PMHNP-Clinical Asst/Assoc/Professor-Specialty Coordinator,(Career Track)(Multiple Positions)(Tucson)

Position Details

Position Information

Title PMHNP-Clinical Asst/Assoc/Professor-Specialty Coordinator,(Career Track)(Multiple Positions)(Tucson)
Department College of Nursing (3301)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Join our faculty of 130+ at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, located in sunny and beautiful Tucson. Help us deliver the highest quality degree programs to more than 1,000 students (pre-RN licensure to advanced practice/discovery).

We are seeking a Non Tenure Track Clinical Scholar as the Specialty Coordinator for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty within the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. This scholar will engage in innovative teaching/learning in our DNP Program.

Our online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, the first in Arizona, has 400 stellar students located throughout the country. Our advanced practice specialties include Family NP, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, Pediatric NP, Psychiatric Mental Health NP and Nurse Anesthetist.

Program faculty work collaboratively across disciplines to provide a transformative educational environment.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Supervise faculty and students in the specialty area.
  • Ensure that the PMHNP curriculum reflects national and state standards of practice.


  • Teach and guide students in clinical theory and practical courses related to assigned program.
  • Advise and mentor students across their academic program.
  • Negotiate and grow cooperative relationships with practice leaders at clinical experiential learning sites.
  • Participate in the planning and assessment of our program(s) through faculty governance and quality improvement activities.

Personal Scholarship:

  • Develop and maintain academic excellence through practice-relevant inquiry and knowledge dissemination through publications and presentations.
  • Maintain clinical practice proficiency by engaging in practice, either directly or indirectly.


  • Engage with faculty, the administrative leadership team, and students in furthering the mission and goals of the College of Nursing.
  • Participate in special projects and faculty governance activities, as needed.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Rank will be determined by FAPT Committee.
To be considered for each rank minimum requirements:

All ranks:

  • Eligible for entry and advanced licensure in Arizona.
  • Provide evidence/receipt of an Arizona RN license and APRN licensure (if applicable) prior to first day of employment with the College of Nursing.

Clinical Assistant Professor:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD or DNP) in nursing or a related field.
  • Evidence of teaching and clinical practice or systems leadership experience, through certification, or equivalent preparation.

Clinical Associate Professor:

  • Must meet Clinical Assistant Professor minimums.
  • 4 years of experience.
  • At least two years of teaching at the baccalaureate or higher level.

Clinical Professor:

  • Must meet Clinical Associate Professor minimums.
  • Extensive clinical experience.
  • Extensive teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications

All programs:

  • Experience teaching diverse student populations.
  • National certification in area of clinical expertise.
  • Previous experience teaching in an advanced practice nursing program.
  • Advance practice in psychiatric mental health populations.


  • Experience with online teaching methodologies.
  • Record of professional service commensurate with rank.
  • Program of scholarship and scholarly activities commensurate with rank.
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Career-Track (NTE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21280
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Christina Solano

Open Date 01/12/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/31/2018
Special Instructions Summary

Official Transcripts and three letters of reference will be required of candidates selected for further consideration. One letter must be from a present or former supervisor.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Doctoral degree (PhD or DNP) in nursing or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Will you be able to provide evidence of an Arizona RN license prior to first day of employment with the College of Nursing?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you be able to provide evidence of an advanced license prior to first day of employment with the College of Nursing?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts