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Assistant Professor of Nursing

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

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Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

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Department of Nursing

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Assistant Professor of Nursing is a 9-month, tenure-track, full-time faculty position. This position requires teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; conducting research leading to high-impact peer-reviewed publications and presentations; supervising students’ scholarly activities such as undergraduate honors research, master’s thesis, and Doctor of Nursing Practice scholarly project; and serving professional organizations, the department, College, and university.

This faculty position is part of a cluster hire in the signature research area of ‘healthy schools’ in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. Schools are vital anchors for the well-being of every community. Educators have been increasingly focused on the impact of physical, behavioral, and mental health on the educational and cognitive outcomes of children. Similarly, healthcare professionals have actively emphasized the need for early education and interventions to promote positive health outcomes. The College of Education and Health Professions is uniquely poised to promote research and collaboration across its education and health programs to maximize learning and health in schools. To this end, the College is seeking outstanding candidates for tenure-track faculty positions who are committed to advancing research in the signature research area of ‘healthy schools.’ Building on existing faculty strengths, the new faculty hired as part of the ‘healthy schools’ cluster will engage in collaborative research aimed at improving education and health outcomes of children and youth.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

The position reports to the Executive Director of the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing in the College of Education and Health Professions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university in nursing or a related field (e.g., DNP, EdD, DrPH) conferred by the start of employment

  • Graduate degree in nursing from an accredited institution of higher education

  • Evidence of exemplary performance and promise of success in research/scholarly activity

  • Evidence of and/or promise of effective teaching

  • Demonstrated research expertise in health promotion and risk reduction in the pediatric population with a focus on one of the following areas: social determinants of health; growth and development; health disparities in vulnerable populations; or epigenetics

Required Certification or License:

  • Eligible to hold an unencumbered RN license with the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and secured by the first date of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research doctorate in nursing (i.e., DSN, DNSc, PhD)

  • Clinical expertise in diagnosing and managing children/adolescent health illnesses demonstrated by professional practice in schools, community clinics, and/or primary care facilities

  • Experience working with federally funded projects or equivalent supporting high-impact research

  • Ability to develop an independent and collaborative research agenda.

  • Ability to secure extramural funding

  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting a culture of inclusive excellence

  • Evidence of interdisciplinary research bridging education and health fields

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Michele Kilmer
Assistant Professor

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Completed applications received by 09/12/2023, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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