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About University of Providence

The University of Providence is private, Catholic university. With its main campus located in Great Falls, Montana, the University of Providence offers undergraduate and graduate nursing education programs. The University is committed to its mission of preparing students for living and making a living. Founded by the Sisters of Providence, the University is a ministry of Providence and continues to create academic programs that address current and future workforce needs for the healthcare system and industry. Shared values of compassion, dignity, justice, excellence and integrity shape the missions of both the University and Providence.


Position Summary

Full-time and part-time nursing faculty in the Nursing Division are housed in the University of Providence, School of Health Professions fulfill the university 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 Division Chair for Nursing. Faculty are tenure eligible, and these twelve-month positions are located in Anchorage, Alaska.


  • Teaching Load
    • Full-time: Carries a full-time teaching load (28-30 credits) throughout the 12-month academic year, resulting in a level of documented learner satisfaction and demonstrated success in achieving program and student learning outcomes.
    • Part-time: Carries a part-time teaching load (15 credits) throughout the 12-month academic year, resulting in a level of documented learner satisfaction and demonstrated success in achieving program and student learning outcomes
  • Course teaching includes the full-range BSN 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 baccalaureate education standards (AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, 2008)
  • Serves as a mentor for faculty new to teaching in the BSN 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. Research findings and research projects will be conducted in collaboration with the Providence System Office Research Council.
  • 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.
  • The faculty position may be located off campus (home office) and faculty are required to attend faculty development and other required events indicated by the nursing program and/or university. Travel is paid for by the nursing program.
  • Carries out teaching responsibilities in compliance with employment agreement, University policies, procedures, Code of Conduct, and applicable laws and regulations.


Essential Position Competencies

Education, Certification, and Licensure

  • Graduate degree in nursing required; Earned doctorate in nursing or higher education-related field preferred. Current, unencumbered RN license in the state of current residence.
  • Ability to obtain a Montana (or privilege to practice from the Nurse License Compact) and Washington state RN license. Faculty hired in Alaska require an Alaska RN license as well.



  • 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 developing curriculum, including online curriculum and documented experience in program evaluation is preferred.



  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Current knowledge of professional issues in nursing and healthcare
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint & Excel).
  • Knowledge, expertise and success in evidence–based research preferred.
  • Certification as Certified Online Instructor (COI), Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and/or certification in a clinical specialty is 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.



Position Details

Position Type: Faculty

FTE: 0.5 – 1.0

FLSA: Exempt

Location: Anchorage, Alaska


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, UP application and 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.

For more information, please contact Human Resources