Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, 46385

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, 46385
Location: UMKC Hospt Hill Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 41163
Hiring Department

The School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Job Description

UMKC commands a leadership role in the life and health sciences in Kansas City. The University of Missouri-Kansas City is a comprehensive urban university with nationally recognized programs in the health sciences, arts, and business/urban affairs. The UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for its graduate programs. The School recently completed a federally funded project to recruit and retain male and racially underrepresented students in nursing, and these efforts have bolstered enrollment. We are particularly interested in candidates who are from or can help mentor students from underrepresented or underserved groups. Situated in the state-of-the-art Health Sciences Building on the Health Sciences District campus, the School of Nursing and Health Studies is located at the center of life and health sciences education and research, alongside schools of pharmacy, dentistry, and medicine. Three teaching hospitals, the Kansas City Health Department, and several specialty and low-income clinics sit adjacent to campus. We are also linked with life and health sciences research on the UMKC Volker Campus through the College of Arts and Sciences, including biological sciences, computing, and engineering. Expertise at the School of Nursing and Health Studies spans the translational continuum with faculty conducting basic science, clinical, community-based, urban health, health behavior change, and nursing education research. UMKC participates in Frontiers, the Regional CTSI funded by the National Institutes of Health at the nearby University of Kansas Medical Center.

The selected candidate will be appointed to a full-time, 12-month tenure/tenure-track faculty role and will have an integral part in fostering innovative research by mentoring PhD student researchers affiliated with the School of Nursing and Health Studies. The individual will promote excellence by guiding students in developing expertise in their research focus and by providing guidance on study design and the ethical conduct of original research. They will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers of varying levels of experience and expertise: from novice students, other faculty, and clinicians to experienced and extramurally funded researchers. Opportunities exist for research with interprofessional and multi-disciplinary teams. It is expected that faculty collaborations and other research will result in scholarly publications, grant applications, and extramural funding. The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to teach graduate-and doctoral-level courses and, as needed, in undergraduate courses.

The faculty selected for this position will be expected to: a) maintain a sustained program of research and scholarship and externally funded research; b) provide mentorship for PhD students; c) teach courses in the programs in Nursing and Health Studies; d) provide service appropriate to the position; and e) advance the goals of the School of Nursing and Health Studies and the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Strategic Plan, including our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The school seeks faculty of regional or national prominence to teach in our innovative programs. Accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education, the Commission of Accreditation and approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, the School values excellence in teaching, scholarship, clinical practice, and service.

Minimum Qualifications Earned PhD in nursing or related fieldIf a RN, hold an unencumbered license to practice nursing in MissouriDemonstrated evidence of sustained scholarship and current extramural fundingRecord of high-quality teachingService appropriate to the rank of assistant, associate, or full professorExcellent interpersonal and communication skillsOnline teaching experiencePreferred Qualifications RN or experience working with nursing practice, education, and/or researchA national and international reputation in a focused area of researchExperience in interprofessional teaching and researchAbility to mentor faculty and doctoral studentsFull Time/Part Time

Full-Time, 12-month tenured or tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor to conduct research, to teach in the PhD and other programs, and to mentor PhD students.

Application Deadline

The position is available August 1, 2022.and will accept applications until position is filled.

Application Instructions

The position is available August 1, 2022. Applicants should combine all application materials (resume, cover letter, and five references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and submit electronically through UMKC Human Resources at

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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