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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) Program Director/ Assistant/Associate/Professor-in Residence or Assistant/Associate/Professor, School of Nursing [R0130468] 


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the nation's most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada. 

For more information, visit us online at:  http://www.unlv.edu 


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. 


The School of Nursing at UNLV offers CCNE-accredited programs leading to a BSN, MS (nurse practitioner and nurse educator tracks), DNP, and PhD (Educator and Interprofessional Health concentrations and DNP to PhD). For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu/nursing 


The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a generous annual and sick leave package, medical and dental benefits, supplemental voluntary benefits, tuition assistance, and wellness programs. Visit our benefits page for a full listing.  


The Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) Program Director/Assistant/Associate/Professor-in-Residence or Assistant/Associate/Professor provides vital leadership for the CNM Program track within the MSN program. The Program Director is responsible for the planning, implementing, evaluating and managing of the CNM specialty track. The Program Director in collaboration with the Assistant Program Coordinator is responsible for advising students in the program.  The Program Director will work collaboratively with the Assistant Program Coordinator to orient and mentor other faculty teaching in the program and to develop and evaluate clinical sites. The Program Director will provide support for the viability, quality, legal and professional compliance of the specialty. Specialty coordinators are expected to be role models for clinical scholarship and leadership in the School of Nursing and within their specialty organizations.  

The Program Director is also expected to: 

  • Provide overall leadership for the sustainability of the program, including strategic planning for the specialty. 

  • Work closely with the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs and Director of the MSN program to develop CNM Program recruitment and marketing strategies, respond to potential student inquiries; participate in the admission process by interviewing and selecting applicants.   

  • Serve as the Academic Advisor to students in their specialty, focusing on issues of certification eligibility, academic progression and retention. 

  • Design and provide expert instruction for CNM preparation through didactic, simulation, clinical and innovative approaches.  

  • Work with the CNM Assistant Program Coordinator and clinical placement coordinator in identifying the specialty's need for clinical preceptors and site. 

  • Ensure clinical site and preceptor information is entered and maintained in shared database including the evaluation of each. Supervise the clinical placement coordinator in completion of these functions.  

  • Orient new faculty and mentor faculty teaching in the specialty program; identify qualified candidates and nominate preceptors for adjunct faculty positions.  

  • Ensure that specialty standards for accreditation of the program and certification of graduates are met.  

  • Maintains appropriate programmatic records according to ACME policies including program philosophy, objectives, and master schedule, organizational charts, administrative policies and procedures, budget information, committee meeting minutes, hospital statistics and data, current course outlines, objectives, and student brochure, examinations and testing materials, faculty teaching and time commitment data and self-study records.  

  • Complete program and accreditation reports in a timely manner.  

  • Articulate faculty needs for the specialty to the MSN Program Director and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs (ADFA) based on number of students, specialty-specific needs, and teaching-learning activities. 

  • Participate in MSN Program and Specialty Coordinator meetings as well as Curriculum Committee activities related to course, curricular and program changes.  

  • Ensure completion of program evaluation data collection including tracking student outcomes (i.e. performance on certification exams; employment settings), analyze data and propose appropriate programmatic changes. 

  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs (ADFA), will recommend for hire, orient and supervise clinical instructors according to number of students enrolled and site placements. 

  • Serve as a role model for scholarship in clinical or educational research including evidence-based guidelines, quality improvement, and other projects, and dissemination of results through manuscripts and presentations. 

  • Participate in local, regional, and national specialty organizations to be current on environmental issues that may impact the nurse anesthesia program and practice. 

  • Maintain specialty certification credentials. 

  • Maintain active practice as a CNM. 


Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.  


The individual must hold a doctorate in nursing or a related field from an accredited College or university. The individual must also hold or be qualified to hold a Nevada RN license and if selected applicant is subject to a one-time background check. This individual must be a Certified Nurse Midwife.  

Faculty rank will be dependent upon educational credentials, terminal degree, experience, and scholarly achievement. In the instance of tenure-track or tenured consideration, the rank and track will be based on UNLV School of Nursing criteria and review. NOTE: The senior level nursing faculty member must possess a record of extensive scholarly achievement.  

  • Assistant/Associate/Professor-in-Residence (non-tenure-track): terminal degree & experience.  

  • Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track): terminal degree and comprehensive experience and research activity.  

  • Associate/Professor (tenured): terminal degree, research activity, and a record of extensive scholarly achievement. 

Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment. 


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.   


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance. 

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on May 9, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Reimund Serafica, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu


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The University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.  


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates.  Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106).  The University's commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment.  Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to:  Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov

Information pertaining to the University's grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage. 

Job Category 

Academic Faculty 

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.