PhD Program Director, Nursing

Tucson, AZ
Apr 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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College of Nursing

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UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona is one of country’s most respected research institutions and is a leader in health-sciences teaching and scholarship. The College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and ranks among the top four percent of graduate nursing programs in the United States.The PhD Program Director is expected to ensure the quality, oversee and encourage College and intra-professional pre-doctoral science (PhD) program, and help link research and research training to College research development. S/he will assist pre-doctoral nursing and health science student colleagues with their research career scholarship, make outcomes visible, and collaborate with the Associate Dean for Research to manage and grow resources. This is a joint administrative (0.4 FTE) and senior faculty rank position (0.6 FTE) focused on research/scholarship, service, and teaching as appropriate.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Provide administrative oversight of recruitment, selection, progression, retention and graduation of student scholars enrolled in the PhD in Nursing degree program, emphasizing inclusivity.
  • Collaborate with Office of Student and Academic Affairs to jointly achieve PhD student success.
  • Collaborate within faculty governance groups and other committees to facilitate PhD program excellence.
  • Seek, negotiate and manage resources as needed for the PhD program.
  • Assist in the facilitation and expansion of innovative nursing research and research training across the College.
  • Collaborate in recruitment of research-intensive faculty.
  • Maintain externally funded program of research.
  • Teach courses in PhD program.
  • Mentor, advise, and advocate for doctoral students.

University and Campus:

  • Act as liaison to and facilitator for inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary research and research training initiatives, as relevant.
  • Interface with the campus Office of Vice-president for Research, Discovery and Innovation and with the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, as necessary.

External Community:

  • Develop and create visibility for college-aligned research and research training across constituents.
  • Act as College research representative and broker partnerships with community leaders and agencies for synergistic research interface.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registered nurse and possess a PhD in nursing or health-related field.
  • Program of research as evidenced by extramurally funded research and data-based publications.
  • Previous teaching and mentoring experiences at the graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Previous administrative leadership experience.

Rank :

To be Determined

Tenure Information:

Tenured (T)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

[email protected]

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Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Additional document required: official transcripts, three recommendation letters, proof of tenure.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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