University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Open Rank- Program Coordinator of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Post Master’s Certificate Program in Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Working Title

Open Rank- Program Coordinator of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Post Master’s Certificate Program

Scope of Job

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for an Open Rank faculty position in the School of Nursing to begin appointment spring 2017. Duties include teaching students in classrooms, simulated laboratories, and clinical settings as well as student advisement. This position will function in the role of Program Coordinator of the PMHNP Post Master’s Certificate Program. Program Coordinator shall provide leadership in the following areas: 1) Direct the PMHNP post Master’s Certificate Program and manage workload of the assigned faculty; 2) Evaluate the curriculum as required by the accrediting agency on an annual basis; 3) Advise students about the preceptor requirements regarding clinical practice; and 4) Ensure program adherence to Texas Board of Nursing legislated regulations. UTRGV faculty are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV’s guiding principles ( which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Nursing or related health care field (Doctor of Nursing Practice will be considered) and Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing with completion of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

Current RN licensure from the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners and approval from the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners to practice as a PMHNP. National Certification as a PMHNP.

Preferred Qualifications

Two (2) years of experience as a PMHNP in one of the following areas: adult adolescent, child and family health.

EEO Statement

EEO Statement UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Diversity Statement UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

Please Note

Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Faculty Title: Assistant Professor

Job Class Code: 00031

FLSA: Exempt

Posting Number: FRGV0511

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Division/Organization: Division of Academic Affairs

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

FTE: 1.00

License or Certification Required?: Yes

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Desired Start Date: 01/16/2017

Open Date: 09/20/2016

Close Date: 01/31/2017