Utah State University

Professional Practice Assistant Professor – Nursing

City Vernal
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/7/2022 12:33 PM)
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Utah State University seeks a dynamic individual to serve as a Nursing faculty at the USU Uintah Basin Statewide Campus in Vernal, Utah. The primary duties are teaching, clinical and lab instruction and supervision, professional engagement, and service. Teaching will be at the undergraduate level and is based on the expertise of the individual. This is a non-tenure track, nine-month academic position at the Professional Practice Assistant Professor level beginning August 1, 2022.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.


This position fills the role of a faculty member within the USU Nursing Program. The successful candidate will work with faculty to teach undergraduate lectures, clinicals, and labs in the nursing program. Responsibilities may include coordination of clinicals, curriculum development, teaching, professional engagement, and service. Courses are taught in person at the USU Uintah Basin Campus.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. An earned Master's degree in Nursing or currently enrolled in a Master of Nursing program with a completion date within two years from date of hire
  2. A record of excellent teaching
  3. Ability to promote a positive and collaborative environment
  4. Licensed registered nurse in the State of Utah or eligible for licensure in the state
  5. Demonstrated ability in interpersonal, organizational, and technological skills 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. A minimum of three years of higher education experience
  2. Experience working within a multi campus system

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. A curriculum vita to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in Your Profile under "Resume/CV"
  2. Contact information for three professional references to be provided at the beginning of your application in Your Profile
  3. A cover letter should be typed/pasted at the end of the application process. The system will provide a text box titled, "Cover Letter" in which the applicant will be directed to paste or type the document.
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy should be typed/pasted at the end of the application process. The system will provide a text box titled, "Teaching Philosophy" in which the applicant will be directed to paste or type the document.

Top candidates will be contacted and will be required to submit writing samples.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

Department Highlights

The Department of Nursing http://nursing.usu.edu is in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. Within Nursing, the Baccalaureate Nursing degree, including RN to BSN completion is offered on the Logan campus , while the Practical Nursing certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing are offered at Statewide (Utah) Campus sites.


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #29 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. We are ranked 6th in the nation in total research dollars. Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.


USU Uintah Basin Highlights

The Utah State University Uintah Basin Campus is a vital part of the USU system offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The town of Vernal is a small, safe, and diverse community in eastern Utah. It is within driving distance to the cities of the Wasatch Front, Salt Lake City International Airport, and some of the country's best ski resorts and mountain scenery. To the south you will find Utah's famous national parks and access to some of the best outdoor recreational resources in the United States.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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