Assistant Professor - PhD or DNSc in Nursing

University of California-Irvine Seeking Assistant Professor with PhD, DNSC, Informatics

Orange, CA 92868
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Newly Established School of Nursing at University of California, Irvine
Offering Assistant Professorship with Tenure

The Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Candidates eligible for this position are expected to demonstrate a clear trajectory in their program of research. It is essential that candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels (BS, MS, PhD), specifically in the application of Health Informatics and relevant evidence-based practice. Candidates applying for this senate faculty position are expected to be strong nurse researchers who are doctorally-prepared (e.g. PhD in nursing, DNSc, Informatics).

This position is instrumental in building the School’s new Health Informatics division where the candidate is expected to independently grow their program of research, as well as work in a team-based setting. The candidate will be part of the Health Informatics team and is expected to participate in the development of the Health Informatics academic program, including a Masters in Health Informatics. This position will also work on research and programmatic activities with nursing faculty, as well interdisciplinary collaboration across other academic disciplines. 
Strong preference will be given to candidates who have an exemplary track record of federal funding as principal investigator. Successful candidates will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels and will help prepare graduates for :

(a) Health informatics positions across the healthcare delivery system
(b) Faculty positions in academic institutions 
(c) Clinically-relevant educational, administrative, and policy-making positions.

Applicants should possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates must also show evidence of collaborative interdisciplinary partnerships that will advance the science in health outcomes of individuals, families, and communities, and in teaching the next generation of nurses, educators, researchers, and innovators.

About the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
The School of Nursing is distinguished by its community-based approach to promoting, improving, and sustaining health and wellness throughout the community. The School is committed to attracting diverse and stellar faculty to advance the School’s mission and vision.

In January 2017, the University of California Board of Regents designated the program as the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing. Ranked as one of the top 50 in research funding, the School of Nursing is dedicated to advancing evidence-based clinical practice and the discipline of Nursing through scholarly research, education, and practice. Today, the school is home to more than 200 highly qualified students. The School of Nursing offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees in Nursing Science. Many opportunities exist for collaboration with the campus community and the diverse Orange County community. 
The School of Nursing is one of four academic units in the College of Health Sciences which includes a School of Medicine, and Programs in Public Health and Pharmacy Science, with many opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

The UCI campus is also home to a renowned academic medical center and highly-ranked, collaborative schools of Engineering, Computer and Informational Sciences and Biological Sciences. With approximately 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 1,150 regular ranks faculty and 9,700 staff, UC Irvine is one of the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system.

About UCI and Orange County, California
The Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing at UC Irvine is the newest nursing school in the prestigious University of California system. UC Irvine, also one of the younger campuses in the UC system, was ranked #1 of all universities under 50 in the US by Times Higher Education in 2012. The campus embraces a growing relationship with the diverse communities surrounding UCI, and has many innovative programs designed to prepare graduates to meet societal needs. UCI is home to several interdisciplinary research centers including Global Health Research Education and Translation (GHREAT), the NIH-funded Institute for Clinical Translational Science (ICTS), California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2), and the Center for Computer Games & Virtual Worlds.

Located in sunny Orange County, CA, UC Irvine is 15 minutes from the beach and an hour from both metropolitan Los Angeles and scenic mountain environments. UCI offers its faculty very attractive and affordable housing on campus in a growing community. The public schools in Irvine are consistently among the best in the country. In sum, UCI and the surrounding communities offer an ideal place to work and live.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and a minimum of 3-5 references. Application instructions and details of the positions can be found at:

Positions will remain open until filled. Information about the School of Nursing can be found at

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education

About The Company

Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation’s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.