Alaska Pacific University (APU) invites applications for a Director of Nursing at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level with demonstrated professional experience and desire to work on the development of new nursing programs to meet the needs of Alaska, Alaska Natives, and rural communities.
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 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.
The Program Areas
APU currently offers an RN-to-BSN degree in a fully online format. We are also preparing to launch Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) in Anchorage in 2020-21. The programs are housed in APU’s Institute of Health & Wellness, along with other health-related and behavioral health programs. The programs utilize diverse delivery formats and are grounded in principles of cultural safety and cultural competence utilizing evidence-based assessment. They have developed to advance the best possible nursing care and care outcomes for individuals, communities, and organizations in Alaska.
Duties of the Position
The Director of Nursing will lead the development and administration of the nursing programs. In addition to teaching courses, this position will hold a strong role in the development of curriculum, curriculum evaluation, reporting, and other activities related to acquiring and retaining ACEN accreditation Alaska Board of Nursing approval, and other relevant accreditation. The directorship positions includes a 12-month contract of 32 credit hours per year (typically 3-4 courses per year, with course release for administrative responsibilities). Course assignments may fall within the content areas of cultural safety, ethics, informatics, leadership, and/or other nursing related-studies based upon the faculty member’s expertise. All faculty are encouraged to develop professional expertise or scholarship in their chosen field, and faculty are expected to participate in outcomes assessment, advising, curriculum development, recruitment, student activities, as well as other service to the university and broader community.
Rank and Salary
Associate or Full Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience, and is proscribed by a university-wide salary range. APU is a non-tenure college; faculty are eligible for multi-year appointments after initial contracts.
Date of Appointment
Earned doctorate or terminal degree in Nursing or closely related field at time of appointment. Candidates should be able to demonstrate expertise in a core competency area related to Nurse Education. Successful candidates include those with proficiency in nurse supervision, teaching and mentoring, or those with extensive professional experience and clinical practice. Candidates who can demonstrate expertise in both teaching and professional skills are preferred.
Application Process & Deadline
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 a letter of interest describing how the applicant’s professional and pedagogical goals fit with APU’s dedication to experiential learning and culturally safe nursing practice and the names and contact information of three references. Please submit materials to email@example.com. Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Stephanie Morgan, Director of the Institute of Health & Wellness, Alaska Pacific University firstname.lastname@example.org, 4101 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508. Completed applications should be received by July 7, 2020 for full consideration.
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