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David R. Devereaux Endowed Chair of Nursing

companyTemple University College of Public Health
locationWashington, DC 20037, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/19/2023

Inequities and health disparities are a major public health threat and demand a concerted, interdisciplinary effort. At the College of Public Health, we dedicate ourselves to public health in all its parameters, from epidemiology to nursing, from social work to rehabilitation sciences. Social justice has always driven our work: This understanding that individual outcomes are intricately tied to the larger systems we inhabit is the foundation of our college.

Temple University College of Public Health’s interprofessional culture fosters collaboration both within and outside the college. We value differences among our faculty and believe that we can better serve and understand our Philadelphia community through the diversity of our individual faculty and our disciplines. Join us in our mission to develop progressive, compassionate researchers, practitioners, and clinicians to build a better tomorrow, grounded in creating the environments and health infrastructure that will make us the healthiest nation.

THE POSITION AND QUALIFICATIONS. We seek a highly collaborative senior nursing scholar with expertise in health systems management, interprofessional collaboration, health disparities and social justice. Successful applicants should have national stature in the field of nursing, present a strong and sustained record of funded research excellence, and have demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students and faculty. The candidate should have at least one nursing degree and an earned doctorate in nursing or a public health discipline.

The ideal candidate will have a highly active, externally funded research portfolio that is focused on one or more relevant areas of interest related to health systems leadership, staff resilience, health services research, retention and stabilizing the workforce in the wake of the pandemic, or areas of particular focus within the college, including cancer, health communication and family caregiving. The candidate should have demonstrated effective collaboration with teams and partners across disciplines, as well as passion to understand and intervene to improve factors that shape the health of individuals, families and communities, with a particular interest in populations impacted by health disparities. The desired candidate will have funded research in areas consistent with the values and interests of nursing and bring to Temple a deep interest in advancing interprofessional practice and transdisciplinary research. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education, prepared to join us in our commitment toward prioritizing sustainable, inclusive and anti-oppressive practices.

Applicants should have a record appropriate to warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor at an R1 institution. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).

THE DEPARTMENT. As of July 2022, Dr. Chaudron Carter Short has been appointed Chair and Director of the Department of Nursing. This unique and strategic dual appointment of a health system executive will provide nursing students an exceptional opportunity to work alongside Temple nurses to gain critical clinical training. We are also excited to strengthen our already deep ties between the College of Public Health and Temple University Health System. The Department aims to be a leading force in community-engaged, collaborative efforts to achieve health equity and high quality of life for all, preparing a diverse nursing workforce who excel in leadership, practice, research and scholarship. We aspire to provide excellence in academic programming that is responsive to the health needs of individuals and populations within the context of community, defined as a social and physical environment where living occurs. We are committed to the highest level of prevention-oriented and evidence-based care-giving, provided in collaboration with the community and other professionals and disciplines.

The Department of Nursing enrolls nearly 500 students annually and offers two accredited programs. Our eight-semester Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with freshman admission is recognized for its high NCLEX pass rate, clinical affiliations with outstanding healthcare facilities in the Philadelphia area with a service-learning focus. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice program includes post-baccalaureate and post-master’s options with concentrations in Adult Gerontology Primary Care and Family-Individual Across the Lifespan. The post-master’s program prepares graduates for leadership roles in various settings. Expansion of graduate program offerings is anticipated and will include additional DNP specialties, post-master’s certificates and a direct-entry master’s program for non-nursing college graduates.

THE COLLEGE. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for education, research, and practice, the CEPH-accredited College of Public Health consists of academic units in the public health disciplines, health professions, and the School of Social Work, enrolling approximately 4,200 students. The College’s research aims to understand the fundamental factors that affect the health and well-being of individuals and populations by examining health problems through foundational research, policy and practice, and the development and dissemination of evidence-based interventions. We focus on social determinants of health and social justice with strengths in cancer, obesity, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, mobility research, cognition and language, developmental disabilities, organ transplantation and aging. CPH research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Gates Foundation, and other major private foundation, state and federal agencies. The College is home to an Office for Community Engaged Research and Practice, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, and the Collaborative on Community Inclusion. The Office of Clinical Affairs and Interprofessional Education leads our clinical activities, including the COVID-19 RapidVax effort and forward-looking IPE within the College and throughout the university. The College is staffed by a robust complement of seasoned professionals including offices of Communications and Marketing, Information Technology, Sponsored Research and Academic Affairs. Temple’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching provides outstanding programs and one-on-one mentoring to instructors to promote and support excellent teaching.

THE UNIVERSITY. Temple University is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s sixth largest city. The city was ranked third by The New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the sixth largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law and Dentistry as well as research centers. It is also home to Fox Chase Comprehensive Cancer Center.

For more information about this position or to make nominations, contact Chaudron Carter Short, department chair, at chaudron.short@temple.edu. To apply, submit a detailed CV; a cover letter explicating your qualifications and experiences with diversity, equity and inclusion; a research statement; and a list of five references to cphsearch@temple.edu. Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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