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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Number F07830
Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty
Rank Open
Working Title Tenure-Track
School/Unit School of Nursing
Department School of Nursing
Number of Months 12
Tenure Status Tenure Eligible
Grant funded position? No

Position Summary and Qualifications

Mission or Goal of Unit

The mission of the School of Nursing is to improve health and the human condition through leadership in nursing research, education and service. Therefore we will:

• Sustain our tradition of leadership in educational excellence by preparing future scholars and leaders for nursing and health care.

• Be a leader in improving health and the delivery of healthcare through the development, translation and dissemination of science in biobehavioral and in quality and safety research.

• Be a national model for collaboration and partnerships between nursing education and nursing service in academic medical centers.

• Be a national model for clinical scholarship (development and dissemination) in the use of simulation, technology and innovation for best practices in education and practice.

• Provide services that benefit the profession and promote the health and well being of diverse individuals, families, and communities.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

This 12 month tenure-track faculty position in the School of Nursing is open to all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor) and will: maintain an active program of research leading to substantial external funding; be involved in teaching, advisement, and mentorship of students; and be committed to service to the School of Nursing, university, profession, and community. The candidate should have experience in conducting significant research and interests that complement and expand existing expertise in the School of Nursing. Research areas of particular interest include biobehavioral clinical research, symptom management, and health system quality and safety research. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and preparation.

Position Responsibilities

•Demonstrates commitment to contributing to VCU’s Quest for Distinction (www.future.vcu.edu/)
•Engages faculty, students, and staff to foster a diverse community at VCU
•Demonstrates an integrated academic life, contributing to the teaching, research, and service missions in an urban research-intensive university with an academic health sciences center
•Implements a program of research leading to external funding
•Contributes to enhanced effectiveness of the community of scholars
•Mentors faculty and students in development of programs of research
•Participates in all aspects of curriculum including teaching across programs

Required Qualifications

•Research doctoral degree
•Bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing, with active RN/APRN license or eligible for licensure in Virginia
•Experience in teaching
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Demonstrated or potential excellence in leadership skills, including excellence in working effectively with others
•Demonstrated achievement in scholarship with an established or developing program of interdisciplinary research that complements the areas of emphasis within the School, including but not limited to biobehavioral, symptom management, health system quality and safety research, and health promotion research across the life span
•Demonstrated research productivity, including a record of or potential for obtaining external research funding and publications, and cogent plans for future research
•Demonstrated excellence in and passion for mentoring colleagues and students
•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience in higher education including teaching, simulation instruction, accreditation, program review or assessment
•Record of accomplishments in scholarship and professional service

Posting Detail Information

Date Posted 09/21/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline Date
Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2017
Type of Search
Application Process/Additional Information

Candidates must apply to this faculty position through the university’s career website at https://www.vcujobs.com to be considered for this position. For further information about this position contact the LaToya Blizzard, Executive Coordinator, School of Nursing at (804) 827-1130 or lblizzard@vcu.edu.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter - 1
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  3. Reference Letter - 3