Applications are being accepted for a tenured or tenure track position working closely and collaboratively with the Dean, Associate Deans, Program Directors to significantly expand the School of Nursing’s scholarly productivity and research funding. Interested candidates should hold a Master’s degree in Nursing, Doctoral degree in Nursing or related discipline. Five years of academic nursing, record of research and scholarship and eligible for a Texas nursing license. The position will include but not limited to:
Support strategic goals of the School of Nursing and align with the Division of Health Affairs
Develop a culture of research and scholarship among faculty
Work in collaboration with leadership to develop and implement a DNP
Mentor tenure track faculty and support professional development in research and scholarship
Involvement in an active research program
Identify opportunities for research and funding collaboration
The UTRGV School of Nursing combines the rich history of the Nursing programs at both the University of Texas Pan American and the University of Texas Brownsville. These two legacy institutions have produced successful, professional nurses for almost five decades.
UTRGV is in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, a semi-tropical area known for rich culture, wildlife and economical living conditions, is expanding rapidly. We prioritize social responsibility, respect, dignity, advocacy and community service – with a mission to improve health, and life, at the individual and community levels.
A. Holds a Master’s degree in nursing. B. Holds a Doctoral degree in Nursing or related discipline. C. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in academic nursing. D. Holds a current license or is eligible for a license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas
2 years experience as PI on a federal or private funded grant. Research funding preferred over educational or program development grants. Administrative experience with a center for research or scholarship.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Internal Number: FRGV0865
About UTHealth Rio Grande Valley School of Nursing
The School of Nursing supports the mission of the College of Health Affairs through programs that educate individuals to meet the health care needs of a culturally diverse society. These programs facilitate the development of competent practitioners with critical thinking skills to provide holistic nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities. A commitment to fostering research and service that enhance health promotion, maintenance, and restoration is integral to the mission of the School of Nursing.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program for registered nurses was established at the Edinburg campus in 1983, and the generic BSN Program was initiated in Spring 1992. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program with a clinical specialization in adult health was approved in 1993 and admitted its first students in 1994. The MSN Program added a Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 1998. In 2000, the Brownsville campus added an MSN in Public Health. In 2004, two additional MSN programs were added in Administration and Education. The Brownsville campus also introduced a bridge to graduate nursing education for nurses without a BSN via a “Transition to Graduat...e Nursing” initiative in 2008, providing eligibility for ADN Program graduates to apply to the MSN Program.
On August 31, 2015, the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate was launched with the inauguration of UTRGV.