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Faculty - Nursing - Endowed Chair in Nursing for Teaching Excellence 13NU03  « Position Deleted on 1/10/2014 »

Institution: Texas Woman's University
Location: Dallas, TX
Category:
  • Faculty - Medicine - Nursing
Posted: 10/03/2012
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
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Texas Woman's University
Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing Dallas:

Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell Endowed Chair in
Nursing for Teaching Excellence

THE SEARCH
Texas Woman's University Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing Dallas invites applications and nominations for the newly created Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell Endowed Chair in Nursing for Teaching Excellence. The Doswell Chair in Nursing for Teaching Excellence, filled by a visionary individual experienced in nursing education research, will play an essential role in helping the TWU CON to achieve leadership in this field. This endowment will elevate the scholarship of teaching and help position the Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing Dallas as an innovator and leader in nursing education.

The Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell Endowed Chair in Nursing for Teaching Excellence will be a nationally distinguished registered nurse who will build a best in class framework of education research, innovation, and depth of understanding of pedagogy. In keeping with the passion of the donor and the educational mission of the College of Nursing, this endowed chair will generate scholarship that improves student learning outcomes and faculty understanding of pedagogy in traditional and distance based learning environments. The Doswell endowment also provides for a biennial nursing education conference. The Teaching Excellence Chair will lead the conference planning committee which will convene a signature event that showcases best practices, disseminates research findings, and brings together a community of educational scholars.

Excerpts from the documents establishing the endowment for this Chair shed light on the Doswells' intentions: "Creating an Endowed Chair in Nursing for Teaching Excellence is the single most important way Florence Doswell can contribute to the direct education of nurses who will positively impact the delivery of high quality patient care and patient safety...It is neither technology nor bricks and mortar that prepare a nurse to oversee patient care and patient safety; it is the teacher who inspires the student to achieve excellence... ... The intent [by endowing this chair is to [provide resources for TWU College of Nursing Dallas] to attract a nationally recognized leader in nursing education...The Endowed Chair in Nursing for Teaching Excellence recipient will convene TWU nursing faculty and experts from the field biennially in Dallas for the purpose of promoting leadership in nursing education focused on patient care and patient safety."

Commitments of the Doswell Chair in Nursing for Teaching Excellence will include teaching, research, and service; creation of opportunities for faculty research in the area of nursing education; maintenance of a research agenda and scholarly output commensurate with a full professorship at TWU; facilitation of inter-professional relationships with members of the TWU community at large to create learning opportunities for students and faculty; and participation in fulfilling the CON goals designed to bring national recognition to the CON in the area of teaching excellence. Considerable opportunities exist for collaborative teaching excellence research with scholars in other TWU disciplines (e.g., PT, OT), as well as with colleagues on the TWU CON Denton and Houston campuses.

The holder of the Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell CON Dallas Endowed Chair in Nursing for Teaching Excellence Dallas will be a registered nurse with a master's degree in nursing and an earned doctorate who holds NLN certification in nursing education. Qualified applicants will have a distinguished record of teaching, active program(s) of funded research in nursing education, and service commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor. The Doswell Chair may be appointed to a five-year term, potentially renewable every five years based on productivity in the areas of teaching, research, and service.


RESPONSIBILITIES
Position responsibilities include:
· Generate a program of scholarship that improves student learning outcomes and faculty understanding of pedagogy in traditional and distance based learning environments.
· Play an essential role in helping the TWU CON to achieve leadership in nursing education by virtue of the College's excellence in teaching.
· Contribute to the College's educational, scholarship and service mission as befits a faculty member at the rank of Professor with tenure.


QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and professional experience:
· Licensed or eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Texas.
· A master's degree in nursing and an earned doctorate who holds NLN certification in nursing education.
· A distinguished record of teaching, active program(s) of funded research in nursing education.
· Credentials and experience commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure.


TO APPLY:
Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications - comprising cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of professional references with contact information - should be submitted in electronic form to facultyjobs@twu.edu with the job title and job code in the subject line. Note that no references will be contacted without the permission of the candidate.


Requests for additional information and nominations for the position should be directed to: Clifford R. Hollander, PhD, or Sharon M. Flynn Hollander, RN, MBA
Email: info@thehollandergroup.net
Phone: 202-270-8772
Fax: 877-334-0626 http://www.thehollandergroup.net

Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate. Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons. Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.


ABOUT TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY (TWU)
Texas Woman's University is a Doctoral/Research-Intensive public university, primarily for women, offering baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degree programs. A teaching and research institution, the University emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences and specialized or professional studies. Texas Woman's University is the largest university primarily for women in the United States. The University includes four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Education, the College of Health Sciences and the College of Nursing - and the Graduate School.

In addition to the main campus in Denton, the University operates health science centers in Dallas and Houston, where upper-level and graduate students pursue studies in health-related disciplines. Texas Woman's University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Traditional didactic courses are joined by an e-learning campus offering innovative online degree programs in business, education and general studies. TWU was re-accredited in 2003 and is scheduled for an on-site team visit in April 2013.

Recent TWU accomplishments include:
· Ten consecutive years of enrollment growth resulting in an all-time record of 15,168 students in fall 2012.
· Raising more than $140 million in funds for facilities, scholarships and endowments in the last 12 years.
Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.