Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing - Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff Arizona

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Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Faculty member will be responsible for teaching theory and clinical courses in the undergraduate and or graduate nursing program. Areas of specialty include Family Nurse Practitioner and  Medical/Surgical Nursing (Adult Health) using traditional and distance technology. In addition to teaching, the faculty is expected to demonstrate a focused program of research and scholarship and serve on departmental committees.

Minimum Qualifications


Assistant Professor
*  Doctorate degree in nursing or related field.
*  Graduate degree in nursing.
*  Minimum of three years clinical experience.
*  Eligible for RN license in Arizona.

Associate Professor
*  All of the above, and
*  Minimum of five years of university level teaching.
*  A record that shows a sustained pattern of scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications 

Assistant  Professor
*  Prior experience teaching in baccalaureate education.
*  National Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
*  Experience with rural health care.
*  Experience teaching using distance learning technology.
*  Experience working  with people of culturally diverse backgrounds.
*  Show promise of scholarly activity or creative endeavors related to the nursing discipline

Associate Professor.
*  All of the above, and
*  Prior experience teaching in graduate education.
*  A record of external research funding.

Background Information

The nursing programs at Northern Arizona University have achieved statewide recognition through a unique educational focus on rural health care, partnerships with rural community college nursing programs, and leadership using distance technologies, geared at increasing access to nursing education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels for students in rural communities. Currently, the School of Nursing has distinct options for students seeking baccalaureate, master's and doctoral (DNP) degrees in nursing. Options include a traditional pre-licensure four (4) year option, a twelve month accelerated BSN option and an RN to BSN option. Within the traditional pre-licensure option, is a distant site on the Navajo Nation in St. Michaels, Arizona. Other NAU undergraduate nursing program sites are in Tucson and Yuma. There is also a Master of Science with a nursing major that has a nurse practitioner track and nurse generalist track. The DNP is for advanced practice nurses.

Northern Arizona University has a student population of about 26,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and at over 30 sites across the state.  Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 67,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.  With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification prior to employment. You will also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  Application must include an attachment that contains: letter of interest, CV with employment phone numbers and contacts, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, names and contact information from 3 professional references.  Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.

If you have problems submitting application attachments in the form of a Word or PDF document please contact Dr. Debera Thomas at for assistance.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Keyword Phrases

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing (Adult Health)
  • teaching theory and clinical courses
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Education
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: $67,000 - $75,941
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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