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Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Vancouver Campus
Washington State University

Date Posted Nov. 9, 2022
Title Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Vancouver Campus
University Washington State University
Pullman, WA, United States
Department Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Nursing - Psychiatric
    Nursing - Practitioner (all categories)
    Nursing - General

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Vancouver Campus

164-NN_FACULTY - Clinical Assistant Professor - Career

Business Title:
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Vancouver Campus

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Employee Type:

Job Family:
Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Vancouver Campus

We are looking for a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) certified as a psychiatric mental health or family nurse practitioner, who is passionate about teaching didactic and clinical courses in a hybrid environment and advising graduate and undergraduate nursing students.

Position Summary:

Washington State University Vancouver and the College of Nursing invite applications for clinical track clinicians, scholars, and educators. The candidate selected for this position will be on the faculty in the College of Nursing.

The program at Washington State University Vancouver offers a: 1) RN to BSN completion program; 2) Master of Nursing (MN) program with specialization as a population health nurse with preparation as a nurse educator or nurse leader available; and 3) a DNP program with specialization as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or Population Health Nurse.

We are seeking faculty applicants with clinical expertise and a scholarly focus that will contribute to our strengths in building the scientific knowledge base in the following areas of research: (a) behavioral health, (b) patient care quality and safety, (c) community and public health, and (d) educational innovations and outcomes.

Required Qualifications:

1) A nationally accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice degree by date of hire.

2) Current national certification as a psychiatric-mental health or family nurse practitioner, and at least two years of full-time clinical practice as psychiatric-mental health or family nurse practitioner.

3) Meet eligibility requirements for RN licensure and ARNP licensure with prescriptive authority in Washington State and Oregon if not already licensed.

4) Demonstrated contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion and the reduction of health disparities.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Experience in teaching didactic and clinical courses and advising graduate and/or undergraduate nursing students.

2) Experience with technology assisted education modalities.

3) Experience working with diverse populations and/or students.

4) Demonstrated ability to utilize practice-based research studies to address salient nursing and health care issues.

5) Nursing leadership experience and engagement in professional nursing organizations.

6) Interdisciplinary/interprofessional collaboration in practice and/or education.

7) Current clinical practice.

8) Current certification as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner or dually certified as both psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner.

9) Experience as a preceptor for PMHNP and/or FNP students.


Clinical faculty will be responsible for:

  • Teaching undergraduate, masters and/or doctoral students.
  • Advising undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Maintaining an ongoing program of scholarship.
  • Disseminating scholarly findings.
  • Serving on graduate student committees.
  • Providing service to the department, College of Nursing, and university communities as well as the nursing profession.

Additional Information:


Washington State University Vancouver

Department Name:

WSU Vancouver College of Nursing

City, State, Zip:

Vancouver, WA 98686

Department Link:

9-month Monthly Salary:

$9,222-$9,784/month ($83,000-$88,056/year), commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Work Location and Schedule:

This position uses a hybrid method to provide teaching across the state of Washington but is a part of a collaborative home campus in Vancouver.

Tenure Track:



WSU offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package including up to 49 days off per year through paid holidays/sick leave/annual leave, a choice of retirement plans, medical/dental/vision, basic life and long-term disability insurance, and an employee tuition waiver program.



Posting Close Date:

This position will remain open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on November 28, 2022. Position is available on or after August 16, 2023.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (uploaded in the resume section).
  • A cover letter discussing education and experience as related to the required and preferred qualifications (uploaded in the first questionnaire).
  • A Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (uploaded in the additional questionnaire, see information below).
  • Names and contact information for four professional references (also uploaded in the additional questionnaire).

We require candidates to submit a statement describing their past contributions to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging and future plans for continuing this effort as part of their application for a faculty position. The purpose of the statement is to identify candidates who have professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance campus equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging efforts.

Your statement should discuss your activities and experience as well as your future plans to advance equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, in alignment with WSU Vancouver's mission, through your research, teaching, and/or service. Provide examples from your own experience, which might include (but are not limited to) activities such as any of the following:

  • Mentoring.
  • Teaching and Curriculum or Professional Activities.
  • Committee, task force, or board service
  • Research, scholarship, or creative activity

Other (such as recruitment, outreach, retention, community-based work).

The Washington State University system has a mission to "embrace a worldview that values diversity and cultural differences and recognizes the importance of global interdependence and sustainability." The ultimate goal is to "create an institutional culture in which diversity is the norm." At WSU Vancouver, these values have been a part of our institution since our founding in 1989. They are embedded in our Strategic Plan, one of the goals of which is to "Promote an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to inclusion, equity and diversity."

One of the ways WSU Vancouver enacts its commitment to equity-mindedness is by promoting best practices for faculty recruitment. These include broadening the candidate pool, agreeing on criteria to judge all applicants before the search begins, guarding against biases in decision making, and treating all candidates respectfully and equally.

WSU recruits, hires, trains, promotes, and compensates persons in all job titles without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran. However, search committees can consider past or proposed contributions to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging as part of the overall review process.

About WSU Vancouver

As one of six campuses in the Washington state University system, WSU Vancouver provides baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people, communities and economy of Southwest Washington.

As the only public four-year educational institution in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver is dedicated to its land-grant tradition for openness, accessibility and service to people. WSU Vancouver enjoys extraordinary community support and is committed to developing areas of academic and research excellence that fulfill regional needs.

Situated on 351 scenic acres, WSU Vancouver is in the homelands of the Chinookan and Taidnapam peoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Employees and students alike value the beauty of campus.

Although currently non-residential, students are increasingly relocating from other regions to attend WSU Vancouver. A personal atmosphere, small classes, and interaction with world-class faculty attract 3,000 students each semester. To learn more about the university visit and to learn about resources for prospective faculty visit

Recognized by Insight Into Diversity magazine as a top college for diversity, WSU Vancouver is committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in all that it does.

Time Type:
Full time

Position Term:
9 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.


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