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University of Utah Chair, Division of Health Systems & Community-Based Care in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Chair, Division of Health Systems & Community-Based Care

Department 00989 - CON-HSCBC DIVISION

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin When filled


Chair, Division of Health Systems and Community-Based Care

Track and Rank DOQ

The University of Utah College of Nursing seeks an experienced nurse faculty member who has an established record of leadership, research/scholarship, teaching, and service to serve as the Chair of the Division of Health Systems and Community-Based Care. The Division Chair is a key academic administrator who leads and supervises more than 50 faculty in the Division of Health Systems and Community-Based Care, and implements the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the College of Nursing.

Principal Functions and Responsibilities :

Works collaboratively with the Dean, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, Track and Specialty Track Directors, and Chair of the Acute and Chronic Care Division, and faculty of the Health Systems and Community-Based Care Division.

Visionary and strategic leadership for within the College of Nursing.

· Represents division faculty on the College of Nursing Academic Leadership Team, and assigned committees.

· Operationalizes the College’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.

· Addresses concerns of division members, and communicates College and university level information to division faculty.

· Represents the College of Nursing within health sciences and the University of Utah.

· Performs other duties delegated by the Dean.

Administrative leadership and supervision for faculty assigned to the Division of Health Systems and Community-Based Care.

· Directly supervises more than 50 tenure-line, career-line, or adjunct faculty as well as staff members.

· Manages resources allocated to the division, including travel and professional development funds.

· Assigns faculty office space and oversees common areas in coordination with the Associate Dean of Finance and Administration.

· Coordinates onboarding of new faculty.

· Develops and leads college-wide faculty development programs and mentoring initiatives.

· Coordinates faculty assignments with faculty, administrators, and academic leaders.

· Evaluates tenure-line, career-line, and paid adjunct faculty.

· Collaborates with the Associate Dean of Finance and Administration and the Dean regarding annual faculty contracts and faculty workload distribution.

· Manages faculty conflict of commitment and business relations reporting processes.

· Provides oversight for the Office of Faculty Affairs for activities delegated by the Dean, and serves on search committees.

· Coordinates hiring of adjunct faculty to fill teaching needs.

Research/Scholarship and/or Teaching.

· Conducts research/scholarly activities that align with expertise and personal interests.

· Teaches courses that align with expertise and personal interests.

Criteria : The candidate must have earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Nursing Practice ( DNP ) degree in nursing or a health science discipline, and must be licensed in Utah or qualified to obtain a Utah license if applicable to professional discipline. The candidate must have, or meet requirements for, a career- or tenure-line appointment within the College at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The candidate must have a sustained record of excellence in education and research/scholarship, and will have demonstrated strong interpersonal and communications skills, a track record of open, transparent communication, and a demonstrated ability to work productively with individuals and interdisciplinary groups. A history of successfully supervising and mentoring faculty and staff is strongly desired.


· Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity.

· Successful track record of open, transparent communication; proactively build positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, and diverse constituents.

· Self-directed and well-organized; demonstrate a high level of integrity that inspires trust and confidence.

· Demonstrated skill in problem identification, critical thinking, sound judgment, and creative problem solving. Innovative with creative ideas for success in a changing academic landscape of research funding.

· Demonstrated commitment to consultative processes and shared governance. Well-developed conflict resolution skills; ability to manage sensitive and confidential information.


· Demonstrated ability to translate expertise into highly effective plans and practical applications within academia and health care.

· Demonstrated leadership and administrative experience, including leading teams, managing a budget, and supervising professional staff.

· Ability to educate, mentor, and support faculty, staff, and students regarding research.

· Demonstrated ability to build collaborations and coordinate multiple programs and initiatives among multiple faculty, academic, administrative, and community constituents.

· Demonstrated success planning, leading change, managing projects, evaluating initiatives, and achieving goals.

· Ability to develop and implement strategies to address long-term opportunities.

· Ability to successfully manage multiple and competing priorities and deadlines within a complex organization.

· Understand and support appropriate technology integration, data management, and software systems.

College of Nursing : The College of Nursing ( CON ) is an integral part of University of Utah Health, an academic health sciences center. The Division of Health Systems and Community Based Care has nursing and interdisciplinary faculty members who participate in teaching, engage in research and scholarship, and work clinically in the CON’s faculty practice. The College prepares nurses at all education levels, and offers a Master of Science degree in gerontology. We strive for excellence in education, research, clinical care, and community engagement, with each mission area being vital to one another and to our overall success. Currently ranked #22 in the nation for NIH funding, the College of Nursing is a focal point for researchers and clinicians from the University of Utah Academic Health Sciences to collaboratively serve the people of Utah and beyond by continually improving individual, family, and community health, and quality of life. Diversity and inclusiveness, independent inquiry, and collegiality form the fabric of everyday life for faculty and students.

University :TheUniversity of Utah ( is a PAC -12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.University of Utah Health ( is the Intermountain West’s only academic healthcare system, and serves as the training ground for the majority of the state’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other health care professionals; partnered with the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, and Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health. Unique research resources include the Utah Population Database, with over 7 million linked genealogical and clinical records. The NIH / NCATS fundedCenter for Clinical & Translational Science ( ( CCTS ) is the home for clinical and translational science in our institutions, the state of Utah, and within the Mountain West Region. TheCenter for Teaching & Learning Excellence ( provides a variety of services to all University of Utah instructors with an emphasis on best pedagogical practices and strategies for teaching in higher education. The University’s Technology & Venture Commercialization program supports faculty in transformation of ideas into practical, commercially viable products and services. Please visit the following linked webpages for more information about theUniversity of Utah CON ( andLiving in Utah (\_in\_utah/index.php)

Inquiries and Application :Interested candidates should apply online at . The application requires: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter that addresses your leadership, research/scholarship, teaching, and service experience, as well as your interest in, vision for, and match with the position, and 3) three letters of recommendation from individuals external to the University of Utah. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For additional information, please contact Brenda Luther, Search Committee Chair, at or Cami Palo, Faculty Affairs Manager, 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/Non-Discrimination Information

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

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


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 08/26/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02738F

Type Faculty