Website University of Alaska Anchorage

Position Summary:

As a partner in shaping health care in Alaska, the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing (SON) educates students for current and future roles in local, state, national, and worldwide arenas, as well as for productive citizenship, personal growth, and professional nursing practice. The SON offers undergraduate degrees of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in nursing, Bachelor of Science (BS) in nursing science, RN- BS, as well as graduate level nursing degrees in several specialty tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Family and Nurse Leadership and Education. UAA School of Nursing seeks innovative, energetic professionals to contribute to our nursing education programs which include those delivered via distance to sites throughout the state. This position will have a strong focus on pediatric health. Faculty responsibilities include didactic and clinical instruction in classrooms and via distance education modalities. Teaching assignment will include pediatric nursing in the associate and baccalaureate program in Anchorage. Faculty duties include work to plan implement and evaluate nursing degree curriculum, participate in university and community service activities, satisfy committee appointments, and engage in professional activities. Scholarship is included in the work expectations of doctorally prepared faculty. UAA faculty positions may be represented by a collective bargaining agreement.

Duties:

Position:  Assistant/Associate Professor of Medical-Surgical Nursing (Anchorage)

As a partner in shaping health care in Alaska, the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing (SON) educates students for current and future roles in local, state, national, and worldwide arenas, as well as for productive citizenship, personal growth, and professional nursing practice. The SON offers undergraduate degrees of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in nursing, Bachelor of Science (BS) in nursing science, RN- BS, as well as graduate level nursing degrees in several specialty tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Family and Nurse Leadership and Education. UAA School of Nursing seeks innovative, energetic professionals to contribute to our nursing education programs which include those delivered via distance to sites throughout the state.

This position will have a strong focus on pediatric health. Faculty responsibilities include didactic and clinical instruction in classrooms and via distance education modalities. Teaching assignment will include pediatric nursing in the associate and baccalaureate program in Anchorage. Faculty duties include work to plan implement and evaluate nursing degree curriculum, participate in university and community service activities, satisfy committee appointments, and engage in professional activities.

Scholarship is included in the work expectations of doctorally prepared faculty. UAA faculty positions may be represented by a collective bargaining agreement.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Experience working with private and public external constituencies
Ability to advocate for the university

Required Experience:

Clinical experience in pediatric nursing is required. Experience in additional specialty areas is preferred.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively as a teacher. Experience with curriculum development is necessary, particularly given the opportunity for ongoing and progressive distance education course development. Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively within a diverse environment. Ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of delivering healthcare education in Alaska.

Typical Education or Training:

Master’s degree in Nursing with clinical specialty in pediatric nursing. Strong knowledge base in Nursing Education including curriculum development and teaching methods. Must be eligible for unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska.

Salary:  Based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic preparation and experience.

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