PhD Director and Senior Faculty, School of Nursing

  • University of Louisville, School of Nursing
  • Louisville, KY, USA
  • Sep 21, 2020
Full time   Nursing

Job Description

The University of Louisville School of Nursing invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor and Director of the School of Nursing PhD program.

The Director of the PhD in Nursing Program is the academic administrative officer responsible for the PhD in Nursing Program in the School of Nursing. The program director ensures that the standards of the School of Nursing, Graduate School and the University are met at the highest level. The program director is responsible for facilitating the work of graduate faculty to plan, implement, evaluate and continuously improve the School of Nursing’s PhD Program. Recruitment of students will be a major focus as the UofL School of Nursing transitions the PhD program to an online format, thus the successful candidate shall be proficient in online course development and delivery. The Director of the PhD program will work closely with the Associate Dean for Research and collaborates with the DNP program director in the School of Nursing to coordinate course offerings, program planning and quality improvement

Expertise in vulnerable populations and/or substance abuse is preferred. The successful candidate will have the academic credibility to garner respect from colleagues and work in an interprofessional and community-engaged environment seeking to improve the health of citizens locally, regionally, and globally. Demonstrated leadership in academia and multiple venues with diverse groups is required. Outstanding teaching in graduate nursing education is also required. The individual must possess excellent communication and collaboration skills and be flexible and nimble in academia and the community.

The School of Nursing is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive campus environment that accelerates the success of the full range of our students and employees. We believe that employees who feel valued and respected will create programs, practices, research agendas, and services to effectively meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the increasingly diverse student populations we admit and serve.

The School of Nursing is committed to attracting and hiring racially diverse and culturally competent faculty, staff, and leadership at all levels who not only reflect the demographics of our students but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our students. Candidates who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, work effectively on diverse teams, and serve increasingly diverse students are preferred.

All applicants must submit a written statement articulating their commitment to the university’s vision to be a great place to learn, work, and invest by celebrating diversity, fostering equity, and striving for inclusion.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in nursing or a related discipline, demonstrated leadership, scholarship, and effective teaching that includes online experience. Must hold or be eligible to obtain an unencumbered RN license to practice nursing in Kentucky.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active research program in the area of vulnerable populations and/or substance abuse
  • Evidence of mentoring junior faculty
  • Excellent presentation, writing, and team collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in face-to-face, hybrid, and online teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing
  • Engaged community experience

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