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CCHS - Assistant Professor/Associate Professor Chief Nursing Officer– Renewable Contract - 521044

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Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Alabama
Categories: Non-Tenure-Track/Clinical Faculty

208101 - Dean's Office-CCHS

Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Summary
The University of Alabama Chief Nursing Officer, College of Community Health Sciences The University of Alabama's College of Community Health Sciences seeks a strategic and collaborative clinical nurse leader as the next Chief Nursing Officer, University Medical Center. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced nurse executive to join an organization that plays a vital role in providing health care and wellness in rural Alabama.

Detailed Position Information
Reporting to the Dean, College of Community Health Sciences, the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) provides executive leadership in all matters pertaining to nursing practice and nursing administration and ensures that these components of the healthcare delivery process contribute to the strategic and operational goals of the College. The CNO has direct oversight of approximately 100 employees across UMC, UA Student Health Center, and Brewer-Porch Children's Center, including nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical assistants, and support staff.

Minimum Qualifications
Requirements include a DNP or PhD and a minimum of ten years of increasing responsible healthcare leadership experience gained within an ambulatory setting.

**Staff Position Consideration may include candidates with a Master's degree in Nursing and a minimum of ten years of increasing responsible healthcare leadership experience gained within an ambulatory setting.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience gained within an academic medical center is preferred.

Instructions and Required Materials for Application
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. These documents should be sent electronically via e-mail to Inquiries may be directed to Diane Smith at 267-766-0410 or Claudia Teschky at 630-575-6172, the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search.

About the Division/College/School
The College of Community Health Sciences (the College) is home to one of the nation's largest family medicine residencies. In its role as a regional campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine, the College provides clinical education and training to medical students in the Primary Care track and the Rural Medical Scholars Program. The College operates the University Medical Center (UMC), with six locations that together comprise the largest community medical practice in West Alabama, as well as the UA Student Health Center and Pharmacy, Brewer-Porch Children's Center, and Capstone Hospitalist Group. The College’s mission focuses on improving the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the region through leadership in medical education and primary care; the provision of high-quality, accessible health care services; and scholarship.

CCHS is sponsor of the UA Family Medicine Residency and seven fellowships for family physicians. The Residency, a 16-16-16 program now in its 45th year, is the second largest family medicine residency in the country. Of the more than 470 Residency graduates, 85% practice in the five-state area of the Southeast, with half in rural areas, and comprise 1 of 7 family physicians practicing in Alabama. Nearly 900 medical students have completed their clinical training at the College since 1974, entering Family Medicine and primary care careers at more than twice the national average.

The College’s nationally recognized Rural Pipeline Programs and the Institute for Rural Health Research, along with basic sciences, social sciences, and health professional faculty and resources on the UA campus and innumerable specialty and medical research faculty among the School of Medicine faculty, create a uniquely resource-rich environment for a medical educator. The College’s clinical enterprise also conducts 150,000 ambulatory visits and more than 10,000 admissions a year to a broad patient population, including UA faculty and staff and the general population of West Alabama.
The University of Alabama, along with CCHS, are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive learning and work environment. A diverse University community is essential to academic excellence. We seek applicants who will contribute to a more inclusive campus community.

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About the University
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.

A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.

As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.

About Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.

It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.

With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.

Background Investigation and EEO Statement
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law"

Advertised: 09 Oct 2023 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 30 Jun 2024 Central Daylight Time


The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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