The University of Washington Tacoma School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership (SNHL) invites applications for one full-time Assistant Teaching Professor/Clinical Placement Coordinator position (non-tenure track) beginning in September 2021 (UW Job Class Code: 0115). This is a 50% teaching and 50% Clinical Placement Coordinator position with a nine-month service period during the academic year with an initial three-year appointment and is eligible for a multi-year re-appointment. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.
The University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) is an urban serving university committed to community engaged teaching, scholarship, and service, and located on the ancestral lands of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. School faculty are committed to preparing professionals who work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting social equity and justice for all people. As one of three campuses of the UW School of Nursing, the SNHL is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The school is dedicated to hiring faculty who will enhance diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching professors are an integral part of the faculty and engage in teaching, mentorship, and service. Scholarship linking knowledge, service and practice is supported and encouraged, including innovations in teaching, leadership in teaching communities of practice, and student mentorship. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and areas of practice to apply.
The SNHL currently offers two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Leadership (BAHL) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The BAHL prepares students from a range of professions and backgrounds for careers in leadership positions across a spectrum of healthcare settings, including healthcare organizations, government, and industry. The undergraduate nursing program is designed for learners who are registered nurses (RN) to attain their BSN degree. This program emphasizes communication, critical thinking, equity and social justice, care across the lifespan, leadership, research, and scholarship toward improving health outcomes, population health, and adapting to changes in healthcare.
The school also offers a graduate degree, the Master of Nursing that prepares nurses with in-depth knowledge and skills as systems leaders in a range of practice settings. Additionally, a Doctorate in Educational Leadership that includes a pathway for nurse educators is offered in collaboration with UWT's School of Education. Preliminary planning has begun for the development of a master's degree in healthcare leadership, and a doctoral degree in nursing.
The Assistant Teaching Professor/Clinical Placement Coordinator is expected to teach across programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, developing, and evaluating clinical practicum/fieldwork sites consistent with school programs' learning objectives. This includes coordinating and maintaining student clinical/fieldwork site placements and facilitating effective student learning in clinical/fieldwork sites.
The successful candidate will be expected to work with adult students from socially minoritized and historically underrepresented populations, e.g., immigrants, gender identity/fluidity, race, culture, ethnicity.
The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate student clinical practicum/fieldwork placements.
The successful candidate will be expected to work and collaborate with community agencies/organizations.
The successful candidate will be expected to exercise organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
The successful candidate will be expected to communicate effectively in writing and electronically and demonstrate effective presentation skills.
The successful candidate will be expected to work creatively and effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
Minimum of a graduate degree in nursing (e.g., Master's or doctoral degree) from an accredited institution is required, or foreign equivalent.
Possess or eligible for an unencumbered RN license in Washington State.
At least three years' experience as a RN.
The successful candidate will have experience with teaching that demonstrates cultural responsiveness to the needs of diverse and underrepresented groups and populations.
The successful candidate will have experience teaching in nursing education, nursing professional development, or related health professional education.
To apply, submit the following:
Letter delineating interest in this position and how you meet qualifications.
Brief statement of your teaching philosophy; describe how your teaching and service has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds underrepresented in their academic field/area of practice.
Statement of candidate's commitment to diversity, social equity, and inclusion, and how you demonstrate this in your nursing practice; applicants should note how their work will further UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity, social equity and inclusion (UWT Diversity Statement).
Evidence of teaching effectiveness. This may also include samples of applicant-developed course syllabi, examples from nursing professional development, curriculum development, and/or other relevant teaching experience.
Contact information for three professional references; will be asked to provide reference letter.
Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Priority screening of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Dr. David Reyes at email@example.com or 253-692-5676.
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.