Postdoctoral Fellow to Tenure Track Assistant Professor
University of Rochester
September 21, 2017
Rochester, New York
Full-time - Experienced
The University of Rochester School of Nursing offers high quality academic programs, a robust research portfolio, and extensive clinical and educational partnerships throughout the University of Rochester Medical Center and larger community. Building on a proud history of pioneering leadership in nursing education, the School of Nursing pursues excellence in clinical and scientific learning, innovative research, and interdisciplinary health care practice. Advancing research and scientific discovery is a core mission of the University of Rochester School of Nursing. More than 40 years ago, we pioneered the unification model, integrating research with clinical practice and nursing education. Thanks to this approach, our research faculty, post-doctoral fellows and students are thought leaders in their areas, leading efforts to break ground on new solutions to improve patient outcomes and address health care's biggest challenges in Rochester, NY and across the world.
The University of Rochester and the School of Nursing value diversity and are committed to equal opportunity for persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law; applications from members of groups under-represented in nursing are encouraged to apply.
The University of Rochester School of Nursing is seeking to hire scholars with a developing program of research to become a post-doctoral fellow and, upon successful completion of the specified deliverables during the two year fellowship, receive a direct appointment to our tenure track faculty. This is a unique opportunity to establish and accelerate your program of research with a world-class research institution. Post-doctoral fellows will be paired with a faculty mentor and develop an individualized training plan.
The successful candidate for this position will have peer-reviewed publications from their doctoral program and an emerging program of independent research with potential for extramural funding. This is evidenced by conceptualizing, designing, planning, and implementing research projects in his/her area of expertise. The position requires the candidate to develop and lead grant proposals to secure extramural funding to support research and to engage in ongoing scholarship as evidenced by presentation and publication of research findings. Familiarity with a wide variety of research methodologies, techniques, and statistical software including quantitative and qualitative methods is required. Strong collaborative skills to support an independent research program and participation as a contributing member of the School of Nursing faculty also are essential. The candidate will be expected to teach and mentor students and provide academic, community, and professional service. Excellent writing, presentation, and critical thinking skills are required.
Candidates must hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing and an earned doctorate (within the past 5 years) in nursing or a related field, evidence of scholarship including data-based publication record, potential for success in securing extramural funding, excellent interpersonal skills. Candidates must identify a School of Nursing mentor with a compatible area of research. Post-offer health assessment via University Health Services. A current curriculum vitae, research statement detailing previous research experience, fellowship goals including a brief plan for a research project to be carried out during the fellowship, training plan to support the research goals including fit with proposed mentor's research and support of the School of Nursing's Research mission and three (3) letters of reference (one from the dissertation chair) and official transcripts are required for application.
Strong preference will be given to candidates who have had superior research training and mentoring including experience with managing research studies, data management/analysis skills, and emerging data-based publication record. Individuals seeking the post-doctoral fellow to Assistant Professor position must demonstrate a clear pathway to an independent program of research including a history of publications from their doctoral program and active seeking of intramural and extramural funding. Selection of fellows rests heavily on a strong match between the candidate and faculty mentor.
The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Our 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 11,100 students.Learning at the University of Rochester is also on a very personal scale. Rochester remains one of the smallest and most collegiate among top research universities, with smaller classes, a low 10:1 student to teacher ratio, and increased interactions with faculty.