The Lucy Ann Boddie Brewer Distinguished Professorship in Oncological Nursing

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

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Position Title

The Lucy Ann Boddie Brewer Distinguished Professorship in Oncological Nursing

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CHHS - Dean's Office - 31500 College


School of Nursing - 31510

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Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The School of Nursing within the College Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington ( UNCW ), seeks an outstanding faculty member for a Distinguished Professorship in oncology nursing research and who meets the rank requirements of a tenured professor. This is a nine-month position scheduled to begin Fall Semester 2021. This position is for an initial five-year term and, upon review, the distinguished professor is eligible to receive two renewable five-year appointments.

This Distinguished Professorship in oncological nursing is a prestigious designation for a faculty member who has earned prominence for scholarly and professional achievements in oncological nursing research. The Distinguished Professor will be responsible for scholarly teaching, research, and practice that advances the understanding of oncology and oncological nursing with a national/international reputation and a portfolio of recent externally funded projects (grants) required. The successful candidate will provide leadership and mentoring to faculty within the School of Nursing ( SON ) and the College of Health and Services ( CHHS ). Additionally, the candidate will be involved in advancing their effective program of research, securing external grants, and providing public service to nursing students and health care personnel in community organizations throughout the southeastern region of North Carolina, with a focus on oncological nursing.

We seek an energetic, innovative, externally funded, and talented faculty member actively engaged in oncology research and education to become part of our dynamic school research team. This Distinguished Professor is expected to provide leadership and impact, on an ongoing basis, and in the broadest sense possible, throughout their term as a Distinguished Professor. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, developing and executing a high impact research agenda, developing interdisciplinary research programs, recruitment and mentoring of new faculty members, and outreach to the broader community. Through these tasks, the Lucy Ann Boddie Brewer Distinguished Professor will build and enhance the School of Nursing’s oncology research and service reputation.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor and doctoral degree in nursing and meet the rank criteria for a tenured professor at UNCW . This individual should also have an established program of interdisciplinary oncology nursing research.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Preference will be given to applicants with national visibility and five years of experience in externally funded oncological nursing research, and candidates who have mentored doctoral and post-doctoral students. Preference will also be given for a program of research that complements the UNCW School of Nursing’s areas of research emphasis, including but not limited to rural health outcomes, healthy aging, health systems, chronic illness, health care quality and safety, and health promotion research across the life span.

Required Certifications or Licensure

Must hold or be eligible for a North Carolina nursing license.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The School of Nursing ( SON ) offers the following degree programs:
-BS in Nursing (Prelicensure, RN- BSN online)
-MS in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator online)
-Post-Master’s Certificate-Family Nurse Practitioner
- BSN to DNP program with two tracks: (1) family nurse practitioner, (2) psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner
- MSN to DNP program with two tracks: (1) nurse executive leadership, (2) post APRN concentration
-Doctorate of Nursing Practice
-BS in Clinical Research Operations
-Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Research
-MS in Clinical Research and Product Development

Over 2000 undergraduate and over 500 graduate students are enrolled in programs within the School of Nursing. Currently, the School of Nursing has over 80 full-time faculty. The School of Nursing’s online bachelor’s degree in nursing program was ranked 8th among 2018’s “Best Online BSN Degrees” by U.S. News and World Report.

College/School Information

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

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Special Notes to Applicants

Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.
Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications.

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