The College of Nursing at the University of Illinois Chicago is one of the premier nursing schools in the nation, with four-degree programs ranked in the top 15 by U.S. News & World Report and a research enterprise ranked No. 7 for NIH funding among U.S. nursing schools. Our mission is to transform health, healthcare and policy through knowledge generation and translation, and also through education of future nurse leaders from diverse backgrounds. More than 1,500 students are enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs at six Illinois campuses: Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, Quad Cities, Springfield and Urbana. We count among our current and emeriti faculty: eight members of the Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame; 31 fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN); and six former deans and professors named “Living Legends” of the AAN. All this at the University of Illinois Chicago, which has seven times received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Learn more at nursing.uic.edu.
The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing invites exceptional and promising nurse leaders to apply for part-time and full-time Tenure Track Faculty positions in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science (BNS), University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), College of Nursing. The BNS Department is one of three departments in the UIC College of Nursing. Tenure track faculty in the BNS Department advance biological, behavioral, and clinical science for adults with complex health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and other disorders. Our nurse scientists have been discovering new and innovative methods for improving health and health care, focusing on areas such as symptom management, sleep, pain, self-management behavior, exercise, and quality of life. We value diversity research on multilevel determinants of health (psychosocial, behavioral, environmental, systems) and translate this research into practice, care delivery, and policy to improve the health of individuals, families, communities, organizations, and populations.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Teaching: Faculty participate in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching consists of traditional classroom lectures, small group seminars, distance learning, and clinical teaching of small groups. Graduate faculty are also responsible for student research advisement including supervising masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral students’ research. Faculty are expected to demonstrate significant contributions and scholarship within the context of teaching.
- Demonstrates a range of teaching activities (e.g., teaching assistantships, lectures, courses taught, hours and nature of direct teaching, numbers of students, etc.).
- Demonstrates clinical skills in area of specialization.
- Uses current knowledge and/or research in teaching.
Research: Tenure track faculty members are expected to develop an independent program of research and may contribute within a collaborative research team. In nursing, research productivity is expected to influence the practice of the discipline and the multidisciplinary nature of health care. Strong emphasis is placed on developing a program of research that emanates from practice issues and generates knowledge for improving practice. Faculty are expected to mentor students into research roles that may result in joint presentations and publications.
- Demonstrates competence in conducting research.
- Participates in investigation of problems relevant to specialty area.
- Seeks competitive intramural and/or extramural funding for research.
- Disseminates research knowledge/findings through publications in scientific and/or clinical journals as well as through professional presentations.
Service: Tenure track faculty are expected to contribute to the service mission of the university. Participation may include service at local, regional, national and international levels.
· Participates in professional organizations.
Minimum education is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or comparable research-focused doctoral degree in nursing or health related sciences at time of appointment. Two-year postdoctoral experience is preferred. Rank (assistant professor, associate professor, professor) and salary will be commensurate with experience and education.
We value diversity and demonstrate this commitment through a variety of initiatives. We encourage individuals from historically under-represented groups to apply. Visit our website to learn more about us at: https://nursing.uic.edu/about/academic-departments/biobehavioral-health-nursing-science/