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Assistant Professor-Medical-Surgical Nursing - Phoenix campus

Creighton University
Phoenix, AZ
Closing date
May 27, 2023

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Nursing, Surgical Nurse
Organization Type
The College of Nursing is seeking applicants for a 12- month, full-time, acute care Medical-Surgical faculty appointment for its Accelerated BSN program. Both tenure and non-tenure track positions are available. This is an on-site position for the College's Phoenix campus. The candidate must have experience in acute care medical-surgical settings, preferably with critical care experience. Responsibilities include the teaching/supervision of undergraduate students in adult acute care medical-surgical settings, curriculum development. The Assistant Professor will teach courses and seminars for undergraduate and graduate students. Is responsible for advising students. Assistant Professor will also carry out research in their area of study. Serves on University Committees and can choose to participate in other campus-related activities/groups. Must be able to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and significant publications. An Assistant Professor teaches 100-level courses. Other faculty responsibilities include those associated with service and scholarship commensurate with the College of Nursing and university expectations.

Candidates must possess at least a master's degree in nursing and 2 years of clinical nursing experience in an adult acute care medical-surgical setting. An earned doctorate or enrollment in a doctoral program is preferred. Ideally, candidates will have experience in classroom and simulation instruction and clinical supervision. Candidates must have a current unencumbered license to practice as an RN in the state of Arizona, or eligibility for licensure.

Creighton University's main campus, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university nationally recognized for providing a challenging and balanced educational experience. Creighton University ranks in the top third of National Universities in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 rankings for "Best Colleges." Creighton is noted for offering a full range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral programs, and for producing groundbreaking research. The university is composed of nine colleges and schools including Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Professional Studies, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions, Dentistry, and a Graduate School.

The College of Nursing ranks 43rd in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 rankings of 694 nursing schools. This places the College in the top 6% of nursing schools ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The College of Nursing offers programs at the baccalaureate (BSN), masters (MSN), doctoral (DNP), and APRN post-graduate certificate levels. Creighton University College of Nursing offers programs at its Omaha, Grand Island, and Phoenix campus locations. Candidates are encouraged to review our various campus locations at
The College of Nursing serves over 600 BSN students across all campuses as well as over 250 students in its graduate program.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Creighton University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
Rank and salary are commensurate with experience.

How to apply:
  • Provide a resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • One (1) page on your philosophy of nursing/teaching

Potential candidates for an Assistant Professor are encouraged to review the Faculty Handbook at:

  • A Doctorate or Masters degree from an accredited college or university;

  • 2-4 years prior teaching experience;

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;
  • Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;
  • Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications

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AAP/EEO Statement
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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