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Idaho State University
  • Position Number: 4221913
  • Location: Pocatello, ID
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Undergraduate Nursing Faculty, School of Nursing
Pocatello or Meridian

Institution Information

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Job Description

The Undergraduate department of the School of Nursing prepares generalist, baccalaureate nurses for entry into practice and offers baccalaureate degrees for registered nurses already in practice. Students new to nursing may either be first degree, traditional students or second degree, accelerated students. Courses are taught in person and with a variety of digital technologies including synchronous, asynchronous and virtual methods. Courses are provided in multiple locations across the state and faculty coordinate to ensure equitable and consistent student experiences.

The Undergraduate department strives to role model the professional practice environment, incorporating shared governance, evidence-based practice, clinical ladders and the processes of healthcare quality for continuous improvement. Faculty have a primary, or home campus, used for in person courses and determining mileage when traveling to clinical sites. This posting will be used to hire several faculty positions within the Nursing department.

Undergraduate faculty can be:
  • Clinical Instructors - minimal qualification: BSN and enrolled in a MSN or hirer program, to be completed within 3 years of hire
  • Clinical Assistant Professor- minimal qualification: MSN
  • Clinical Associate Professor - minimal qualification: earned doctoral degree in nursing
All faculty will provide direct instruction in assigned courses, according to the course syllabus, learning objectives and department goals. All faculty are expected to provide both didactic and lab/clinical instruction. Effort is made to match faculty expertise with course topics. All faculty complete student evaluations according to department and course standards. All faculty take part as student advisors and as members of department committees.

Clinical Assistant and Associate Professors design, develop and evaluate courses within the curriculum process of the department and University. If assigned, faculty at this level may provide supervision to Clinical Instructors and other support personnel, (ex. Graduate teaching assistants, adjunct faculty, site preceptors, student interns). Department based service, leadership, research and quality improvement opportunities are expected after the first semester. Opportunities for leadership, research and quality improvement at the College and University level are encouraged.

Opportunities include, but are not limited to:
  • Promotion and tenure committees
  • Student advancement and engagement
  • Community outreach
  • Interprofessional development
  • Research of all varieties
  • Direct teaching workloads are adjusted to accommodate agreed upon investments in service, leadership, and research

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for all levels of faculty:
  • Unencumbered RN license in the US, able to practice in Idaho on start date
  • 1 year practice in any patient care setting
In addition to the listed educational requirements, all faculty must demonstrate:
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to Student Centered Education
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Strong team commitment
  • Provide quality customer service in accordance with the University/College/School values
  • Maintain positive working relationships, and make decisions and solve problems.
  • Maintain confidentiality; positive communication; accurate records; and an organized, safe working environment
    Exhibit flexibility, willingness to learn, and maintain current technology skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching
  • Prior leadership in nursing
  • Experience with continuous quality improvement
Additional Information

You must submit the following to be considered for any of these positions:
  • CV/resume
  • Cover letter that addresses the minimum and/or preferred qualifications
  • List of three (3) professional references, including current contact information
These positions will remain open until they are filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to June 25, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with education, experience, and rank. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

Posting Number: req1953
Type: Working 9 months per year
Position: Faculty Tenure Track
Division: Idaho State University

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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