Faculty Openings

Dean, UCLA School of Nursing

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of dean of the UCLA School of Nursing.

Founded in 1949, the UCLA School of Nursing prepares nurses and scholars to lead and transform nursing care in a rapidly changing, diverse and complex health care environment through academic excellence, innovative research, superior clinical practice, strong community partnerships and global initiatives. Research and scholarship aimed at advancing nursing science are critical components of the school’s mission. Among the most highly trained in the nation, the faculty (28.5 full-time tenured, and 33 FTE adjunct and lecturers) are organized in pre-licensure, advanced practice nursing and Ph.D. programs. Of the school’s 634 students, 69 percent are at the graduate level. In addition to teaching and research, the school has taken advantage of its location in the large and richly diverse city of Los Angeles to make its outreach program a model in the field. The school offers B.S., M.S.N., D.N.P. and Ph.D. degree programs.

As the chief executive and academic officer for the school, the dean sets the standard for intellectual engagement and accomplishment, providing strategic vision for and operational leadership of the academic programs, and conceiving and managing policy and resource allocation to achieve its mission. The dean ensures that the school continues to provide academic and scholarly programs of the highest quality and effectiveness, enhancing excellence through diversity in educational programs and student and faculty recruitment, and linking the work of the school’s faculty and students to other disciplines, communities and interests within the academy and in the public sphere. The dean serves as the school’s public voice, pursuing an aggressive fundraising program to build the school’s resources, and articulating its contributions in local, state, regional, national and international arenas of nursing, health care and health policy. Reporting to the executive vice chancellor and provost (EVCP), the dean serves on the deans council and the council of professional school deans, and collaborates with the chancellor, EVCP, vice chancellors, vice provosts, deans and department chairs at UCLA and across the University of California system. As a member of UCLA’s health sciences council, the dean collaborates with the deans of dentistry, medicine and public health and with the vice chancellor for health sciences in the creation of increased opportunities for education and research across the health professions, as well as with the dean of life sciences and representatives from affiliated institutions.

The successful candidate will be nationally recognized with strong scholarly visibility; demonstrated leadership in teaching, research and public service; experience as an innovator, ambassador and partner in collaborating with leaders from various institutional and community sectors; and the capacity to exercise policy leadership. Minimum requirements include a record of distinguished teaching, research and intellectual leadership in nursing; substantial administrative leadership, preferably in a research university; experience in external and alumni relations and development; an established record of advancing equity, diversity and inclusion; and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor.

Situated on 419 acres, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, UCLA is enriched by the cultural diversity of the dynamic greater Los Angeles area, as well as the geographic advantages of Southern California. One of the world’s preeminent public research universities, UCLA is an international leader in breadth and quality of academic, research, health care, wellness, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs, with nearly 4,800 faculty members who teach nearly 46,000 students in the UCLA College and 12 professional schools. UCLA is consistently ranked among the top institutions nationally for research funding, having generated more than $1 billion in research grants and contracts annually in nine of the last 11 years.

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to UCLANursingDean@imsearch.com by Monday, November 9, 2020. Address inquiries to our Isaacson Miller consultants Brett Barbour, David Bellshaw and Carley Davenport (UCLANursingDean@imsearch.com or 415-655- 4900).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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Assistant Professor in Psych-Mental Health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) 

The School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor in Psych-Mental Health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) 

Candidates must meet the academic and scholarly credentials to qualify for a tenure-track appointment at UCLA at the Assistant rank, including an earned research doctorate (PhD in nursing or related field), a defined program of research, and evidence of teaching and service excellence. Rank and salary will be commensurate with background and experience. 

Requirements: 

  • Current licensure (or eligible for licensure) in California as a registered nurse 
  • Eligible for or current National certification as a Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and clinical experience at the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensure level 
  • Evidence of an established independent research program or ability to develop an independent research program congruent with the mission of the School 
  • Evidence of teaching and service excellence, including graduate level teaching experience in an academic institution, in either face-to-face or online learning modalities, preferred 
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and networking skills 
  • Evidence of innovation and creativity to curricular design and content implementation including classroom teaching and online presentation of content 
  • Commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace 

The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are invited to apply. 

Applicants should submit all materials at the official UCLA website. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2020 - Position to remain open until filled. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. 

 


 

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

The UCLA School of Nursing invites applicants for the position of Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). This is a senior administrative position. The successful candidate should be an Associate or Full Professor eligible for tenure with a PhD in Nursing Science or a closely related field. The position includes 50% administrative effort and 50% effort in teaching, research, and university/professional service. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the School of Nursing and is responsible for the strategic direction of the School's DEI activities which includes promoting a diverse, equitable and respectful environment for faculty, staff, and students. In addition, the Associate Dean for DEI will collaborate with colleagues from other schools and departments across the UCLA campus as an Equity Advisor and will represent the School of Nursing at selected community and professional meetings in the Los Angeles area, nationally, and internationally.

The Associate Dean will provide leadership in:

1) planning, implementing and evaluating goals related to diversity and inclusion within the school,

2) facilitating new initiatives and activities that promote DEI,

3) monitoring and measuring the DEI outcomes in the strategic plan; and

4) overseeing and reporting on academic track recruitment processes to increase diversity within the School.

As a member of the School of Nursing leadership team, the Associate Dean for DEI will serve as a liaison for the school with the UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and represent the School's DEI interests with the other UCLA Health Sciences schools, including the David Geffen School of Medicine, the UCLA School of Dentistry, and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Consistent with the goals of the school, the Associate Dean will lead the diversity team within the School, including the Director and Assistant Director of DEI, and serve as a resource for the Council on DEI.  

Applicants should submit all materials at the official UCLA website and here it will provide the Requirements and Qualifications for the position. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2020. Position to remain open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

 


 

Adjunct Faculty in Psych Mental Health

The School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks applicants for a part-time, Adjunct Faculty position. Qualified applicants will be doctorally prepared (PhD or DNP from an accredited university) advanced practice nurses certified as a Psych-Mental Health nurse practitioner (PMH – NP) to fulfill teaching responsibilities, especially clinical supervision in psychiatric mental health settings.

Candidates must meet the academic and scholarly credentials for the Adjunct faculty series. Rank and salary will be commensurate with background and experience. Clinical experiences, leadership and scholarship in psych mental health settings preferred.

The School of Nursing prepares nurses and scholars to lead and transform nursing care in a rapidly changing, diverse and complex healthcare environment through academic excellence, innovative research, superior clinical practice, strong community partnerships, and global initiatives. As part of the UCLA Center for Health Sciences, the School of Nursing is affiliated with the highly acclaimed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.

Requirements:

• Current licensure in California as Registered Nurse

• Eligible for National certification as a Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH – NP)

• Graduate level teaching experience in an academic institution, in either face-to-face or online learning modalities, preferred

• Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and networking skills

• Commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace

Major Responsibilities:

• Teach 50% time (12 units)

• Provide clinical supervision for advanced practice nurses who are obtaining a post-master’s certificate in psych-mental health

• Participate in online course work as well as on-site onboarding when possible.

• Collaborate with other psych-mental health faculty as part of a multi-campus consortium

• Promote an environment that encourages respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion

The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are invited to apply.

Applicants should submit all materials at the official UCLA website at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF05693. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 1, 2020 - Position to remain open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

 


 

Assistant Professor Acute Care Advanced Practice Area

The School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position.

Candidates must be nurse scientists who demonstrate exceptional promise as a principal investigator with a focused research program relevant to non-communicable disease, acute or chronic health conditions; examples include acute phases of cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease or diabetes.

Candidates must meet the academic and scholarly credentials to qualify for a tenure-track appointment at UCLA at the Assistant rank, including an earned research doctorate (PhD in nursing or related field), a defined program of research, and evidence of teaching and service excellence.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with background and experience.

Requirements:

  • Current licensure (or eligible for licensure) in California as a registered nurse
  • Current licensure (or eligible for licensure) in California as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (either nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist)
  • Eligible for National certification in one of the following areas: (1) Adult Gerontology Acute Nurse Practitioner or CNS; (2) Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or CNS (3) advanced practice credentials  (NP or CNS) in another specialty area.
  • Evidence of an established independent research program or ability to develop an independent  research program congruent with the mission of the School
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Evidence of teaching and service excellence, including graduate level teaching experience in an  academic institution
  • Commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace

The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and  equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are invited to apply.

Applicants should submit all materials at the official UCLA website. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2020. Position to remain open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For  the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

 

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Adjunct Professor - Doctor of Nursing Practice

The University of California, Los Angeles, School of Nursing seeks applications for a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) advanced-practice nurse to fulfill teaching and administrative responsibilities. Candidates must meet the academic and scholarly credentials for the Adjunct faculty series.

The position reports directly to the Director of the DNP Program. Rank and salary will be commensurate with background and experience.

Scholarly/creative productivity desired in publishing, research, evidence-based practice, leadership and academic administration.

The School of Nursing prepares nurses and scholars to lead and transform nursing care in a rapidly changing, diverse and complex healthcare environment through academic excellence, innovative research, superior clinical practice, strong community partnerships, and global initiatives. As part of the UCLA Center for Health Sciences, the School of Nursing is affiliated with the highly acclaimed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate, (DNP preferred) in nursing from an accredited program
  • Current licensure in California as Registered Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensure and clinical experience at the APRN leve
  • Graduate level teaching experience in an academic institution, in either face-to-face or online learning modalities, preferred

Program Leadership Qualifications

  • Commitment to building the DNP program, nurturing a culture that is welcoming, inclusive and supportive
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and networking skills
  • Demonstrated leadership experience to negotiate, creatively problem solve and interact in academic and clinical settings
  • Evidence of innovation and creativity to curricular design and content implementation including classroom teaching and online presentation of content

Major Responsibilities:

  • Report to the Director of the DNP Program 
  • Teach 75% time (18 units) and devote 25% time to administrative duties and/or scholarship
  • Integrate the AACN DNP Essentials in course content and support development of course syllabi
  • Facilitate development of online courses and content for the DNP
  • Participate in admission screenings and interview processes
  • Assist with quarterly student advisement and confer with faculty and students on matters related to student performance and remediation
  • Participate with the Director and program administrator in the writing of accreditation and required UC and/or state and national (CCNE) approval reports for the DNP Program
  • Promote an environment that encourages respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion. The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, and gender. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are invited to apply.

The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are invited to apply.

Applicants should submit all materials at the official UCLA website. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2020. Position to remain open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.