Job description


Job no: 100870-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional, Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

Join Wisconsin's leading nursing research institution in a newly created tenure-track research faculty position, the Karen Frick Pridham Professorship in Pediatric Nursing. This position is a full-time, tenure-track faculty expected to advance pediatric nursing through research, teaching, and leadership development.

Principal Duties:

* Tenure-track faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing conduct research, submit grants to fund research, disseminate findings through peer reviewed publication, teach courses, mentor graduate students, and contribute to school, university, community, and professional activities through service. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to positively contribute to School of Nursing and University of Wisconsin-Madison goals for diversity, inclusion, and justice.
* Seeking intra- and extra-mural funding for research projects is expected. Research program responsibilities include conceptualizing, designing, and conducting research studies, managing research staff, complying with research compliance policies, and disseminating research results.
* Duties will include teaching at baccalaureate and graduate levels of nursing, and may include team teaching in active learning environments, and with inter-professional students and faculty. Graduate student advising, research mentoring of PhD students, and scholarly project guidance for DNP students will be required. Engagement in providing professional development activities such as speaking at conferences or conducting workshops is expected. Collaboration with American Family Children's Hospital (AFCH) staff to advance research at AFCH will be a possibility for this position. Serving on school and university committees, is expected, commensurate with appointment. Participation in professional organizations related to nursing and health care of children will expected.
* The Karen Frick Pridham Professorship includes use of the title and access to a dedicated flexible research fund. The professorship is awarded on a five year term, renewable following successful performance reviews.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

* PhD in Nursing or related field required.
* If PhD is not in nursing, other graduate degree in nursing is preferred.
* Specialization in pediatric nursing is required; specialization in research focused on improving care of children with complex conditions is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

* At least five years of experience in conducting health related research projects;
* A record of research publication;
* At least three years of experience in teaching at undergraduate or graduate levels in nursing or health related field.
* The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of leading externally-funded, published research; research focused on transitional care for children and families with complex, chronic conditions is preferred. Research should be consistent with national nursing, pediatric, family health, public health, health care, or health systems priorities for extramural funding.
* The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise for contributing to teaching in child or family health areas, community or health care delivery, behavioral or physical health, or research methods. Experience with using active learning strategies, coteaching, or teaching interprofessional teams of health professions students is preferred. Experience mentoring graduate students in research is preferred. An ability to positively contribute to School of Nursing goals of diversity and inclusive excellence is required.

License or Certificate:

* Eligibility for Registered Nurse licensure in Wisconsin is required.
* Certification in a pediatric or family health specialty is preferred.

Additional Information:

The UW-Madison School of Nursing was established in 1924 and is the leading nursing research institution in Wisconsin. The mission of the School is to develop leaders for the profession and society. We make discoveries, enhance systems, and improve health through research, education, and practice. The School of Nursing fosters an academic environment that welcomes diversity in students, faculty, staff, and the curriculum, as we strive to achieve inclusive excellence. Opportunities exist for active research collaboration with AFCH, a state of the art children's medical and surgery center that houses units for Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma, Pediatric Intensive Care, Universal/Complex Care, Transplant Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Children's Cancer Center, and Pediatric Specialty Clinics.

To become tenured, the candidate's qualifications must be sufficient to meet the requirements for tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, at the rank of Associate Professor or above. We seek candidates who are tenured or who have the qualifications necessary to become tenured at UW-Madison.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 01, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Electronic submission of application materials is required. Applicants must apply via the online application system at jobs.wisc.edu. Please click on the "APPLY NOW" button to start an application.

A complete application includes the following:

1. A letter of application referring to Position Vacancy Listing #100870 and referencing areas of research expertise, teaching experience, and scholarly interest which describes research program and teaching interests;
2. A current curriculum vitae;
3. Three data-based publications;
4. Three letters of reference from individuals who can evaluate teaching and research.

Instructions for how to submit application materials:

* Please submit your letter of application, current CV, and three data-based publications as a SINGLE PDF.
* Letters of references must be emailed directly from the reference to Susan Zahner at [email protected]

Applications submitted outside of the jobs.wisc.edu online application process will not be considered. Failure to submit complete application materials may result in ineligibility for this position. For questions regarding this position, please contact Susan Zahner at [email protected]

To Ensure Consideration:

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by midnight on January 15, 2020, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


Susan Zahner
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Oct 11 2019 Central Daylight Time
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