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  • Endowed Professor of Nursing
    Temple University College of Public Health

    David R. Devereaux Endowed Professor of Nursing

    Temple University’s Department of Nursing invites nominations and applications for the David R. Devereaux Endowed Professor of Nursing, an endowed professorship reflecting distinction in research.

    The past year has magnified the ways that inequities—whether due to race, gender, sexuality, or income—contribute to health disparities. These inequities are a major public health threat and demand a concerted, interdisciplinary effort. At the College of Public Health, we dedicate ourselves to public health in all its parameters, from epidemiology to nursing, from social work to rehabilitation sciences. Social justice has always driven our work, understanding that individual outcomes are intricately tied to the larger systems we inhabit, is the foundation of our college.

    The Temple University College of Public Health’s interprofessional culture fosters collaboration both within and outside the College. We value differences among our faculty and believe that we can better serve and understand our Philadelphia community and beyond through the diversity of our individual faculty and our disciplines. Join us in our mission to develop progressive, compassionate researchers, practitioners, and clinicians to build a better tomorrow, grounded in creating the environments and health infrastructure that will make us the healthiest nation.

    The Position and Qualifications. We seek a highly collaborative senior faculty member with expertise in health systems management, inter-professional collaboration, health disparities and social justice. Successful applicants should have national stature in the field of nursing, present a strong & sustained record of research excellence, and have demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate should have at least one nursing degree and an earned doctorate in nursing or a public health discipline.

    The ideal candidate will have a highly active, externally funded research portfolio that is focused on one or more relevant areas of interest related to health systems leadership, staff resilience, healthy work environments, retention and stabilizing the workforce in the wake of the pandemic, or areas of particular focus within the college, including cancer, health communication, and family caregiving. Demonstrated effective collaboration with teams and partners across disciplines as well as passion to understand and intervene to improve factors that shape the health of individuals, families and communities with a particular interest in populations impacted by health disparities. The desired candidate will have funded research in areas consistent with the values and interests of nursing and bring to Temple a deep interest in advancing interprofessional practice and transdisciplinary research. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education, prepared to join us in our commitment toward prioritizing sustainable, inclusive, and anti-oppressive practices.

    Applicants should have a record appropriate to warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor. Cluster hiring of research teams including senior and early career faculty is encouraged. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

    The Department. We are a department of 26 faculty at present offering 2 accredited programs to some 500 students. 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, innovative 5-semester community home rotation with a population-based, service-learning focus; and dedication to our community and social justice. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice program includes a post baccalaureate option with specialty concentrations in Adult Gerontology Primary Care and Family Individual across the Lifespan. Our post master’s DNP option prepares graduates for practice leadership roles in a variety of health care settings. Expansion of our 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 was appointed Department Director. She is engaging 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.

    The College. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for education, research, and practice, the CEPH-accredited College of Public Health consists of academic units in the public health disciplines, health professions, and the School of Social Work, enrolling approximately 4,200 students. The College’s research aims to understand the fundamental factors that affect the health and well-being of individuals and populations by examining health problems through foundational research, policy and practice, and the development and dissemination of evidence-based interventions. We focus on social determinants of health and social justice with strengths in cancer, obesity, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, mobility research, cognition and language, developmental disabilities, organ transplantation and aging. CPH research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Gates Foundation, and other major private foundation, state and federal agencies. The College is home to an Office for Community Engaged Research and Practice, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, and the Collaborative on Community Inclusion. The Office of Clinical Affairs and Interprofessional Education leads our clinical activities, including the COVID-19 RapidVax effort and forward-looking IPE within the College and throughout the university. The college is staffed by a robust complement of seasoned professionals including robust offices of Communications and Marketing, Information Technology, Sponsored Research, and Academic Affairs.

    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. It also is the home of the Fox Chase Comprehensive Cancer Center.

    For more information about this position or to make nominations, contact Ms. Abbigail Ametrano, Assistant Director of Faculty Recruitment, at To apply, submit a detailed CV, a cover letter explicating your qualifications and experiences with diversity, equity and inclusion, a research statement, and a list of 3-5 references to Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

    Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
    People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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