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Chairperson, Department of Health & Community Systems

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261
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The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing invites nominations and applications for the position of Chairperson, Department of Health & Community Systems. This full-time tenured position should be a nurse scholar who will assume responsibility for the academic and administrative leadership of a department with faculty responsible for community health nursing, psychiatric nursing, geriatric nursing, nursing education, research, and informatics.


Founded in 1939, the School of Nursing is one of six Health Sciences Schools within the University of Pittsburgh (Dental Medicine, the Graduate School of Public Health, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy). The School of Nursing offers BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD degrees, and retains a staff of approximately 100 faculty and enrolls nearly 1,000 students across all academic programs.


As one of the nation’s top research universities, the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing promotes interdisciplinary collaborative research among faculty investigators and students. The School of Nursing currently ranks 5th in overall NIH dollars for nursing programs, is among the top 10 for both doctoral and master’s degree programs in the most recent edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools”, and is in the top 20 globally according to QS World University Rankings.


The School of Nursing also shares a close relationship with one of the country's leading medical centers. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) includes a network of regional hospitals, outpatient facilities, home care services, long-term care facilities, and community resources, providing outstanding clinical experiences for all students in Pitt's Health Sciences programs.


Qualifications include: Academic accomplishments that meet the standards for a tenured, full professor appointment, including an earned PhD in nursing or related relevant discipline; evidence of a program of scholarship as an independent investigator; and graduate and undergraduate teaching experience. Administrative experience preferred. 


Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Pittsburgh offers an excellent salary, benefits, and retirement package. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Starting date is negotiable.


How to apply: Send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to:
Dr. Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, 350 Victoria Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15261.  Members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.


For more information, please visit the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing website at 

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