PhD Program Director


Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Program Director

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) – School of Nursing

Galveston, Texas

UTMB School of Nursing - Galveston, Texas
Founded in 1890, the School of Nursing was the first nursing program in the Southwest and one of the first schools in the U.S. to be affiliated with a university in 1896. The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing at Galveston invites applications and nominations for full time faculty. As a component of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), the School of Nursing offers academic programs at the baccalaureate (traditional, and RN-BSN), Masters (Family, Adult/Geriatric, Acute Care Nurse Practitoner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Leadership, Nurse Educator) and Doctoral Programs (DNP and PhD).  The School of Nursing is proud of its excellent academic programs, strong clinical environment, modern classrooms, as well as its innovative use of distance education and simulation laboratories housed in the Health Education Center (HEC).

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.) Program Director -
The PhD Program Director is responsible for the general administration and curriculum of the PhD program and all matters pertaining to advising PhD students in the program. Other responsibilities include strategic planning, program innovation, program outcome evaluation, ongoing program improvement, and operational management.     

Educational and Experience Requirements:   


  • Research Doctoral degree in nursing or affiliated field.
  • Licensure or eligibility to obtain licensure in Texas in specialty field. 
  • Established program of research and a record of successful research productivity, scientific collaboration, and PhD- level teaching and mentorship.
  • Demonstrates competent and significant experience teaching at the University level, and knowledge of best practices in online and hybrid teaching models.
  • Extensive experience with all PhD education facets, including student teaching and research mentorship, faculty mentorship, curricular development, and implementation, along with formative and summative program evaluations.
  • Evidence of successful academic administrative leadership experience.
  • Tenure eligible and must meet the criteria for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor


Income Package:  Income package will be competitive and commensurate with academic rank, experience, and qualifications.  In addition, UTMB offers a superior benefits package, an excellent retirement program, a relocation allowance as well as other potential incentives.   


Living in South Houston and Galveston, Texas:  Galveston Island is home to approximately 50,000 residents and is known for its 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, temperate climate, wide array of leisure and cultural activities, and affordable cost of living – all just south of Houston, the 4th largest city in the US.  More information about UTMB and Galveston can be found on the UTMB Living Website



For more information, please submit an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter to,

 Skott Harrington at:   



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