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Job Overview

The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) Nursing Department invites applicants for a full-time position in the growing and expanding CCNE-accredited baccalaureate and master’s nursing programs to start fall 2014. UTPA is located in the agriculturally rich semitropical Rio Grande Valley, 20 miles from Mexico and 70 miles from the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. UTPA is 2nd in the nation for the number of bachelor’s degrees and 4thfor the number of master’s degrees awarded to Hispanics. This fast growing, multicultural region offers unique opportunities for research and practice.

The position requires a minimum of a doctorate degree in nursing and licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas prior to assuming the position. Duties may include teaching students in classrooms, simulated laboratories, and clinical settings. Additional efforts in professional achievement and professional service are expected, and experience working with ethnically diverse populations is a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and contingent upon funding availability.

Associate Professor/Professor (Tenure or Tenure-track)Required qualifications: doctorate in nursing or related field. Preferred qualifications include a doctorate in nursing, at least 2 years of clinical experience, previous teaching experience at the baccalaureate and/or graduate level(s), and evidence of

 Associate Professor:  professional achievement (scholarship, research, creative activity).

Professor:  outstanding professional achievement (scholarship, research, creative activity).

For initial screening, qualified applicants must submit by mail:

1) An original, signed letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications and indicating the specific rank being sought.

2) A completed UTPA faculty application.

3) A curriculum vita.

4) Names, addresses, titles, and phone numbers of three references.  If invited for an interview, three reference letters must also be submitted.

 Review of applications will begin February 2014. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2014. Please send application materials in hard copy form to:

 Ms. Verónica Stoller, Liaison for Academic Support, College of Health Sciences and Human Services, 1201 West University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78539, Office: (956) 665-2291, Fax: (956) 665-5054, Email:

UTPA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is security-sensitive as defined by the Texas Education Code §51.215(c) and Texas Government Code§411.094(a) (2). All UTPA employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted of all candidates invited to campus. Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Pending budget approval. Incomplete applications will not be considered.