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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Nursing - PMH Advanced Clinical Practice
Pacific Lutheran University

  • Dec. 19, 2017
  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Nursing - PMH Advanced Clinical Practice
  • School of Nursing
  • Pacific Lutheran University
    Tacoma, WA
    United States
  • Review of application materials will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled.
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Nursing - Psychiatric
    Nursing - Clinical (all categories)
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The Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track appointments with Psych-Mental Health Advanced Clinical Practice (NP or CNS) certification. Teaching responsibilities include contributions to both graduate (PMHNP DNP) and undergraduate (BSN) degree programs. Content areas include PMH advanced practice, generalist BSN PMH, and other relevant contributions depending on areas of preparation and expertise. Rank commensurate with university teaching and scholarship experience and expertise.


Teaching in graduate and undergraduate PMH nursing theory and practice, including clinical and DNP project supervision; additional teaching related to areas of background and expertise.
Clinical responsibilities include organizing, supervising, and evaluating PMH clinical practice at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Student mentoring and advising.
Participation in School of Nursing and University faculty governance processes.
Develop and advance a program of scholarship.
Maintain a PMH advanced nursing practice.


Classroom teaching with up-to-date and level-appropriate content using a variety of interactive, student-focused pedagogical approaches.
Ability to design and implement effective teaching strategies, including use of computer-based teaching applications.
Passion for teaching and demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, and staff in a collegial and team-based environment.
Practice expertise reflecting full scope at the advanced clinical practice level.
Leadership in the applicant’s areas of expertise including national level activities and contributions.
Program of scholarship or the ability to develop and advance an area of inquiry.


Doctorate in Nursing or closely related field. ABD will be considered, but doctoral degree must be in hand by September 1, 2018.
Unencumbered professional license as an R.N. with eligibility for licensure in the State of Washington.
Graduate degree in Nursing from an accredited program and university by September 1, 2018.
Interest in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels.
PMH NP or CNS national certification and State of WA ARNP credentialing.
Current clinical practice experience and expertise.
Applicant must have the ability to, after receiving an offer of or after starting employment, provide proof of US Citizenship or a current valid visa to work in this country, without any support from PLU.


Experience in collegiate nursing education including an understanding of advanced teaching/ learning concepts and approaches.
Breadth of expertise in academic nursing with national level contributions in the field.
Grant-writing, program evaluation, or other academic program-level experiences.


  • Pacific Lutheran University welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional perspectives to our learning environment. PLU is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Human Resources
    School of Nursing
    Pacific Lutheran University
    Tacoma, WA 98443
  • 253-535-7185


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