum Vitae· Cover Letter· References (minimum of 2 listed on CV)

Additional documents may be required by the department at a later date.

NOTE: UTA will require that a criminal background check, a reference check, and certification of credentials and qualifications be performed on all finalists in the Department of Graduate Nursing adjunct pool.

Questions may be addressed to: Cindy Plonien (

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