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

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Position/Rank Specialty Track Director, Nurse Midwifery

Department 00988 - CON NURSING DIVISION

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin ASAP


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

Criteria: Graduate preparation from an accredited school of Nurse Midwifery (required). Doctoral preparation ( DNP or PhD) required. Requirements include: certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board ( AMCB ) as a Certified Nurse Midwife ( CNM ; Utah State CNM Licensure and prescriptive authority; and one or more years of full scope Nurse Midwifery experience and Basic Cardiac Life Support. Academic experience, leadership and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with other members of the health care and academic teams are essential. A record of teaching, scholarly productivity, and service is required. 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 for 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 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 other faculty and graduate students.

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

Application and Inquiries: Interested candidates should apply online by submitting an application, cover letter, CV, as well as a scholarship and teaching statement at

Inquiries about the position may be directed to the 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/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

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


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

Under the required document List of References please supply at least three contacts.

Please submit the Scholarship statement under Applicant Document Other.

Open Date 08/14/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02069F

Type Faculty

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