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University of Utah Associate Professor to Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Associate Professor to Professor

Department 00989 - CON FACULTY

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin


Position Summary:

The University of Utah College of Nursing seeks an established, visionary nurse scientist to fill the Helen

Lowe Bamberger Colby Presidential Endowed Chair in Gerontological Nursing. The endowed chair will

advance the discovery, organization, transmission and/or application of knowledge to improve the unique

health care needs and well-being of older adults. The Endowed Chair is a 5-year appointment, renewable

upon successful review. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. This tenure

line faculty position is a full-time, 12-month appointment. The selected individual will be either Associate Professor or Professor rank in the Tenure Track.


We seek a candidate who is a nationally recognized leader in gerontological nursing and whose

accomplishments reflect excellence in research and scholarship. Candidates must have an earned

doctorate in nursing or a related field and hold a current Registered Nurse (RN) or Advanced Practice

Registered Nurse ( APRN ) license. A defined program of research specific to the care of older adults is

required. The ideal candidate will have evidence of high impact publications and a record of

extramural funding. Evidence of research, mentorship, and teaching excellence is required.

Principal Functions and Responsibilities:

The Chair will join a cadre of committed faculty engaged in gerontological research, practice and

education. The College of Nursing is one of the nine founding members of the National Hartford

Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, has multiple GSA Fellows, home to the Gerontology

Interdisciplinary Program and a NINR T32 Interdisciplinary Training program. There are opportunities to

collaborate with interdisciplinary faculty across the University Health Sciences and Academic campus

including the Center on Aging, the Consortium for Families and Health Research, and the Diabetes and

Metabolism Research Center. As part of the endowed chair position, tenure-line faculty engage in

active independent and team-based research in their area of concentration. Educational

responsibilities may include advising and chairing and/or serving on graduate student committees,

direct teaching, and/or curriculum work. Responsibilities will also include mentoring students, fellows,

and junior faculty and professional service. The Endowed Chair will collaborate with other leaders to

advocate for public policy to improve health care for older adults and bring increased visibility to

gerontological health issues within the university, wider community and nation.

College of Nursing:

Currently ranked in the top 25 in the nation in NIH funding, the College of Nursing is a focal point for

researchers and clinicians from the University of Utah Health Sciences Center to collaboratively

improve individual, family, and community health and quality of life. Areas of strength include aging;

cancer, family caregiving, symptom management and palliative care; 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



The University of Utah is a PAC -12 institution located in Salt Lake City. Numerous

interdisciplinary/interprofessional centers support team science within the University Health Sciences,

including the Huntsman Cancer Institute and an NIH Center for Clinical and Translational Research.

Application and Inquires:

Applications will be accepted continuously, with evaluations beginning immediately, until the position is filled or

closed. Interested candidates can apply online by submitting an application, CV, research statement, and cover

letter addressing the match with the Endowed Chair’s focus at

Questions about the application may be directed to the Faculty Affairs Manager, Tristan Villalobos at

University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust 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 12/13/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02166F

Type Faculty

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