Alliant International University — Open Rank Professor – BSN and MSN – Direct Entry Prelicensure Nursing Programs (Arizona)

Open Rank Professor – BSN and MSN – Direct Entry Prelicensure Nursing Programs (Arizona)

Alliant International University is a professional practice University committed to excellence in four areas: Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International Competence and Community Engagement. The University provides students with the highest quality of education through excellence and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations. Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit and make an impact in their communities by addressing major contemporary social issues. Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students, faculty.

Our Mission:
Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.

Our Vision:
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

An Open Rank Professor is a faculty member who has completed a terminal degree (e.g., doctorate) in the area in which the faculty member will be teaching. Open Rank Professors have demonstrated competence in facilitating learning, in scholarship, and in service, or any combination of those activities.

When circumstances warrant, faculty who hold academic appointments with other universities may be hired temporarily at the rank of Visiting Open Rank Professor. Faculty hired into these ranks meet the qualifications of faculty at their rank, but they are not on a track that may lead to a rolling contract.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduate degree in nursing with a doctorate degree in nursing or related field from an accredited college or university. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Experience: Adequate years of experience in the areas involved in assignments; Nursing – minimum of two years of full-time registered nursing clinical experience. Education – documented potential in the areas of facilitating learning, scholarship, and service, as applicable to assignments; and if appropriate, a record of meritorious performance of the duties and obligations of an instructor.

Certifications, Licenses, etc.: Unencumbered RN licensure in Arizona or multi-state compact license. For faculty teaching in post-licensure online programs, unencumbered RN licensure in California and state of residence. Additional licenses may be required. Certified Nurse Educator or certification in specialty area preferred.

Other: Criminal background check and meet all requirements of clinical partners.


    • Proficient computer skills.
    • The ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
    • High level of accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to problem solve.
    • The ability to explain complex requirements in clear and concise terms
    • The ability to be flexible with workflow to meet the needs of the department and students and to manage multiple tasks per required deadlines
    • The drive to encourage, direct, hold accountable and guide students toward task completion.
    • Must demonstrate the ability to work as an effective team member and develop trusting relationships with students and University employees.
    • Culturally competent and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and/or experiences
    • Highly motivated, focused and results oriented.
    • Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal interactions, and to maintain confidentiality.
    • Collaboration and partnering with other university stakeholders to support candidate success.
    • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Faculty Activities/Responsibilities

  • Facilitating Learning
  • Facilitating Classroom and Distance/Distributed Learning
  • Course and syllabus preparation
  • Class curriculum coordination and planning
  • Assessment and evaluation of learners
  • Student selection, orientation, and assessment
  • Mentoring and advising of students
  • Field placement supervision and coordination
  • Research/scholarship mentoring and supervision, particularly of MA theses, PsyD projects, and PhD, EdD, DBA dissertations

Scholarship – Scholarship/ research reflecting the generation, integration, dissemination and application of knowledge, as well as creative and original contributions to one's field commensurate with academic rank.

Service – All faculty engage in service to the University, Community and Profession commensurate with academic rank.

Examples in each category include:

Service to the University:

  • Hiring and evaluating faculty
  • Participating in developing, revising, and coordinating curriculum as well as maintaining program vitality
  • Participating in processes to improve academic program quality
  • Participating in processes to improve quality of School, campus, and University faculty experience
  • Participating in faculty governance

Service to the Community:

  • Contributions at the local, state, and national levels involving one's professional expertise to the public, to organizations, and to governmental entities

Service to the Profession:

  • Participation in and leadership of professional organizations
  • Reviewing for journals, conferences, and research grant panels

Duties Required of All Faculty – Certain duties are additionally required of all faculty and are not given formal workload credit but will be included in yearly evaluations. These include but are not limited to:

  • Active participation in campus life to sustain a high level of facilitated learning;
  • Participation in program governance, including program-based committees, with the exception of SERC which may receive up to three units of service workload credit at the discretion of the Program Director and the approval of the Dean and the Provost/VPAA;
  • Active participation in program and campus activities (including scheduled and impromptu meetings of faculty, staff, and students);
  • Picking up and promptly responding to paper, voice and electronic mail and messages;
  • Visibility and accessibility supporting a sense of community;
  • Regular accessibility either by person, by telephone and/or virtually to students, colleagues and the greater University community;
  • Posting of teaching schedules, office hours, and procedures for making appointments on the faculty member's door, online and on syllabi;
  • Attendance and participation in program, department, faculty and Faculty Assembly meetings;
  • Responding in a timely fashion to students' requests for meetings, to telephone calls, and to e-mail communications;
  • Participating in Faculty Assembly and program faculty meetings;
  • Carrying an advising load of up to fourteen students (depending on size of the program and the judgment of the Program Director);
  • Participation in hiring faculty;
  • Participation in developing, revising and coordinating curriculum and maintaining program vitality;
  • Participation in processes to improve quality of school/college, campus and University faculty experience; and
  • Participation in, selection, admission and retention of new students, including attendance at admissions open houses, participating in admission interviews, new student orientation, and advising of students.
  • Submittal of grades, attendance, syllabi, and textbook orders in compliance with University established procedures and deadlines.

Perform other related tasks, duties and responsibilities as required, assigned or directed.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Direct Reports: Teaching or Research Assistant, when assigned.

Indirect Reports: Clinical faculty or adjuncts, when assigned.

Contact Responsibility:

Internal: Interacts with supervisor to receive direction and instructions and/or review of work results. This position with work closely with colleagues in multiple departments (i.e. Admissions, Student Advising, Registrar, etc.) to support both students and colleagues in achieving student success and Department goals.

External: Interacts with prospective students, to provide advice and support. Interacts with accrediting and regulatory agencies as required.

Primary Work Location, Hours & Travel Requirements:

Office Location: Arizona Campus

Travel: Occasional travel to clinical sites within 50 miles of campus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work environment may be is in a standard office or standard classroom setting. Frequently exposed to low to moderate noise, various odors, temperature changes, and equipment with moving parts, including but not limited to computers, phones, printers, and other standard office or classroom equipment.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to execute those physical activities required to perform the essential functions including, but not limited to, regular sitting if in the office, or regular standing if in the classroom and being mobile; continual communicating both in person and on the telephone; regular keyboarding; regular reading of both print and digital material; and all other activities required to perform

essential functions.


  • Responsible to perform all work in a manner that complies with the organization policies, applicable regulations, applicable standards of professional performance, or other recognized laws or requirements as these policies, regulations, standards, laws or requirements relate to the position.
  • Responsible to participate and support in the organizational compliance activities and to take appropriate action in reporting issues related to compliance.
  • Responsible to perform all duties and responsibilities in a manner that complies with the Alliant International University Mission, Values, and Pillars, if applicable.

Work Hours: Standard office hours, occasional evenings, or weekends may be required depending upon the course and clinical schedule. Full time hours may vary according to course and clinical needs.

Background Check Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including criminal, prior employment and education verification). Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University employees who apply for the position.

Additional Information:
Anti-Discrimination Policy: Alliant International University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in its educational programs, services and activities, and in employment practices, including but not limited to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, hair style or texture associated with race, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.

Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Human Resources at or 858-635-4509.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires that we provide you with this Notice at Collection for California Employees and Applicants. This notice is about the collection and use of your personal information. We encourage you to read this notice carefully.

Governing legislation: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.

Alliant International University is a smoke and tobacco free environment.

Company: Alliant International University, Inc.

Country: United States of America

State/Region: Arizona

City: Phoenix

Postal Code: 85012

Job ID: 240867

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