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Clinical Assistant Professor - School of Nursing (Family and Community Health)

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia


West Virginia University School of Nursing invites applications for Clinical Faculty and Assistant Program Director of the Nurse Anesthesia program.

This position is a clinical, non-tenure track, full-time Assistant Director of the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program in the Department of Adult Health within the School of Nursing at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University. The Assistant Program Director works collaboratively with the Nurse Anesthesia Program Director, and reports to the Chair of the Department of Adult Health. In the academic role, the Assistant Program Director is responsible for managing program issues in the absence of the Program Director.

Essential Duties:

  • Participates in local, regional, and national specialty committees and organizations to be current on environmental issues that may affect the nurse anesthesia program and practice.
  • Serves on appointed committees of the school and assists with admissions of nurse anesthesia cohorts.
  • Designs innovative approaches and provides expert instruction to nurse anesthesia program students in didactic, simulation, and clinic settings.
  • Participates as Chair or Member on DNP Project committees.
  • Assists in completing appropriate programmatic documentation according to Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) and West Virginia University School of Nursing policies including program philosophy, objectives, master schedule, organizational charts, administrative policies and procedures, budget information, committee meeting minutes, hospital statistics and data, current course outlines, objectives, examinations and testing materials, and self-study reports. Serves as a role model for clinical excellence.
  • Serves as a role model for clinical excellence.
  • Responsive and accessible to student inquiries.
  • Promotes a climate of collegiality and teamwork throughout the school.
  • Exemplifies and promotes ethical and professional standards for individual and organizational behavior and decision-making.
  • Maintains CRNA certification and active practice as a CRNA.
  • Under the direction of the Program Director, networks with internal and external constituencies to promote the interests of the West Virginia University Nurse Anesthesia program within the School and to establish significant professional relationships with peers.
  • Under the direction of the Program Director, represents the DNP and West Virginia Nurse Anesthesia programs to external audiences, and represents the programs' interests within the School of Nursing.
  • Establishes, strengthens, and maintains program relations between and among the School of Nursing; the broader community of West Virginia University; West Virginia University Health System; the state; and government agencies and officials.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Rank and salary commensurate with education, professional background, and experience.


  • Applicant must be willing to learn, grow, adapt, and engage in the evolution of a new nurse anesthesia program.



  • Terminal doctorate from an accredited institution.


  • An unencumbered nursing license, or if out of state, be eligible for licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the state of West Virginia.
  • Active certification or recertification as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).


  • Experience with academic education, preferably within a nurse anesthesia program, including curriculum development, evaluation, and instruction.
  • Demonstrated evidence of interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Candidates with administrative experience are encouraged to apply.


West Virginia University is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All material should be submitted through WVU Hire:

Why WVU?

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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