Job Overview

Looking for an adventure?  Looking for an opportunity to make a big impact on rural health?  Consider Wyoming, the “Equality State” – the 9th largest and least populated state in the U.S., where health-related scholarship opportunities abound, and faculty can impact clinical practice and policy at the state level and beyond.

The Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing is seeking an innovative individual to join our faculty.  Qualified applicants will have a doctoral degree in nursing or a related field. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is preferred. If the doctorate is in a related field, the applicant must have a master’s degree in nursing. The applicant must hold national specialty certification as a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner and be eligible for advanced practice licensure in Wyoming.  The applicant also must have evidence of active advanced practice as a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, teaching experience, and a clinical scholarship trajectory.  Preference will be given to applicants with experience teaching courses in psychiatric/mental health nursing.

This clinical track position will involve clinical scholarship, teaching, advanced practice, and academic service.  The successful candidate will have a background in clinical scholarship and be able to conduct practice-based scholarship, ideally focused on rural mental health. The faculty member will advise DNP students and provide service to the school, college, university, state, and profession.

The Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing is CCNE accredited and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including a master’s nurse educator program and a DNP program.  All programs are focused on nursing roles critical to Wyoming and the region.  Our nurse practitioner graduates serve in much needed mental health settings and all the counties in Wyoming are classified as health professions shortage areas for mental health.

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 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 is near 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 city in a frontier state.  Laramie is near many of Colorado’s major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours). 

The University’s policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.

The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community.  To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Review of applications will begin April 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (1 page max), statement of clinical scholarship trajectory (1 page max), and contact information for three references to: Diane K. Boyle, PhD, RN, Professor and Search Committee Chair, Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, Dept. 3065, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071.  Electronic submission of applicant materials is preferred (  For more information, contact Diane Boyle (307-766-6575;, or visit