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Nursing, Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty, HDNS
University of Illinois Chicago

Date Posted Jan. 11, 2023
Title Nursing, Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty, HDNS
University University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
Department Human Development Nursing Science
Application Deadline Feb. 15, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Nursing - General
    Nursing - Practitioner (all categories)

About the University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


The College of Nursing at the University of Illinois Chicago is one of the premier nursing schools in the nation, with four-degree programs ranked in the top 15 by U.S. News & World Report and a research enterprise ranked No. 7 for NIH funding among U.S. nursing schools. Our mission is to transform health, healthcare and policy through knowledge generation and translation, and also through education of future nurse leaders from diverse backgrounds. More than 1,500 students are enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs at six Illinois campuses: Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, Quad Cities, Springfield and Urbana. We count among our current and emeriti faculty: eight members of the Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame; 31 fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN); and six former deans and professors named “Living Legends” of the AAN. All this at the University of Illinois Chicago, which has seven times received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Learn more at

The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing invites exceptional and promising nurse leaders to apply for full-time Tenure Track Faculty positions in the Department of Human Development Nursing Science (HDNS), University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), College of Nursing. The HDNS department is one of three departments in the UIC College of Nursing. Tenure track faculty in HDNS conduct cutting-edge research in the areas of prematurity, fetal loss, stillbirth, placenta, ultrasound, infertility, genetic decision-making, pain, stress, new models of prenatal care and adolescent health. Faculty and student research are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and private foundations. 

We value diversity research on multilevel determinants of health (psychosocial, behavioral, environmental, systems) and translate this research into practice, care delivery, and policy to improve the health of individuals, families, communities, organizations, and populations. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Teaching: Faculty participate in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching consists of traditional classroom lectures, small group seminars, distance learning, and clinical teaching of small groups. Graduate faculty are also responsible for student research advisement including supervising masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral students’ research. Faculty are expected to demonstrate significant contributions and scholarship within the context of teaching.

  • Demonstrates a range of teaching activities (e.g., teaching assistantships, lectures, courses taught, hours and nature of direct teaching, numbers of students, etc.).
  • Demonstrates clinical skills in area of specialization.
  • Uses current knowledge and/or research in teaching.

Research: Tenure track faculty members are expected to develop an independent program of research and may contribute within a collaborative research team. In nursing, research productivity is expected to influence the practice of the discipline and the multidisciplinary nature of health care. Strong emphasis is placed on developing a program of research that emanates from practice issues and generates knowledge for improving practice. Faculty are expected to mentor students into research roles that may result in joint presentations and publications.

  • Demonstrates competence in conducting research.
  • Participates in investigation of problems relevant to specialty area.
  • Seeks competitive intramural and/or extramural funding for research.
  • Disseminates research knowledge/findings through publications in scientific and/or clinical journals as well as through professional presentations.

Service: Tenure track faculty are expected to contribute to the service mission of the university. Participation may include service at local, regional, national, and international levels.

  • Participates in professional organizations.

The Department of Human Development Nursing Science (HDNS) is one of three departments in the UIC College of Nursing. HDNS faculty advance scholarship on multilevel determinants of health (psychosocial, behavioral, environmental, and systems) and work to translate scholarship into practice, care delivery, and policy to improve the health of individuals, families, communities, organizations, and populations. Student learning is facilitated by cutting-edge educational approaches, e.g., flipped classrooms, simulation learning, online learning, as well as traditional face-to-face classrooms.  HDNS houses five Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) specialties including: Pediatric - Primary Care, Pediatric - Acute Care, Neonatal, Nurse-Midwifery, and Women’s Health. The ideal candidate will have a program of research that complements that of other faculty members including a program of that focuses on one or more of these areas: health inequities, reproductive and sexual health, reproductive justice, maternal health, pediatric and adolescent health, pediatric or women’s health pain and palliative care, community and/or health system innovations, complementary and integrative health, omics and/or maternal, newborn, or child global health. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum education is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or comparable research-focused doctoral degree in nursing or health related sciences at time of appointment with an active and competitive program of research, as indicated by funding and publication record, is expected. Two-year postdoctoral experience is preferred. Rank (assistant professor, associate professor, professor) and salary will be commensurate with experience and education.
We value diversity and demonstrate this commitment through a variety of initiatives. We encourage individuals from historically under-represented groups to apply. Visit our website to learn more about us at:
How to Apply:

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. For fullest consideration, please complete an electronic application here:  , including a letter of interest describing your scholarship plan (research and publications), curriculum vitae, a minimum of three professional references, transcripts for graduate degrees, and preferred campus location (Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, and Urbana) by January 6, 2023.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Crystal Patil, PhD Professor at

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit here.

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

  • The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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Contact Information

  • Crystal Patil, PhD
    Human Development Nursing Science
    University of Illinois Chicago
    845 S Damen Ave
    Chicago, IL 60612


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