Utah State University

Professional Practice Assistant or Associate Professor - Nursing

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/4/2023 11:54 AM)
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Telework Eligible


Utah State University seeks an accomplished and collaborative nurse educator to join our nursing faculty at the Logan, Utah campus. 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 Associate Professor level beginning August 1, 2023. Review of applicants will begin March 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


If you have questions about the position please contact the search committee chair, Pam Anderson (435-797-0768; pam.anderson@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 (BSN) courses. Areas of desired expertise include both classroom and online teaching, with experience in teaching or practice of community health. Experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing is a plus. Responsibilities include educational instruction using current methodologies and technologies, grading examinations, discussions, and assignments within prescribed deadlines, professional engagement, curriculum development, and service. Courses are taught online and in person at USU’s main campus in Logan, UT.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. An earned Masters degree in nursing
  2. Ability to promote a positive and collaborative environment
  3. Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills
  4. A record of significant, excellent in-person and online nursing teaching
  5. Licensed registered nurse in the State of Utah or a Nurse Licensure Compact state
  6. Demonstrated ability in teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and technological skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. A minimum of five years of faculty experience in a higher education nursing program
  2. Experience in concept-based instruction and student-centered learning
  3. Experience with higher education accreditation processes
  4. Experience working within a multi-campus system
  5. Expertise in the community health arena
  6. Certified Nurse Educator or national nursing certification
  7. Evidence of involvement in one’s professional area (i.e., membership in professional organizations, presentations, and/or publications

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. A curriculum vita (CV) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
  2. Narrative Essay of Teaching Nursing (limit to 3 pages) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under under "Documents 1-5 or 6-10" that includes:

    • Brief biographical sketch related to what has shaped your teaching

    • Statement of teaching philosophy

    • Teaching goals, methods, teaching roles and responsibilities

    • Work with others on department level activities, committees, and/or curriculum development

    • Summary of courses developed/taught, including enrollments and description (required or elective, team-taught, in-person/online, etc.)

  3. Contact information for three professional references be entered in the Candidate Profile
  4. A cover letter that speaks to the minimum and preferred position qualifications to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Cover Letter"
  5. A statement of teaching philosophy to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Teaching Philosophy"

**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.


The BSN program offers two tracks: pre-licensure and RN to BSN. Student admission is competitive and  NCLEX pass rates, program completion, and employment have been in the upper 90% range. The Nursing program is currently undergoing expansion to accommodate more students, with an extensive remodel currently in progress. Faculty share a commitment to student success and the preparation of excellent future colleagues.


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 provides students with real-world service and research opportunities.


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 employs 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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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 11/2022


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