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Assistant Teaching Professor - Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing


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School / Campus / College: School of Nursing

Organization: Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor - Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing


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Position Description

The Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics (BNHI) department within the University of Washington School of Nursing invites applications for the position of Teaching Assistant Professor, Part-Time, 9-month appointment. The position includes teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs for content focused on psychiatric and mental health nursing. Faculty work together in delivering both didactic and clinical content related to basis nursing skills in mental health nursing, and in the graduate DNP program in Psychiatric and Mental Health nursing. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2022. This is a 50%, 3-year appointment (renewable), not tenure eligible. Salary will depend on qualifications, background, and experience.

This position primarily includes teaching responsibilities for psychiatric and mental health nursing content, other graduate and undergraduate program teaching responsibilities may also be possible. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively across disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to teach—didactic and clinical courses, advise and mentor students, advising student capstone committees, connected teaching, and program-building with the faculty team. The successful candidate will be expected to mentor and prepare an undergraduate and graduate student body that reflects the increasingly diverse general and patient populations of the U.S. with the passion and promise to eliminate health inequalities. The successful applicant will be expected to actively bolster our efforts to advance health equity through our curriculum, scholarship, service, and practice. The nationally ranked University of Washington School of Nursing offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP; covering a range of practice specialties), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs.

The University of Washington School of Nursing endorses the Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report’s recognition that Nursing has a major role in aligning public health, health care, social services, and public policies to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity.  The report also notes that nurses must incorporate a health equity lens learned in academic education and points out that the decade ahead demands a more diverse nursing workforce prepared to address systemic inequities that fuel health inequalities.

BNHI excels at supporting research and fostering the academic and professional growth of faculty and students. The mission of the Department of BNHI is to advance biobehavioral nursing science and health informatics through research, education, practice and service with adults, and older adults. The Office of Nursing Research provides a comprehensive administrative infrastructure that supports faculty development as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations, educational initiatives, and mutually enriching community/academic partnerships. The Office of Nursing Research also oversees the school’s research centers, including the Center for Global Health Nursing, Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development, de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management, and Center for Antiracism in Nursing. Faculty also have partnerships with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the Refugee Women’s Alliance, Public Health Seattle-King County, and Washington State Children’s Administration, among others.

The University of Washington is an internationally ranked public university serving diverse students, faculty and staff, committed to educating and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. Our academic community includes 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries.

The University of Washington is known for the benefits offered (see http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/) and commitment to achieving work/life balance.

The University of Washington is located in Seattle, a vibrant metropolitan center with increasingly diverse racial, ethnic, and immigrant communities.  The region’s Cascade Mountains, Puget Sound beaches and waterways offers an unmatched wealth of outdoor activities and cultural attractions.

Qualifications

Qualifications (Required)

  • Earned Doctorate in Nursing [Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)] or foreign equivalent.
  • Current board certification as NP or CNS in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • Current, active, unrestricted RN and ARNP license in WA State
  • 1 or more years’ clinical experience in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • Demonstrated experience in electronic resources (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Dedication to excellence in delivery of both online and in person education

Qualifications (Preferred)

  • 1 or more years’ experience teaching in undergraduate or graduate programs in nursing
  • Demonstrated leadership in mentoring students, clinical faculty and preceptors
  • Experience that includes working with underserved and diverse populations

Instructions

Applicants should submit a formal letter of interest indicating teaching interests, noting prior teaching experiences, how training, preparation, and experience support the school’s and department’s missions as well as a letter showing expressed, demonstrated commitment to antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants must also include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and, if available, evaluations of recently taught courses. Applicants should be prepared to provide names and contact information for 3 references, if requested. Preferred formats are DOC/DOCX or PDF.  The letter should be addressed to Dr. Margaret Heitkemper, Professor and Chair, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics.

First consideration will be given to materials received by December 6, 2021. 

Interested individuals are directed to contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Cynthia Dougherty (cindyd@uw.edu) with questions about the position

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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