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Translational Nursing Science Professor

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The Opportunity

The Arizona State University (ASU) Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation invites applications for the Translational Nursing Science Professor at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor tenured/tenure track. We are specifically seeking applicants who have expertise in translational nursing research and a focus on interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public.

 ASU Leadership

President - Dr. Michael M. Crow is an educator, knowledge enterprise architect, science and technology policy scholar and higher education leader. He became the sixteenth president of Arizona State University in July 2002 and has spearheaded ASU’s rapid and groundbreaking transformative evolution into one of America’s best public metropolitan research universities. Under Dr, Crow’s leadership, ASU has established twenty-five new transdisciplinary schools, including the School of Earth and Space Exploration, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and launched trailblazing multidisciplinary initiatives including the Biodesign Institute, sixteen use-inspired research centers focused on biomedicine and health, sustainability and security; the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the nation’s first School of Sustainability, which advance research, education and business practices at the intersection of nature and the made environment. Dr. Crow previously served as executive vice provost and professor of science and technology policy at Columbia University. He has advised the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Energy, as well as defense and intelligence agencies, and serves as Chairman of In-Q-Tel. He is a former member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and has advised several nation-states on matters of knowledge enterprise development.

 Dean – Dr. Judith Karshmer is dean and professor of Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She came to ASU in 2018 from the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco (USF), where she is Dean Emerita. Dr. Karshmer’s focus is on expanding the global footprint of the college through academic practice partnerships that promote the college’s research agenda while embedding students and faculty in the community in meaningful ways, an approach she pioneered at USF. She was also instrumental in developing the first doctorate of nursing program in California and establishing an “evidence-based” education model that challenges students and faculty to think creatively to produce better health solutions and outcomes. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and was named “Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area ‘Forever Influential Honor Roll’ in 2016. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.

 About Edson College

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 seventh 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 Ph.D. 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 taking research from the “bench to the bedside,” and care delivery from the acute setting, to the clinic, and into the home.

 Edson provides an interdisciplinary and interprofessional platform to promote research, training, and education that helps solve challenges in nursing and healthcare. The majority of the focus is on 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. Edson boasts a fully integrated Ph.D.-DNP program designed to promote the translational research agenda.

 The Faculty

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.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Have the eligibility for entry-level licensure in Arizona; must provide evidence/receipt of an Arizona Registered Nurse license prior to first day of employment.
  • Earned a Ph.D. or similar degree in health research or related area from an accredited university;
  • Hold a record of scholarly productivity, extramural funding, and teaching experience;
  • Have previous teaching and mentoring experience;
  • Obtain a 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;
  • Have the potential for securing additional extramurally funded research and contracts.

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in leading and collaborating on research programs and initiatives across diverse professions;
  • Currently funded projects relevant to the position;
  • 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.

Nomination and Application Process


Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC. is assisting Arizona State University and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a complete application package, please submit a cover letter, CV, list of five references and completion of the questionnaire. In addition, please submit a 1-page statement addressing how your past and/or your potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance Edson’s commitment to inclusive excellence; focus on your activities related to research/scholarship, teaching, service or other work related to this position.

 Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

 Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

 Jan Greenwood, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Greenwood Asher & Associates and Vice President &

Managing Partner, Kelly

Joe Stanley, Senior Executive Search Consultant



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