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Tenure or Tenure Track Nursing Faculty

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Tenure or Tenure Track Nursing Faculty


CONHI Dean's Office



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The College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), seeks applicants for tenured or tenure-track positions to teach and to conduct research in clinical nursing practice and outcomes research or clinical translational research. We seek faculty members with outstanding qualifications who share the University’s core values of high standards of excellence in innovative and collaborative research and demonstrate a commitment to health equity in education.

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation is particularly interested in recruiting innovative nurse scientists who can make a significant contribution to the college’s overarching theme of programming and research in health and disease across the lifespan, with a focus on advancing health and the human condition.

Specifically, CONHI seeks nurse scientists with expertise in advanced clinical practice and research backgrounds in the areas of psychiatric mental health nursing, pain management, patient safety, clinical quality, and evidence-based practice. Research on how social determinants of health affect the health of populations is valued. In addition, candidates early in their career must demonstrate strong potential to develop a research program supported by external funding, while more established candidates must demonstrate a strong history of, externally funded research agendas, with active funding preferred.

The positions are open rank and will be in the Graduate Nursing Department and/or Undergraduate Nursing Department. Candidates with outstanding skills in nursing practice and patient outcomes research will receive preference. Candidates at the tenured full professor level may be considered for appointment to an endowed professorship.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to join a growing faculty and to build our academic and research programs in the college and university.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Benefits at UTA:

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to all our employees at the University.

To help you understand the full value of these benefits, we have created a tool that calculates the total worth of your compensation package. This tool takes into account all of the benefits that you are eligible for, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. To access this tool and learn more about the total value of your benefits, please click on the following link:

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The individual will have an independent program of research and will collaborate with colleagues in Nursing, Kinesiology, and Public Health within the college. Opportunities for collaboration in conducting research include patient safety, aging, early interventions for children, pain management, community-based interventions for vulnerable populations, cardiovascular health, muscle and bone health disease, and health disparities, among other areas. Collaboration with colleagues in other colleges and departments is common. We foster and support interdisciplinary research and education.

Required Qualifications:

1. PhD in Nursing or a related field from a research-intensive program2. Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in Texas3. A minimum of two years’ experience in a clinical, health system inpatient or outpatient setting and/or academia.4. Demonstrated commitment to nursing research, education, and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

A history of research publications, external research funding and postdoctoral fellowship training.

Department Information:

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington is the largest public not-for-profit college of nursing, with online and in-person students. The College is committed to the University’s goal of enhancing academic and research excellence, promoting access to education, and student success. The College has 500+ full-time and part-time faculty and has received 3 National League of Nursing Center of Excellence designations, including a new designation in the category “Advancing the Science of Nursing Education”. CONHI has accomplished a tremendous expansion of its profile as a research enterprise. For FY 2022, the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research ranked CONHI #32 in receipt of NIH funding among Schools of Nursing. In FY 2021/2022, CONHI had active research awards totaling nearly $47.1 Million, including multi-year funding, and over forty active research faculty members.

The College has ongoing translational research that includes basic sciences, clinical, applied, and community studies in areas such as aging, cardiovascular, cardio-oncology, mental health, women’s health, skeletal muscle, patient safety, rural health, health disparities, and vulnerable populations. Additional local resources are also available to UTA researchers. UTA is part of UT Southwestern’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) and participates in a partnership with the Dallas-Fort Worth Federal Statistical Research Data Center that allows approved researchers to access confidential microdata from the Census Bureau and other federal agencies providing a locally available option for accessing restricted versions of datasets available for health studies.

University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply applicants should go to ( and submit the following materials:

Required Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts (required only for candidates for whom their degree is not in the same discipline as the one in which they will teach)
  • Research Interests including current accomplishments and short-term, long-term research goals.
  • Contact information for 3 references
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Kim Siniscalchi at

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