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Katherine Birck Professor of Nursing (003026-2014)

Purdue University School of Nursing invites nominees and applications for an endowed professorship. The Katherine Birck professorship in Nursing recognizes a distinguished scholar who has made significant accomplishments healthcare as reflected in a sustained body of work, publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed research journals, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring.The holder of the Chair should have a national reputation as a leader who has influenced the field. Established funding track record and program of research as appropriate for an associate or full professor at a research-intensive university is expected. This individual will mentor junior faculty and graduate students in scholarly activities, teach courses at the graduate level; advancing not only the missions and reputation of the School of Nursing but also Purdue University.

Purdue School of Nursing is a dynamic and rapidly growing organization within the College of Health and Human Sciences. Research foci include health systems, health promotion, and chronic disease management.  Graduates are highly recruited by national healthcare organizations.  Graduate offerings include Primary Care Adult Gerontology and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialties and a well-established Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The School of Nursing has an award-winning nurse-managed Federally Qualified Health Center with two sites in rural counties.

Opportunities for interdisciplinary research abound through Purdue’s Discovery Park, the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, and various centers such as the Center for Aging and the Life Course.

Qualifications:  PhD degree in Nursing or related field with evidence of a well-developed independent and/or collaborative research program. Post-doctoral research experience and previous college-level teaching desired. Certification required of Advance Practice nurses.

Application:  Applications including curriculum vitae, letter of application describing how qualifications fit the position (to include research interest and teaching philosophy) and names of 3 people from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited (applicant will be contacted before recommendations are solicited) should be submitted to:

Karen Yehle, PhD, RN, FAHA, Chair, Search Committee
School of Nursing,
Purdue University
502 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN  47907. 
Telephone: 765-494-4003
Fax: 765-496-1800
E-mail: kyehle@purdue.edu.  Review of applications begins March 7, 2014 and will continue until position is filled.  Desirable start date: August 18, 2014.  Purdue University is a public land-grant university conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis. Purdue’s diverse university community offers big-city amenities in a research environment.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.