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Director, Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research and Professor Tenured/Tenure Track

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The Arizona State University (ASU) Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation (Edson) invites applications for Director of the Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CAIPER) with a faculty position at the rank of professor tenured/tenure track. We are specifically seeking applicants who have expertise and experience in designing, leading, and evaluating interprofessional education and practice Initiatives and related programs of research. Applicants must have an earned, research-focused doctorate degree in nursing or another health-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 interprofessional 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 PhD program and centers encompassing interprofessional practice, education and research (CAIPER); health promotion and disease prevention; health equity science; global health; and, aging. The college recently received a 25 million dollar gift to name the college and coalesce a focus on aging studies, gerontology, family caregiving, and dementia care, taking research from the “bench to the bedside,” and care delivery from the acute setting, to the clinic, and into the home. We believe that we are well positioned to propel the college forward in this important area of interprofessional research, practice, and education. The Director of CAIPER will work closely with college leadership and other center directors to help advance Edson’s research initiatives.

Interprofessional education, practice, and research are strategic priorities. Edson College faculty collaborate across professions, research centers, 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. CONHI faculty also collaborate with a wide-ranging group of community and healthcare organizations, including Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth, and the VA Medical Center on interprofessional education, practice, and research initiatives to improve the economic, social, and cultural health and vitality of shared local, state, national, and global communities.

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.

Evidence of leadership in regional and/or national organizations contributing to the advancement of interprofessional practice, education, and research.

Working knowledge of and ability to plan, implement, and evaluate interprofessional initiatives within and across academic, research, and clinical environments.   

Demonstrated effectiveness in leading and collaborating on interprofessional programs and initiatives across diverse professions.

An established program of research relevant to team science as evidenced by extramurally funded research and peer-reviewed, high-quality publications.

The potential for securing additional extramurally funded research and contracts.

For applicants having a degree in nursing, eligibility for entry-level licensure in Arizona; must provide evidence/receipt of an Arizona Registered Nurse license prior to first day of employment. NOTE: This does not apply for applicants who are not Registered Nurses.


Desired Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills.

Knowledge of national trends and priorities in interprofessional practice, education, and research.

Ability to develop and lead high-performing teams in an academic, research, and/or clinical setting.

Ability to develop teaching/training materials (at various levels of health literacy) that are relevant to interprofessional practice, education, and research.

A well-established program of research as evidenced by a strong and consistent record of externally funded research, including currently funded projects.

Consistent prior evidence as well as current evidence of scholarly service and contributions.  

Previous experience in program administration and management of staff.

Evidence of successful mentoring of faculty, students, and/or clinical practitioners.


Application Deadline and Procedure:

Application deadline is November 11, 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:  https://apply.interfolio.com/69926

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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