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Date Posted: 03-JAN-2018
PIN Number: #23350
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
Description: 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.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide leadership and mentorship; equitably assign faculty workloads, including teaching assignments, and work sites; promote a positive climate in the college that will support achievement of college goals and excellence in teaching, research, and clinical care; conduct annual performance and planning reviews of all faculty; assume responsibility for all finances of the faculty area and ensure compliance with applicable policies and guidelines; manage and evaluate staff assigned within the department who are a direct report to the chair; assist with space allocation; manage faculty requests for leave, budget, equipment, and space; 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.

Candidates should have documented accomplishments and national recognition in teaching, research, and/or clinical care; 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 (PhD, DNSc, DNP, etc.) and must be eligible for licensure as an RN in Tennessee.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Applications must be submitted electronically, and 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. Applications, nominations, and requests for additional information should also be sent to Jackie Trice ( or 901-448-6135).

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.