Careers with the School of Nursing

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Joining UAA’s School of Nursing is a unique opportunity to transform nursing education and make a significant impact on nursing practice in Alaska—while also immersing yourself in the adventure of life in the Last Frontier.

Alaska is a state of strong, caring communities, incredible natural beauty, and endless opportunities to make an impact. The School of Nursing is located within the UAA College of Health, which is leveraging significant resources to expand its academic programs and meet health workforce needs across the Alaska. The School of Nursing and the College of Health enjoy strong support from the University of Alaska system, health care providers and other community partners, and state government. We anticipate continued growth in the years ahead as we work to meet the state's growing need for nurses. 

The School of Nursing educates students for professional nursing practice locally and across the globe, and for productive citizenship and personal growth. The school offers a range of undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees, from the AAS in nursing science to the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

To learn more about our benefits, please visit the University of Alaska benefits site. If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact Tammy Kancir, Personnel Specialist, at tjkancir@alaska.edu or (907) 786-4528

  • Faculty Positions
    Position Openings Description  Location 

    Term Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing

    The School of Nursing at the University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking innovative, energetic professional to contribute to our Nursing Programs. We are seeking to fill a full-time Term Assistant or Associate Professor position as the program continues to grow, and the need for health care in the State of Alaska is significant. We are seeking to fill positions in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan. Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan

    Term Assistant/Associate Professor – Outreach/Curriculum Coordinator

    The University of Alaska, School of Nursing (SON) is seeking applications for part-time Term Assistant/Associate Professor to primarily serve in the role of outreach faculty and curriculum coordinator. This position would be based in Anchorage, but travel significantly through Alaska to outreach sites through the state. Anchorage

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    The University of Alaska, School of Nursing (SON) is seeking applications for full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professors of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for the graduate programs. The SON seeks innovative, energetic professionals to contribute to our Psychiatric Mental Health-NP and DNP programs. We are seeking to fill two full-time positions as the program continues to grow to meet behavioral heath care needs in the State of Alaska Qualified applicants will be doctorally prepared (PhD or DNP) and certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health nurse practitioner. Anchorage

    Term Clinical Instructor of Nursing

    The University of Alaska, School of Nursing (SON) is seeking applications for a full-time Term Clinical Instructor. This position will be based in Homer, Alaska but may provide clinical instructional needs in other Southcentral Alaska areas. The SON seeks innovative, energetic professionals to contribute to our Undergraduate Nursing Programs. We are seeking to fill a full-time term clinical instructor for the Homer campus. This individual may provide clinical instructional needs in other Southcentral Alaska areas. Homer
  • Adjunct Faculty Positions
    Position Openings Description  Location 

    Adjunct Faculty

    The School of Nursing is seeking applications for adjunct faculty. Adjunct positions are on a semester-by-semester contract basis. Successful acceptance into the adjunct pool does not guarantee an offer of a contract. Many School of Nursing adjunct positions are clinically based assignments in Alaska, primarily in the Anchorage area. UAA faculty positions may be represented by a collective bargaining agreement. Anchorage

    If you are interested in learning about adjunct positions within the UAA School of Nursing, please contact Tammy Kancir, Personnel Specialist, at tjkancir@alaska.edu or (907) 786-4528

  • Associate Director of the School of Nursing
    The associate director will assist the director in the effective administration of the School of Nursing. Ideally, the associate director will have experience in direct patient care combined with an academic nursing background as well as experience that demonstrates the following: activity and accomplishments in teaching, research, and service within the nursing field; in-depth understanding of nursing education and research; knowledge of distance learning nursing education; experience in grant writing; familiarity with curricula development, assessment, and accreditation; and experience working within a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty. View an in-depth profile of the Associate Director opportunity.
  • Staff Openings
    Position Openings Description  Location 
    RRANN Student Tutor The School of Nursing is seeking applications for RRANN Student Tutors. RRANN student tutors would be available to help students be successful in the prerequisite science classes such as biology and chemistry as well as the nursing courses of the degree program. Anchorage
    Resource Center Student Lab Assistant The School of Nursing is seeking applications for Resource Center Student Lab Assistants. The schedule for this position is flexible, depending on the needs of the labs and the student worker’s school schedule. This is a part-time, temporary position, with up to 20 hours per week. Anchorage
    Student and Temporary opportunities The School of Nursing is in need of temporary assistance. These positions may include Lab Assistant, Receptionist, and Tutor Pool opportunities. Student positions work with your school schedule for up to 20 hours of work per week. Anchorage and other locations as needed.