This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position beginning at the start of the end of the Spring 2018 semester, or sooner depending upon the availability of the successful candidate. This position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.

The assistant director will be responsible for assisting with the daily operation of the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP), the Personalized Learning Program (PL), and the RN to BSN Program within the School of Nursing. Responsibilities include administrative, recruitment, retention, and departmental projects/service.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Eligible for RN license in Arizona
  • Experience with online, traditional and “flex” format nursing education
  • Doctoral degree or doctoral candidate in nursing or related field, OR stated intent to pursue a doctoral program within two years
  • Experience with nursing accreditation requirements
  • Six years of teaching nursing at a college or university

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of commitment to a diverse population
  • Experience with rural health care
  • Prior experience teaching in baccalaureate nursing education
  • Three years experience with administration in nursing education
  • Prior experience with BSN administration
  •  Experience with successful grant funding for student programs


Commensurate with experience.


This is a Faculty (FAC) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service http://nau.edu/Provost/Resources-Policies/

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’s BCBS Plan).  Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment.  More information about NAU benefits is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply” button on this page.  Application must include an attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (4)  names and contact information for three references.  Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.

If you have problems submitting application attachments in the form of a Word or PDF document please contact Sally.Doshier@nau.edu for assistance.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://hr.nau.edu or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

About Norther Arizona University

The NAU School of Nursing (SON) is highly regarded in the Southwest and nationally, and is particularly well known for its innovative use of simulation centers, its clinical partnerships that prepare nurses to work in diverse communities, and its focus on rural health and Native American care.  The School of Nursing offers traditional baccalaureate programs on the main campus in Flagstaff and at sites in Tucson, Yuma and on the Navajo Nation.  The SON also offers a 12-month accelerated second-degree BSN program in Flagstaff.  In addition, the SON offers RN to BSN completion programs on-line in 3 different formats; Concurrent Enrollment with Associate degree programs around the state, traditional RN to BSN and a competency based format Personalized Learning program (PL).  The SON offers masters and doctoral programs through extensive online offerings that combine asynchronous learning with campus visits.

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 30,368, including approximately 22,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see nau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-and-Inclusion/.

Each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report.  The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.  The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.

The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website at: http://www.nau.edu/police.  A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.