ASSISTANT/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Alaska Pacific University (APU) invites applications for Assistant/ Associate Professors of Nursing with demonstrated professional teaching experience and a medical-surgical nursing or critical care background. Applicants must have the desire to teach both practical nursing and associate degree nursing students using a culturally safe curriculum that recognizes the needs of Alaska Native people and rural communities.
THE UNIVERSITY: APU is a small, private liberal arts university known for experiential and project-based learning. The university campus is in Anchorage, Alaska, a diverse city and home to more than 300,000 residents. APU offers a unique set of associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate level degrees, with emphasis on Alaska-critical and globally relevant issues. As an Alaska Native-serving institution, APU embraces competency development and cultural relevancy throughout the curriculum, fostering high-level intellectual and practical skills, wide-ranging knowledge of science, cultures, and society, and an active commitment to personal and social responsibility. APU’s campus sits adjacent to the Alaska Native Health Campus and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC). APU and ANTHC have formed a strategic partnership with the aspiration of moving APU towards Tribal University status, growing innovative programs that are responsive to the workforce needs of Alaska, as well as growing Alaskan and Alaska Native professionals from within the state. https://www.alaskapacific.edu/
THE PROGRAM AREAS: APU currently offers the nationally accredited RN-to-BSN degree in a fully online asynchronous format and an Associate Degree in Nursing program in a hybrid format. APU is also proud to offer an LPN program in four rural clinical sites. In addition to teaching, this position will assist with mentoring and advising students, curriculum evaluation and assessment, and maintaining accreditation standards. Along with other health-related and behavioral health programs, the nursing programs are housed in APU’s Institute of Health & Wellness. The nursing programs utilize diverse delivery formats and the foundation of the program is grounded in the principles of cultural safety and evidence-based practice. The goal of the program is to advance culturally safe nursing care and health outcomes for individuals, communities, and organizations.
DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The position is a 10-month or 12-month contract, typically teaching 3-4 courses each semester. Course release time for administrative responsibilities such as program coordination, curriculum, and partnership development will be evaluated on an individual basis. Course assignments may fall within the content areas of cultural safety, pharmacology, culturally safe behavioral health, ethics, prenatal and postnatal care, care of children, and other nursing related-content areas. All faculty are encouraged to develop professional expertise or scholarship in their chosen field. Faculty expected to participate in outcomes assessment, curriculum development, advising, student activities, and other services to the university and broader community. This position may include travel to teach didactic and coordinate clinical nursing experiences in rural villages.
SALARY: Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and teaching experience and is prescribed by a university-wide salary range. APU is a non-tenure college; faculty are eligible for multiyear appointments after initial contracts.
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Summer 2023 or Fall 2023
QUALIFICATIONS: To meet accreditation standards, candidates must have a Master’s degree in nursing at a minimum, and licensure as a nurse in Alaska is preferred. Candidates should be able to demonstrate expertise and core clinical competency. Successful candidates include those with proficient teaching with active learning strategies and student mentoring or those with extensive professional experience and clinical practice.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please complete the Application for Employment – up through the “How did you hear about us?” section as well as the Background Check forms. The rest of the form may be skipped as education and experience will be included in your Curriculum Vitae (CV). The Equal Opportunity Self Report is optional. Please upload your CV (in a .txt, .doc, or .pdf) at the end of the application form. Additional documents noted below should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your CV exceeds 4 MB, please include it with the other documents.
In addition to a CV, interested candidates should send:
1) A letter of interest describing how the applicant’s professional ideals and goals fit with APU’s dedication to experiential and project-based learning;
2) A statement of teaching philosophy;
3) Names and contact information of three references.
Please submit materials to email@example.com.
Please direct questions about the position to:
Dr. Marianne Murray
Director of Nursing
Alaska Pacific University
4101 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
The position will be open until filled.