Assistant Clinical Professor, Nursing - NAU Yuma

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

Job posting number: #7198742

Posted: December 5, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About NAU

Northern Arizona University serves almost 30,000 students. We are a vibrant community, with 21,000 students in Flagstaff—the home of our largest campus—and the remainder online or at our 20+ statewide locations. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Committed to an inclusive university environment, NAU has all the benefits of a large institution with a personal touch. We carefully balance teaching, scholarship, and service for faculty members. Supporting our core value of student-centrism, NAU’s faculty members promote learning and help students reach academic milestones.

Flagstaff is an outdoorsy mountain town with four seasons and a thriving cultural scene. Located at 7,000 feet, Flagstaff houses 70,000 people and sits at the base of the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

For more about inclusive excellence at NAU, visit the Center for Inclusive Excellence and Access.


About the Department/College

Aligned with NAU's mission to develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment, the School of Nursing seeks to build on our longstanding strengths in preparing skilled, resilient, and culturally responsive nurses for the modern nursing profession. The Northern Arizona University School of Nursing continues to build a world-class team of curious, creative, scholarly, and responsive faculty to positively impact the nursing profession in Arizona and beyond.

NAU's School of Nursing is one of the best nursing programs in the country, offering numerous pathways to achieving a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as masters and doctorate level degrees. Nursing offers classes at locations around the state of Arizona including Flagstaff, Phoenix (North Valley), Tucson, and Yuma. Some degree programs are also offered online. The School of Nursing is growing in order to meet the demand for nurses around the state, especially in rural and underserved areas.


About the Position

The Northern Arizona University School of Nursing is seeking nurse educators who can contribute to academic excellence, an inclusive learning community, and fostering persistence, completion, and postgraduate success for all students. We are hiring faculty who are committed to addressing inclusive excellence in nursing education and the nursing profession. This position is located on campus at NAU Yuma.

The School of Nursing invites applications for a 12- month non-tenure track faculty position. The successful candidate will be appointed as a non-tenure track Assistant Clinical Professor. The School of Nursing seeks creative, engaging, innovative faculty with expertise in the areas of Adult Health/Medical Surgical, Mental Health, or Pediatrics theory and clinical courses for an undergraduate pre-licensure program. This faculty appointment is for an on-campus position at the Yuma Campus. Successful candidates will meet minimum requirements for Assistant Clinical Professor, have experience teaching within hybrid learning environments, and have a commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Some travel is required. Some evenings and weekend availablity.

Responsibilities Include:

Understand and perform in the role of Nurse Educator, inclusive of teaching, scholarship, and service.
Design and develop written syllabi/course outlines, curricula, and instructional materials.
Provide evidence-based teaching and assessment in classroom instruction (online and in-person), nursing skills labs, clinical facility, and clinical simulation to entry-level BSN students.
Supervise and instruct students of various ages and diverse backgrounds in classroom, online, lab, and/or clinical settings.
Use technology to promote effective learning in students and management of student progression.
Maintain office hours to support and advise students.
Contribute to School of Nursing and university governance by serving on committees.
Participate in ongoing professional growth and development opportunities.
Provide input to the best use of funds and other resources to support effective learning and working spaces.
This position is a hybrid position which allows the incumbent to complete their work at both an NAU site, campus, or facility and at a non-centralized site with or without accommodation.


Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Nursing or related field (Bachelor's degree must be in Nursing)
3 years of clinical nursing practice
Eligible for RN license in Arizona

Preferred Qualifications

Prior teaching in baccalaureate nursing education
Experience in curriculum and course development, design, and delivery
Teaching experience in nursing using distance learning technology

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Knowledge of instructional design, effective pedagogy, team teaching, and innovative learning methodologies.
Knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning in traditional and hybrid classroom environments.
Knowledge of online course development and delivery.
Knowledge of current trends in higher education and demographic trends.
Knowledge of Canvas or similiar Learning Management System.
Course development skills.

Compensation & Benefits

Commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.





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