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Edson Chair, Dementia Translational Nursing Science and Professor

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The Arizona State University (ASU) Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation invites applications for the Edson Chair in Dementia Translational Nursing Science with a faculty position at the rank of professor tenured/tenure track. We are specifically seeking applicants who have expertise, research experience and funding in dementia and dementia care, family caregiving for people living with dementia, and/or interventions to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers.

Applicants must be registered nurses who have an earned, research-focused doctoral degree in nursing or another health-related field (i.e., psychology, physiology, community health, exercise science, nutrition, public health, integrative health, or other related field). Applicants must also have a record of scholarly productivity, extramural funding, and teaching experience.
Edson College is part of a vibrant and diverse research, education, and practice community at ASU, named this year by U.S. News and World Report for the fifth year in a row as #1 in Innovation among all universities in the United States. Edson College offers a rich interprofessional research and teaching environment with a unique and growing transdisciplinary PhD program and centers encompassing health promotion and disease prevention; health equity science; global health; interprofessional practice, education, and research; and, aging. The college recently received a 25 million dollar gift to name the college and coalesce our focus on aging studies, gerontology, family caregiving, and dementia care, focusing on taking research from the “bench to the bedside,” and care delivery from the acute setting, to the clinic, and into the home. This spring, we launched our new Center for Innovation in Healthy & Resilient Aging (CIHRA). https://nursingandhealth.asu.edu/cihra.

CIHRA is an interdisciplinary and interprofessional endeavor to promote research, training, and education that helps solve challenges in aging. The majority of CIHRA’s efforts focus on innovative wellness, strength-based, and resilience- and capacity-building research opportunities that would translate into positive change from the level of the individuals and families, to organizations and systems, and ultimately to communities and local, national, and global policies. CIHRA along with our fully integrated PhD-DNP program boast research/teaching assistantships and tuition benefits for students with a research focus in aging and simultaneous preparation as adult/gero nurse practitioners, as well as postdoctoral fellowships for interprofessional candidates in dementia science, family caregiving, and aging. We believe that we are well positioned to propel the college forward in this important area of research, practice, and education.

Our Edson College faculty collaborate across professions, other colleges, and universities and have current or recent funding from NIH, PCORI, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, HRSA, the Veterans Administration, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and several other local, regional, and national organizations. Edson College faculty also collaborate with a wide-ranging group of community and healthcare organizations to improve the economic, social, and cultural health and vitality of shared local, state, national, and global communities. Examples of these organizations Include Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth, and the VA Medical Center.

Competitive applications and letters of interest will provide evidence (e.g., published research, professional presentations, grants and grant applications, teaching evaluations, administrative experiences, etc.) related to the minimum and desired qualifications outlined below.

Minimum Qualifications will include the following:

 PhD or similar degree in health research or related area from an accredited university.
 Previous teaching and mentoring experience.
 Working knowledge of and ability to plan, implement, and evaluate research initiatives within and across academic and clinical environments.
 An established program of research relevant to the position as evidenced by extramurally funded research and peer-reviewed, high-quality publications and dissemination activities.
 The potential for securing additional extramurally funded research and contracts.
 Eligibility for entry-level licensure in Arizona; must provide evidence/receipt of an Arizona Registered Nurse license prior to first day of employment.

Desired Qualifications:

 Excellent communication skills.
 Demonstrated effectiveness in leading and collaborating on research programs and initiatives across diverse professions.
 A well-established program of research as evidenced by a strong and consistent record of externally funded research, including currently funded projects.
 Experience as a research mentor to undergraduate and graduate students.
 Service as a mentor to and/or collaborator with peer and junior faculty.
 Experience as an effective teacher in the classroom, laboratory, or field sites.
 Professional leadership within local, regional, national, and international groups.

Application Deadline and Procedure:

Application deadline is November 8, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Early applications are encouraged. A criminal and employment history background check will be performed prior to the employment offer

Please apply by submitting:
1. A letter of interest
2. Curriculum vitae/professional resume
3. Names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references

Application material will be accepted through the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/69720

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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