UW Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics Seeks Full Professor - Dept Chair


Position URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/115461

Position Description

Join the faculty in the University of Washington School of Nursing’s Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics in shaping an equitable, just, and healthy future for all.

We invite applications from those who are interested in a Department Chair position, full-time 9-month tenuretrack, at the rank of Full Professor, beginning on September 16, 2023. Although a 9-month appointment, the Department Chair position includes a 50% administrative FTE during the academic year and summer months, and an administrative supplement.

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Full professor, tenure track. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively across disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as the academic leader and administrative chair of the department PO Executive Order No. I. Directors and chairs (washington.edu) and provide visionary leadership with future oriented thinking about the discipline of nursing that reflects the increasingly diverse general and patient populations of the U.S. with the passion and promise to eliminate health inequalities; planning and monitoring educational, research, and clinical programs and other functions while maintaining a climate that encourages faculty and staff success, creativity and innovation; recruitment, retention, mentoring, and evaluation of faculty and staff; administering department-level financial, procedural, and humanresource-related affairs in accordance with University policies; and participating in the various leadership forums within the school, the clinical enterprise and the campus to facilitate the successful execution of the department and school mission, goals, and values. The successful applicant will be expected to actively bolster our efforts to advance health equity through our curriculum, research, service, and practice. The nationally ranked University of Washington School of Nursing offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Clinical Informatics and Patient - Centered Technologies (MS CIPCT), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP; covering a range of practice specialties), MS and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs.

The University of Washington School of Nursing endorses the Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report’s recognition that Nursing has a major role in aligning public health, health care, social services, and public policies to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity. The report also notes that nurses must incorporate a health equity lens learned in academic education and points out that the decade ahead demands a more diverse nursing workforce prepared to address systemic inequities that
fuel health inequalities.

The Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics is committed to enhancing health care systems and studying the health and illness of adults and older adults, promoting wellness and health equity across the lifespan from primary to acute and palliative care, and from prevention to recovery, is excited about the opportunity to elevate collective scholarly and practice expertise across various specialty areas in nursing and related disciplines to support our school’s commitment to achieving health equity. The Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics excels at supporting research and fostering the academic and professional growth of faculty and students. The school’s Office of Nursing Research provides a comprehensive administrative infrastructure that supports faculty development as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations, educational initiatives, and mutually enriching community/academic partnerships. The Office of Nursing Research also oversees the school’s research centers, including the Center for Global Health Nursing, Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development, de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management, and Center for Antiracism in Nursing. Faculty also have partnerships with UW Medicine (including UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Washington State Children’s Administration, among others.

The University of Washington is an internationally ranked public university serving diverse students, faculty, and staff, committed to educating and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups and covered veterans. Our academic community includes 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries.

The University of Washington is known for the benefits offered (see http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/) and commitment to achieving work/life balance.

The University of Washington is located in Seattle, a vibrant metropolitan center with increasingly diverse racial, ethnic, and immigrant communities. The region’s Cascade Mountains, Puget Sound beaches and waterways offer an unmatched wealth of outdoor activities and cultural attractions.


• Candidates must have an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in nursing or related field
• A current license or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Washington
• At least one year's experience in academic administration
• A sustained record of success in mentoring faculty in teaching and in research and related publications
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and anti-racism

Application Instructions

Applicants must provide a formal letter of interest indicating teaching and research interests, noting how their training, preparation, and experience support the school’s and department’s missions as well as expressed, demonstrated commitment to antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion as illustrated in their activities as an educator, researcher, and healthcare professional. Applicants must also include their up-to-date curriculum vitae, two scholarly publications, and, if available, evaluations of recently taught courses. Applicants should be prepared to provide names and contact information for 3 references, if requested. Applicants who have questions, please reach out to Teresa Ward, Professor and Chair of the search committee teward@uw.edu

First consideration will be given to materials received by December 15, 2022