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University of Utah DOQ-Director, Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Nurse Midwifery Specialty Track in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank DOQ-Director, Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Nurse Midwifery Specialty Track

Department 00989 - CON-HSCBC DIVISION

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin When filled


College of Nursing

Director, DNP Nurse Midwifery Specialty Track

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor

Tenure Line or Career Line ( DOQ )

Position Summary: The University of Utah, College of Nursing is seeking a qualified Certified Nurse Midwife for an administrative faculty appointment as a Specialty Track Director. This position will combine leadership, teaching, scholarship, and clinical practice in the Nurse Midwifery track of the Doctor of Nursing Practice ( DNP ) program.

Criteria : Graduation from an accredited school of Nurse Midwifery; doctoral preparation ( DNP or PhD); American Midwifery Certification Board ( AMCB ) certification as a as a Nurse Midwife ( CNM ); Utah State CNM licensure and prescriptive authority; Basic Cardiac Life Support certification; Neonatal Advanced Life Support ( NALS ) certification (for full-scope practice); and five or more years of full scope Nurse Midwifery experience are required. Leadership and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with other members of health care and academic teams, are essential. At least three years of experience in a faculty role with a successful track record of didactic and clinical teaching, scholarly productivity, and service is required, preferably within a research-intensive academic health sciences center. A program of research is compatible with this position, although not required.

Principal Functions and Responsibilities: The Specialty Track Director serves as a full-time faculty member in the tenure line or career line and provides leadership of nurse midwifery faculty and DNP students to assure students attain specialty track and DNP program outcomes. Working collaboratively with other DNP Specialty Track Directors, responsibilities include planning, implementing, and evaluating specialty-specific curricula, recruiting and advising students, including their admission and progression, and providing oversight of clinical placements. The Specialty Track Director complies with specialty accreditation (i.e. Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education – ACME ) and reporting requirements, including verification and certification. As appropriate, the Specialty Track Director submits grants to obtain additional support for specialty track development and innovation. In collaboration with other administrators in the college, the Specialty Track Director facilitates nurse midwifery faculty development, participates in faculty evaluation and governance, leads and participates in administrative meetings, and serves as a resource and mentor to the special track faculty and graduate students.

Reporting Relationships: Individual will report to the Assistant Dean for the Master’s and DNP Programs in the administrative role, and to the Division Chair of Health Systems and Community-Based Care in the faculty role.

Application and Inquiries: Interested candidates should apply online at: . Questions about the position may be directed to the Faculty Affairs Manager at .

The application requires 1) curriculum 2) cover letter 3) teaching statement 4) research/scholarship statement.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Application and Inquiries: Interested candidates should apply online at: . Questions about the position may be directed to the Faculty Affairs Manager at .

The application requires 1) curriculum 2) cover letter 3) teaching statement 4) research/scholarship statement.

Open Date 07/09/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02688F

Type Faculty