Full Time Faculty - DNP Program - College of Nursing (Virtual) in Phoenix, AZ at University of Phoenix

Date Posted: 11/23/2022

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Job Description

About the Position

A Full-time Faculty (FTF) member primarily teaches program-specific courses exclusively in their College, including didactic and/or clinical courses, and engages in specialized outreach to students and various stakeholders to assess and meet the ongoing needs of specific student populations.  Additionally, a FTF monitors the quality of education and the profession through effective research. A FTF also carries out various administrative and/or service duties and performs research/ professional scholarship activities to ensure that content area expertise remains up-to-date and relevant, and to contribute to the University’s brand and reputation through publication and other means of professional advocacy. 

FTF typically work 40 hours per workweek but are expected to work additional hours as needed based on job responsibilities and business need. FTF are eligible for paid vacation, holidays, and sick time in accordance with University policy. FTF teach exclusively or in some combination, didactic and clinical courses as well as residency or other program-specific courses. FTF teach online and/or at local campuses, and may be required to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, as determined by college leadership. FTF in practice-based disciplines (i.e., Nursing; Counseling) will carry an assignment that includes teaching, administrative/service duties and research/professional scholarship activities. The workload percentage for Teaching and Service/Administrative assignments may vary between categories according to the needs of the College.

FTF are expected to comply with University and College policies, handbooks, resources; observe telecommute policy and maintain a professional home office environment (noise free, etc.) and to be available to colleagues and students on all telecommute and office days during regular working time.

Teaching – 70%

  • Teach the equivalent of 14 courses per year, including introductory courses, didactic courses, residency courses, and clinical courses in the undergraduate and/or graduate program curricula in one of the practice-based disciplines within a College count toward this requirement. All courses must be taught in accordance with established University of Phoenix-approved curriculum, policies and College requirements, and in compliance with regulatory and accreditation agency requirements and standards.
  • Based upon individual College needs and requirements, teach one or more program residencies per year; teach and lead Preceptor Courses; participate and supervise in skills and simulation activities and centers (assignment will vary among Colleges).
  • Implement instructional strategies appropriate for the learner and content, differentiating instruction to meet diverse learner needs; promote student success by using creative and diverse teaching methods and strategies. 
  • Communicate with students regularly, using a variety of mechanisms both written and verbal; ensure availability to students based on the learning environment and according to University policy and instructional standards; guide and direct students to resources that support student success, such as the learning management system, academic and professional resources, and University resources.

Service/Administrative/Research/Scholarship – 30%

  • Participate in applicable University committees, advising, and other shared governance responsibilities such as General Faculty Meetings, Content Area Meetings, College leadership, faculty and council meetings; and serve on student standards committees.
  • Engage in professional development activities to maintain relevancy in educational research, evidence-based practice, discipline trends and best practices in accordance with service and scholarship requirements of the University; maintain active involvement in academic discipline, such as participation in professional organizations, academic conferences, and/or community service. 
  • Perform all required student, classroom and related teaching activities, including but not limited to assisting with clinical placement, tracking student progress, reviewing student and faculty course feedback.  Serve as a coordinator for a variety of positions within the College (e.g. admission, advising, didactic, skills and/or clinical).
  • Effectively use a mentor/coach approach to build productive educational relationships with full-time and associate faculty to support the performance and evaluation process.  Support new faculty through onboarding and mentoring.
  • Conduct research and construct scholarship projects through an active research and scholarship agenda; promote research and scholarship through poster and/or podium presentations at conferences and meetings; publication in peer-reviewed journals; grant writing and submission; or perform other approved scholarly activities.

General Requirements
  • When working remotely, maintain a home office environment that maintains professionalism and is conducive to student privacy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or apparent.

NOTE:  The primary accountabilities above are intended to describe the general content and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. The workload equivalency developed by the Colleges serves as a guide for College Deans and other leaders to construct FTF workloads. Incumbents may perform all or most of the primary accountabilities listed above. Specific goals or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbents’ performance objectives as outlined by the incumbents’ immediate supervisor or manager.
Job Supervisory Responsibilities:
No direct supervisory responsibility; may be assigned to directly supervise staff as needed


  • A Doctorate degree in nursing (DNP, Ph.D.) from an accredited college or university
  • National credentials as designated by state regulatory boards and/or program accreditation agencies for teaching/learning in a specific program 
  • Has 2-3 years teaching at the doctorate or graduate level and understands the relationship formed from chairing a doctoral student
  • 2-3 years of experience teaching at the project level and has demonstrated experience leading and guiding students in the development of an evidence-based practice change
  • National membership in a nursing academic, professional, or practice-based organization

  • Experience teaching diverse adult learner populations
  • History of scholarship
  • Fosters teamwork and collaboration within the team
  • Able to convey a professional image, as well as effectively represent the University as appropriate in its relationship with students and the community
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively deliver information to diverse students, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Self-motivated and proven ability to work independently managing multiple priorities and tasks to deliver required results efficiently and effectively


As an Equal Opportunity employer, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

If you are an active-duty military member seeking employment when off-duty, compliance with Department of Defense Joint Ethics Regulation, 5500-7-R, is required prior to starting employment with University of Phoenix. You are advised to contact your base Judge Advocate General to seek such approval and answer any questions.

Hiring Range

Hiring range for this position is between $60700 and $91700.

Actual starting base pay may vary based on factors such as education, experience, skills, and location.



Your work is critical to helping adult learners achieve their dreams, and we’re committed to rewarding you for your efforts. We offer a competitive, comprehensive total rewards package designed to help you achieve your health, financial, educational and work-life balance goals.

Full-time employees are eligible for:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans; Flexible Spending Accounts; Health Savings Accounts; Life and Disability insurance; and our Wellness incentive program;
  • Competitive 401(k) employer match;
  • Substantial tuition discount for you and eligible dependents; and,
  • A generous time off package, including paid vacation, sick time and company holidays.

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