East Carolina University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a doctoral institution with an enrollment of over 27,000 students and approximately 4,500 faculty and staff.
Job Description: The College of Nursing at East Carolina University (ECU) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Research and Creative Activity. This individual provides visionary leadership to advance the research mission of the College of Nursing and oversight for ongoing research activities. S/he serves as a liaison among the College of Nursing, University, clinical facilities and extramural funding sources in matters related to research and scholarly activities. Responsibilities also include management of the Office of Research and Creative Activity and the East Carolina Center for Nursing Leadership. This is a line position accountable to the Dean. Startup funds are available. The title of Richard R. Eakin Distinguished Professor of Nursing and an additional stipend to supplement research activities will be considered based on the current research trajectory and qualifications of the selected candidate.
The College is housed within the Division of Health Sciences and includes the College of Allied Health Sciences, the Brody School Medicine, the Laupus Health Sciences Library and the School of Dental Medicine. East Carolina University is a Carnegie designated Doctoral Research University with the classification of Community Engagement.
The Associate Dean for Research and Creative Activity is a member of the ECU Associate Dean Research Council that is advisory to the Vice Chancellor for Research. There is a strong emphasis on community-based research that addresses health disparities and inter-professional research collaborations between the colleges and schools within the Health Sciences Division and with faculty in the Division of Arts and Sciences.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned research focused doctorate in nursing (or related field) plus a master's degree in nursing) and three years experience in baccalaureate or higher degree nursing education preferably in a health sciences center.
Eligibility for unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in North Carolina.
Minimum of 2 calendar years prior, full-time employment or the equivalent in clinical nursing practice as a registered nurse.
Potential for full graduate faculty appointment with tenure at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor with the possibility of an adjunct appointment in the Brody School of Medicine, the College of Allied Health Sciences or other departments.
Evidence of a well-developed program of research and interdisciplinary collaboration with a record of NIH funding as Principle Investigator resulting in publication in quality refereed journals.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Evidence of a supportive leadership style with strong administrative skills to develop the college's research infrastructure and support systems including the wet lab.
Expertise in facilitating clinical, community and translational research.
Ability to facilitate, mentor and direct the research and scholarly activities of faculty, students and others.
Willingness to work with fixed-term, tenure-tract and tenured faculty to identify opportunities to develop their scholarly work, research programs and apply for funding.
Evidence of research integration across undergraduate and graduate faculty and students.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must submit a candidate profile, a letter of interest and curriculum vitae online. Additionally, please submit two original letters of reference and original transcript of your highest degree; if highest degree is not in nursing, send original of highest degree and original of highest degree in nursing to:
Dr .Rebecca Benfield, Search Committee Chair
ECU College of Nursing
4165-E Health Sciences Building
Greenville, NC 27858
Date Initial Screening Begins: 03-19-2013
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled