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Faculty - Chair of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Department

Date Posted: 13-OCT-2015
Job Title: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND CHAIR
PIN Number: #22794
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing, invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Department. This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. This position reports to the Dean of the College of Nursing.

UTHSC has educated more than 53,000 health care professionals on three campuses across the state – Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga. The UTHSC campuses include colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Patient care, professional education and research are carried out at hospitals and other clinical sites across Tennessee.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this position are to:

provide leadership and mentorship in the recruitment, selection, onboarding, professional/career development, and retention of faculty; equitably assign faculty workloads, including teaching assignments, and work sites to assure that an appropriate balance of time and effort is committed to teaching, research/scholarship, service, and, if applicable, clinical care; promote a positive climate in the college that will support achievement of college goals and excellence in teaching, research/creative and other scholarly activities, service, and, if applicable, clinical care; conduct annual performance and planning reviews of all faculty (non-tenure track, tenure track, tenured, volunteers, affiliate) to assist faculty members in developing their full potential as educators, researchers/scholars, practitioners, and leaders, to assure they set and meet career goals that are consistent with goals of the college; assume responsibility for all finances of the faculty area and ensure that all UTHSC and CON policies and guidelines for financial management are met; manage and evaluate staff assigned within the department who are a direct report to the chair; assist with space allocation; manage faculty requests for professional and annual leaves, budget, equipment, and space; along with the college executive team, provide leadership in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the strategic plans of UTHSC and CON; facilitate college collaborations with other professionals, colleges, institutions, and community organizations; and assist with the development and revision of CON policies and procedures.

Qualifications

Candidates should have documented accomplishments and national recognition in teaching, research, and/or clinical care; recognition for faculty mentoring and faculty development; a proven record in administration and management; national involvement in nursing organizations; demonstrated ability to foster effective relationships between nursing faculty and others; and a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity compliance, affirmative action, diversity, and inclusion. To be considered, candidates are expected to possess a terminal degree in nursing (e.g., PhD, DNSc, DNP) and must be eligible for licensure as an RN in Tennessee. Applicants must have a commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

To be considered, candidates are expected to possess a terminal degree in nursing (e.g., PhD, DNSc, DNP) and must be eligible for licensure as an RN in Tennessee. 

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to:

Applications must be submitted electronically to Dr. Wendy Likes (wlikes@uthsc.edu) Applicants must include (1) a cover letter detailing how your professional qualifications fit the requirements for the position, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of two references with contact information. Nominations and requests for additional information should also be sent to Laura Beth Homonnay (lbhomonnay@uthsc.edu or 901-448-6135).

Faculty - Research

Date Posted: 05-FEB-2015
Job Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
PIN Number: #22588
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing invites applications for the position of a full-time tenure track position as a faculty member in the department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies.

Responsibilities

Carries out research program, secures external funding in support of research, teaches in graduate programs, and advises doctoral students and mentors students and faculty in research. The UTHSC embraces four missions: education, research, clinical care and institutional service. Teaching contributions are expected as is continued research productivity and scholarly contributions. Candidates eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank will have a well-established program of funded research.

Qualifications

Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee required. Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university required. Documented high quality didactic teaching experience in nursing is desired. Active engagement in appropriate professional organizations is required. Evidence of scholarship including research and/or grants is required. Academic rank is commensurate with degree and experience.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to:

Sherry Webb, DNSc, RN, CNL, NEA-BC
Chair and Associate Professor
UTHSC College of Nursing
920 Madison, Rm #1011
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-4148
Email: swebb14@uthsc.edu

Two supporting letters of recommendation are required. For potential new faculty members who have previously held faculty or traineeship positions at UT or affiliated institutions, the letters may be internal. For potential new faculty members who join UT Health Science Center from another institution, the letters should be from that institution, or other sources outside UT Health Science Center, or both. For potential faculty members who are being considered for their first faculty appointment or who have completed their highest degree within the past three years, one of the letters of recommendation should ordinarily be from the major professor supervising the award of the degree.

Faculty - Neonatal

Date Posted: 10-JUN-2015
Job Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
PIN Number: #22936
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing invites applications for the position of a full-time non-tenure track position as faculty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Neonatal concentration.

Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities include both didactic course work and clinical supervision of students. The UTHSC embraces four missions: education, research, clinical care and institutional service. Research/scholarship activities and institutional service responsibilities will be determined in collaboration with Department Chair. 

Qualifications

Qualification needed include an unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee required, as well as certification/recertification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university required. Substantive neonatal nursing expertise is required.

Expertise in clinical teaching and active engagement in the appropriate professional organization is desired. Evidence of scholarship including research and/or grants is highly desirable. Academic rank is commensurate with degree and experience. Applicants must have a commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to:

Sherry Webb, DNSc, RN, CNL, NEA-BC
Chair and Associate Professor
UTHSC College of Nursing
920 Madison, Rm #1011
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-4148
Email: swebb14@uthsc.edu

Two supporting letters of recommendation are required. For potential new faculty members who have previously held faculty or traineeship positions at UT or affiliated institutions, the letters may be internal. For potential new faculty members who join UT Health Science Center from another institution, the letters should be from that institution, or other sources outside UT Health Science Center, or both. For potential faculty members who are being considered for their first faculty appointment or who have completed their highest degree within the past three years, one of the letters of recommendation should ordinarily be from the major professor supervising the award of the degree.

Faculty - Professor and Associate Dean

Date Posted: 29-OCT-2015
Job Title: PROFESSOR AND ASSOCIATE DEAN
PIN Number: #22807
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center invites inquiries, nominations of, or applications from candidates for the position of Associate Dean for Research in the College of Nursing. The College of Nursing seeks a dynamic leader to facilitate research and scholarship.

An earned nursing degree is not required, rather the successful applicant should have a doctoral degree with experience and knowledge in clinical research, a track record of R-level funding, a history of working successfully with nurse colleagues on like-phenomena of interest, and a demonstrated ability to foster the research career of others.

The Associate Dean for Research provides leadership direction for growth of the College?s research and scholarship programs, and is expected to maintain an active research program as a Principle Investigator. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the College of Nursing and will be part of the leadership team.

Responsibilities

Provide leadership to research programs in the college and advice and counsel to the Dean on matters related to research and scholarly activity. Maintain an active, externally funded research program as a PI. Promote basic and translational research within the CON and between the CON and other colleges, departments, and institutions.

Enhance and promote research policies and guidelines within the CON. Foster and seek extramural funding for college research initiatives. Work with the Dean to develop short and long range strategic research plans. Work with partner organizations and other colleges to promote development of the research program.

Mentor faculty in strategies for building programs of funded research and dissemination of information. Manage the daily operations of the Office of Research and Grant Support.

Determine the capacity, resources, limitations and barriers to the development, submission and ongoing management of research programs, collaboratively identify and implement strategies to promote scholarly output and recognition. Contribute as an educator to the delivery of scholarly content and training, through classroom teaching, seminars, and workshops intended to build scientific capacity in the College.

Promote the College of Nursing regionally, nationally and internationally, through attendance and engagement in scientific conferences and media. Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

Must qualify for rank of Professor and show evidence through previous work experience of an ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. PhD or Terminal degree in the health sciences. Degrees must be from an accredited university.

Candidate must have a track record of a sustainable program of clinical research with a substantial federal funding history. A proven ability to mentor junior faculty must be evident on the CV, through collaborative works such as senior authored publications.

The successful applicant will demonstrate experience working in or collaborating with nurses on funded research, pilot work, and in publications.

Applications and Nominiations 

Applications must be submitted electronically to Dr. Wendy Likes. Applicants must include (1) a cover letter detailing how your professional qualifications fit the requirements for the position, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of two references with contact information.

Nominations and requests for additional information should also be sent to:Laura Beth Homonnay (lbhomonnay@uthsc.edu or 901-448-6135).

Part-Time Faculty – DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program

Date Posted: 20-MAY-2016
Job Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
PIN Number: #22945
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing invites applications for the position of a part-time (.5 FTE) non-tenure track position as faculty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Anesthesia program.

Teaching responsibilities include both didactic course work and clinical supervision of students. The UTHSC embraces four missions: education, research, clinical care and institutional service.

Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities include both didactic course work and clinical supervision of students. The UTHSC embraces four missions: education, research, clinical care and institutional service. Responsibilities for this role include clinical practice assignment, in addition to educational responsibilities. Research/scholarship activities as well as service responsibilities will be determined in collaboration with Department Chair.

Qualifications

Doctorate degree required; graduation from a recognized School/College of Nursing and accredited Nurse Anesthesia Program; certification/recertification by the National Board on Certification/Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists; licensure to practice in Tennessee as a registered nurse with specialty licensure as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists; and previous experience in Nurse Anesthesia education preferred. Academic rank is at assistant professor level.

Applications and Nominiations 

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to:

Sherry Webb, DNSc, RN, CNL, NEA-BC
Chair and Associate Professor
UTHSC College of Nursing
920 Madison, Rm #1011
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-4148
Email: swebb14@uthsc.edu

Two supporting letters of recommendation are required. For potential new faculty members who have previously held faculty or traineeship positions at UT or affiliated institutions, the letters may be internal. For potential new faculty members who join UT Health Science Center from another institution, the letters should be from that institution, or other sources outside UT Health Science Center, or both. For potential faculty members who are being considered for their first faculty appointment or who have completed their highest degree within the past three years, one of the letters of recommendation should ordinarily be from the major professor supervising the award of the degree.

Faculty - Assistant Professor

Date Posted: 20-MAY-2016
Job Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
PIN Number: #22947
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) Colleges of Nursing and Health Professions invite applications for the position of a full-time position as faculty with a shared appointment within each College (0.5 each). This position will be partially grant funded beginning in FY 2018.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this position include: (1) Methodological research, alone or in collaboration with other faculty, that results in peer-reviewed publications: (2) Collaborative research with faculty including assistance with grant applications, and data analysis on grants; and (3) Teaching of 1 -2 graduate courses per year and supervision of graduate students.

Qualifications

We seek candidates with a strong training in biostatistics and statistical aspects of data science. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a diverse research portfolio with a mixture of collaborative and independent methodological research.

All areas of biostatistics are of interest, but we are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest in clinical trials, large observational studies, complex heterogeneous datasets, high-throughput data, and statistical computing. Minimum qualifications for the position are an MSN in Statistics or Biostatistics and a PhD in a health related area.

Candidates with clinical and public health research experience are especially encouraged to apply. Primary criteria for appointment will be experience, demonstrated ability in research, a relevant publication record in peer-reviewed journals, and evidence of successful teaching. The successful applicant will work closely with faculty and staff in the Colleges of Nursing and Health Professions to develop grant applications and conduct research studies.

Applications and Nominiations 

Interested applicants should submit (electronically) a copy of their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests and teaching experience, two letters of recommendation and photocopies of transcripts to:

Wendy Likes, Ph.D., Dean, College of Nursing, wlikes@uthsc.edu

or

Audrey Zucker-Levin, Assistant Dean of Research, College of Health Professions,
azuckerl@uthsc.edu 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 910 Madison Avenue, Suite 826, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, telephone 901-448-7382 (V/TTY available). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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901-448-6128
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