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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 - Associate Professor and Margaret A. Newman Endowed Chair in Nursing Theory
Date Posted: 28-OCT-2019

Job Title: Associate Professor and Margaret A. Newman Endowed Chair in Nursing Theory

Taleo Number: 190000021N
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Dept. invites applications for the full-time faculty position of Associate Professor and Margaret A. Newman Endowed Chair in Nursing Theory.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center invites highly qualified visionary nurse candidates to apply for the newly created Margaret A. Newman Endowed Chair in Nursing Theory. The position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position. Qualified applicants should have a record of accomplishment of funded research grounded in nursing theory, with a preferred emphasis on understanding and using Newman’s theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness.  The holder of the Margaret A. Newman Endowed Chair has a strong background in nursing theory development and application, with a focus in the College of Nursing on the integration of nursing theory into education, practice, research and scholarship. This individual will collaborate with campus and community partners in the application and use of nursing theory to advance research and inform practice. The role requires an ability to work inter-professionally, maintain a strong program of research, disseminate findings, mentor other scholars and provide service to both the university and the community. The individual must be a voice for nursing, promoting nursing theory in the College of Nursing, as well as nationally, and internationally. This individual will report directly to the Dean.

The position shall be open to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, or veteran status. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

UTHSC embraces four missions: education, research, clinical care and institutional service. This position will be responsible for leading the work of the UTHSC College of Nursing in the area of nursing theory. Responsible for leading nursing theory research for the college and integrating nursing theory into the curriculum, as well as serving as a nursing theory resource locally, nationally, and internationally.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Leads the development of nursing theory at the UTHSC College of Nursing.
  • Integrates nursing theory, with an emphasis on Health as Expanding Consciousness (HEC), into education, practice, and scholarship.
  • Mentors and advises graduate students.
  • Participates in the teaching mission of the University.
  • Maintains a program of research in nursing theory.
  • Provides service to the University and the community and HEC.
  • Facilitates the maintenance of the Margaret A. Newman archives.
  • Participates in the Newman Scholars Dialogue held on a regular basis with other nurse scientists advancing HEC, internationally.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimal requirements for the position include an earned doctoral degree from an accredited university. A Ph.D. is preferred. Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee required. Applicants should meet qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Academic rank is based upon academic credentials. Here is a link to the full position profile. 

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

Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC
Dean and Professor
901.448.6135
Email: wlikes@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.

  

Grants Coordinator/Writer 

Date Posted 25-Aug-2020

Taleo Number: 20000000V9
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: EXEMPT STAFF

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing invites applications for the position of a full-time exempt staff position as Grants Coordinator/Writer in the Research & Scholarship Department.

Job Summary/Essential Job Functions: Under the direction of the Dean and an assigned supervisor, this position assists faculty with developing, writing, drafting, and submitting grants and other scholarly work as well as awards and nominations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Collaborates with the Dean, faculty, Associate Dean of Research, and the Manager of Research and Scholarship to discuss proposal deadlines and establish priorities for data collection, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
  2. Convenes with the Dean, Associate Dean of Research, Manager of Research and Scholarship, and College of Nursing faculty to identify and clarify grant opportunities for federal, foundational, and industry sponsors.
  3. Meets with the College of Nursing library liaison and scientific editor to research references and develop reference libraries for developing research and scholarship.
  4. Coordinates grant guidelines/requirements with contributors and other stakeholders.
  5. Evaluates/re-designs processes, approaches, coordination, and boiler-plate language for writing proposals.
  6. Drafts documents, cover letters, and reports following proposal-writing standards, including readability, consistency, and tone.
  7. Maintains quality results by developing and using templates.
  8. Reviews proposals with Dean, Associate Dean of Research, faculty, Manager of Research and Scholarship, and research program project managers to obtain final approvals for submission.
  9. Assists faculty and Manager of Research and Scholarship with submitting electronic documents and maintaining/training documentation for grant writing, manuscript writing, and research.
  10. Helps prepare executive summaries, midterm and annual reports, letters of intent, and other documents related to the Office of Research and Scholarship.
  11. Attends research/grant strategy meetings at the request of faculty and contributes proposal status information.
  12. Assists marketing in the development of website content to support research and scholarly activities.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Professional Writing, English, or a Research/Science field of study. (Master’s Degree preferred). (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of experience writing grants, scientific publications, and other complex documents. (Requires advanced expertise in scientific/technical writing, ability to coordinate group activities, excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills, basic graphics experience, and grant budgeting experience).

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work in high-stress situations to manage processes effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan.
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills: ability to negotiate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to collaborate with administration and faculty and to work independently to direct the development, timely submission of, and revisions to grants.
  • Demonstrates skill and proficiency in scientific writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Very proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Pro, reference management software (i.e., Endnote), and basic scientific literature search engines.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate work tasks within scheduled constraints and handle emergent requirements in a timely manner.
  • Ability to monitor important and complex projects concurrently.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Basic graphics skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and prepare evaluative summary reports and correspondence.
  • Grant budgeting skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of human research policies, regulations, procedures, and standards, as applied to IRB and compliance operations relevant to grant proposals.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: This position may be occasionally required to work evenings and weekends. May require occasional overnight travel.

Faculty-Assistant/Associate Professor,  Psychiatric Mental Health DNP 

Date Posted 10-Aug-2020
Assistant/Associate Professor

Taleo Number: 20000000UV
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 a faculty member in the Doctor of Nursing Practice 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 Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care 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 Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner. Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university required. Substantive psychiatric-mental health nursing expertise is required. At least one year of clinical experience in the role of psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner role is preferred. Documented high quality didactic teaching experience in psychiatric-mental health content (basic and applied) and related fields of clinical work preferred. Expertise in clinical teaching and active engagement in appropriate professional organizations is preferred. 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:

 Mona Newsome Wicks, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Chair and Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
UTHSC College of Nursing
920 Madison Avenue, Rm 1003
Memphis, TN 38163
(901) 448-3424; 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 - Instructor/Assistant Professor, BSN Program

Date Posted 19-Feb-2020
Instructor/Assistant Professor

Taleo Number: 200000008G
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The UTHSC embraces four missions: education, research, clinical care and institutional service. Responsibilities for this role include clinical practice assignment in the hospital, and skills lab in addition to educational responsibilities. Research/scholarship activities, as well as service responsibilities, will be determined in collaboration with Department Chair.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience in medical-surgical nursing and critical care is required. Prior teaching experience 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.

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

Sherry Webb, DNSc, CNL, NEA-BC
Chair and Associate Professor
UTHSC College of Nursing
920 Madison, 9th Floor
Memphis, TN 38163
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 - Assistant/Associate Professor, Doctor of Nursing Practice program

Date Posted 18-Feb-2020
Assistant/Associate Professor

Taleo Number: 2000000088
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 a faculty member in the Doctor of Nursing Practice 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 Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care 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 a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university required. Substantive expertise is required as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Expertise in clinical teaching and active engagement in the appropriate professional organization is desired. 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:

Mona Newsome Wicks, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Chair and Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
UTHSC College of Nursing
920 Madison Avenue, Rm 1003
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901.448.3424;
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 -Assistant/Associate Professor, Research - Dept. of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Date posted: 14-Jan-2020
Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor

Taleo Number: 19000002DS
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 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), Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care 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

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.

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: Sep 4, 2020