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About University of Providence


The University of Providence is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university with a main campus located in Great Falls, Montana offering both face to face and online programs. Founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1932, the University is sponsored by Providence Ministries. As part of the Providence Health System (PHS) the University continues to create academic programs to address current and future workforce needs for the healthcare system and industry. Guiding all Providence Ministries are the shared values of dignity, compassion, justice, excellence and integrity.

Position Summary

This position is seeking a full-time faculty member to teach primarily in the BSN programs. This initial faculty member will also serve as Program Lead to help launch a new program on the Great Falls campus. Full-time nursing faculty in the Nursing Division are housed in the University of Providence, School of Health Professions, and contribute to fulfilling the university’s mission by providing a quality education for students. They act as a leader, teacher, advisor, and facilitator of learning. Faculty members are responsible to the Associate Dean of Nursing. Faculty are tenure-eligible in this nine-month position located on-campus.


  • Teaching Load: Normal full-time teaching load is 24 credits throughout the 9-month academic year, though portions of the full-time load will be reassigned for service as the Program Lead. This position requires a high level of documented learner satisfaction and demonstrated success in achieving program and student learning outcomes.
  • Course teaching includes the full-range nursing content in both didactic and clinical teaching depending on expertise: nursing leadership, clinical nursing practice, evidence-based practice, physiology and pharmacology, and community and population health; all courses reflect master’s education standards (AACN Essentials 2021)
  • Serves as a mentor for faculty new to teaching in the program and existing nursing faculty.
  • Assists with academic and quality processes to maintain full Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation for the nursing program.
  • May conduct or work with a team to conduct and publish research projects as a mechanism in developing the nursing program, faculty, and students.
  • Assists with recruiting and advising BSN students.
  • Provides service to the program, university, profession, and community.
  • Participates on the University of Providence, School of Health Professions faculty committees.
  • Engages in scholarly activities to include academic publications and research presentations at national conferences to further advance the nursing profession.
  • Assists with program management, accreditation, curricula and quality improvement.
  • Faculty are required to attend faculty development and other required events indicated by the nursing program and/or university.
  • Carries out teaching responsibilities in compliance with employment agreement, university policies, procedures, Code of Conduct, and applicable laws and regulations.


Essential Position Competencies and Requirements

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Current knowledge of professional issues in nursing and healthcare
  • Knowledge, expertise, and success in evidence–based research preferred.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the philosophy, mission, core values, and goals of the University and Providence, including:
    • The university’s mission, as a private Catholic liberal arts institution that prepares students for living and for making a living
    • The ability to integrate values of compassion, dignity, justice, excellence, and integrity into programs and services.
    • Previous work record demonstrates personal integrity, veracity, and trust.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Independent judgment, decision making capacity, and the ability to make sound and supported recommendations to other faculty members.
  • Is reflective and instills trust through openness and honesty with others.
  • Has self-knowledge of personal talents and non-talents and acknowledges and utilizes others for balance.  Works with the team to ensure the same.



  • Graduate degree in nursing required; Earned doctorate in nursing or higher education-related field preferred. Current, unencumbered RN and APRN license in the state of current residence.
  • Ability to obtain Montana (or privilege to practice from the Nurse License Compact) RN and APRN licenses, additional licenses in Washington, Oregon or California preferred. Faculty oversight for clinical classes require licensure in student placement state.



  • Required
    • Knowledge and understanding of adult learning and educational theories and techniques.
    • Proficient computer skills and a working knowledge of software programs and communication methods is required; this includes Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint).
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills
    • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and excellent time management skills
  • Preferred
    • Previous teaching instruction in nursing or a related healthcare field is preferred.
    • Previous experience in building traditional BSN programs.
    • Previous experience in leading traditional BSN programs.
    • Previous experience updating curriculum and documented experience in program evaluation is preferred.


Position Details

Position Type:
FTE: 1.0
FLSA: Exempt
Location: Great Falls, MT

*Please note – this is a 9-month faculty position with administrative responsibilities anticipated in Summer 2023. Faculty contract compensation will be supplemented with a Program Lead stipend as well as a stipend for Summer 2023 administrative responsibilities.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and UP application with three professional references to
hr.up@uprovidence.edu .



Employment Application (PDF)

Summary of Benefits (PDF)

The University of Providence is a Catholic, student-centered, mission-focused university. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 406.791.5976.

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