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Associate Dean for Research/DistiNguished Professor

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center invites inquiries, nominations, or applications for the position of Associate Dean for Research/Distinguished Professor in the College of Nursing. The Associate Dean for Research provides leadership for the enhancement and growth of the College’s research and scholarship programs. As a direct report to the Dean of the College of Nursing, the Associate Dean is a member of the College leadership team.

required qualifications

The PhD (or equivalent) in nursing or a related field is required  as well as at least one graduate degree in nursing (all from accredited institutions) and a demonstrated record of achievement in research, including experience as a Principal Investigator. The candidate must qualify for rank of Associate Professor or Professor; qualify for tenure; be eligible for Licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Tennessee; and undergo background checks required by the State of Tennessee. The Associate Dean for Research will have extensive and in depth knowledge of nursing and will serve as a major resource person to colleagues, students and the community. Other expected abilities include: excellent communications skills of all kinds; general analytical expertise as well as understanding and ability to interpret and understand pertinent financial and legal documents and data; and effective people and organization skills for working with diverse type of people both on and off campus including boards of directors, potential funders, Legislators, community leaders, and children; and a commitment to the principles of Affirmative Action and equal employment opportunity.

required documents

Applications must be submitted electronically to at Rent Consulting Group. Applicants must include (1) a cover letter detailing how your professional qualifications fit the requirements for the position, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references with contact information. Nominations and requests for additional information should also be sent to Rent Consulting Group (see email above or 704-366-2388). The review of applications will begin after March 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.


posted september 2013