The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing (CON) invites applications from highly qualified Nursing Scientists at the Associate or Full Professor level for the Endowed Stanley Cooper Endowed Professorship in Oncology Nursing. This is a tenure track, 12-month, full-time faculty position that could potentially lead to leadership opportunities beyond the Endowed Professorship, such as Director of the PhD Program or Assistant Dean for Research. The preferred candidate will have an established program of oncology related research with a cross-cutting focus on rural health and health disparities, survivorship, etc. The successful candidate will provide strong collaboration to develop statewide cancer programs targeting underserved and minority populations in Arkansas.
About the UAMS College of Nursing:
The UAMS College of Nursing, established in 1953, is committed to scholarly excellence in (1)undergraduate and graduate nursingeducation, (2) research, and (3) service to theUniversity, profession, and society. TheCollege enhances access to education in thisrural, agrarian state by offering degreeprograms and courses for nurses throughdistance-education modalities and throughclinical affiliation agreements with health carefacilities around the state. The College ofNursing offers baccalaureate (BSN and RN-to-BSN), masters, post-graduate certificate,and doctoral (DNP, PhD) programs with an enrollment of approximately 600 undergraduate and graduate students. UAMS educates the largest number of graduate nursing students in the state and offers the only PhD in nursing program in Arkansas.
The UAMS College of Nursing advances the body of nursing knowledge through scholarship in research. This community of scholars contributes to nursing science through research activities that are theory testing, theory generating, and of an applied or basic research nature. Focus areas include oncology, cardiovascular health, mental health/addiction, older adult health, rural and health disparities, and lifestyle interventions. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research, the primary responsibility of this position includes working with College leadership to develop the Oncology Research Cluster for the College of Nursing (CON). This will involve building a research portfolio for the cluster, mentoring junior faculty associated with this research focus in the College, and participating in research vision and strategy building with other research leaders in the CON to meet College and institutional research goals and metrics. The successful candidate will teach a minimum of one course per semester in the PhD program, mentor graduate students, and serve on PhD dissertation committees. Faculty and student research is supported through UAMS and College of Nursing intramural grants, and through extramural funding from NIH, HRSA, private foundations, and professional organizations.
The service mission of the UAMS College of Nursing involves participation of faculty and students in academic, professional, and community organizations, as well as scholarly practice. Faculty practice as skilled clinicians, consultants, and professional experts in health care organizations and in the community.
The College of Nursing encompasses approximately 37,000 square feet on the Little Rock campus of UAMS, including learning laboratories, a Simulation Center, classrooms with interactive video networking capabilities, conference rooms, and offices for administrators,faculty, and staff.
Applicants must hold a PhD in nursing or a related field. If the doctoral degree is not in nursing, then a master’s degree in nursing or a bachelor’s degree in nursing is also required. Candidates must hold an unencumbered RN or advanced practice nursing license with eligibility for licensure in Arkansas. Other desired qualifications are as follows:
•Teaching experience in a nursing program, with graduate-level teaching experiencepreferred.
•Strong oral and written communication skills with a robust record of publicationsand presentations at scientific conferences.
•Evidence of extramural funded grants.
Impeccable values, ethical standards, and moral compass with high emotional intelligence;
The Academic Health Practice of Korn Ferry is assisting with this important search. If you are interested in learning more, please email your CV and letter of interest, or nominations of qualified candidates, to:
Senior Associate, Academic Health Practice
UAMS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.