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Assistant Professor (Clinical)

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 or Associate Professor (Clinical)
Department 00988 - CON NURSING DIVISION
Track Non Tenure Track
New Position to Begin ASAP

The University of Utah College of Nursing (CON) seeks an experienced psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) who will serve as a Career Line faculty member to teach in the PMHNP specialty track and maintain a clinical practice in his/her specialty area.

Principal Functions and Responsibilities: The CON seeks an individual with expertise in the area of PMHNP education. This career line faculty member primarily will teach in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in the PMHNP specialty. Responsibilities include classroom and/or online didactic teaching, supervision of students in the DNP Scholarly Project courses, and clinical supervision of PMHNP 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 regarding PMHNP program development, curriculum development, college committee service, and professional activities/service. Development of clinically focused scholarship is an expectation for long-term retention and advancement in rank.

The faculty member will provide PMHNP services within the College of Nursing Faculty Practice. The scope of practice is negotiable.

Criteria: Graduation with an advanced practice graduate degree with a PMHNP focus from an accredited College or School of Nursing required. Doctor of Nursing Practice degree preferred. Master’s degree accepted if the applicant is in the process of earning a DNP degree. Teaching and course development experience is preferred, as is experience in nursing leadership and administration, quality improvement, and health policy. National certification as PMHNP and current Utah licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with prescriptive authority required. Excellent clinical and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with patients and other members of the health care and academic team are essential.

College of Nursing: The CON is an integral part of University of Utah Health. 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.

University: The University of Utah is a PAC-12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Please visit the following linked webpages for more information about the University of Utah, 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, curriculum vitae to

Direct inquiries about the position to Tristan Villalobos, Faculty Affairs Manager, 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 11/28/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN01897F
Type Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. 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