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College of Nursing
Assistant Dean, PhD Program (position #1910)

The College of Nursing at the University of South Florida is actively seeking qualified scholars specializing in a variety of clinical and research areas. Candidates with evidence of strong teaching skills, a program of research or creative work supported by scholarly activity, and a desire to be a part of a truly collaborative and interdisciplinary education and research environment are encouraged to apply. We offer educational degree programs at the bachelors, masters, DNP, and PhD levels, with over 350 clinical partnerships in the greater Tampa Bay area. We are the fastest growing research university in the United States, and the College of Nursing was ranked 25th in NIH funding in 2011. We are developing Centers of Excellence in research that build on faculty strengths in: Chronic Illness, Symptom Management, Oncology, Palliative Care, Women’s Health, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Veterans’ Health. We are an integral partner of USF Health, engaging in inter-professional initiatives with students and faculty in medicine, public health, pharmacy, and physical therapy and providing unique opportunities for collaborations in education and research.

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for setting the strategic vision of the PhD program and will administer the program, its faculty, and students; advise and mentor students, teach courses, conduct scholarly activity, establish a research program with external funding, and engage in college, university, community and professional service activities commensurate with the rank of Associate or full Professor.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience): Qualified candidates will possess a PhD in Nursing or closely related health sciences field; at least five years of experience in post-secondary education, teaching at the graduate level as a ranked faculty member; be eligible to practice as an RN in the state of Florida; and have a history of established or funded research (independent and collaborative) or creative work supported by publications.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience): Prior experience in faculty academic administration; current national certification as a Nurse Practitioner; experience with technology supported educational methods (online and blended format); demonstrated ability to work effectively with community partners.

Additional Information for Applicants: Regular full time (12 Month) appointment; tenure track position; rank at the level of Associate or full Professor according to the university’s appointment, promotion and tenure guidelines; compensation package is negotiable; this position is subject to a criminal background check. USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace. Only online applications accepted for this position.
How To Apply: Apply online
About USF: The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida’s spectacular west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. The university is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities.
At the heart of USF is a vibrant, diverse and engaged student body. More than 47,000 students are enrolled in the USF System, a system of three separately accredited institutions – USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee – with an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. The university’s main Tampa campus is home to USF Health, including the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy.
With over 230 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialty and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine, there’s something for everyone at USF. The university offers a dynamic learning environment that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration and is focused on student success. More than 2,000 distinguished scholars, researchers and expert teachers, nearly all holding PhDs or the highest degrees in their fields, make up the USF faculty – including the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year.
USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference, with 17 men’s and women’s varsity teams competing at the NCAA Division 1 level. New facilities for practice and competition, along with a completely renovated USF Sun Dome, put the university’s athletic facilities on par with virtually every top program in the country. For more information about USF please visit:
Working at USF: With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

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