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University of Utah Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track Director in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Rank and Track Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00989 - CON-HSCBC DIVISION

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin When filled


Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track Director

Rank and Track Depending on Qualifications

The Family Nurse Practitioner ( FNP ) Specialty Track Director provides leadership for faculty, students, and staff in the family nurse practitioner specialty track of the Doctor of Nursing Practice ( DNP ) program. The FNP Specialty Track Director also provides input for teaching assignments, and oversight for teaching methods and strategies, student clinical placement, and curriculum development and evaluation. Additionally, the FNP Specialty Track Director ensures that specialty track activities are consistent with the vision, mission, values, and strategic goals of the College of Nursing, as well as the national organizations guiding FNP specialty track and DNP program accreditation.

Principal Functions and Responsibilities :

a) Provide leadership in the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and coursework for the FNP specialty track in collaboration with faculty and various community partners.

b) Coordinate the admission process in accordance with University and College policies and guidelines and with Student Services and the other DNP specialty tracks.

c) Facilitate student applications for scholarships and funding opportunities.

d) Assume shared responsibility for FNP student progression and advising, programs of study, student and faculty orientation, course evaluation, annual program evaluation, graduation activities, and other accountabilities as assigned.

e) Work collaboratively with the Academic Program Manager for the DNP Programs to support student recruitment and retention.

f) Collaborate with University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics and other community agencies to strengthen the FNP specialty track.

g) Maintain regular communication with the Assistant Dean of the Master of Science (MS) and DNP Programs and/or Executive Director for Nurse Practitioner Education, and the Associate Dean of Academic Programs.

h) Promote a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment within the College of Nursing.

i) Partner with the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to provide vision, plans, and leadership for and implementation of programs and services to increase the recruitment and graduation of students from underrepresented groups, and to improve the quality of their education experience.

j) Work collaboratively with the Assistant Dean of the MS and DNP Programs and/or Executive Director for Nurse Practitioner Education to maintain accreditation status and ensure integration of national standards of practice for the specialty track and DNP program.

k) Provide input regarding faculty performance appraisals and evaluations within the specialty area and recommendations for faculty teaching assignments in collaboration with the Division Chair.

l) Facilitate the resolution of issues and concerns in the overall planning, implementation, and evaluation of the FNP track in DNP program.

m) Complete necessary documentation for student credentialing, licensure, and letters of references as requested.

Criteria/Experience and Qualifications :

a) Graduate of an accredited College or School of Nursing and either hold a current Utah APRN License or be qualified to attain a Utah APRN License.

b) Hold national certification as a family nurse practitioner.

c) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing or a related field, or Doctor of Nursing Practice ( DNP ) degree is required.

d) Eligible for appointment as a Career-Line or Tenure-Line Assistant Professor or higher rank.

e) Strong and contemporary working knowledge of nursing profession, nursing education, higher education, and health care delivery.

f) Demonstrated leadership and participation in accreditation, curriculum development and evaluation, academic advisement, and admissions processes.

g) Demonstrated leadership and ability to work collaboratively and productively with individuals and interdisciplinary groups.

h) Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to foster a collegial and respectful work and educational environment.

i) Exemplary record of scholarly achievement commensurate with rank and attuned to matters of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Appointment: This position includes 30% to 35% administrative effort (based on student enrollment) with the remaining FTE allocated toward teaching, research or scholarship, service, and/or clinical practice. This is a 12-month appointment for three consecutive years, with annual review and the option for reappointment.

Responsible to: The Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Assistant Dean of the MS and DNP Programs, and Executive Director for Nurse Practitioner Education.

Review & Evaluation: With input from DNP program specialty track directors, faculty, and other assistant and associate deans, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Assistant Dean of the MS and DNP Programs, and Executive Director for Nurse Practitioner Education will formally review the FNP Specialty Track Director every three years.

The College of Nursing: The CON is an integral part of University of Utah Health.We are committed to working together to serve the people of Utah and beyond by continually improving individual and community health and quality of life. We strive for excellence in education, research, and clinical care, each mission being vital to one another and to our overall success. Diversity and inclusiveness, independent inquiry, and collegiality form the fabric of everyday life for faculty and students. Please visit our website for more information about theCollege of Nursing ( .

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Application and Inquiries: Interested candidate should apply online at .

The application requires: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, 3) teaching philosophy, and 4) three letters of recommendation from individuals external to the University of Utah and U of U Health. Please note that letters must be signed, dated and on letterhead. For additional information, please contact John Nerges, Search Committee Chair at or Cami Zollinger, Faculty Affairs Manager at .

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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.

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Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 07/10/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03332F

Type Faculty