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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bridge to the Faculty Post-Doctoral Scholars Program(1014297)
University of Illinois Chicago

Date Posted Nov. 11, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bridge to the Faculty Post-Doctoral Scholars Program(1014297)
University University of Illinois Chicago More About This Institution...
Chicago, IL, United States
Department Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Application Deadline Jan. 31, 2023
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2023
  • Post-Doc
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Nursing - General

The Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate program seeks to advance diversity on the permanent faculty level by encouraging the recruitment, retention, and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, with an emphasis on attracting individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented in science. The goal of this program is to recruit, mentor, and support the transition of outstanding candidates from postdoctoral assignments to research active, tenure track faculty members. In addition to mentorship within the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science, the Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate will participate in a cohort-based mentoring experience through the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, where they will have the opportunity to meet other Bridge to the Faculty Scholars.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate’s research will be focused on advancing biobehavioral nursing science for adults with complex health disorders, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, and more.
  • Potential areas of interest include but are not limited to: health disparities and health equity, health promotion and disease prevention, symptom science, self-management, end of life and palliative care, and biological mechanisms and markers.
  • A successful candidate will work with established UIC faculty to develop an independent and competitive research program that would make them attractive for conversion to an open UIC tenure track faculty position in the Department after one year.
  • Research duties will include peer-reviewed publications, submission for extramural grant funding, and the preparation of a detailed research plan that will be used to apply for a position as a tenure track assistant professor in the Department that would start in August 2023.
  • The post doc research associate will engage in a mentored teaching experiences, including co-teaching one course at the undergraduate or graduate level during the second year.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have completed their PhD in Nursing or a closely related health science field within the past three years – no earlier than August 15, 2019 and no later than August 15, 2023. This is a full-time position including a competitive salary and benefits package. 

To apply: Applicants should submit materials to

Cover letter: Please include a summary of your program of research and how you would contribute to building a culturally diverse educational environment
Curriculum vitae
3 academic references, including the candidate’s dissertation chair or mentor/advisor
A writing sample (publication or dissertation proposal/chapter)

For fullest consideration applications should be received by December 15, 2022. Inquiries about the position can be sent to Dr. Susan Dunn at

  • 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

  • Susan Dunn
    Biobehavioral Nursing Science
    University of Illinois Chicago
    845 S. Damen Ave
    Chicago, IL 60612


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