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School of Nursing Assistant Dean for Research

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 15, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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School of Nursing Assistant Dean for Research & Associate/Full Professor

About the Opportunity

The Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

The School of Nursing in the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University has developed a research-intensive/teaching/learning environment for students and faculty. Creating an environment where students thrive begins with the faculty. Faculty of the School of Nursing is a diverse and committed group of professionals who are highly qualified, nationally known, and characterized by a range of experiences in nursing practice, research, and education that reflect an extensive degree of excellence. The ultimate goal is to advance the School of Nursing's position to one of the nation's top research schools of nursing.

The wide range of programs offered by the School of Nursing from baccalaureate through DNP and PhD degrees highlights the responsiveness of the School to the healthcare needs of individuals and communities in the state, nation, and globally. The School of Nursing is committed to co-creating an environment conducive to incubating innovative ideas and strategies aimed at creating a more dignified patient-family-centered healthcare system.

The School of Nursing invites applications for an Assistant Dean of Research with a faculty appointment as an associate or full professor (with tenure evaluation on entry). This position is a full-time, benefits-eligible, academic-year position with a starting date of summer/fall, 2022 or until the position is filled.

The Assistant Dean of Research will provide leadership and support for the School of Nursing in advancing its research mission and nursing undergraduate/graduate programs. The Assistant Dean will promote the mission and strategic goals of the College and University's academic plan. Candidates should have demonstrated experience engaging in diversity initiatives that can provide visionary leadership for the research programs by facilitating interdisciplinary research and scholarship among all faculty across the college and global university system in alignment with NU's Impact Engines. This individual will work with faculty and doctoral students to provide mentorship that will facilitate new revenue streams through federal grants, training grants, scholarships, corporations, foundations, and other funding resources to enhance the Bouve College of Health Sciences research portfolio and supports the PhD in Nursing program. The Assistant Dean of Research will work in collaboration with the Bouve Associate Dean for Research & Innovation. This individual will have an active program of research and have a minimum of 5 - 10 years of experience in research design, statistics, and public health methods.

Qualifications require an earned PhD in nursing or related field by the start date of the appointment, eligibility for an unrestricted RN licensure in Massachusetts if applicable, proven teaching excellence in research and/or research design at the undergraduate and graduate level, and demonstrated excellence and commitment to supporting a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate should possess effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with proven leadership experience in a major academic setting; experience in preparation in teaching and learning principles including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation methods.

Successful faculty at Northeastern will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to contributing to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thus, strong candidates for this faculty position will have the experiences, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. Please indicate how your experience, knowledge, and skills have prepared you to contribute to this work with written statements addressing the following prompts:

Research statement:

Please describe the focus of your research, including the questions you have identified, the funding you have received to support the work , the results you have discovered, and the products of these efforts. Please also describe any research you have undertaken with students, with the external community, and/or with individuals from marginalized groups. Finally, please outline the research directions you foresee pursuing in the Bouve College of Health Sciences.

Teaching statement:

Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the Bouve College of Health Sciences (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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