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The Department of Nursing at the University of Vermont (UVM) is seeking two dynamic and committed tenure track faculty members. The first position is for an Adult Nurse Practitioner/Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with experience and national certification in primary care. The second candidate may be a primary care Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or other qualified nursing professional. These 9 month positions begin August 2014, with appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor, depending on qualifications. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications.

The ideal candidates will have a doctorate in nursing or a related field. Clinical excellence, eligibility for Vermont licensure and certification as a nurse practitioner, (if appropriate), and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are essential. Primary responsibilities of the positions include research and scholarship, grantsmanship, teaching in the area of expertise, clinical practice, student advising, and service to the University. We also seek evidence of ability to work independently and cooperatively within and across departments. A history of extramural funding is highly desirable. Research foci of the department include: social behavioral factors related to health; workforce development; health care quality; and ethical dimensions of health and health care.

The successful candidate will join a Department of Nursing of 24 full time and more than 30 part-time clinical faculty, 405 undergraduate students, and 87 graduate students. The department is currently transitioning the primary care nurse practitioner master’s degree into a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and is introducing a new Clinical Nurse Leader master's degree program. The department is a key element of a vibrant interdisciplinary College that is home to 1,055 students in eight different health professions with seven undergraduate and three graduate degree programs.

Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is a major research university located in the state’s largest city – Burlington – the nations “#1 Smallest Big City” and ranked #1 “for outside activities, arts & entertainment, safety, and overall quality of life.” We enjoy a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. UVM overlooks beautiful Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains and is 30 minutes from major ski areas, 1.5 hours from Montreal, and 3.5 hours from Boston. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, exists in a stimulating academic environment within an academic health science center (including the largest hospital in VT). The College has an excellent collaborative relationship with the academic health science center and other partners. Check our website for more information: www.uvm.edu/ and www.uvm.edu/~cnhs/nursing.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. The University of Vermont is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Department is committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial, cultural groups and from people with disabilities.

Prospective candidates should apply online at www.uvmjobs.com and search for the position using the department name (Nursing). Use position number 006732 to apply for the Adult Nurse Practitioner/Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner position. Use position number 005927 to apply for the Advance Practice Registered Nurse (or other qualified nursing professional) position. Attach a curriculum vitae and letter detailing areas of expertise and professional goals. The positions will remain open until filled and review of applications will begin January 1, 2014.

For additional information please contact:

Judith Cohen, Ph. D., R.N.
Search Committee Chair
Department of Nursing
University of Vermont
Rowell 219, 106 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, VT 05405
jcohen@uvm.edu, (802) 656-3382

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posted january 2014