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The UTHSC College of Nursing's current open faculty positions are below. Potential applicants should click on the linked Taleo number to begin the application process.

Faculty - Executive Associate Academic Dean

Taleo Number:19000000DZ

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing (CON) invites inquiries, nominations of, or applications from candidates for the position of Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor.

The Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is responsible for promoting excellence across all academic programs in the College of Nursing.  Provides day-to-day oversight of the effective operation of established academic programs and development of new academic programs in the College. Works collaboratively with Assistant Dean of Quality and Strategic Affairs.  Ensures all academic programs operate according to set standards and that the College recruits high quality applicants to all programs who matriculate and graduate. Advises the Dean on matters related to program curricula, admission standards, and proposals for new academic programs. Recommends allocation of College resources as related to academic affairs. Coordinates activities of academic programs with campus/university academic support systems to ensure a well-integrated plan of operation consistent with the College mission and vision. Represents the College on matters related to academic affairs including evaluation and institutional effectiveness within the university and to the external communities. Reports directly to the Dean.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads the development and implementation of a strategic plan for academic programs that is consistent with a changing society and healthcare system, and integrates with the UTHSC System and campus strategic plan.
  • Develops and manages budget for Academic Affairs.
  • Ensures that all academic programs meet state and national standards for compliance with policies and regulations of licensing, certifying and accrediting organizations.
  • Serves as Chair of the Curriculum and Evaluation Committees in College of Nursing.
  • Provides oversight of ExamSoft testing in the College of Nursing.
  • Serves as the Academic Affairs representative and appoints students to the College of Nursing Honor Council.
  • Advises the Dean regarding Academic Affairs.
  • Represents the College of Nursing on matters related to academic affairs and is the college’s liaison to University Academic Affairs.
  • Conducts reviews/evaluations of Academic Affairs staff.
  • Develops the academic calendar for the College of Nursing.
  • Prepares the Academic Bulletin for the College of Nursing.
  • Creates and sustains world-class academic programs.
  • Reviews the relevance and quality of academic programs.
  • Provides input into curriculum changes based on accreditation standards and community assessments.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and regulations of clinical sites, and licensing and certifying bodies relative to academic programs.
  • Prepares all administrative reports related to academic programs.
  • Leads interprofessional education initiatives (e.g., simulation).Provides primary oversight of academic program review and analysis.
  • Collaborates with the Chair(s) and Program Directors to determine teaching assignments for faculty across academic programs.
  • Leads, in collaboration with Department Chairs, the identification of needed adjunct faculty.
  • Provides assistance to Program Directors in ensure adjunct faculty are appropriately oriented to their role.
  • Provides input into faculty appointments as it relates to credentialing for academic programs.
  • Develops and monitors contractual agreements with Assistant Dean of Finance for academic program consultants.
  • Ensures accuracy of the Registrar’s list of courses each term.
  • Collaborates with the Dean to develop articulation agreements with area colleges.
  • Works with University administration to develop and implement institutional academic policies.
  • Updates academic policies for the College of Nursing assuring congruence with University policies.
  • Promote oversight of student success and retention efforts implemented by the learning navigator
  • Certifies student academic program completion for degree conferral.
  • Approves all leaves of absences, withdrawals, reinstatements, and deviations from plans of study of students according to policy.
  • Collaborates with university services to ensure that academic and student services are available to support student academic progression.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Student Affairs in the development and implementation of marketing and recruitment plans for all academic programs.
  • Oversees academic events within the College of Nursing (orientation, white coat, pinning, & convocation/commencement).
  • Collaborates with the Dean, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, Executive Team, and faculty in strategic planning activities.
  • Determines annual enrollment targets in collaboration with the Dean, Program Directors, and the Director of Student Affairs.
  • Works collaboratively with the Assistant Dean of Quality and Strategic Affairs to submit accreditation reports and other internal and external reports/surveys for the College of Nursing.
  • Provides academic leadership for strategic planning activities regarding academic program to meet the goals and objectives of the College of Nursing mission.
  • Collaborates with Program Directors and other faculty and staff responsible for departments and units in program review efforts.
  • In collaboration with the Dean, Directs the CON Educational Technology Specialist in maintaining the College of Nursing intranet, data bases and other relevant accreditation materials.
  • Develops and monitors annual goals of the Academic Affairs office.
  • Develops new program Proformas (for institution, UT Board of Trustees, THEC).
  • Represents the College of Nursing on matters related to institutional effectiveness, evaluation and accreditation.
  • Leads the development, revision, and evaluation of institutional benchmarks of effectiveness for the College of Nursing.
  • Ensures a seamless data management process to collect and trend aggregate data (i.e., certification pass rates, graduation rates, employment rates, student & employer satisfaction rates, accreditation standards, & NCLEX pass rates) with expected outcomes.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Student Affairs in coordinating the College of Nursing Progressions Committee meetings and communicating recommendations to Dean.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean.

QUALIFICATIONS
A Doctorate degree in Nursing from an accredited institution and educational/administrative experience in a nationally accredited university with graduate programs is required. The candidate must qualify for rank of Associate Professor or Professor; be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Tennessee; and undergo background checks required by the State of Tennessee.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS
For confidential consideration, please send all nominations and expressions of interest electronically to:

Diane Smith, RN, BSN
WK Advisors
UTHSCExecAssocDean@wkadvisors.com 

Faculty - Professor and Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research (ADR)

Date Posted: 18-DEC-2018
Job Title: PROFESSOR AND ASSOCIATE DEAN
Taleo Number: 19000000DX
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

UTHSC College of Nursing (CON) invites inquiries, nominations of, or applications from candidates for the position of Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research (ADR) and Professor in the CON. The UTHSC CON seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to advance the research and scholarship mission of faculty within the CON. An earned nursing degree is not required, rather the successful applicant must possess 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, and a demonstrated ability to support the research career of others. The ADR provides leadership in the growth of the CON research and scholarship programs, under the direction of the Dean of the CON, and is a vital member of the leadership team. The intent of this position is to expand the recognition of the UTHSC CON faculty for excellence in scholarship and research. The ADR drives and facilitates interdisciplinary research across sectors of the University with the CON, ensuring involvement of constituents and community partners, as appropriate, to foster achievement of the CON research and scholarship objectives and to foster and sustain program relevancy and improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Qualifies for the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor with previous work experience demonstrating the ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  2. Holds Ph.D. or another terminal degree in the health sciences from an accredited university. Maintains a sustainable program of clinically relevant research with a history of R-level grant funding.
  3. Displays a proven ability to mentor junior faculty that must be documented on applicant?s curriculum vitae (CV), through collaborative works such as senior authored peer-reviewed publications.
  4. Demonstrates experience in collaborating with or including nurses on federally funded research, pilot work, and publications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Administrative experience supervising grant preparation, budget management, compliance, and reporting.
  2. Strong record of research funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), of service on NIH study sections, and/or of leadership of a NIH-funded institutional center.

For confidential consideration, please send all nominations and expressions of interest electronically to:
Jim Sirianni, Partner
Mark Halligan, Associate
UTHSCNurAsDean@storbecksearch.com

Faculty - Pediatric Surgery Nurse Practitioner (Department of Acute and Tertiary Care)

Date Posted: 28-FEB-2019
Job Title: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Taleo Number: 19000000EN
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing invites applications for the full-time position of Pediatric Surgery Nurse Practitioner in the Acute & Tertiary Care Dept.

UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
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 Health Professions, 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. 

  • One of the first DNP programs in the country.
  • Accredited since 2009.
  • Offers BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP tracks.
  • Offers dual DNP-PhD.
  • DNP specialty tracks include: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, and Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; dual options include Adult Gerontology Acute Care-FNP; Psych Mental Health Nursing-FNP.

LE BONHEUR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats more than 250,000 children each year in regional clinics and a 255-bed hospital that features state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly resources. Our medical staff of more than 240 physicians provide care in 40 subspecialties.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The UTHSC embraces four missions: education, research, clinical care and institutional service. Responsibilities for this role include 95% clinical practice assignment which includes: functions as an Advanced Practice Nurse collaboratively with physician leadership of the Pediatric Surgery Department and acts as a change agent for surgery patients by incorporating the role of clinical expert, role model, consultant, educator, practitioner, researcher, and nurse leader; provides clinical expertise to patients and families by providing direct and indirect patient care; collaborates with the healthcare team in assessing, designing, implementing, and evaluating population-based programs of patient care to enhance high quality and cost effective patient outcomes. In addition, 5% educational responsibilities in the College of Nursing will be determined in collaboration with Department Chair.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimal requirements for the position include a current RN and APN license in Tennessee, a Master’s degree or higher in a nursing specialty, and a Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification.  All degrees must be from an accredited program. Current DEA certification and three (3) years of clinical practice experience at the RN level.  Candidate must have the ability to react quickly to emergency situations; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills. Academic rank is based upon academic credentials.

If you need additional information about this position, please contact: 

Sherry Webb, DNSc, CNL, NEA-BC
Chair and Associate Professor
901.448.4148
Email: swebb14@uthsc.edu

Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity.

To apply for this position, please click on the Taleo Number above.

Faculty - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention)

Date Posted: 28-FEB-2019
Job Title: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Taleo Number: 19000000E0
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing invites applications for the position of a full-time non-tenure track position as Pediatric DNP faculty in the Department of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention.

UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
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. 

  • One of the first DNP programs in the country.
  • Accredited since 2009.
  • Offers BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP tracks.
  • Offers dual DNP-PhD.
  • DNP specialty tracks include Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner; dual concentrations include Adult-Gerontology Acute Care-FNP and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing-FNP.

 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

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 Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university required. Substantive clinical 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 commensurate with degree and experience. 

If you need additional information about this position, please contact:

Mona Newsome Wicks, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chair and Professor
901.448.6250
Email: mwicks@uthsc.edu

Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity.

To apply for this position, please click on the Taleo Number above.

Faculty – Registered Nurse First Assistant Program (Department of Acute and Tertiary Care)

Date Posted: 28-FEB-2018
Job Title: INSTRUCTOR
Taleo Number: 19000000DT
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position as faculty in the Department of Acute and Tertiary Care.

COLLEGE OF NURSING RNFA CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

  • First RNFA Certificate Program in the State of Tennessee
  • Program approved by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI)
  • May be integrated into our DNP program (one of the top 25 DNP programs in the U.S.), allowing the APRN First Assistant to function in an expanded perioperative role.

UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER 
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. 

  • One of the first DNP programs in the country.
  • Accredited since 2009.
  • Offers BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP tracks.
  • Offers dual DNP-PhD.
  • DNP specialty tracks include Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner; dual concentrations include Adult-Gerontology Acute Care-FNP and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing-FNP.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching responsibilities include both didactic course work and clinical supervision of students. 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

Minimal requirements for the position include a Master of Science in Nursing (DNP preferred), an RN license, an APRN license with current national board certification and 1 year of experience. All degrees must be from an accredited program.  Additional requirements include: completion of a Registered Nurse First Assistant program (CRFNA desired) with 3 years of experience as an RNFA. Teaching in a professional nursing program is desired. 

Academic rank is at instructor or assistant professor level based upon academic credentials.

If you need additional information about this position, please contact: 

Sherry Webb, DNSc, CNL, NEA-BC
Chair and Associate Professor
901.448.4148
Email: swebb14@uthsc.edu

Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity.

To apply for this position, please click on the Taleo Number above.

Research Faculty (Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention)

Date Posted: 28-FEB-2019
Job Title: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Taleo Number: 19000000DS
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER College of Nursing invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position in the department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER 
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. 

  • One of the first DNP programs in the country.
  • Accredited since 2009.
  • Offers BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP tracks.
  • Offers dual DNP-PhD.
  • DNP specialty tracks include Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner; dual concentrations include Adult-Gerontology Acute Care-FNP and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing-FNP.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Carries out research program, secures external funding in support of research, teaches in graduate programs, 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
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. 

If you need additional information about this position, please contact:

Mona Newsome Wicks, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chair and Professor
901.448.6250
Email: mwicks@uthsc.edu 

Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity.

To apply for this position, please click on the Taleo Number above.

Research Faculty (Department of Acute and Tertiary Care)

Date Posted: 28-FEB-2019
Job Title: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Taleo Number: 19000000DL
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UT 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 Acute and Tertiary Care.

UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
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. 

  • One of the first DNP programs in the country.
  • Accredited since 2009.
  • Offers BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP tracks.
  • Offers dual DNP-PhD.
  • DNP specialty tracks include Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner; dual concentrations include Adult-Gerontology Acute Care-FNP and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing-FNP.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Carries out research program, secures external funding in support of research, teaches in graduate programs, 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.

If you need additional information about this position, please contact:

Sherry Webb, DNSc, CNL, NEA-BC
Chair and Associate Professor
901.448.4148
Email: swebb14@uthsc.edu

Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity.

To apply for this position, please click on the Taleo Number above.

Faculty - Acute Pediatrics DNP Program (Department of Acute and Tertiary Care)

Date Posted: 08-MAR-2019
Job Title: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Taleo Number: 19000000J7
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing invites applications for the position of full-time non-tenure track position as Acute Pediatric Nurse Practitioner faculty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. 

UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
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.

  • One of the first DNP programs in the country.
  • Accredited since 2009.
  • Offers BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP tracks.
  • Offers dual DNP-PhD.
  • DNP specialty tracks include: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner,  Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, and Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; dual options include Adult Gerontology Acute Care-FNP; Psych Mental Health Nursing-FNP.

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 and institutional service responsibilities will be determined in collaboration with Department Chair. 

QUALIFICATIONS

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 an Acute Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university required. Substantive expertise is required as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Documented high quality didactic teaching experience in family health content (basic and applied) and related fields of clinical work desired. Expertise in clinical teaching and active engagement in appropriate professional organizations is required. Evidence of scholarship including research and/or grants are highly desirable. Academic rank is commensurate with degree and experience. 

If you need additional information about this position, please contact: 

Sherry Webb, DNSc, CNL, NEA-BC
Chair and Associate Professor
901.448.4148
Email: swebb14@uthsc.edu

Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity.

To apply for this position, please click on the Taleo Number above.

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), 920 Madison Avenue, Suite 825, 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.

Last Published: May 22, 2019