Associate Dean for Research and Adrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair
The UCLA School of Nursing is seeking a visionary nurse scientist to enhance and promote innovative research and the highest standards of scholarly excellence.
The UCLA School of Nursing invites applicants for the position of Associate Dean for Research and Endowed Chair in the UCLA School of Nursing. This is a full-time position with 50 percent effort as Associate Dean of Research and the remaining 50 percent effort at the Associate or Full Professor rank expected to engage in teaching, research, and university and public service.
The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the School of Nursing and is responsible for the strategic direction of the School’s research enterprise. As a member of the School of Nursing leadership team, the Associate Dean for Research will be expected to represent the School’s research interests within the UCLA Health System and with the other UCLA Health Sciences schools, including the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Public Health. In addition, the Associate Dean for Research will liaison with colleagues from other schools and departments across the UCLA campus, with campus Centers of Excellence, and other campus research centers. Finally the Associate Dean for Research will represent the School of Nursing at research venues in the Los Angeles area, as well as nationally and internationally.
Requirements Candidates must have 1) an earned doctoral degree, 2) academic credentials and leadership skills to qualify for associate or full professor rank in the Ladder Rank Professorial series, and 3) a meritorious program of funded research consistent with the awarding of an Endowed Chair.
Preferred candidates should be creative nurse scientists with a current, focused research program that advances nursing science and is congruent with the mission of the School. Candidates must demonstrate a history of successful research mentorship of diverse faculty and students. In addition, candidates must have a distinguished personal record of funded research, and have current research funding from the National Institutes of Health (or similar external funding agencies). She/he should have an excellent understanding of federal and foundation funding opportunities, and be able to implement translational research between nursing and other disciplines. Also required is experience in: 1) directing research-focused programs and centers; 2) coordinating and facilitating team science and faculty research collaborations; 3) managing information technology resources and services to support research development; and 4) coordinating diverse human and other research resources to support the development, submission and conduct of scientific studies and dissemination of results.
The School of Nursing at The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was established in 1949 and has been recognized for 67 years of excellence in nursing education, research and service. The UCLA School of Nursing has been consistently ranked in the top ten Schools of Nursing in the United States. The UCLA School of Nursing is committed to scholarship in the service of improving health, wellness, and quality of life throughout the lifespan through the blending of the disciplines of nursing, medicine, public health, statistics, epidemiology, physiological sciences, and the basic sciences.
The School of Nursing has four Centers of Excellence: The Center for Vulnerable Populations Research, Tobacco Free Nurses, The Center for American Indian and Indigenous Research & Education, and the Center for the Advancement of Gerontological Science. Our nurse-managed primary care clinic, the UCLA School of Nursing Health Center at the Union Rescue Mission, provides care for homeless men, women, and children. Collaborative research and practice relationships exist with the Department of Nursing of the highly acclaimed UCLA Healthcare System, which includes: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center; UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica; Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital; and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.
Active UCLA-based research partners include: 1) the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), which has four partnering site sites Centers (Cedars Sinai; Charles Drew University; Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and UCLA); 2) the Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly (CHIME), which is a Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) Center; 3) the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research; 4) the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, and 5) the UCLA Institute of American Culture.
The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, and gender. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are invited to apply.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
Open Date: October 12, 2017. Open until filled with final close date: June 1, 2018.
Supporting Documents Required Cover letter stating general qualifications and interest in the position Curriculum Vitae Statement of Research Statement of Teaching Statement of Contributions to diversity Key articles representative of candidate’s research trajectory
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience