Feb 09, 2022

Assistant Director - Open Rank Clinical Professor - CEP - North Phoenix

  • Northern Arizona University
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
Full-Time Management Nurse

Job Description

Assistant Director - Open Rank Clinical Professor - CEP - North Phoenix


Location: Nursing


Regular/Temporary: Regular


Job ID: 605994


Full/Part Time: Full-Time


Workplace Culture


NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence.




Special Information


This position is located at the Phoenix North Valley campus.


Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship


NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.


Job Description


The Assistant Director of Nursing for the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) is a 12-month administrative faculty contract position that will report directly to the Executive Director for the School of Nursing (SON) and is located on NAU North Valley Phoenix campus. The position is titled Assistant Director for the RN/BSN on line/Concurrent Enrollment Program/Personalized Learning (RN-BSN/CEP/PL) programs. These programs require oversight and availability with our school partners, involvement with student activities, initiating curriculum changes and marketing updates. This position will also be assessing space available to accommodate new or expanding programs.


This administrative position is responsible for leading the daily operation of the CEP and the RN to BSN Program (traditional-online, and PL within the School of Nursing). Responsibilities include administrative, recruitment, retention, teaching and departmental projects/service. The position assures compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and undergraduate outcomes that meet workplace and placement expectations. This includes budget preparation and fiscal administration, curriculum development and coordination, determination of teaching assignments, supervision and evaluation of faculty, and selection/coordination of program specific external partners in conjunction with the Executive Director. They will provide professional leadership and support for teaching faculty; serve as a mentor and facilitator for faculty, and staff on the North Valley campus; and enable an environment which fosters creativity, responsiveness, and self-responsibility.


Minimum Qualifications


Assistant Clinical Professor:


  • Master's degree in Nursing
  • Doctoral degree in Nursing or related field
  • AZ, Board of Nursing or Compact State license (active, non-encumbered)
  • Five years nursing experience including leadership working in a complex patient care environment
  • Prior Nursing Teaching experience


Associate Clinical Professor: all of the above, and


  • Six years of teaching nursing at college or university
  • National certification in nursing specialty or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field


Full Clinical Professor: all of the above, and


  • The equivalent of six years of baccalaureate or higher level teaching at the rank of Associate Clinical Professor or other relevant experience. (The six year requirement includes the promotion year).
  • Minimum of five years clinical nursing practice. Current faculty practice will be considered related to teaching, scholarship, and/or service.
  • Significant scholarly or clinical work and/or professional achievements in area of specialization
  • A record of effectiveness in teaching-related responsibilities at the Associate Clinical Professor level as evidenced by a sustained pattern of rankings at the meritorious or highly meritorious level.
  • A Clinical Professor is expected to demonstrate a pattern of sustained involvement in scholarly/professional development activities during the time as an Associate Clinical Professor.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Eight years nursing experience including leadership working in a complex patient care environment
  • Leadership/administration experience in a university setting
  • Prior experience teaching in baccalaureate nursing education
  • Prior experience teaching in graduate nursing education
  • Experience teaching with high-fidelity simulation
  • Teaching experience in nursing using distance learning technology
  • Experience with rural health care
  • Evidence of commitment to a diverse population
  • Advanced practice certification


General Information


Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.


Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the http://nau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-and-Inclusion/.


While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.


Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.


With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.


NAU affirms the importance and critical need for diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in higher education and we seek to hire individuals with a strong commitment to DEIJ in their professional endeavors. We are committed to our shared https://nau.edu/president/about/mission-and-vision/, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence. NAU is committed to enhancing campus diversity and creating a more inclusive and diverse institution.


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement


As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/faqs-for-employee-vaccination-requirement-2/.


Background Information


This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an https://in.nau.edu/police-department/annual-security-and-fire-safety-reports/.. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the https://in.nau.edu/police-department/annual-security-and-fire-safety-reports/. is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.




Commensurate with experience.




This is an Administrative Faculty (ADF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); 22 days of vacation, sick leave accruals, and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/. Administrative Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable annually according to the terms of offer. Upon completion of the administrative assignment, employees will return to the faculty role, renewable according to the http://nau.edu/Provost/Resources-Policies/. Academic year (9 month) faculty do not accrue vacation. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.


Submission Deadline


This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2022.


How to Apply


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to http://nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605994, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.


Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a 1-page statement demonstrating your commitment to DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion and justice) initiatives; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.


If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/employment-application-instructions/ or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.


If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


FLSA Status


This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.




NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


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