Job Details

University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Position Number: 4984473
  • Location: Odessa, TX
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Director of Nursing / Professor or Associate Professor - Tenure-track

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's School of Nursing welcomes applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor or Professor rank position. The successful candidate is expected to serve as a Director of the Nursing Program.

Salary Range

Highly competitive, depending on qualifications.

Essential Functions

The Director is assisted by the Administrative Assistant, the Director of the Nursing Simulation Center, and the faculty. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Performance. The Director directs the achievement of the mission and goals of the Nursing Program and represents the Nursing Program to the community. The Nursing Program Director is responsible for leadership, planning, coordination, and oversight of six Board of Nursing areas: students, faculty, curriculum, organizational structure, governance, research, and evaluation.

1. Communicative leader who can build relationships within the School, College and the University, engage and serve the healthcare community, and establish and maintain excellent relationships with the local and regional healthcare systems, its administrators and staff;

2. Strategic leader willing to promote innovative ideas and diverse modes of course delivery as the School grows in numbers of students and programs;

3. Teach courses based on departmental needs and expertise; supervise clinical practicum.

4. Candidates will carry out a research program, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and contribute to collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts across campus, and is encouraged to apply for external funding.

5. Participate in curricular development.

6. Provide academic advising to students.

7. Mentor students to prepare them for professional practice, graduate studies, and research.

8. Provide support to students in need of academic improvement.

9. Serve the University, college, and department.

10. Actively participate in the department's expansion

11. Teach up to but no more than 3 sch each semester (Texas BON rule 215.6(f))

Required Qualifications
  1. Terminal degree at the doctoral level in nursing, which meets accreditation standards; current RN license with eligibility for licensure or licensure in Texas; Demonstrated leadership skills related to coordination of teaching activities.
  2. Proven track record of building relationships with all constituents (hospitals, healthcare providers, community college, higher education institutions, etc.)
  3. Three (3) years of administrative or leadership experience in a School of Nursing.

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Effective verbal/written communication skills and proficiency in the English language
  2. Awareness of current issues/trends in nursing and higher education
  3. Effective interpersonal and organizational skills

Additional Information

Required Application Materials

1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3. List of References
4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
5. Research Statement
6. Student Course Evaluations
7. Unofficial Transcripts

Conditions of Employment

1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.

Standard Working Conditions

1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation.

University Benefits

1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.

About the University

The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.

As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.

Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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