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Rachel z. booth endowed chair

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing invites applications and nominations for the endowed chair position the Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair. Candidates for the Chair faculty position must have a distinguished record of external funding, convincing evidence of research and scholarly achievement, consistent record of publication, experience in mentoring, evidence of exemplary professional citizenship, and documentation of outstanding teaching performance. Candidates must demonstrate achievement of professional recognition at the national or international level that will enhance the stature of the School and UAB. Candidates must possess a graduate degree in nursing and a doctorate in nursing or a related field, and hold active licensure or be eligible for licensure as an RN in Alabama. Rank, tenure, and salary are competitive and commensurate with professional background and experience.

The UAB School of Nursing’s legacy of nursing leadership is focused on the integration of research, education, and clinical practice. The School of Nursing is ranked in the top 5% of nursing schools nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. As a top-tier academic health science center, UAB offers significant opportunities through over 100 university-wide interdisciplinary research centers including centers dedicated to Cancer, Cardiovascular, HIV/AIDS, Aging, Minority Health, Diabetes, and Health Outcomes, among others. UAB also has a NIH funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science. The University has sustained high levels of funding from the National Institutes of Health and is classified as a research intensive university by the Carnegie Foundation. Based at the state’s flagship Academic Health Science campus with the 3rd largest public hospital in the nation, UAB School of Nursing is a leader and trendsetter in collaborative science and home to the state's only nursing-specific research center. The School’s 20,000 square foot Center for Nursing Research is staffed with a strong support team and offers space, research training, and mentorship.

The UAB School of Nursing has a diverse funding portfolio from sources including the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Child Health Development, Department of Defense, Veterans Administration (VA), Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), and NIOSH among others.

The School of Nursing offers baccalaureate, post- baccalaureate, master’s, post-master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral level programs and is home to approximately 2,300 students, 72% of whom are graduate students. The UAB School of Nursing is designated as a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Nursing- one of 10 in the U.S.

Additionally, the School is one of three Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows in Nursing programs and one of 12 VA Nursing Academy sites in the U.S. For more information about the School of Nursing go to

Applications, inquiries, and letters of nominations should be submitted to:

Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher
Greenwood/Asher & Associates
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Phone: 850.650.2277 Fax: 850.650.2272


Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.


posted may 2013