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The Ross and Carol College of Nursing (https://www.nursing.psu.edu/) is pleased to announce an open-rank tenure line faculty position focused on exploring the role of genomics in nursing, specifically understanding and applying emerging science and technology as it relates to precise, person-center care. This is an open rank position to be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level dependent on the qualifications of the successful applicant with a target start date of Fall 2022.
The successful applicant will be a leader in a program of research with demonstrated impact on policy and/or practice, a strong publication record, and a track record of securing external funding. This position is co-funded with Penn State’s Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences (https://www.huck.psu.edu/). Faculty appointed to this position will be core faculty with the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences which is recognized nationally and internationally for promoting excellence in research and graduate training in the life sciences and its leadership in integrating life sciences across academic fields. The goal of the co-funded appointment is to expand our faculty’s expertise and to provide national and international academic leadership in genomics. Faculty hired through this initiative will strengthen an interdisciplinary community of scholars and educators, will be leaders in genomics research and education throughout the University, and will help integrate genomics into the teaching and research programs of all our academic units while also contributing to the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing’s mission. Interest in and commitment to participating in an interdisciplinary community of scholars while contributing to the University’s initiative on Health Ethics, Ecology, and Policy.
Responsibilities include directing a research program focused on genomics. Research foci should broadly focus on areas such as, but not limited to the ethical, legal, social, or policy implications of genetics and genomics related to patient care and research or computational genomics with a focus on precision medicine. Fostering collaborations with colleagues in other disciplines, as well as faculty in the Tressa Nese and Helen Diskevich Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center, both housed within the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing, and across 12 Penn State Campus locations including Hershey Medical Center. In addition to accelerating strong collaborative interdisciplinary research, the new faculty member will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses and direct dissertations. In addition to accelerating strong collaborative interdisciplinary research, the new faculty member will engage in outreach activities that disseminate research on genomics to a range of stakeholders, including policymakers, nurses, and other practitioners at national, regional, and local conferences and meetings. We seek a colleague who will pursue a program of externally funded research that is published in highly regarded, peer-reviewed journals within the fields of nursing, genomics, and health services research.
We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive benefits package is available as are startup funds to support the applicant’s research program. Successful applicants must have an earned research doctorate in nursing or a closely related field and a documented commitment to teaching and service. Nursing faculty candidates must hold a valid United States nursing license.
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To apply, candidates must submit the following. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- a cover letter describing interest in and qualification for the position
- a curriculum vitae
- contact information of three professional references (No references will be contacted until the candidate is consulted)
- a statement of how their work would contribute to the mission of the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and how their research and teaching would be augmented by this appointment.
Applicants must submit their application and accompanying materials online at the PSU job site (https://hr.psu.edu/careers). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Information on the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing and its programs can be found at http://www.nursing.psu.edu/. For more information or questions about this position, please contact: Dr. Lisa Kitko
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing
201 Nursing Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802
E-mail (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org
This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.
The Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing is one of the most comprehensive colleges of nursing in any public university in the country. With over $12 million in research expenditures since the college’s inception in 2013, the College has been awarded over $8 million for gerontology research, over $4 million for the development of a sexual assault forensic examination telehealth center (SAFE-T Center), and approximately $1.5 million to support clinical and translational science. With over 2,100 undergraduate students and approximately 200 graduate students, our footprint is world-wide with our faculty creating immeasurable experiences for our students around the globe. We offer four undergraduate degree programs as well as six advanced degree programs. The Pennsylvania State University is one of the largest public research and land grant universities in the country, serving over 83,000 students at 24 campuses across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The College of Nursing resides primarily at the University Park Campus but has programs across 12 campus locations and on the World Campus. The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day`s drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. Salaries are competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available as are startup funds to support the applicant’s research program.
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