Inaugural Karen and Ronald Herrmann Distinguished Chair in Caregiver Research

UTHealth San Antonio
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 23, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

UTHealth San Antonio School of Nursing

Inaugural Karen and Ronald Herrmann Distinguished Chair in Caregiver Research

UTHealth San Antonio School of Nursing seeks an accomplished and funded investigator for the Inaugural Karen and Ronald Herrmann Distinguished Chair in Caregiver Research.

As the first Distinguished Chair in the history of the UTHealth San Antonio School of Nursing, The Inaugural Karen and Ronald Herrmann Distinguished Chair in Caregiver Research will conduct discovery and knowledge generating research, submit applications for external funding of research, and mentor research teams including junior faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows.  This individual will also serve on mock review panels and will engage with research within the School of Nursing, across UT Health San Antonio, and in the community. 

The individual will build upon the School’s  Caring for the Caregiver Program which is a premier program of education, services, and research for family caregivers in the greater San Antonio area. The program has received federal, state, and intramural funding as well as foundation funding. The School of Nursing has invested over $28 million to transform its infrastructure, including having new space for research and clinical simulations. 


  • Academic Credibility: A Ph.D. with current R.N. Licensure is required.  A Ph.D. in Nursing, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing is preferred.  This individual must qualify for tenure at either the Associate or Full Professor rank, and the person must be eligible for a R.N. Licensure in Texas.
  • Research Credibility: Evidence of excellent research and scholarship with a proven track record of past and current federal external funding (NIH funding is highly preferred.  Other federal sponsors could be HRSA, AHRQ, and CDC.) at the national level in caregiving research.  The candidate’s academic trajectory would include any disease-oriented area, health, or community-based outcomes research. 
  • Evidence of Mentoring: An exemplary track record of mentoring both junior and senior faculty and Ph.D., graduate, and undergraduate students.
  • Collaborative Orientation: Passion to collaborate with others to promote interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary research and scholarship across academic schools and colleges. 
  • Interpersonal Skills: A high level of energy and confidence with a proactive attitude that promotes teamwork; a personal style that is positive, upbeat, and solutions-oriented; and the ability to inspire faculty, students, and staff to build trust and transparency.

UTHealth San Antonio has retained the services of the Diversified Search Group to assist in this search.  Please submit a cover note and CV or nominations, in confidence, to

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