The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing invites applications and nominations for the faculty role of Nurse Scientist. This position will facilitate the UAB Nursing Partnership, an academic-practice partnership between the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing (UABSON) and UAB Nursing within the UAB Medicine health system located in a world-renowned academic health science center. This position will benefit both partnership members through shared evidence-based practice (EBP) projects, collaborative nursing research, and the collaborative dissemination of this scholarly work through joint publications and presentations. This position will continue to help move nursing practice at UAB Medicine to the next level of excellence by creating and sustaining an environment supportive of EBP, nursing research, clinical scholarship, and Magnet standards of practice.
The School of Nursing’s legacy of leadership is focused on innovative programs of research, education, and clinical practice as evidenced in more than 17,000 alumni serving as expert clinicians, executive nurse leaders, deans and directors of nursing programs, nurse scientists, advanced practice registered nurses, and other professional leaders. The School is ranked in the top 10 percent of nursing schools nationwide by U.S. News and World Report and offers innovative baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, master’s, post-master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral programs. Program offerings include: the state’s oldest and highly recognized Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program; a Doctor of Nursing Practice program with a BSN to DNP Pathway for Nurse Anesthetists and Nurse Practitioners, and a Post-Masters Pathway for NPs, nurse administrators, informaticians, midwives, and clinical nurse specialists; a Master’s of Science in Nursing program with more than 15 nurse practitioner specialty and subspecialty tracks with dual degree options, advanced practice tracks in geriatrics, nursing administration and clinical nurse leader; and an Accelerated Master’s in Nursing Pathway for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing. Most graduate courses are taught in a distance accessible format with on-campus intensives. The UAB School of Nursing is designated a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Nursing and is one of a few in the U.S. Additionally, the School offers the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows program and is one of the leading VA Nursing Academic Partnerships in the nation. Based at the state’s flagship Academic Health Science Center with the 3rd largest public hospital in the nation, the School is a leader and trendsetter in collaborative science and home to the state’s only nursing-specific research intensive environment with a diverse funding portfolio supporting scholarship in oncology, international nursing, HIV/AIDS, pediatrics, occupational health, aging, among others. Faculty in the School hold over 70 appointments in university-wide research centers. The School of Nursing is home to innovative technology, a state-of-the-art nursing simulation and skills laboratory, and other media networks that provide faculty and students with interprofessional learning opportunities.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. Applicants interested in this opportunity should submit: a letter of interest that addresses the above qualifications and how their philosophy and experiences qualify them for this position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references through the Peopleadmin link:
Candidates for this faculty position must possess a doctoral degree in Nursing (PhD, DNSc) or related field (SCD, DrPH). A minimum of ten years of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) with 3 years of experience as a Nurse Scientist or related role preferred. Five or more years of academic nursing (teaching, research) experience preferred. Demonstrated skills in human relations, communication and interprofessional collaboration required. Candidates must hold active licensure or be eligible for licensure as an RN in Alabama. Faculty will teach across programs in accordance with their specialty preparation and consistent with the needs of the UAB Nursing Partnership. Preference for candidates with an established pattern of publication success (research/reviews) in peer-reviewed journals as first author and invited podium presentations at local/national meetings. Research experience should include multiple research designs/methods, and evidence of publication of findings. Experience in improvement and safety science preferred. Experience in an academic health science center preferred. Experience with extramural funding processes and funding preferred. Grant writing experience preferred. Has portfolio that could achieve appointment at the UAB School of Nursing at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher. Rank, tenure, and salary are competitive and commensurate with professional background and experience.
Internal Number: F923P
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