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Posting Number: req10758

Department: College of Nursing

Location: UAHS – Tucson

Address: 1305 N Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona is one of country's most respected research institutions and is a leader in health-sciences teaching and scholarship. It is a leader in research, ranking in the top 20 among all public universities.

The College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and ranks among the top four percent of graduate nursing programs in the United States. As one of 20 UA colleges and one of five colleges comprising the University of Arizona Health Sciences, the College of Nursing offers a wealth of resources. We provide exceptional clinical and research opportunities and have a formal research partnership with Banner Health. The College of Nursing mission is to envision, engage and innovate nursing and healthcare learning, discovery, and clinical practice. Research areas of excellence in the College of Nursing include Precision Science, Health Determinants Science, and Data and Systems Science.

Along with a faculty appointment, an endowed professor position is available. The Gladys E. Sorenson Endowed Professor for Advancing Care of Individuals with Serious Illness will be a senior nurse scientist with a history of extramurally funded research focused on improving the health, well-being, and/or healthcare of individuals with serious illness across the continuum of heath care. The Sorenson Endowed Professor will focus on developing and maintaining a team-based program of research, mentoring junior faculty and doctoral students, and teaching in the PhD program.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The Gladys E. Sorensen
Professor will be a national leader in discovering and disseminating new
strategies for improving the lives of individuals with serious illness. This
Endowed Professor will build and lead interdisciplinary research teams that
will have a positive impact on people's lives.

  • Develop and maintain a focused, extramurally funded
    program of research.
  • Communicate scholarship (teaching, research, and/or
    practice/service) intra and inter professionally.
  • Serve or develop as a master teacher in the PhD program,
    laboratory, or field sites.
  • Serve as a research mentor to graduate students and
    undergraduate honors students.
  • Serve as a mentor to and/or collaborator for peer
    faculty in their research.
  • Participate in faculty governance of the College and
  • Provide professional leadership within regional, local, national, and
    international nursing and multi-disciplinary groups.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Nursing or a related field.
  • Program of research as evidenced by extramurally funded
    research and data-based publications.
  • Eligible for Registered Nurse licensure in Arizona.

Preferred Qualifications

*Previous teaching experience at the graduate level.
*Previous mentoring experience.
*Program of research as evidenced by extramurally funded research and data-
based publications.
*Eligible for Registered Nurse licensure in Arizona.

Rank: To be Determined

Tenure Information

Tenured (T)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes – Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE, Salary commensurate with AACN public school benchmarks

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

ALAN D. JOHNS Managing Director Academic Healthcare and Research Practice Leader ZRG Partners, LLC


69 Milk St. Suite 304 Westborough, MA 01581

Office 760-537-5473

Mobile 404-304-1984

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Confidential inquiries, nominations, expression of interest, candidate materials (including a letter of interest and CV) should be submitted via email to the University of Arizona Search Consultant, Alan D. Johns through the office of ZRG Partners, LLC at ajohns@zrgpartners.com.

Materials which cannot be emailed should be addressed to:

Alan D. Johns

69 Milk St. Suite 304

Westborough, MA 01581 Phone:


Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.