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.
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.
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
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.
Located on the UofL Health Sciences Center affording nursing faculty and students the opportunity to collaborate and partner in interdisciplinary and multi site research, such as clinical translational science awards, and to learn together with other health professionals through simulation technology. Being part of a university on the move allows us to serve the Metro Louisville and Kentucky communities.
The School of Nursing intentionally fosters equity, diversity and inclusion through educational opportunities, raising awareness and providing strategies to bring to life the vision of inclusion excellence both within nursing and in our communities.
The University of Louisville School of Nursing is an essential partner of a research intensive academic health science center in a nationally recognized University serving a metropolitan community. It's where the science of nursing transforms the art of caring.As a school, we remain highly responsive to both local and national factors. Out of 3 million nurses nationally, less than 1% have a doctorate in nursing or related field. Our school is working to increase that number through our PhD and DNP programs. Since the inception of... the PhD Program in 2005, we have had 23 PhD graduates who have successfully completed the program and another 28 PhD students who currently enrolled in the PhD Program. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) The Future of Nursing report challenges schools to double the number of doctoral prepared nurses by 2020.