Doswell Endowed Chair in Nursing for Teaching Excellence

Texas Woman's University
Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Aug 27, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell Endowed Chair in Nursing for Teaching Excellence


Texas Woman’s University (TWU) College of Nursing Dallas campus is seeking an accomplished faculty member to serve as the Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell Endowed Chair in Nursing for Teaching Excellence.  We seek a nationally recognized leader with a distinguished record of scholarship of teaching and funding; a commitment to education and mentorship; and demonstrated leadership and collaborations in creating and fostering transformative partnerships within TWU and communities beyond with a variety of educational initiatives. 


Under the direction of the Dallas Associate Dean, the Endowed Chair will engage with local, state, regional, and national entities in discussions focused on excellence in teaching and innovative practices; maintain currency in the areas of education effectiveness and innovation including technology; produce, publish research, and obtain grant funding in high impact education topics; teach undergraduate and/or graduate nursing education courses. The Endowed Chair will provide leadership for the biennial Doswell Teaching Excellence Conference in Dallas.


This tenure-track faculty position is a full-time, 12-month appointment at the Professor rank.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.  A stipend and budget are provided. 

Primary Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include mentoring faculty; developing and disseminating educational initiatives that promote and attain rigor and quality across all components of academic programs; college and university committee service; state, regional and national professional activities. Educational responsibilities include chairing and advising and/or serving on graduate student PhD and DNP program committees; direct teaching in graduate and/or undergraduate courses; contributing expertise to curriculum and evaluation initiatives. 


Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution
  • Qualifications commensurate with rank of Professor
  • Unencumbered nursing license in the state of Texas or eligible for licensure
  • National certification in Nursing Education or related specialty certification
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain federally funded and peer-reviewed research relevant to nursing education
  • Evidence of conducting research and documented track record of publications and presentations
  • Recognized nationally and/or internationally as a leader in nursing education
  • Documented record of excellence as an educator
  • Expert in curriculum development and evaluation
  • Experience in working in academic health care setting
  • Professional organization memberships with current active service participation


To apply:
Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to The email subject line should include position title and job code: IRC 29801.


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