Assistant Professor of Nursing (Tenure Track)
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Founded in 1889, UNC is a public doctoral research university committed to student success. We have a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in five colleges: Education and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Natural and Health Sciences, and Performing and Visual Arts.
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guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado strives to be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students experience a personalized education grounded in the liberal arts and infused with the critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that promote upward mobility; and share a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
About the College
The College of Natural and Health Sciences offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the natural, health, human and mathematical sciences. Our students benefit from mentoring by faculty who are national and international experts in their fields and from meaningful research opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities. Our graduates leave us with a first-class education that has prepared them to contribute to society whether they become health-care providers, educators, scientists, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, sport administrators, rehabilitation counselors, mathematicians, athletic trainers, recreation program managers, public health practitioners or work in other public service-oriented fields.Institutional Values
As you consider joining the UNC community, it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn more with a diverse team. Diversity encompasses differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We value diversity in all forms and appreciate the contributions every individual makes to the UNC community. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, and physical ability. When you join UNC, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded institution committed to meaningful collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.Location and Community
The University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, Colorado. The city has a population of 110,000 and is perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. One hour north of Denver and a little over an hour east of Rocky Mountain National Park, Greeley has a distinct small-town feel and a downtown that is designated as a Colorado Creative District. Further information can be found at Visit Greeley and U.S Census Quick Facts.Position Description
The University of Northern Colorado, School of Nursing is searching for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Nursing, who has a promising or established program of research synergistic with emphases of the department or other units on campus, with an expectation of dissemination and engagement in professional activities at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Ideally, the candidate for this position would be able to provide expertise in research and scholarship to programs offered through the School of Nursing, teach courses consistent with areas of nursing expertise, and engage in service at the community, departmental and university levels. Primary duties include: engagement in program of research, including securing internal/external funding to support efforts, advise and mentor doctoral students, teach in areas of expertise, and participate in service and faculty governance.Additional Requirements
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. Additional Information
This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature and approval by the Board of Trustees, and is subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO 80639, or call 970-351-2718.
- A doctoral degree in nursing or related field
- Current, unencumbered, CO RN and/or APRN license (or ability to obtain RN/APRN license in CO)
- Two years clinical nursing experience
- Evidence of excellence in teaching in nursing
- Experience with and an interest in innovative, engaged teaching methods
- Knowledgeable about culturally responsive teaching methods
- National Certification as a Nursing Educator
- Dissemination of research and/or other creative scholarly works
Posting Detail Information
Desired Start Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin in January 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy, and copies of unofficial transcripts. Please also include a diversity statement describing your past experiences and activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants will also be required to enter the names and contact information for three current professional references who will be asked to upload a letter of recommendation directly onto a confidential portal. Applications can be submitted at
Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Michael Aldridge, Chair of Search and Screen Committee at: Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation for this position includes an approximate salary of $60,000 - $65,000 for a 9-month contract. Additional teaching opportunities over the 3 month summer contract may also be available. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.
Additional Requirements and Information
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.
Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online (https://www.unco.edu/police/clery/security-report.aspx) and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy
- Diversity Statement
- Other Document