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Instructor of the Practice in Nursing

Dixie State University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Salary: $55,000.00 - $58,000.00 Annually

Location: St. George, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Faculty

Division: College of Health Sciences

Job Number: 22FAC905-1

Position Announcement

The Department of Nursing at Dixie State University (DSU) in St. George, Utah, invites applications for a full-time professional-track Instructor of the Practice position (teaching lecture, laboratory, and/or nursing assistant courses), starting Fall Semester 2022.

The Nursing Department seeks to help students achieve their academic, career, and life goals, including those related to providing safe, evidence-based patient-centered care to all. More information about the department, faculty, and its degree offerings can be found online at

  • Teach 30 credits over a broad spectrum of undergraduate lecture, laboratory, and/or nursing assistant courses per academic year.
  • Work with the department chair and other nursing department faculty in designing curriculum/courses with measurable objectives and learning outcomes, preparation of class outcomes and schedules, and development and continued assessment of the nursing assistant program.
  • Assist in ongoing efforts of all aspects of nursing program accreditation, including self-report, on-site visits, follow-up, and ongoing evaluation.
  • Hold regular office hours as outlined in academic policy. Attend department meetings, advise on student assessment, and vote on department issues (as appropriate).
  • Improve professionally and maintain currency in the field.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Masters of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) + state instructor certification required.
  • Must hold current Registered Nurse License for the State of Utah or eligibility to gain Utah Licensure or by Interstate Compact.
  • Teaching experience in lecture, laboratory, and/or clinical nursing assistant courses in a college setting, dealing with diverse student populations, required.
  • Knowledge of subject matter, appropriate course content, current trends and methodologies in education and nursing.
  • Knowledge of computer-based technology as used in clinical and educational environments, including online learning, mobile devices, and high-fidelity simulation.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly with students, staff, and colleagues, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well with other faculty, staff, and students.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) professional-track faculty position. Faculty service begins August 2022, with pay & benefits starting July 1, 2022. Annual salary of $55,000 - $58,000, depending upon qualifications & experience; additional compensation available for summer/overload teaching.Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, etc. See under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins January 10, 2022; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (approximately one page, single-spaced, about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU), soon-to-be-called Utah Tech University starting July 1, 2022, is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams.Click here to learn more about the University.

DSU is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. DSU does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury -, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco, 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.


Click here to visit to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Dixie State employee!

Highlights from DSU's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Dixie State;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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