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Kluge-Schakat Professorship
University of Virginia

Date Posted Oct. 28, 2021
Title Kluge-Schakat Professorship
University University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, United States
Department School of Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Nursing - Pediatric

The University of Virginia’s School of Nursing seeks a leading researcher for the Kluge-Schakat Professorship in Compassionate Care to facilitate research excellence in compassionate care. The study of compassionate care is to be interpreted broadly to embody a wide range of concepts such as alleviation of suffering, palliative care, work factors affecting the well-being of clinicians, characteristics such as empathy, gratitude and resilience and practices that help leaders promote a more compassionate environment. As a teacher and scholar, the successful candidate will shape and advance the integration of compassionate, contemplative care into clinical practice, education, research, and policy.

The Kluge-Schakat professor will be a leader in contributing to the School’s strategic priorities which include building the Areas of Excellence in research and our commitments to interdisciplinary collaboration as well as diversity, equity and inclusion. The professor will take an active leadership role in mentoring faculty, strengthening research infrastructure, and advancing our research enterprise within the SON, and the larger UVA community.

The School of Nursing is known for its highly developed Compassionate Care Initiative (CCI), built over a decade, to cultivate a resilient and compassionate healthcare workforce. The Kluge-Schakat Professor will benefit by being associated with the CCI which sponsors programming aimed at growing resilient clinicians, teams and organizations that contribute to compassionate care and lead positive change in healthcare. The initiative promotes personal, leadership, team and organizational practices through reflective, experiential and interprofessional education, as well as scholarship aimed at creating safe, healthy and high-functioning work environments where all staff embody compassion in their work.

The UVA School of Nursing has been actively engaged in IDEA, our Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence Achievement initiative. We are deeply committed to developing a community that is inclusive, respectful, and considers diversity to be a key part of our excellence. We seek applicants whose experience, teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to substantially contribute to this mission. We welcome, in particular, applicants from groups who have been historically underrepresented in nursing, including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and men.

Candidates must possess a terminal degree in Nursing or other related field, have an active program of successful scholarship aligned with the objectives of the Kluge-Schakat Professorship and a history of consistent, substantial external funding. Candidates must qualify for associate or full professor rank for a tenure-track position. For nurse candidates, eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Virginia is required. Joint appointments across UVA may be possible.
The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check and health screen prior to their first day of employment per university policy.

Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your interests in the position, teaching experience and area(s) of research
  • Diversity Statement (for details on what can be included with a diversity statement please visit:
  • Contact information for 3 references

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box.
Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***
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For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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