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University of Utah Assistant/Associate/Professor Dependent on Qualifications in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Assistant/Associate/Professor Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00988 - CON NURSING DIVISION

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin ASAP



The University of Utah College of Nursing seeks an established, visionary scholar to fill the Claire Dumke Ryberg, R.N. Presidential Endowed Chair in End-of-Life/Palliative Care. The Endowed Chair primarily will teach end-of-life, palliative, and hospice care courses/course content, and/or provide clinical care, as well as advance the discovery, organization, transmission, and/or application of knowledge to improve the unique health care needs of patients near the end of life. The Endowed Chair is a 5-year tenure-line or career-line appointment, renewable upon successful review. Academic rank and salary for this full-time, 12-month appointment will be commensurate with qualifications.


We seek a candidate who is a nationally recognized leader in end-of-life, palliative, and hospice care and whose accomplishments reflect excellence in teaching, delivering and/or coordinating clinical care, and conducting creative scholarship activities and/or research. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in nursing, and hold a current Registered Nurse (RN) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse ( APRN ) license. The ideal candidate will have evidence of high impact publications or presentations and a sustained record of scholarly activities and/or research.


The Endowed Chair will join a cadre of committed faculty engaged in education, clinical practice, and scholarship and/or research. Key responsibilities will include teaching, developing curriculum, and/or chairing and serving on doctoral student committees; providing and/or consulting about clinical care, and leading innovative scholarly activities and/or research related to end-of-life, palliative, and hospice care. The Endowed Chair will mentor students, fellows, and junior faculty, and engage in professional service. Collaborating with other leaders, the Endowed Chair will advocate for services and public policy to improve end-of-life, palliative, and hospice care; and increase visibility within the university, community and nation for these specialty areas. There are opportunities to collaborate with interdisciplinary faculty across UHealth and the Academic campus, including the Consortium for Families and Health Research, Palliative Care Services, and the Center on Aging.


Currently ranked in the top 25 for the nation in National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) funding, the College of Nursing is a focal point for clinicians and researchers to collaboratively improve individual, family, and community health and quality of life. The University of Utah College of Nursing prepares nurses at all education levels with a current enrollment of more than 750 students. The College of Nursing has seven additional Chairs, and is home to the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program and a NINR



T32 Interdisciplinary Training program. In 2017, the College of Nursing was the first recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing ( AACN ) New Era for Academic Nursing award. The college received the AACN Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award in 2018. In collaboration with University of Utah Health, the college works to improve individual, family, and community health and quality of life.

Areas of strength include aging; cancer, symptom management and palliative care; hospice communication and bereavement outcomes, caregiving, primary and dementia care for older adults, nursing informatics and technology-based health interventions, women’s health, and health disparities. The Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center provides infrastructure and support for the College of Nursing research mission, and includes highly educated and trained pre- and post-award staff support, and a biostatistics core.

Please visit the following linked webpages for more information about the University of Utah CON , CON Research, Faculty Careers at the University of Utah, and Living in Utah.


The University of Utah is a PAC -12 institution located in Salt Lake City. UHealth is the only academic medical center in the Mountain West region, including numerous interdisciplinary entities that support and advance education, practice, scholarship, and research. Schools of Medicine and Dentistry; Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health; Huntsman Cancer Institute; the NIH -funded Center for Clinical and Translational Research; and ARUP Laboratories, one of the largest reference laboratories in the United States, are only a few. With four hospitals, 12 community health centers, and a growing network of regional affiliates, UHealth’s catchment area covers roughly 10% of the United States.


Applications will be accepted continuously, with evaluations beginning immediately, until the position is filled or closed. Interested candidates can apply online by submitting a cover letter, application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research or scholarship statement, and three reference letters. The official position posting may be found at this link ing

Please direct any questions about the position or the application process to Tristan Villalobos, Faculty Affairs Manager, at

UHealth is patient-centered, family engaged and distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. UHealth values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering a culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and value that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 03/05/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02207F

Type Faculty

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