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Job ID: 125965

Department Chair
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Date Posted Jul. 19, 2019
Title Department Chair
University University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, United States
Department School of Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Nursing - General

School of Nursing – Department Chair Search

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing invites applications and nominations for the Acute, Chronic and Continuing Care Department Chair position.
Candidates for the Chair faculty position must have a distinguished record of external funding, convincing evidence of research and scholarly achievement, consistent record of publication, experience in mentoring, evidence of exemplary professional citizenship, and documentation of outstanding teaching and mentoring performance. Candidates must demonstrate achievement of professional recognition at the national or international level that will enhance the stature of the School and UAB. Candidates must possess a graduate degree in nursing and a doctorate in nursing or a related field, and hold active licensure or be eligible for licensure as an RN in Alabama. Applicants should qualify for tenure with appointment at the rank of Professor.

The School of Nursing’s legacy of leadership is focused on innovative programs of research, education, and clinical practice as evidenced in more than 17,000 alumni serving as expert clinicians, executive nurse leaders, deans and directors of nursing programs, nurse scientists, advanced practice registered nurses, and other professional leaders. The School is ranked in the top 10 percent of nursing schools nationwide by U.S. News and World Report and offers innovative baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, master’s, post-master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral programs. Program offerings include: the state’s oldest and highly recognized Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program; a Doctor of Nursing Practice program with a BSN to DNP Pathway for Nurse Anesthetists and Nurse Practitioners, and a Post-Masters Pathway for NPs, nurse administrators, informaticians, midwives, and clinical nurse specialists; a Master’s of Science in Nursing program with more than 15 nurse practitioner specialty and subspecialty tracks with dual degree options, advanced practice tracks in geriatrics, nursing administration and clinical nurse leader; and an Accelerated Master’s in Nursing Pathway for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing. Most graduate courses are taught in a distance accessible format with on-campus intensives. The UAB School of Nursing is designated a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Nursing and is one of a few in the U.S. Additionally, the School offers the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows program and is one of the leading VA Nursing Academic Partnerships in the nation. 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 supporting scholarship in oncology, international nursing, HIV/AIDS, pediatrics, occupational health, aging, among others. Faculty in the School hold over 70 appointments in university-wide research centers. The School of Nursing is home to innovative technology, a state-of-the-art nursing simulation and skills laboratory, and other media networks that provides faculty and students with interprofessional learning opportunities.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. Applicants interested in this opportunity should submit: a letter of interest that addresses the above qualifications and how their philosophy and experiences qualify them for this position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references through the Peopleadmin link below:

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