University of Iowa Genetics Cluster Hire Initiative
Recruiting Nurse Faculty in Genetics/Genomic
The University of Iowa (UI) College of Nursing is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position for junior or senior faculty in nursing with a focus in genetics/genomics to develop or expand a research program in genetics/genomics. As a major research university, we are well positioned to support faculty candidates who have existing or development research programs of study to support the mission of the college and contribute to the teaching, research, and services initiatives to advance Genetics. The University of Iowa College of Nursing is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in achieving our education, research, service and practice missions. The College of Nursing's commitment to diversity is a shared value as demonstrated through our Pillars of Diversity.
This recruitment is part of a Provost-supported cluster hire initiative at the University of Iowa. Genetics, both as a basic science and in clinical practice, plays a critical and highly visible role in advancing personalized medicine and public health. Genetics will be the basis of future research unraveling the connections between our DNA sequences and our risks for clinical disease and will provide a national basis for prevention, intervention and cure. Genetics transcends departments, colleges and disciplines and generates both needs and services in the basic sciences, health care, bioethics, law bioinformatics and communications. The successful candidate for this position will teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs, in the College, participate in the interdisciplinary activities of the Genetics Cluster Initiative, and provide the liaison between the College of Nursing faculty with research activities related to genetics and genomics and the genetics cluster.
As a leader in nursing education, research, and practice innovations, The UI College of Nursing has received national recognition by U.S. News & World Report ranking several UI College of Nursing graduate programs among the best in the nation in comparison to all public and private schools. External funding is robust, and in 2015, The College of Nursing ranked 20th in the nation in NIH funding. Areas of research excellence in the College of Nursing include gerontology, health systems improvement and pain, palliative care and symptom management. Emerging areas of emphasis include management of chronic conditions and health promotion in at-risk populations. Cross cutting approaches include applied genomics/omics/biomarkers, health information technology and community engagement.
Livability.com has named Iowa City #10 in best small to mid-sized cities in the United States. Both the city and the university offer a host of amenities appealing to all residents, from arts and cultural activities, outdoor recreation, top-notch medical facilities, and nightlife to economic development assets, such as research and development, continuing education, and workforce training.
Application materials include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; current curriculum vitae; and contact information of three references (to be contacted only with permission).
For more information:
Keela Herr, PhD, RN, AGSF, FAAN
Associate Dean for Faculty
The University of Iowa
College of Nursing
Iowa City, IA 52242