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The University of Utah College of Nursing seeks an established, visionary scholar to fill the Claire Dumke Ryberg, R.N. Presidential Endowed Chair in End-of-Life/Palliative Care. The Endowed Chair primarily will teach end-of-life, palliative, and hospice care courses/course content, and/or provide clinical care, as well as advance the discovery, organization, transmission, and/or application of knowledge to improve the unique health care needs of patients near the end of life. The Endowed Chair is a 5year tenure-line or career-line appointment, renewable upon successful review. Academic rank and salary for this full-time, 12-month appointment will be commensurate with qualifications.

CRITERIA We seek a candidate who is a nationally recognized leader in end-of-life, palliative, and hospice care and whose accomplishments reflect excellence in teaching, delivering and/or coordinating clinical care, and conducting creative scholarship activities and/or research. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in nursing, and hold a current Registered Nurse (RN) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license. The ideal candidate will have evidence of high impact publications or presentations and a sustained record of scholarly activities and/or research.

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Endowed Chair will join a cadre of committed faculty engaged in education, clinical practice, and scholarship and/or research. Key responsibilities will include teaching, developing curriculum, and/or chairing and serving on doctoral student committees; providing and/or consulting about clinical care, and leading innovative scholarly activities and/or research related to end-of-life, palliative, and hospice care. The Endowed Chair will mentor students, fellows, and junior faculty, and engage in professional service. Collaborating with other leaders, the Endowed Chair will advocate for services and public policy to improve end-of-life, palliative, and hospice care; and increase visibility within the university, community and nation for these specialty areas. There are opportunities to collaborate with interdisciplinary faculty across UHealth and the Academic campus, including the Consortium for Families and Health Research, Palliative Care Services, and the Center on Aging.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF NURSING Currently ranked in the top 25 for the nation in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, the College of Nursing is a focal point for clinicians and researchers to collaboratively improve individual, family, and community health and quality of life. The University of Utah College of Nursing prepares nurses at all education levels with a current enrollment of more than 750 students. The College of Nursing has seven additional Chairs, and is home to the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program and a NINR
T32 Interdisciplinary Training program. In 2017, the College of Nursing was the first recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) New Era for Academic Nursing award. The college received the AACN Exemplary AcademicPractice Partnership Award in 2018. In collaboration with University of Utah Health, the college works to improve individual, family, and community health and quality of life.

Areas of strength include aging; cancer, symptom management and palliative care; hospice communication and bereavement outcomes, caregiving, primary and dementia care for older adults, nursing informatics and technology-based health interventions, women’s health, and health disparities. The Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center provides infrastructure and support for the College of Nursing research mission, and includes highly educated and trained pre- and post-award staff support, and a biostatistics core.

Please visit the following linked webpages for more information about the University of Utah CON, CON Research, Faculty Careers at the University of Utah, and Living in Utah.

UNIVERSITY The University of Utah is a PAC-12 institution located in Salt Lake City. UHealth is the only academic medical center in the Mountain West region, including numerous interdisciplinary entities that support and advance education, practice, scholarship, and research. Schools of Medicine and Dentistry; Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health; Huntsman Cancer Institute; the NIH-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Research; and ARUP Laboratories, one of the largest reference laboratories in the United States, are only a few. With four hospitals, 12 community health centers, and a growing network of regional affiliates, UHealth’s catchment area covers roughly 10% of the United States.

APPLICATION AND INQUIRIES Applications will be accepted continuously, with evaluations beginning immediately, until the position is filled or closed. Interested candidates can apply online by submitting a cover letter, application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research or scholarship statement, and three reference letters. The official position posting may be found at this link

Please direct any questions about the position or the application process to Tristan Villalobos, Faculty Affairs Manager, at [email protected]

UHealth is patient-centered, family engaged and distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. UHealth values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering a culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and value that is integral to our mission.

University of Utah Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. Equal opportunity and nondiscrimination employment information may be found here.

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