School/Unit: School of Nursing
Department: Family & Community Health Nursing
Purpose of Position:
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry & innovation (iCubed), and the School of Nursing seek applicants for a full-time, non-tenure eligible, 12-month position in the Health and Wellness in Aging Populations Transdisciplinary Core. The chief purpose of this core is to address problems of older and disabled adults "aging in place" within low income senior housing apartment buildings and surrounding neighborhoods in Richmond, Virginia. Collectively, the core will nurture communities to enhance the social and health aspects of older adults' daily lives; it will address social determinants of health and health disparities facing the population, which is primarily African-American and low-income. The core also will collaborate with health professionals, academics, urban planners, policy experts, and community housing experts to develop a sustainable program of research, education, and service delivery that will translate to the community at large.
The faculty member will contribute 75% of their effort to core work primarily in program development and implementation through clinical service and preceptorship with remaining effort committed toward Family and Community Health Nursing. They will effectively collaborate with the Core and its community partners and will contribute toward the successful definition and achievement of Core goals. Core activities may entail applicable teaching, research and service activities
The faculty member will demonstrate effectiveness as a nurse educator. They will share a deep commitment to effective instruction, creation of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. They will demonstrate leadership in developing techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests, especially in the context of didactic or experiential teaching of nursing and interprofessional trainees.
The faculty will broaden participation among members of under-represented groups. They will demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience and will integrate multicultural approaches and perspectives into instructional methods and research tools.
Required Qualifications: Master's or DNP degree in Nursing
Licensed or eligible for licensure as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in Virginia
Demonstrated independence and effectiveness in performance as a registered nurse with a focus on health disparities/vulnerable populations and community based nursing
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in nursing or related field
A registered nurse with a PhD or post-graduate research training in health services or outcomes research is preferred.
Academic, research and / or professional experiences with urban and other underserved populations
Experiential learning through lived experiences and/or professional service that inform worldviews and/or perspectives about minority group status, to include race, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.comVirginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.