Utah State University

Professional Practice Assistant / Associate Professor - Nursing

City Price Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/12/2022 5:57 PM)
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Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Utah State University seeks an accomplished and collaborative nurse educator to join our nursing faculty at the USU Eastern Campus located in Price. The successful candidate will have a solid background in nursing education and a demonstrated ability to work effectively within teams. Primary duties are teaching (90%) and service (10%).


This is a non-tenure track, nine-month academic year position at the Professional Practice Assistant Professor or Professional Practice Associate Professor level beginning August 1, 2022. Review of applicants will begin April 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is not eligible for remote work.


Additional Information

  • Excellent benefit package with generous 401(a)
  • Price, Utah, offers academic and cultural opportunities without the stresses of urban life
  • Be part of a large, nationally recognized University while living in a rural area; Utah State University is one of Utah’s ten largest employers
  • May be eligible for HRSA Faculty Loan Repayment: in return for a two-year work commitment, up to 85% of unpaid nursing education debt is paid
  • Generous professional development support
  • Potential teaching flexibility to accommodate one day per week in clinical employment
  • Employee Wellness program
  • Increase your knowledge with tuition waivers

If you have questions about the position please contact the search committee chair, Becky Varndell (435)-613-5346; becky.varndell@usu.edu).


This position fills the role of a faculty member within the USU Nursing Program. The successful candidate will provide concept-based instruction in undergraduate (PN and AAS) courses. Areas of desired expertise include both classroom and online teaching and course management, simulation/lab experience, and a broad range of nursing teaching expertise including leadership and basic pathophysiology. Responsibilities may include curriculum development, teaching, professional engagement, and service. Courses are taught online and in person at USU Eastern campus in Price, Utah.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Master's of Nursing degree or enrolled in Master's of Nursing program with an expected completion within two years
  • A record of excellent teaching in nursing
  • Licensed registered nurse in the State of Utah or a Nurse Licensure Compact state
  • Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability in teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and technological skills
  • Exhibits integrity, honesty, professionalism, strong work ethic, and ability to create and maintain safe and respectful relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years of faculty experience in a higher education nursing program
  • Experience in concept-based instruction and student-centered learning
  • 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 that speaks to the minimum and preferred qualifications 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. A 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 typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

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 is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.


USU Eastern Highlights
The USU Eastern Campus in Price provides excellent access to higher education for students attending the Price campus in central Utah. With the surrounding Wasatch Plateau, the Book Cliffs, and Utah’s red rock slot canyons, outstanding wildland recreation is as close as an hour’s drive away. The regional economy, once based on agriculture and mining, has diversified, and energy extraction and tourism are now major industries as well. Residents have easy access to a wide variety of winter sports and to spectacularly beautiful natural areas including world class hunting and fishing.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, 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


*updated 04/18/2022


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