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Professor and Chair for the Department of Family Community and Health System
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Date Posted Sep. 25, 2019
Title Professor and Chair for the Department of Family Community and Health System
University University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, United States
Department Department of Family Community and Health System
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Nursing - General
    Community Health

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is seeking a Professor and Chair for the Department of Family Community and Health System.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an innovative interdisciplinary research university and world-renowned academic health center. The UAB School of Nursing (SON) is ranked fifth in the world for its collaborative science and clinical work in the areas of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions, optometry and public health. The school is the leading producer of baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral-degree nurses in Alabama and the Southeast and consistently ranks among the top 5% of nursing schools nationally by U.S. News and World Report. Based at the state’s flagship Academic Health Science Center with the 3rd largest public hospital in the nation, the School is a leader and trendsetter in collaborative science and home to the state’s only nursing-specific research initiative with a diverse funding portfolio.


This position reports to the Dean and works collaboratively with the Senior and Associate Deans and other Department Chairs to support the mission of the School of Nursing. The Chair is responsible for the administration and daily functioning of one of two departments in the School of Nursing (SON) with accountability for development and evaluation of faculty in support of their success in the teaching, research/scholarship, and service missions of the School. Candidates for the Chair position must have a distinguished record of scholarship inclusive of research, external funding, and publications, experience in faculty development, evidence of exemplary professional citizenship, and documentation of outstanding teaching and mentoring performance. Candidates must demonstrate achievement of professional recognition at the national and international level that will enhance the stature of the School and UAB.


 Participates as a member of the Dean’s leadership team in advancing the SON’s mission
 Works collaboratively with the School of Nursing leadership including the Senior Associate Dean, Associate Deans, and Assistant Deans to meet the SON and University missions.
 Supports and communicates the strategic plan and mission of the SON and UAB to the Department faculty
 Collaborates with the Dean and the Associate Deans in.
 Actively participates in and supports faculty efforts to seek extramural funding to support the missions of teaching, research and service.
 Collaborates with Associate Deans in determining faculty assignments and ensuring faculty effort is in alignment with faculty workload guidelines.
 Collaborates with the Dean and Associate Deans in development of individual faculty development plans, mentoring of faculty in achievement of goals that support progress toward achievement of promotion and/or tenure, and the annual evaluation of faculty performance in relation to the missions of teaching, scholarship, and service.
 Participates in the process of recruitment and hiring for ranked faculty positions.
 Initiates the process for hiring of adjunct faculty
 Responsible for orientation of department faculty
 Make recommendation for hire, supervise and evaluate all department staff in collaboration with the Director of Operations
 Serves on committees and councils of the SON, the University and other agencies and organizations
 Contributes to the educational mission in the chair’s area of expertise.
 Contributes scholarly works through research, presentations and publications and seeks funding in support of the SON mission.
 Participates in strategic planning and evaluation of strategic outcomes.
 Oversees and monitors departmental budgeting process
 Responsible for ensuring departmental records are maintained
 Responsible for preparing and submitting reports as requested/delegated by the Associate Deans and/or Dean
 Adhere to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and University and school policies


 Graduate degree in nursing and a doctorate in nursing r a related field required.
 Active licensure or be eligible for licensure as an RN in Alabama
 Applicants should qualify for tenure with appointment at the rank of Professor

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