The University of Utah Health
CRITERIA FOR APPOINTMENT:
Doctoral preparation with knowledge and experience in graduate nursing education,
including curriculum, teaching and evaluation – Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
preferred. Individual must be knowledgeable about the profession of nursing, higher
education, research/scholarship, and health care delivery. Demonstrated leadership and
management skills and the ability to work collaboratively and productively with
individuals and groups. This position will be reviewed and renewed or rotated on a
regular (3-5 year) cycle.
Provides academic leadership and coordination of faculty in the Masters (MS) and DNP
programs. Facilitates discussion of teaching assignments and methods, core graduate
curricula, electives, and student recruitment, marketing, and enrollment targets.
Strategizes improvements in the quality and delivery of graduate specialty offerings.
Ensures that graduate program activities are consistent with the vision, mission, values,
and strategic goals of the College of Nursing.
AREAS OF MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY:
Provides leadership in maintaining the development, implementation, and evaluation of
the graduate curricula (MS and DNP) to promote quality of outcomes:
a. Maintains accreditation status and ensures integration of standards (e.g.,
Essentials of Master’s Education; Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced
Nursing Practice) in perspective program. Assists in the preparation of
accreditation reports for the master’s and DNP Practice programs as indicated.
b. Supports and maintains high quality education for MS and DNP students.
Participates in continuous development and quality improvement of the MS and
DNP programs. Facilitates discussion of continuity and coordination of graduate
education, including content and sequencing for Bachelors of Science (BS) to
Masters (BS to MS), BS to DNP, and MS to DNP.
c. Directs activities and oversees responsibilities of master’s specialty
directors, including orientation and ongoing support.
d. Works collaboratively with the Executive Director for Nurse Practitioner
Education to direct and oversee DNP specialty directors, including
orientation and ongoing support.
e. Works collaboratively with the Executive Director for Nurse Practitioner
Education to maintain compliance with the Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse
Practitioner Programs: A Report of the National Task Force on Quality
Nurse Practitioner Education.
f. Manages all core curriculum courses taken by Masters and DNP students.
g. Assumes responsibility to manage Oversees data collection and evaluation of MS
and DNP programs.
h. Works with Executive Director for Nurse Practitioner Education to identify
traineeships and/or educational grants. Determines grant feasibility from curricula
and resource perspectives.
i. Collaborates with Student Services to secure funding opportunities for
student support and assumes responsibility for submission of
federally- funded traineeships and other funding applications.
j. Provides leadership for strategizing and implementing new educational
models, innovations, and specialty tracks.
k. Maintains regular communication with specialty directors, division chairs, and
associate deans to coordinate courses, programs of study, and faculty
teaching needs within specialty tracks.
l. Advances graduate education by monitoring issues, trends, and future
direction of nursing.
m. Maintains ongoing, active involvement as an educator at the graduate level.
n. Provides input into teaching assignments for graduate courses to
division chairs and assists in identifying qualified adjunct faculty.
o. Participates in the resolution of graduate student concerns, e.g., prematriculation
needs, progression, academic misconduct.
p. Serves as administrative liaison to Master’s and DNP Programs and
q. Works with Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Executive Director
for Nurse Practitioner Education, specialty directors, and Student
Services on admission, recruitment and marketing strategies.
r. Represents the CON at the Graduate School and at appropriate Universitywide
Application and Inquiries: Interested candidates should apply online at
http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/78105 by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, Teaching
Statement and List of references. Direct inquiries about the position to Tristan Villalobos, Faculty Affairs
Manager, at [email protected]
The University of Utah Health is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence,
leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and
furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality,
and trust that is integral to our mission.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon
race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a
disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups,
such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah
state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with
disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability
accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents
Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse
backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically