Nursing Program Coordinator and Professional Practice Assistant or Associate Professor - Utah State University in Price Utah

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Utah State University

Price, Utah 84501

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Department Nursing and Health Professions, Department of             

Location USU Eastern Price Campus       

Position Summary

Utah State University seeks a dynamic individual to serve as a Nursing Program Coordinator and member of the faculty at the USU Eastern Price Campus. The Program Coordinator has the responsibility to oversee and manage the wide range of day-to-day teaching and administrative activities for the USU Nursing Program at the USU Eastern Price campus. The Program Coordinator serves as an important interface between faculty, students, the local healthcare community, and the Director of Nursing Programs. This is a 12-month benefited position. The primary duties are teaching (60%), program leadership (30%) and service (10%). Teaching will be at the undergraduate level and is based on the expertise of the individual. The Program Coordinator at the Price campus is a vital member of the USU Nursing Program leadership team.              


1. Provide excellent instruction in the USU Nursing Program.

2. Work with local health care facilities to coordinate and expand quality clinical opportunities for students.

3. Assist the USU Director of Nursing Programs and the Department Head in the recruitment of faculty; evaluation of student applicants, assigning teaching responsibilities, scheduling classes; and faculty evaluation.

4. Recommend clinical and adjunct faculty within the program for their respective campus.

5. Supervise the support staff.

6. Provide input and budget requests for instructional and clinical resources.

7. Oversee local labs and simulation equipment.

8. Be a first contact for local student concerns and issues.

9. Work with local students on professional activities and community involvement.

10. Represent the program in the community and at professional meetings.

11. Actively participate in the nursing program’s Administrative Leadership Council.

12. Fulfill other functions as needed to assure the smooth functioning of the nursing faculty and staff on their respective campus.

13. Communicate with local campus administrators through meetings, briefings and written reports.       

Minimum Qualifications  

1. A graduate degree in nursing.

2. A record of excellent teaching, service, and leadership.

3. Evidence of the ability to work with external constituencies, including health care partners.

4. Ability to promote a positive and collaborative environment with faculty and staff.

5. Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in higher education, nursing education, health care and professional nursing.

6. Licensed registered nurse in the state of Utah or eligible for licensure in the state.

7. Record of leadership in the nursing field.         


Preferred Qualifications  

1. A doctoral degree with a graduate degree in nursing.

2. A minimum of three years of higher education experience.

3. A minimum of two years of administrative experience.

4. Demonstrated ability to be innovative around program development and implementation.

5. Experience with the nursing accreditation processes.

6. Experience working within a multi-campus system.  


Review Date 12-27-2014             

Position Close Date Open Until Filled     

Salary Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

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Requisition Number 055081

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.

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Keyword Phrases

  • Nursing Program Coordinator
  • Professional Practice Assistant
  • Associate Professor
  • Nursing Education
  • Healthcare Administration
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume