DEPARTMENT OF NURSING
MULTIPLE OPEN RANK TENURE TRACK POSITIONS
At a time when public health has never been more important, Temple University’s College of Public Health is working to solve health’s complexities for a better tomorrow. As one of the largest colleges of public health in the country, we are home to faculty who specialize in 17 health disciplines to prepare researchers, practitioners and educators to collaborate across disciplines to understand community needs, create evidence-based solutions, and deliver effective, compassionate care. We invite applications for Nursing Researchers to join the faculty in Spring or Summer 2021.
Qualifications and Interests. We seek faculty with expertise in all areas of interest, but particularly welcome researchers with agendas with a wide range of populations (children, adolescents, older adults) to build on current areas of strength in the college, including obesity, nutrition, informatics, organ donation, cancer prevention and control, maternal and child health, opioids, mental health and HIV/AIDS. For early career applicants, preferred candidates hold the rank of assistant professor or a postdoctoral position, but we will also consider exceptional doctoral students who will complete a doctorate prior to appointment. Midcareer and senior applicants should hold a doctorate and have an active, externally funded research portfolio and record appropriate to warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Cluster hiring of research teams including senior and early career faculty is encouraged. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusivity in collaborative, interdisciplinary research, education and practice.
The Department. We enroll nearly 500 students and offer 2 accredited programs. Our 8-semester Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, with freshmen admission is recognized for its high NCLEX pass rate, clinical affiliations with outstanding health care facilities in the Philadelphia area, and an innovative 5-semester community home rotation with a population-based, service-learning focus. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice program includes a post baccalaureate option and specialty concentrations in Adult Gerontology Primary Care and Family Individual across the Lifespan. A post master’s option prepares graduates for practice leadership roles in a variety of health care settings. Expansion of graduate program offerings is anticipated and will include additional DNP specialties and a master’s direct entry program for non-nursing college graduates.
Dr. Mary Terhaar, a foremost national expert on preparing and developing the nursing workforce and translating evidence into practice and education, recently joined Temple and will soon be appointed Department Director. She will engage in an ambitious agenda to develop the research portfolio of the department, advance graduate programming, and build on the department’s strengths in grant support for students. In addition to searching for tenure track faculty, there will be searches for seasoned nursing clinicians and educational leaders.
The College. Temple University’s College of Public Health strives to solve health’s complexities for a better tomorrow. Our faculty prepare researchers, practitioners and educators to collaborate across disciplines to understand community needs, create evidence-based solutions, and deliver effective, compassionate care. A CEPH-accredited school of public health, the College is a constellation of academic units of public health, social work and health profession disciplines, enrolling 4,300 students. The College’s research focuses on social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, medical/health interventions, and basic science and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other major funders. The College recently launched a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice. We are harnessing the collective energies of our clinical disciplines through an emerging, innovative framework for interprofessional education.
The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers including CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education.
Application and Inquiries. To apply, email your CV, a cover letter, a 1-page research statement, and a list of references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or to make a nomination, contact Dr. Mary Terhaar at email@example.com. Application review begins immediately.
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