Utah State University

Lecturer - Nursing Assistant - Blanding

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/27/2024 12:48 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Technology Design & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Technology, Design, and Technical Education (TDTE) at Utah State University (USU) seeks candidates for a full-time, academic-year (9-month), non-tenure track term lecturer position that offers benefits. This position is for the nursing assistant program at the USU Blanding Utah campus. The appointment is 95% teaching and 5% service. The program will enroll the maximum number of students as regulated by the state accreditation agency, Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR), at each location. Instruction is to be provided according to program schedule. The faculty member will be responsible for initiation and implementation of a successful nurse assisting pathway program, which includes sustainable enrollment. The UNAR curriculum will be used. UNAR accreditation standards will be followed in the hiring of this position.


It is anticipated that the individual selected for this faculty position will start in August of 2024. This position will be supervised by the associate department head who oversees the health professions programs in the Department of Technology, Design and Technical Education. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2024, and application reviews and interviews will continue until the position is filled.


  • Act under the general supervision of the director of health professions.
  • Assure that the program is conducted in accordance with all federal regulations, state rules, and UNAR policy.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of student attendance and skill development.
  • Assure that the approved Utah Nursing Assistant Registry Certified Nursing Assistant Curriculum guides classroom instruction.
  • Teach courses within the program curriculum and according to the program schedule.
  • Maintain classroom and lab to UNAR standards.
  • Order and maintain inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Work with CTE Pathway Programs to recruit students into the classes/nursing assistant program.
  • Assure that every student completed in their name has met all completion requirements.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the director of health professions and the office of the UNAR.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a currently licensed nurse with a minimum of two years of nursing experience; at least one year must be in the provision of long-term care facility services or caring for the elderly or the chronically ill of any age.
  • Must be a reasonable candidate for approval by UNAR. UNAR approval requires the following:
    1. Completion of UNAR Instructor approval packet.
    2. Licensed nurse in good standing with the Utah Department of Professional Licensure.
    3. A resume showing 2 years of nursing experience; explicitly detailing at least 1-year experience in the provision of long-term care facility services or caring for the elderly or chronically ill of any age.
    4. Must have completed a UNAR-approved "Train the Trainer" program or demonstrated competence to teach adult learners.
    5. Fingerprinting and background check. Must be cleared for employment through the Utah Direct Access Clearance System (DACS).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong desire to help students succeed.

Preferred requirements:

  • Prior teaching experience

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. A Resume or Curriculum Vita to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV", that includes educational degrees and dates of completion; employment with dates and description of responsibilities; professional certifications and dates of completion; and a list of the software that you use regularly and the level of experience.
  2. The names and contact information for 5 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile.
  3. A cover letter that describes your qualifications for this advising position to be typed/pasted at the end of your application.

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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 Cody Carmichael, 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

*updated 09/2023


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