Associate Chair of Scientific Affairs
University of South Dakota, Department of Nursing
The University of South Dakota (USD) Department of Nursing invites applicants for the Associate Chair of Scientific Affairs. The Associate Chair position is a unique opportunity for an experienced researcher, educator, and administrator to influence healthcare through nursing and interprofessional research and scholarship. The ideal candidate for the position will be a full-time, 12-month, Associate Professor/Professor Rank, and tenured or eligible for tenure.
The Associate Chair of Scientific Affairs will report directly to the Chair of Nursing and will be responsible for developing and implementing a departmental research and scholarship plan consistent with that of the School of Health Science and the Department of Nursing strategic plan, vision, and goals. The Associate Chair of Scientific Affairs will demonstrate creative leadership that promotes growth and innovation in faculty scholarship and research, provide faculty mentoring, and work closely with faculty to facilitate interprofessional research partnerships as well as a commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusiveness. The Associate Chair also promotes continuous quality improvement within the department of Nursing through systematic evaluation process.
The University of South Dakota was established as the first public university in Dakota Territory by the Territorial Legislature in 1862. Nursing is one of ten majors within the School of Health Sciences, a Division of Health Affairs. The School of Health Sciences and the Department of Nursing, along with the USD Sanford School of Medicine are committed to interprofessional education and research. Nursing currently provides undergraduate programming for the Bachelor of Science Degree with tracks for pre-licensure and post-licensure. Associate of Science degree in Nursing is also offered.
A. Doctorally-prepared with PhD in Nursing or related field with a Master's degree in Nursing required.
B. Current RN license, or eligible for licensure in South Dakota required.
C. Experience as a principal investigator.
D. Strong record of extramural research funding and peer reviewed publications.
E. A minimum of 3 years of academic teaching experience at the Baccalaureate and graduate level.
F. Evidence of professional leadership and administrative abilities.
G. Demonstrates strong analytical skills.
H. Experience working across disciplines.
To apply: Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and a letter of interest online at: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2017, with a desired start date of August 1, 2017.
Nominations or questions may be sent to:
Haifa A. Samra, PhD, RN-NIC-CNL
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Nursing