Aging Mind & Brain Initiative
Recruiting Nurse Faculty in Gerontological Nursing
The University of Iowa College of Nursing is seeking applications for a tenure-track junior or senior faculty position in Gerontological Nursing, with a specialty interest in geropsychiatric/mental health issues, long-term care health systems, or cognitive aspects of aging that have an impact on function and quality of life. As a major research university, we are well positioned to support faculty candidates who have existing or developing research programs of study to support the mission of the College and contribute to the teaching, research and service initiatives advancing Gerontological Nursing. 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 for the Aging Mind and Brain Initiative (AMBI; http://ambi.uiowa.edu), which is a highly multidisciplinary, multidimensional topic spanning the life sciences, behavioral sciences, social sciences, engineering, medical sciences, human factor, biostatics, ethics, law and others. The vision of the AMBI is to create a world-class collaborative research and implementation entity aimed at research, education, and outreach to enhance the lives and societal vitality of our aging population, focusing on the cognitive aspect of aging. New faculty with expertise in Gerontological Nursing will complement the University's considerable existing expertise to form the core of the AMBI cluster and contribute to the mission of the Csomay Center of Gerontological Excellence in the College of Nursing. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in the AMBI multidisciplinary initiative. Involvement in the cluster will be an important component in performance evaluations. The successful candidate will also participate in the College's teaching mission.
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