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DNP Nurse Midwifery Specialty Track

Posting Details

The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position Information

Position/Rank Assistant Professor
Department 00988 - CON NURSING DIVISION
Track Non Tenure Track
New Position to Begin ASAP

Career Line Faculty Position – DNP Nurse Midwifery Specialty Track

Position Summary: The University of Utah College of Nursing invites qualified candidates to apply for full time, career line (i.e., non-tenure seeking) faculty position with primary responsibilities for teaching in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Midwifery Education Program. Academic rank is dependent on qualifications.

Principal Functions and Responsibilities: The College of Nursing is seeking an individual with expertise in the area of nurse midwifery education. This career line faculty member will primarily assume teaching responsibilities in the DNP nurse midwifery specialty. Responsibilities include classroom and/or online didactic teaching and supervision of students in the DNP Scholarly Project courses, as well as clinical supervision of nurse midwifery students. The faculty member will provide input and feedback on student performance and progression in the program of study. Opportunities to teach in other areas depends on qualifications, certification, interests and availability of courses. Other faculty expectations include ongoing input and feedback of midwifery program development, curriculum development, college committee service, and professional activities/service as negotiated in the specific workload assignment. Participation in the development of clinically focused scholarship is an expectation for long term retention and advancement in rank. The position also includes provision of midwifery services to women receiving care from the College of Nursing BirthCare HealthCare faculty practice. The scope of practice is negotiable.

Criteria: Must be a Certified Nurse Midwife and hold CNM licensure in the state of Utah. A doctoral degree in nursing (DNP or PhD) is required. Relevant midwifery clinical expertise and strong organizational and communication skills are required. Teaching and course development experience is preferred, as is experience in nursing leadership and administration, quality improvement and health policy.

College of Nursing: The College of Nursing (CON) is an integral part of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. We are committed to working together to serve the people of Utah and beyond by continually improving individual and community health and quality of life. We strive for excellence in education, research, and clinical care, each mission being vital to one another and to our overall success. Diversity and inclusiveness, independent inquiry and collegiality form the fabric of everyday life for faculty and students. Please visit our website for more information about the University of Utah CON. Our nurse midwifery program is ranked #9 in the nation, has been continuously operating for over 50 years, and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). Graduates are eligible to take the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) certification exam. The program admits 10-16 students every year, with most of the students dually enrolled in the closely linked WHNP program. You can learn more about the Nurse Midwifery education program at and the CON faculty practices at

University: The University of Utah is a PAC-12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Numerous interdisciplinary centers support team science within the University Health Sciences, including the Huntsman Cancer Institute and a NIH Center for Clinical and Translational Research. The Utah Population Database, with over 7 million linked genealogical and clinical records, is a unique resource for population-based research. The University’s Technology & Venture Commercialization program supports faculty in the transformation of ideas into practical, commercially viable products and services. Please visit the following linked webpages for more information about Faculty Careers at the U of U and Living in Utah.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U 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.

Application and Inquiries: Interested candidates should apply online by submitting an application, cover letter, CV and two (2) letters of reference at Inquiries about the position may be directed to Tristan Villalobos, Faculty Affairs Officer, at

EEO/Diversity Information

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 underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates
Open Date 10/25/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN01866F
Type Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission