Job Overview

University of Wyoming
Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing
Position 0122, Assistant/Associate Professor

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 people in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West.  Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research, and outreach.  The university has state-of-the-art facilities and is a cultural center for the state.  Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountains, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and offers year-round outdoor activities that include, skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing, and climbing.  The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important community in a frontier state. The larger cities of Colorado’s Front Range, including Denver and Fort Collins, are within one to two hours driving distance of Laramie.

The Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing (FWWSON) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including a Master of Science (MS) and a Doctor of Nursing (DNP) program.  All programs are focused on nursing roles critical to Wyoming and the region.  

The FWWSON is seeking an innovative individual to join their tenure track faculty.  Responsibilities of this position include teaching and advising online students in the Nursing Leadership/Nursing Education MS programs, service to the school, college, university, state, and profession, and research.  The start date for this position is August 2015.

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in nursing or related field.  If the doctorate is in a related field, the applicant must have a master’s degree in nursing.  
  • Eligible for unencumbered RN licensure in Wyoming.  
  • Evidence of teaching experience and a research trajectory.  

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in nursing administration and nursing education.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy.  Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness.
We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
Application Materials and Review
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested individuals should submit:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (1 page maximum)
  • Statement of scholarship/research trajectory (1 page maximum)
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly from references to mpurtzer@uwyo.edu

Please send applications to Mary Anne Purtzer, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair.  Electronic submission of applicant materials is required (mpurtzer@uwyo.edu).  

For more information, contact Mary Anne Purtzer (mpurtzer@uwyo.edu; 307-766-6576), or visit www.uwyo.edu/nursing.