The University is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative Post-Doctoral nursing scholar to conduct research training at the School of Nursing, with an emphasis on interventions for the prevention and management of chronic illness and health disparities.
The initial appointment will be for one or two years. Re-appointment or continuation for the second year is contingent on appropriate productivity (e.
g., submitted papers, abstracts, applications for funding) and progress towards training goals during year one. The Post-Doctoral Scholar will work under the supervision of a tenured faculty member who will serve as a mentor.
The mentor and trainee will collaborate to develop a training plan that will guide activities and provide evaluation criteria.
Trainees may be required to enroll in coursework to enhance their skills. However, academic coursework is not the focus of this position and will be minimal.
Trainees will have mentored research experiences with SON and interdisciplinary faculty, including grant writing, research seminars, research team meetings, assisting with data collection / analysis and writing IRB applications.
In the process of further developing their own research skills, the Post-Doctoral Scholar will be expected to conduct independent research and assist with the conduct of collaborative research, disseminate research findings in high level journals, engage in the mentoring of graduate students, and contribute productively to the research enterprise of the School of Nursing.
The SON considers this post-doctoral position a full-time commitment with very limited outside employment. A competitive salary, tuition assistance, health insurance, and travel and research project funding are available.
Qualifications : Applicants must be : a) a registered nurse (RN) with an active unrestricted North Carolina license at time of employment, b) hold a research doctorate (PhD) in nursing or closely related field, c) have a planned research trajectory that matches federal funding, university and school of nursing priorities, d) exhibit fluency in English language, both written and spoken, e) proof of US citizenship or permanent residency, and f) demonstrate a very good knowledge of quantitative analysis methods.
Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates Preferred Qualifications
Preference for those who have experience, training, education, and a research focus in vulnerable populations and chronic disease prevention or maintenance (e.
g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity).
Special Instructions to Applicants
A CV, cover letter, references, writing samples and research statement are required in the application.
A current curriculum vitae including information on research experience, publications, presentations and employment history is required.
The cover letter should address the experience, training and expertise in the research focus area, a summary of expectations for the post-doctoral experience including preferred training activities and goals, identified potential mentors, and describe how the applicant’s research focus matches the UNCG School of Nursing.
Three professional references are required. Please include the full contact information for each reference. One reference must be from the dissertation chair if a recent student or most recent research advisor / mentor senior to the applicant.
The remaining two references should be researchers who are familiar with the applicant, the applicant’s research and the potential as a nurse scientist.
Written samples (maximum of three) should include recently authored / coauthored publications, papers submitted for publication, papers planned (in draft form) for submission and the dissertation link or citation.
The samples should include a discussion of the applicant’s role and responsibilities in each project and paper.
The research statement should address research goals for three years and a brief research project plan (4-5 pages double-spaced) for the post-doctoral experience that is feasible to conduct in one year.
Recruitment Range Salaries are commensurate with experience and credentials Org #-Department Dean's Office - NU - 12801 Job Open Date 01 / 13 / 2020 For Best Consideration Date 01 / 27 / 2020 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE 1.
000 Type of Appointment Permanent If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.
One-year appointment with option for renewal for second year.
Number of Months per Year 12 FLSA Exempt