University of Cincinnati — Associate Professor, Endowed Chair

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Job Overview
The College of Nursing (CON) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) is seeking to fill the Greer Glazer Endowed Chair in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, a 12-month tenured faculty position, to lead the equity and inclusion efforts of the CON. One of the first Endowed Chairs with this focus at a College of Nursing, we are seeking passionate researchers with an established program of federally funded research and scholarly publication with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion to serve in this recently established Chair. On a full-time basis, the Chair’s primary responsibility is to direct the College’s diversity and inclusion efforts while conducting research in the area. The Chair will lead the establishment of a strategic map for diversity, equity and inclusive excellence at the CON that reflects the tripartite mission of research, education, and service. This is a rare opportunity for someone with passion in this area, as the Chair will have the ability to influence and lead thousands of students, faculty, staff, and alumni with the potential to impact the profession of nursing and our community forever.

The Endowed Chair has the opportunity to work with a highly effective leadership team in a supportive and inclusive culture. Since 2013, the CON has offered diversity student success programming first through federal funding followed by a college-funded program called “Leadership 2.0” and Healthpath. These are multifaceted recruitment and retention programs aimed at enhancing diversity within the CON’s undergraduate program. They target applicants from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds with the intent to retain and graduate a diverse nursing workforce. The CON has established and maintained a holistic admissions process and multiple-mini interviews to increase diversity by identifying applicants with attributes and characteristics desired in the nursing workforce that cannot be captured by quantitative metrics alone. The CON has its own Committee on Equity and Inclusive Excellence (CEIE) comprised of faculty, staff, students, Board of Advisors members, and alumni. This committee generates many activities as they plan book clubs, movie nights, host guest speakers, and plan an annual Culture Festival held at the College. Our efforts have been recognized at the national level by receipt of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability in Nursing Education Lectureship Award and six-time recipient of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award.

An Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati is expected to teach, conduct research, scholarly and other professional or creative activities. This position will support the University of Cincinnati’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities.

Additional Information For Applicants
UC has received wide national recognitions, including the ranking in the top tier of American Colleges. Listed as 1 of 15 “up and coming universities” by U.S. News & World Report and identified as a “research heavyweight” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, UC has the highest Carnegie classification (RU/VH) for research, with research funding for 2019 at approximately $300 million. The UC campus has been designated by Forbes Magazine as one of the “13 World’s Most Beautiful College Campuses.” The CON and UC offer a strong collaborative network of faculty with research expertise and top-notch research resources. 

UC has a central Office of Equity and Inclusion team that provides strategic leadership for the recruitment, retention, and advancement of diverse talent and building mutually rewarding partnerships in the broader community. UC’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by the overall University strategic plan called “Next Lives Here” that has inclusive excellence as one of the 5 year goals.

The College is part of the internationally recognized UC Health System (www.uc.edu/health) that includes Colleges of Medicine, Allied Health Sciences, and Pharmacy; Hoxworth Blood Center, UC Cancer Cancer at UC Health and Institutes at the Reading Campus. It also has close and long-standing ties to the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, consistently ranked one of the top three pediatric hospitals in the country. As the first college in the country to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 1916, the UC College of Nursing remains on the forefront of nursing education as a nationally recognized institution for our academic standards, diversity and inclusion efforts, technology application, and research activity – all of which combine to prepare nurses to provide the best care for patients. Our commitment to taking UC Nursing to a national stage has led us to numerous achievements, including six time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, four-year designation as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Education, and our re-designation as an Apple Distinguished Program for innovation, leadership and educational excellence.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct and teach assigned undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and seminars.
  • Attend meetings, participate in governance, prepare materials for teaching.
  • Evaluate and develop curriculum for department and/or college.
  • Serve as an academic adviser for students and evaluate student coursework.
  • Serve on college or university committees and participate in curriculum development activities.
  • Serve on graduate committees, supervise laboratories (where appropriate), independent study activities, and off-campus learning.
  • Engage in other activities ancillary to or in support of his or her responsibilities.
  • Render service to the professional or lay community which is relevant to the individual’s academic specialty.
  • Review, and where necessary, respond in a timely manner to all University-related communications.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required Education
Must have obtained a Doctorate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited college or university of recognized standing in a field appropriate to the requirements of the position.

Required Trainings/Certifications
Active unencumbered Ohio RN license or ability to obtain an Ohio License.

Required Experience

  • Forms relationships with diverse groups of individuals and groups based on mutual respect, valuing differences, and building on strengths.
  • Past leadership experience (not necessarily within academe) with proven ability to lead others effectively.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain high quality collaborations and partnerships.
  • Have an established program of externally funded research in diversity, equity and inclusive excellence and evidence of sustained, substantial external funding and scholarly publication with an earned research doctorate (nursing preferred). 
  • Must be eligible for rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

Additional Role Responsibilities 

  • Build on a solid foundation and continue the forward trajectory of the CON’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as our goal is to be the national leader in this area.
  • Lead the establishment of a strategic map that reflects the tripartite mission of research, education, and service.
  • Fundraise and seek means of external funding for DEI activities.
  • Lead and manage diversity, equity and inclusion activities.
  • Direct the day-day-activities .
  • Establish internal and external partnerships to further the mission of our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
  • Represent the CON to external and internal constituents.
  • In role as a tenured senior faculty member, continue to build on your own significant externally funded research.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands. 

If interested, please apply at https://bit.ly/3bYTSUz

FOR ALL FACULTY HIRES OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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