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Nursing Education Specialty Track Director

Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Nursing Education Specialty Track DirectorThe University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Position Information Position/Rank Rank & Track DOQ Department 00988 - CON DACC DIVISION City Salt Lake City, UT Track Track Dependent on Qualifications New Position to Begin When filled Details Nursing Education Specialty Track Director Rank and Track Depending on Qualifications The Nursing Education Specialty Track Director provides leadership for faculty, students, and staff in the nursing education specialty track of the Master of Science (MS) program. The Nursing Education Specialty Track Director also provides input for teaching assignments, and oversight for teaching methods and strategies, student clinical placement, and curriculum development and evaluation. Additionally, the Nursing Education Specialty Track Director ensures that specialty track activities are consistent with the vision, mission, values, and strategic goals of the College of Nursing as well as the national organizations guiding the nursing education specialty track and MS program accreditation

Principal Functions and Responsibilities: a) Provide leadership in the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and coursework for the nursing education specialty track in collaboration with faculty and various community partners. b) Coordinate the admission process in accordance with University and College policies and guidelines and with Student Services and the other MS specialty tracks c) Facilitate student applications for scholarships and funding opportunities. d) Assume shared responsibility for nursing education student progression and advising, programs of study, student and faculty orientation, course evaluation, annual program evaluation, graduation activities, and other accountabilities as assigned. e) Work collaboratively with the Academic Program Manager for the MS Programs to support student recruitment and retention. f) Collaborate with University of Utah Hospital and other community agencies to strengthen the nursing education specialty track. g) Maintain regular communication with the Assistant Dean of the MS and doctorate of nursing practice ( DNP ) Programs and the Associate Dean of Academic Programs. h) Promote a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment within the College of Nursing. i) Partner with the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to provide vision, plans, and leadership for and implementation of programs and services to increase the recruitment and graduation of students from underrepresented groups, and to improve the quality of their education experience. j) Work collaboratively with the Assistant Dean of the MS and DNP Programs and Associate Dean of Academic Programs to maintain accreditation status and ensure integration of national standards of practice for the specialty track and MS program. k) Provides input regarding faculty performance appraisals and evaluations within the specialty area and recommendations for faculty teaching assignments in collaboration with the Division Chair. l) Facilitate the resolution of issues and concerns in the overall planning, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing education specialty track in the MS program. m) Completes necessary documentation for student credentialing, licensure, and letters of references as requested.

Criteria/Experience and Qualifications: a) Graduate of an accredited College or School of Nursing and either hold a current Utah nursing license or be qualified to attain a Utah license. b) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing or a related field, or Doctor of Nursing Practice ( DNP ) degree is required. c) Eligible for appointment as a Career-Line or Tenure-Line Assistant Professor or higher rank. d) Strong and contemporary working knowledge of nursing profession, nursing education, higher education, and health care delivery. e) Demonstrated leadership and participation in accreditation, curriculum development and evaluation, academic advisement, and admissions processes. f) Demonstrated leadership and ability to work collaboratively and productively with individuals and interdisciplinary groups. g) Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to foster a collegial and respectful work and educational environment. h) Exemplary record of scholarly achievement commensurate with rank and attuned to matters of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Appointment: Appointment: The Nursing Education Specialty Track Director position is a three year (36 month) appointment, involving 20% administrative effort. The director position will be reviewed each year and includes the option for reappointment at the end of the three year term. The remaining FTE will be allocated to the faculty appointment, to include teaching, research or scholarship, service, and/or clinical practice. Rank and track will be determined by qualifications.

Responsible to: The Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Assistant Dean of the MS and DNP Programs.

Review & Evaluation: With input from MS program specialty track directors, faculty, and other assistant and associate deans, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Assistant Dean of the MS and DNP Programs will formally review the Nursing Education Specialty Track Director every three years.

The College of Nursing: The CON is an integral part of University of Utah Health.We are committed to working together to serve the people of Utah and beyond by continually improving individual and community health and quality of life. We strive for excellence in education, research, and clinical care, each mission being vital to one another and to our overall success. Diversity and inclusiveness, independent inquiry, and collegiality form the fabric of everyday life for faculty and students. Please visit our website for more information about the College of Nursing . The application requires: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, 3) teaching philosophy, and 4) three letters of recommendation from individuals externalto the University of Utah and U of U Health. Please note that letters must be signed, dated and on letterhead. For additional information, please contact Lee Ellington, Search Committee Chair at or Cami Palo, Faculty Affairs Manager at .

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission. EEO/Non-Discrimination Information The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (" URS "). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. Special Instructions for Candidates Open Date 11/16/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Requisition Number PRN03149F Type Faculty Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3 Optional Documents
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 - Member Copy 4) - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission University Human Resource Management
    250 East 200 South, Suite 125 Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Contact us: (801) 581-2169 By Email:

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