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Associate Dean For Research

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites inquiries, nominations, or applications for the position of Associate Dean for Research in the College of Nursing. The Associate Dean for Research provides leadership for the enhancement and growth of the College’s research and scholarship programs. As a direct report to the Dean of the College of Nursing, the Associate Dean is a member of the College leadership team.

As the flagship statewide academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and professional service. In 2011, UT Health Science Center celebrated its centennial: 100 years advancing the future of health care. Offering a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy.

The College of Nursing is devoted to enhancing the quality of healthcare in our community and beyond. The College of Nursing’s roots date back to 1887 when the first nursing school in the Mid-South, the Memphis Training School for Nurses, was chartered. The College offers a new BSN program which will welcome its first incoming class August of 2013, the MSN program with preparation as a Clinical Nurse Leader, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program that is primarily an online program, the PhD program in Nursing and a dual PhD/DNP program. The College has over forty faculty members and is located in facilities beautifully renovated in 2012.

Qualifications

The PhD (or equivalent) in nursing or a related field is required as well as at least one graduate degree in nursing (all from accredited institutions) and a demonstrated record of achievement in research, including experience as a Principal Investigator. The candidate must qualify for rank of Associate Professor or Professor; qualify for tenure; be eligible for Licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Tennessee; and undergo background checks required by the State of Tennessee.

The Associate Dean for Research will have extensive and in depth knowledge of nursing and will serve as a major resource person to colleagues, students and the community. Other expected abilities include: excellent communications skills of all kinds; general analytical expertise as well as understanding and ability to interpret and understand pertinent financial and legal documents and data; and effective people and organization skills for working with diverse types of people both on and off campus including boards of directors, potential funders, Legislators, community leaders, and children; and a commitment to the principles of Affirmative Action and equal employment opportunity.

Responsibilities

The Associate Dean for Research provides advice and counsel to the Dean of the College regarding short and long range strategic planning and implementation of plans related to the research and scholarly activities of the College and performs the following duties as well as those that may be assigned by the Dean: promotes basic and translational research within CON and between UTHSC colleges and with other institutions with emphasizes on inter and intra disciplinary approaches; manages the Office of Research and Grant Support including developing strategies on enhancing the research structure, policies, and guidelines; leads strategic planning in all facets of research and scholarly activities including facilities as related to research; partners within the UTHSC and other organizations to enhance research activities; assesses scholarly productivity of the faculty; mentors and supports faculty in research and grant procurement and assists in seeking external funding ; and serves as a liaison on UTHSC research initiatives and planning campus wide.

Applications and Nominations

Applications must be submitted electronically to grent@rentconsultinggroup.com at Rent Consulting Group who is assisting in the search. 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 three references with contact information. Nominations and requests for additional information should also be sent to Rent Consulting Group (see email above or 704-366-2388). The review of applications will begin after March 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

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Instructor or Assistant Professor

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Nursing seeks an individual for a full-time position as faculty in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Experience in one or more of these areas: medical-surgical nursing, critical care, psychiatric-mental health, pediatrics, reproductive-women’s health, leadership-management, and teaching in a professional nursing program is desired. Minimal requirements for the position include a RN license and a Master of Science in Nursing. All degrees must be from an accredited program. Academic rank is at instructor or assistant professor level based upon academic credentials.

Please forward a letter of interest, current CV and 2 letters of professional reference to:

Tommie L. Norris, DNS, RN
Professor and Associate Dean/Chair
BSN/MSN Department
920 Madison, #1065
Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-7377
tnorris4@uthsc.edu

Faculty - DNP - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Program

The UT 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 Program (DNP) Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Faculty.

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), Forensic Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia, Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Public Health Nursing; dual options include Adult Gerontology Acute Care-FNP; Forensic Nursing-FNP; Psych Mental Health Nursing-FNP.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching responsibilities include both didactic course work (online and classroom, as appropriate) 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:

Licensure as a registered nurse and advanced practice licensure in Tennessee required, as well as certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Doctoral degree preferred. Experience in advanced practice acute care nursing and education preferred; Academic rank commensurate with degree and experience.

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

Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc
Associate Professor, Associate Dean/Chair DNP
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
College of Medicine, Department Obstetrics & Gynecology
920 Madison, #952
Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-6144
wlikes@uthsc.edu

Faculty – DNP - Nurse Anesthesia Program

The UT 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 Program (DNP) Nurse Anesthesia Program.

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), Forensic Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia, Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Public Health Nursing;  dual options include Adult Gerontology Acute Care – FNP; Forensic Nursing-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 services responsibilities will be determined in collaboration with Department Chair.

Qualifications

Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse and advanced practice licensure in Tennessee and eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee required, as well as certification/recertification as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Documented high quality didactic teaching experience in anesthesia content ( basic and applied) and related fields of clinical work. Expertise in clinical teaching and active engagement in the AANA is required. Evidence of scholarship including research and/or grants are highly desirable. Academic rank commensurate with degree and experience.

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

Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc
Associate Professor, Associate Dean/Chair DNP
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
College of Medicine, Department Obstetrics & Gynecology
920 Madison, #952
Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-6144
wlikes@uthsc.edu

Faculty - DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner Program

The UT 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 Graduate Program, Family Nurse Practitioner Faculty.

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), Forensic Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia, Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Public Health Nursing; dual options include Adult Gerontology Acute Care-FNP; Forensic Nursing-FNP; Psych Mental Health Nursing-FNP.

Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities include both didactic course work (online and classroom, as appropriate) 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

Licensure as a registered nurse and advanced practice licensure in Tennessee required, as well as certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Doctoral degree preferred. Experience in advanced practice nursing and education preferred; Academic rank commensurate with degree and experience.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to:
Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc
Associate Professor, Associate Dean/Chair DNP
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
College of Medicine, Department Obstetrics & Gynecology
920 Madison, #952
Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-6144
wlikes@uthsc.edu

Faculty - DNP - Neonatal Program

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing invites applications for the position of a full-time non-tenure track position (tenure track negotiable) as Neonatal faculty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Pediatric Option.

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 and 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 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university required. Substantive neonatal nursing expertise is required. Documented high quality didactic teaching experience (basic and applied) and related fields of clinical work. Expertise in clinical teaching and active engagement in appropriate professional organizations is required. Evidence of scholarship including research and/or grants is highly desirable. Academic rank is commensurate with degree and experience.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to:
Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc
Associate Professor, Associate Dean/Chair DNP
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
College of Medicine, Department Obstetrics & Gynecology
920 Madison, #952
Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-6144
wlikes@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), 920 Madison Avenue, Suite 420, 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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Contact Information

UTHSC College of Nursing
920 Madison Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
901-448-6128
Fax: 901-448-4121
Toll Free: 800-733-2498

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