Assistant Professor of Nursing – 12 MONTH – University of Arkansas, United States

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock’s thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state’s growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

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Nursing Department

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Summary of Job Duties:

This position is a 12-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor appointment in the School of Nursing. The job duties include teaching, advising, mentoring, and evaluating students throughout the nursing program. Nursing faculty participate in service to the university, community, and the nursing profession. Teaching includes classroom experiences, along with other duties as assigned. In-state residency is required following employment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Required Education and/or Experience:

  • A master’s degree with a major in nursing, OR A doctoral degree with a major in nursing, OR A doctoral degree (Ph.D. or EdD), and a masters in nursing;
  • Applicant must have a current, unencumbered Arkansas or multi-state RN license from a compact state or the ability to obtain Arkansas licensure before the position start date;
  • Applicants must maintain in-state residency during employment.

Preferred Education and/or Experience: 

  • Doctoral degree in Nursing or related field or current enrollment in a doctoral program;
  • Teaching experience and recent experience in nursing practice or nursing education in the area(s) of program need;
  • CNE Certification.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Consistent student and peer ratings of above average or higher;
  • Active participation in team planning and decision-making;
  • Revision of student learning experiences based on data analysis, current research findings and trends;
  • Use of effective teaching strategies and methodologies;
  • Establishment and maintenance of collegial working relationships;
  • Effective communication with staff, students, peers, agency personnel and administration;
  • Consistent meeting of established timelines and project completion dates;
  • Contributes to the evaluation and revision of courses (i.e. content, assignments, forms, learning activities, etc.);
  • Development of test items in accord with department guidelines (AAS);
  • Evidence of continued role development (i.e. seminars, workshops);
  • Demonstrate effective integration of technology;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current nursing practice and contemporary healthcare trends.


  • Active participation in departmental governance and committees by offering ideas, meeting SPE timelines, and contributing to SPE development and revisions;
  • Service on department and/or college committees;
  • Participation in community, discipline-linked service activities;
  • Accurate academic advising with adherence to department expectations for service in this area and active participation in departmental group information sessions;
  • Active membership in a minimum of one state or national professional organization in nursing or higher education.

Research/ Scholarly:

  • Participation in professional continuing education activities;
  • Development and submission (individually or as part of a group) of a minimum of two professional articles or presentations every two years;
  • Development of research/study idea and design in an area of interest and/or benefit to the nursing program or body of nursing knowledge in general;
  • Creation of learning resources for use in the curriculum;
  • Development and/or maintenance of internal documents or reports necessary to meet department goals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to teach and mentor students throughout the nursing program. Teaching may include clinical, face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid formats;
  • Ability to work with a diverse population;
  • Computer literacy and experience;
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, nights, and weekends;
  • Ability to travel occasionally, which may include overnight stays;
  • Ability to drive a motor vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Ability to maintain scheduled on-campus office days.

Additional Information:

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Valarie Abrams, HR Business Partner,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Adult Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University’s Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Sitting, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Standing, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:


Benefits Eligible:


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