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Department Chair - Family/child health and caregiving

The School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications and nominations for the faculty position of Department Chair for Family/Child Health and Caregiving.

The Department Chair for Family/Child Health and Caregiving, as a member of the Dean’s leadership team, works collaboratively with the Senior Associate Dean and Associate Deans.   Reporting directly to the Dean of the School of Nursing, the Chair is responsible for the administration and daily functioning of a department in the School.  Responsibilities include faculty development, evaluation of faculty, management of departmental budget, and achievement of scholarship and service goals of the department. Candidates must have a graduate degree in Nursing, a doctorate in nursing or a related field and eligibility for tenure.  Rank, tenure, and salary are competitive and commensurate with professional background and experience.   Faculty may elect different degrees of emphasis on the teaching, service and scholarship components of the faculty role.

The School of Nursing’s legacy of leadership is focused on the integration of research, education, and clinical practice and evidenced in more than 14,000 alumni who serve as expert clinicians, executive nurse leaders, deans and directors of nursing programs, nurse scientists, advanced practice registered nurses, and other professional leaders.  The School is ranked in the top 5% of nursing schools nationwide by U.S. News and World Report and offers innovative baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, master’s, post-master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral programs. Program offerings include: the state’s only PhD in nursing; a Doctor of Nursing Practice program; a Master’s of Nursing program with a CRNA specialty track, 15 nurse practitioner specialty tracks with dual degree options, advanced practice tracks such as geriatrics, pediatrics, informatics, nursing administration and clinical nurse leader; an accelerated master’s in nursing pathway for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing, among other unique opportunities. Most graduate courses are taught in a distance-accessible format with on-campus intensives.  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.  Based at the state’s flagship Academic  Health  Science  Center  with  the  3rd  largest  public hospital in the nation, the School is a leader and trendsetter in collaborative science and home to the state’s only nursing-specific research center with a diverse funding portfolio supporting scholarship in oncology, international nursing, HIV/AIDS, pediatrics, occupational health, aging, among others.  Faculty hold over 70 appointments in university-wide research centers.   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.   The Learning Resources Center is home to a leading simulation center and provides faculty and students with interprofessional learning opportunities.   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