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Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 16, 2021

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Administrative, Deans
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Full Time
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Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship

Job Class Code: 00031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV0865
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.00

Scope of Job:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for a tenured or tenure track position in the School of Nursing. Functions may include but not limited to:
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Dean, Associate Deans, Program Directors and faculty to significantly expand the School of Nursing's scholarly productivity and research funding.
  • Develop a culture of research and scholarship among the faculty.
  • Support the strategic goals of the School of Nursing in alignment with the College of Health (Affairs) Professions and UTRGV.
  • Provide a supportive environment that fosters research activity, facilitates achieving sponsored research funding and promotes new research programs.
  • Provides mentoring to junior faculty in their research and scholarship efforts
  • Identifies opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with other schools and colleges as well as UTRGV's clinical partners to advance the University's research enterprise
  • Advise tenure track faculty in the area of scholarship
  • Work in collaboration with the Dean, Associate Dean for Operations and Student Affairs and the DNP program director to develop and implement the DNP.
  • Develops and manages faculty to become committee chairs and members of doctoral committees

    Responsibilities to include but not limited to:
    A. Involvement in an active research program
    B. Identification and working with faculty in the School of Nursing as well as others within the College, University and Community to acquire funding from state, federal and private sources.
    C. Mentoring tenure track faculty to achieve their research and scholarship goals
    D. Mentoring faculty who are awarded outside funding to successfully meet the specific aims and outcomes proposed in their project
    E. Supporting ongoing professional development of faculty in the areas of research and scholarship
    F. Mentoring faculty to be committee chairs and members of student DNP projects
    G. Being a liaison to the College and University research office
    H. Adequately representing the School of Nursing on committees or task forces related to research or scholarly projects within the College, University or the Community
    I. Demonstrating effective communication with faculty, staff and administration within the School, College, UTRGV, and the community at large
    J. Fostering an environment that respects and embraces diversity among students, faculty and staff.
    K. Participates actively in professional associations.
    L. Continues education on a formal/informal basis.
    M. Attends and participates in local, state, and national professional meeting

    UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly work, student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV's strategic plan, vision, mission, values and core priorities. (

    Minimum Qualifications:
    A. Holds a Master’s degree in nursing.
    B. Holds a Doctoral degree in Nursing or related discipline.
    C. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in academic nursing.
    D. Holds a current license or is eligible for a license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.
    E. Has demonstrated a sustained record in research and scholarship.

    Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

    Preferred Qualification:
    2 years experience as PI on a federal or private funded grant. Research funding preferred over educational or program development grants. Administrative experience with a center for research or scholarship.

    Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
    License or Certification Required?: Yes
    Number of Vacancies: 1.0
    Desired Start Date: 01/07/2019

    EEO Statement:
    EEO Statement
    It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
    Diversity Statement
    UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

    Open Date: 01/07/2019

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Dear Applicant,

    Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

    *Date of Birth
    *Social Security Number

    Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

    Additional Information:
    UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

    Please Note:
    Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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