The OU College of Nursing announces an opportunity for a mid-career or senior faculty member in geriatrics to support the mission of the College and the Donald W. Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence. A leader in nursing education, research and practice innovations, the OU College of Nursing has received national recognition including the first funding of a nursing initiative by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
This position will contribute to the College and Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence mission of teaching, research and service, and includes mentoring faculty and doctoral students in productive scholarship/leadership and maintaining an active research. Candidates with well-established programs of research within a community-based aging in place framework and successful records of extramural research support are encouraged to inquire. Major areas of faculty research within the Reynolds Center include caregiving, cancer support and survivorship, technology and cognitive aging, symptom management, mental health, violence prevention, and palliative care.
Earned doctorate in nursing or a related field; focused program of research related to community-based aging in place; a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration; and record of federally funded research. Minimum of three years teaching experience, at least two of which in a senior college or university; if RN, must be currently licensed in the state of Oklahoma or eligible for licensure in the state of Oklahoma.
About the University
The University of Oklahoma is one of the country’s largest research universities with more than 30,000 students, 2,300 full-time faculty, 20 colleges and research and sponsored programs expenditures of more than $275 million in 2009. OU is one of only 25 public universities in America with an endowment above $1.1 billion. The OU Health Sciences Center is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional schools in one location - Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Graduate Studies. The Health Sciences Center achieved more than $141 million in federal, state, corporate and nonprofit grants in 2008, including $51 million from the NIH. Numerous academic units and community partners contribute to the education and research enterprise associated with care of older adults and their families.
Lazelle Benefield, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Director, Donald W. Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1100 North Stonewall Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Email: Lazelle-Benefield@ouhsc.edu 405-271-242
*The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Institution
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