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University of Alaska System
  • Position Number: 3999105
  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Certified Nurse Aide

  • Job No: 523830
  • Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession

  • Position Summary:
    The School of Allied Health in the College of Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage, is seeking a full-time, Term Instructor or Assistant Professor to teach Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) courses. Applicants must be a licensed registered nurse with relevant long-term care experience and prior experience in CNA education.

  • Teach up to 30 workload units per 9-month contract
  • Contribute to student learning and assessment of student/program competencies.
  • Maintain office hours according to contractual guidelines.
  • Write and update course syllabi, and assist with curriculum review, revision, assessment, and development.
  • Maintain departmental integrity of student records.
  • Contribute to the improvement of the department, college, university, and community through active involvement in committee work.
  • Complete professional development requirements to maintain active licensure as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Attend department meetings and engage in continuous quality improvement.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse student population and university staff within the scope of the missions of the University of Alaska Anchorage and College of Health.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of the School of Allied Health.
  • Assist the CNA Program Director with accreditation documentation and ongoing outcome assessment

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience in a certified nurse aide programs.
  • Prior teaching experience, with a commitment to student-centered learning, student engagement, and teaching excellence.
  • Experience leading or working in a diverse workforce in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Knowledge of current AK Certified Nurse Aide scope of practice.
  • Experience in student evaluation and outcomes assessment.
  • Commitment to and the ability to work effectively within the scope of the College of Health mission and to work with a diverse student and staff population.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Currency in contemporary nursing/nursing aide practice.
  • Knowledge of contemporary curricular content for the education of the Certified Nurse Aide.

  • Successful citizen partnership skills and experience maintaining partnerships with private and public agencies and organizations, including advisory boards.
  • Familiarity with Certified Nurse Aide training considerations and needs in Alaska.

    Typical Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as an RN/LPN
  • Minimum of one-year experience working as a nurse in an acute or long-term care setting.
  • Experience supervising CNAs while an RN.
  • Prior experience in CNA or other nursing instructional program(s).

    Required Education or Training:
    Instructor Rank:
    Associate's degree
    Licensure as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse

    Assistant Professor Rank:
    Bachelor's degree
    Licensure as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse

    Salary Information:

    This is a full-time, 9-month, exempt term instructor or term assistant professor faculty position complete with both a competitive salary, depending on experience, and full employee benefits package.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applicants will need to upload the following documents to their online application:
    • Cover letter highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position.
    • Comprehensive resume/CV
    • Names and contact information of three professional references
    • Copy of licensure as a Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse; or licensure, certification, or registration in states where applicable as a Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse

    Applications will be accepted for review on 03/30/2023, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on DAY BEFORE REVIEW DATE (03/29/2023).

    *To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

    This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

    This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact (Marsha Bailey), Program Director/Term Assistant Professor, at or 907-786-4310.

    Applications Close: Open until filled

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