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Marcella Niehoff Endowed Chair for Nursing Research

Loyola University Chicago
Maywood-Health Sciences & Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campuses

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Marcella Niehoff Endowed Chair for Nursing Research

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Marcella Niehoff Endowed Chair for Nursing Research

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Maywood-Health Sciences & Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campuses

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The Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) seeks a dynamic, distinguished nurse scientist to serve as the Marcella Niehoff Endowed Chair for Nursing Research. The Endowed Chair will shape research development in the MNSON, foster a spirit of inquiry, and mentor others to advance funded research programs, thereby enhancing the MNSON and Loyola University Chicago’s distinction and impact.

Reporting directly to the Dean of the MNSON, the Endowed Chair is expected to support the mission and move forward the vision of the MNSON and the University, contribute to the MNSON and University goals for inclusive excellence, and serve as a model to faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and students. Specifically, the Endowed Chair is expected to:

·Maintain an active program of federally funded research as principal investigator.·Facilitate collaborative research within the MNSON and across academic departments, and external organizations (i.e., community-based, governmental, and health care/service provision entities).·Enhance research innovation, development, and training.·Represent and support research excellence and the renowned reputation of the MNSON within LUC, regionally, nationally, and internationally.·Develop strategic initiatives to recruit and retain research-intensive faculty, research teams, fellows, and doctoral students.


The successful Endowed Chair candidate will be a nationally recognized nurse scientist with a distinguished record of federal funding as principal investigator, ideally in areas aligned with one of these five research lenses included in the NINR Strategic Plan Framework:

·Health Equity: Reduce and ultimately eliminate the systemic and structural inequities that place some at an unfair, unjust, and avoidable disadvantage in attaining their full health potential·Social Determinants of Health: Identify effective approaches to improve health and quality of life by addressing the conditions in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, and age·Population and Community Health: Address critical health challenges at a macro level that persistently affect groups of people with shared characteristics·Prevention and Health Promotion: Prevent disease and promote health through the continuum of prevention-from primordial to tertiary·Systems and Models of Care: Address clinical, organizational, and policy challenges through new systems and models of care

Prior experience in mentoring early and mid-career nurse scientists and evidence of success in building collaborations are required.

To be considered, candidates must meet the University’s criteria for a tenured faculty appointment at the Professor level.

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·Research-focused doctoral in nursing or a related field·Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Illinois

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Review of applications will begin in August 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to provide professional references (references will be contacted for finalists only), and (4) an Inclusive Excellence statement addressing past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Inclusive Excellence Statement should address the following:

· Understanding of barriers: Describe your understanding of the barriers that exist for historically under-represented groups (URGs) in nursing. URGs include under-represented ethnic or racial minorities; men; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer individuals; people with disabilities; and undocumented immigrants.· Past activities: Discuss past activities contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Examples may include teaching/curriculum, mentoring/advising/tutoring; outreach efforts; committees, task forces, and boards; scholarship and/or research, and other initiatives.· Future plans: Describe how you plan to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the school of nursing including activities you would pursue and how they would fit into your teaching, scholarship, and service.

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Inquiries about this position may be directed to the Chairpersons of the Search Committee, Lisa Burkhart PhD, RN, ANEF ( and Jorgia Connor, PhD, RN (

About the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Loyola University Chicago’s Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing advances the science of nursing and provides a transformative education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition that prepares compassionate, innovative, diverse nurse leaders who provide care for the whole person and partner locally and globally to promote social justice and health for all. Our vision is to be a preeminent leader in transforming the health of persons, families, communities and populations, while promoting social justice, health equity and quality care for all.

An established leader in nursing education for more than 85 years, the MNSON is a community of 75 full-time faculty in two departments, 19 staff, and over 1400 students. Programs include a BSN degree with 4 study options, a MSN degree in nursing and healthcare administration, a DNP degree with tracks for preparation in nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist roles, and a PhD in Nursing degree. Faculty engage in research to promote health equity within the context of integrated human outcome science focused on multilevel health outcomes, human experiences and mechanisms underlying health, and quality of healthcare systems.

The MNSON spans the University’s main Lake Shore Campus and Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus, which is also home to the Stritch School of Medicine, the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, the Graduate School’s biomedical programs, and Loyola’s health sciences research enterprise, including the 225,000-square-foot Center for Translational Research and Education.

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Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at

Loyola requires all Health Sciences Campus Faculty and Staff to be vaccinated with the original COVID-19 and Flu vaccines when eligible. An exemption for a qualified medical or religious reason may be submitted for review/approval.

If you are invited for an on-campus interview for a Position that is based at the Health Sciences Campus, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination of the original COVID-19 vaccine OR a negative COVID-19 test results no more than 48 hours prior to arriving on campus. PCR or rapid antigen test results are acceptable.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

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Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

  • Total enrollment: 15,902
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter

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