Vicky B. Gregg Chair of Gerontology

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The Vicky B. Gregg Chair of Gerontology

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing

Position # 50192037


The School of Nursing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) seeks a full time 12-month faculty member for a tenure earning position as Assistant Professor and Vicky B. Gregg Chair in Gerontology.

The School of Nursing offers the BSN, MSN and DNP degree in nursing and embraces the shared governance model as well as Boyer’s Model of scholarship. This position is effective June 1, 2018.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  1. The holder of this chair will be an Advanced Practice Nurse with certification as either a Family Nurse Practitioner whose focus is in Gerontology or an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. This individual will have a Master’s of Science in Nursing and a Doctorate in Nursing or related field or is currently enrolled in a doctoral program.
  2. The Chair will teach appropriate coursework focusing on Gerontology at the University and other courses as needed.
  3. The Chair will assist in developing the SON’s program of simulation in geriatric care using both standardized and simulated patients throughout the School. End of life/palliative care will be a thread throughout the appropriate programs in the SON.
  4. The Chair will work with other departments in CHEPS, at UTC and area agencies including acute and long term care facilities to identify interprofessional opportunities for geriatric focused initiatives. Examples may be gero/psych rotations, and interprofessional grand rounds for students.
  5. The Chair will work with the SON and interprofessional teams across campus to offer outreach into the community for the geriatric population. Health promotion and disease prevention activities for geriatrics will be a focus and may include but are not limited to interprofessional health fairs, fall prevention programs, and support for home care providers.
  6. The Chair will research best practices to improve the health outcomes of geriatric patients in the area.





Application Procedures:

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration to:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Statement of teaching philosophy

Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested. 



Inquiries may be made to Dr. Christine Smith via telephone at (423) 425-5766. Application review begins immediately and continues until the position if filled. The preferred start date is June 1, 2018. Transcripts for all post-secondary academic work and three letters of professional reference are subject to be requested of all applicants during the screening process.

Applications must be submitted electronically to:



The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.



The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.








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Posted: 5/9/2018
Application Due: 7/8/2018
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