UPMC Health System Chair in Nursing Science

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing seeks exceptionally-qualified candidates for a senior-level faculty position with an established research program addressing nursing practice. The School of Nursing has a long tradition of research excellence dating to the 1950s. The School is now ranked Seventh in NIH research funding awarded and has garnered research support from private foundations, government agencies, and corporate partners. Successful candidates are expected to enhance the school’s reputation and ability to attract research-oriented students and funding.

UPMC Health System Chair in Nursing Science:

The candidate for this full-time tenured position should be an outstanding nurse scientist with a program of research that has direct application to nursing practice and is recognized by experts as having made significant contributions to the discipline of nursing. Responsibilities include maintaining an active program of research related to patient care, and providing mentorship to faculty and doctoral students whose research is consistent with this overall direction. Qualifications for this tenured appointment include a PhD in nursing or related field, evidence of authoritative knowledge and reputation, evidence of excellence as a teacher, and recognition as a leader in the field. Candidates must qualify for the faculty rank of professor with tenure. The focus of this position is to add to the knowledge base of the discipline of nursing for the purposes of improving health, decreasing disability, and aiding recovery from illness and trauma.

Ranked fifth in U.S. News and World Report’s “2016 Best Nursing Graduate Schools,” the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing seeks to advance nursing science, education and practice. Founded in 1939, the School of Nursing has prepared students for an increasingly demanding health care environment through a curriculum that combines rigorous academic work with varied and intensive clinical experiences in applied practice, as well as growing involvement in research.

The University of Pittsburgh, internationally recognized as a center of learning and research, is one of Western Pennsylvania’s largest employers. Pitt, which shares a campus with the world-class UPMC healthcare enterprise, is located in a city that offers the cultural and social advantages of a vibrant urban environment.

The University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as an elected member of the Association of American Universities, an invitation-only organization of 61 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America. Pitt was ranked by The Scientist as the 4th Best Place to Work in Academia in the United States in 2013.

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How to apply:
Send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Dr. Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. E-mail to dunbar@pitt.edu. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

For more information, please visit www.nursing.pitt.edu or call 412-624-5731.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Starting date is negotiable. The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing offers an excellent salary, health and tuition benefits, and a retirement package.