Professor with tenure to teach and conduct research in a manner that clearly demonstrates leadership in gerontological nursing education. The ideal candidate will have outstanding
qualifications and share the University’s and the College’s core values of high standards of excellence in innovative and collaborative research, combined with fostering an open and
inclusive environment that promotes participation of underrepresented groups in research.
CONHI is a comprehensive center for health care education and research, offering BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD degrees in nursing as well as BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Kinesiology, in addition to BSPH and MPH (launched fall 2019) degrees in Public Health. The College is UTA’s largest academic unit and is designated a center of excellence by the National League for Nursing. Both its undergraduate and graduate programs are nationally ranked. CONHI has taken aggressive steps to grow research capacity in order to help tackle major health care challenges through its labs and a growing roster of talented research faculty who specialize in areas as varied as aging, racial/ethnic disparities, nursing care of the underserved, nursing education/outcomes, calcium signaling, symptom management, bone healing, machine learning and safety and reliability in healthcare. Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area, CONHI is the nation’s largest college of nursing at a public university.
The College of Nursing seeks to recruit a senior nurse scientist who can make a significant contribution to the College’s overarching theme of programming and research in health and disease across the lifespan, with a focus on advancing health and the human condition through excellence in Gerontological nursing. The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of nursing and healthcare needs of older adults. Relevant research backgrounds may include expertise in clinical and/or outcome research important to advancing the health and quality of life of older adults. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their teaching, research and service. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate a well-established program of research supported by external funded research that informs the health, care and/ or quality of life of older adults.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, The University of Texas at Arlington holds the coveted Carnegie Research-I designation — “highest research activity’ institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity.
The Endowed Chair is a full time nine-month position.
Responsibilities of Endowed Chair Focusing on Gerontological Nursing for Professor with tenure include but are not limited to:
The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 Institution (Very High Research Activity) whose mission is the advancement of knowledge and the pursuit of excellence in research, teaching, and service to the community. The University’s mission statement affirms UT Arlington’s commitment to expanding academic research; to attracting and retaining high-quality faculty scholars who actively engage students; to providing a well-rounded academic experience that promotes student involvement, service learning, and free discourse; to employing alternative access venues to meet students’ needs; and to developing public and private partnerships.
Founded in 1895 as a private liberal arts institution, UT Arlington has evolved through a succession of names and missions. As of fall 2019, UT Arlington serves 60,035 students, according to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. The student body is drawn from almost every state in the United States and more than 100 countries. The average age of all students in fall 2019 was 29, while the average age of all graduate students was 34. UT Arlington’s student population is becoming more traditional and residential. The size of the incoming first-time degree seeking students for fall 2019 was 3,707. Since becoming a degree-granting institution at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels, UT Arlington has awarded more than 220,000 degrees, with 14,076 of those awarded during the 2018-19 academic school year.
UT Arlington has one of the most ethnically diverse campuses in the United States, according to rankings of national universities published by U.S. News & World Report in 2020. In fall 2019, the student population was 26% Hispanic, 14% African American, 11% Asian, and 10% international. UT Arlington has been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.
In response to societal needs, UT Arlington has evolved into a renowned university within the state and one of emerging position nationally and internationally. The University’s history of achievement can be attributed to its outstanding faculty, a strong student body, a record of success by graduates in their respective fields, and the growth of the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a nationally and internationally significant metropolis.
Guided by the UTA Strategic Plan, Bold Solutions I Global Impact, UTA has made substantial recent investments in faculty hiring and research infrastructure. This includes UT System privileged access to some of the world’s most powerful super computing resources through the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).
THE COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH INNOVATION
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) is an integral component of The University of Texas at Arlington and subscribes to the mission of the University. The College prepares quality health care providers through excellence in education, scholarship, and service. The academic programs in Nursing, Kinesiology and Public Health and related studies prepare individuals for professional roles in health care, health sciences, and health-related professions. In addition, these programs prepare graduates for collaboration with other professionals and consumers in the delivery of holistic health care, health-related research, exercise science and advocacy for the improvement of health outcomes.
CONHI believes in collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders that include education, community and health care organizations, other research institutions, as well as individuals who are impacted by each of the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. Feedback from the community is used to strengthen the programs and ensure that the graduates are regarded as employees of choice. Innovation and positive change are outcomes of strong collaboration between the college and its alumni and other constituents. The Nursing programs span BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD levels. These programs provide superior immersion into nursing pedagogy, clinical practice, science and collaborative techniques that prepare graduates for success and impact across a wide range of health care and health science
The Kinesiology programs are committed to providing quality educational programs that emphasize scientific theory, hands-on learning in the laboratory setting and real-world
application through clinical internships and other field-based experiences. The faculty’s teaching experience and research expertise provide rich learning experiences across all of the department’s academic programs.
Public Health programs help improve the health of community populations with a Bachelor, Masters and Certificate Programs. Grounded in science and the study of human health, these programs provide students with coursework- and practice-based learning opportunities to explore the effects of urbanization on population health and other public health concerns.
Pearl Street Collective is operating in partnership with The Hollander Group, which has been retained by Baylor University to assist in this recruitment. Applications, comprising cover letter and curriculum vitae, as well as nominations and inquiries should be submitted electronically to: [email protected]. Questions may be directed by telephone to: 202-270-8772. Review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, interested persons are encouraged to apply early.
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. UTA is a tobacco free campus.