The University of Kansas School of Nursing invites nominations and applications for the position of Endowed Oncology Professor in Kansas City, Kansas at the KU Medical Center.
THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Kansas (KU) is a major public research and teaching institution of approximately 30,000 students and 2,600 faculty on five campuses (Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina). KU has 13 schools, including the only schools of pharmacy and medicine in the state, and offers more than 370 degree programs. Particularly strong are special education, city management, speech-language pathology, rural medicine, clinical child psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, and social welfare.
THE MEDICAL CENTER: The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), located in Kansas City, Kansas strives to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs. KUMC operates three schools: The School of Medicine, The School of Nursing, and The School of Health Professions.
THE SCHOOL OF NURSING: The University of Kansas School of Nursing, with nationally ranked academic programs, prepares hundreds of students each year for successful nursing careers, as clinical nurses, advanced practice nurses, educators, leaders, administrators, scholars and researchers. The school dedicates expertise and resources toward building healthy communities and advancing the nursing profession, through practice, research and education. It has built an international reputation for outstanding academic programs and as a place for innovative teaching and research. The SoN provides a resource-filled and student-centered environment for every level of a nurse's career, offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as continuing education programs. KU School of Nursing is the only university in Kansas to offer a Ph.D. in nursing and is designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (sample list):
Continue to solicit and receive external funding for program of research in oncology;
Collaborate with other centers or departments (e.g KUCC, University of Kansas Health System [KUHS]) focused on oncology within KUMC and KUCC to identify and develop opportunities for inter-disciplinary research for all SoN faculty engaged in oncological research;
Teach courses in the PhD program as negotiated with Associate Dean, Academic Affairs;
Serve as a member of the Shared Leadership group to provide faculty mentoring and development in oncological research;
Serve as primary mentor for doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows working in oncology to build and develop cadre of faculty with an oncological focus; and
Assist in the recruitment of graduate students (PhD and DNP) and post-graduate fellows with a focus on oncological research.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will bring the following skills and qualifications:
Qualified applicants must have a PhD degree in nursing and demonstrated excellence in graduate education. (Required)
Must have a research emphasis that aligns with the KU SoN areas of focus. (Required)
Teaching experience in graduate educational program. (Preferred)
Established grant funding and publications in oncology nursing. (Preferred)
NOMINATIONS and APPLICATIONS: EFL Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting the University of Kansas School of Nursing with its search for this important position. All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm.
For more information about the university and position search (including position responsibilities and application requirements), please review this document: Position Profile. If the direct link doesn’t work in this advertisement, please go to our website at www.eflassociates.com and click on Open Positions and Higher Education.
Nominations and applications will be held in confidence and should be submitted through the Consensus Search Support System – not via email. Applications should include:
A letter of introduction outlining the applicant’s background, and qualifications for the position. (This letter should specifically address the leadership attributes and professional competencies for this position.)
Contact information (e-mail addresses are required) for five professional references, at least one of which is a person who has reported directly to you, a second who is a colleague, and a third who is an individual to whom the applicant has reported directly.
The search committee will begin reviewing candidate materials on April 20, 2017.
The ideal start date is Fall Semester 2017.
KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
Confidential inquiries, questions and nominations may be directed to: