Diversifying Faculty in Nursing Education (DFINE) postdoctoral fellow (2 openings)

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Other Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Details

Job Title Diversifying Faculty in Nursing Education (DFINE) postdoctoral fellow (2 openings) Position Title Diversifying Faculty in Nursing Education (DFINE) Postdoctoral Fellow (2 openings) Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Maywood-Health Sciences & Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campuses Location Code SCHOOL OF NURSING (02400A) Department Name SCHOOL OF NURSING Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities
The Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing ( MNSON ) invites candidates to apply for Diversifying Faculty in Nursing Education ( DFINE ) postdoctoral fellowship positions. The aim of DFINE is to increase the number of scholars from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups in nursing by providing a mentored post-doctoral experience to support the transition to a Loyola Nursing tenure track assistant professor position. This is a one-year postdoctoral fellowship position, renewable for a second year, with eligibility for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the third year.

The MNSON enrolls over 1400 students across three sites and includes 71 full-time faculty. Programs include a BSN degree with 4 study options, a MSN degree in nursing and healthcare administration, a DNP degree with tracks for preparation in nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist roles, and a PhD in Nursing degree.

We are dedicated to advancing nursing science to promote health equity through research focused on optimizing multilevel health outcomes of individuals, families, and communities, improving quality of healthcare and systems, and better understanding the human experience and mechanisms underlying health.

We support the evolving NIH National Institute of Nursing Research ( NINR ) Strategic Plan and encourage applicants with programs of research based on these guiding principles:

·Is innovative, applies the most rigorous methods, and has the potential for the greatest impact on individual, community, and population health
·Advances equity, diversity, and inclusion
·Tackles today’s pressing health challenges and stimulates discoveries to prepare for, prevent, or address tomorrow’s challenges
·Discovers solutions to optimize health across clinical, community, and policy settings

DFINE scholars represent the future of nursing in their nursing perspectives, research approaches, pedagogical philosophies and praxis, and demonstrated commitments to inclusive excellence throughout all aspects of their scholarly and nursing identity. Within the context of the Loyola University Chicago and MNSON missions, visions, values, and strategic initiatives, the postdoctoral fellow will:

·Conceptualize the role of a Loyola School of Nursing faculty member across the dimensions of research and scholarship, teaching, service, community relationships, equitable health and care, and inclusive excellence.
·Develop a progressive and supported research program leading to successful grant submissions and awards, publications, and presentations.
·Build a foundational knowledge of academia including governance structures.
·Create a network of current and emerging scholars at Loyola University Chicago and throughout the nation through structured programming and purposeful networking.

Qualifications
We are looking for candidates with programs of research framed within one of these five research lenses included in the evolving NINR Strategic Plan Framework:

· Health Equity : Nursing research, with its contextualized perspective, is ideally positioned to produce evidence needed to reduce and ultimately eliminate the systemic and structural inequities that place some population groups at a disadvantage in attaining their full health potential.
· Social Determinants of Health : Nursing research is well-positioned to examine social determinants of health—the conditions in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, and age—and how these determinants affect health outcomes.
· Population and Community Health : Nursing research can address critical health challenges at a macro level by focusing on interventions that affect groups of people with shared characteristics or who live within a shared area.
· Prevention and Health Promotion : Nursing research aims to prevent disease and promote health through the continuum of prevention—from primordial prevention that targets the underlying factors that increase risk of illness, to tertiary prevention that aims to reduce disease severity, symptoms, and progression – with a particular emphasis on eliminating health disparities.
· Systems and Models of Care : Nursing research can use its solutions-focused and person-centered perspectives to address clinical, organizational, and policy challenges through the development, dissemination, and implementation of new systems and models of care, including those that bridge clinical and community care with social factors and needs.

Physical Demands Working Conditions Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
·PhD in nursing or a related field
·Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Illinois

Open Date 12/16/2021 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin in January 2022 and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to provide professional references (references will be contacted for finalists only), and (4) an Inclusive Excellence statement addressing past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

In your cover letter, please also describe your academic/professional background, why you are applying for this position, why MNSON is the right fit for you, and listing at least one mentor in the MNSON and one mentor from outside of Loyola Nursing that you believe can help you be successful in this program. Please include information that articulates your current program of research and what plans you have for your research agenda. Please include why you think this postdoctoral program would help you reach this goal.

The Inclusive Excellence Statement Should Address The Following

·Understanding of barriers: Describe your understanding of the barriers that exist for historically under-represented groups (URGs) in nursing. URGs include under-represented ethnic or racial minorities; men; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer individuals; people with disabilities; and undocumented immigrants.
·Past activities: Discuss past activities contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion. Examples may include teaching/curriculum, mentoring/advising/tutoring; outreach efforts; committees, task forces, and boards; scholarship and/or research, and other initiatives.
·Future plans: Describe how you plan to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the school of nursing including activities you would pursue and how they would fit into your teaching, scholarship, and service.

Direct applications to: https://www.careers.luc.edu

Inquires about this position may be directed to the Chairpersons of the Search Committee, Dian Squire, PhD ( dquire@luc.edu ) and Jorgia Connor, PhD, RN ( jconnor3@luc.edu ).

For more information about the School of Nursing visit: https://www.luc.edu/nursing/

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/.

Quick Link for Posting https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/18476 Job Number 8500633 (resignation), 8500275 (resignation) Organizational Location HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS
Posting Details

Posting Detail

Number of Vacancies 2 Desired Start Date 07/01/2022 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Inclusive Excellence Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you currently hold, or are you eligible for, RN licensure in the State of Illinois?
    • Yes
    • No


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