The School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions invites nominations and applications for the position of the Jacques Mohr Endowed Professorship in Geriatric Nursing. Jacques Mohr's gift to the School embraces his belief that quality care for the elderly was an essential part of nursing. We are seeking a leader in the field who can bring national and/or international stature to geriatric research and education at the School of Nursing. The endowed professorship supports a distinguished scholar who will advance knowledge through a sustained program of research on health of the older adult. The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty and interdisciplinary researchers to develop the scholarship of gerontology; and teach selected courses or classes in his or her area of expertise as needed and depending on level of external funding. The candidate will help shape the Institute's interprofessional practice in providing care to the older adult in our Nursing Center for Clinical Education and Wellness and the Impact Practice Center.
The position offers the opportunity to conduct interprofessional research at the Institute with colleagues in nursing and the rehabilitation sciences. The Boston area is rich in terms of other research opportunities for collaboration. Nursing colleagues in Partners Healthcare at the Munn Center at Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women's Hospital, as well as in many community sites are other sources of potential collaborators and provide a network of scholars for this important work. The successful candidate will have protected time to conduct his/her research and access to competitive start-up funding, discretionary and travel funding, and post-doctoral student support. The salary for this endowed faculty professorship is commensurate with the candidate's rank and experience. The School of Nursing offers primary and acute care tracks in Adult-Gerontology as part of the Direct Entry Master's program and intends to strengthen content in the prelicensure programs. The School of Nursing and the Institute have several nationally recognized faculty with research and clinical expertise in gerontology including our president, Dr. Milone-Nuzzo. Several faculty are fellows in the Gerontological Society of America. The MGH Institute of Health Professions MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, direct entry-level master's and doctorate, and post-professional programs in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, speech-language pathology, health professions education, genetic counseling, and a PhD in rehabilitation sciences. The only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare System, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,500 students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings. The school, which has graduated more than 6,500 students since its 1977 founding by Massachusetts General Hospital, is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report , and the school has been named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education for the past eight years. The Institute has a growing research infrastructure as well as access to research services of Massachusetts General Hospital.
School of Nursing Serving over 500 students with 55 full-time faculty, the School of Nursing (SON) offers an accelerated BSN program, an entry-level and post-professional Master of Science in Nursing, Certificates of Advanced Study, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice, one of the first DNP programs in the country. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The SON faculty includes outstanding educators and researchers. Many are also recognized nationally and internationally for their clinical and scholarly excellence. The three areas of research foci in the SON are: Management of symptoms in chronic illnesses and lifestyle conditions; Exploration of internal and external factors that contribute to illness and lessen well-being of individuals and populations; and Using informatics and big data to inform clinical outcomes. The SON's strategic goals include expanding its research and scholarship and community engagement.
Qualifications The successful candidate must have expertise in gerontology and geriatric healthcare and experience teaching at the graduate level, mentoring students and faculty, and have a sustained record of extramural research funding, preferably federal. A doctoral degree in nursing or a related field is required. The successful candidate must also be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The applicant must meet the requirements for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor in School of Nursing.
Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
EEO Statement The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations and applications from individuals who would bring diversity of experience, thought and practice to the Institute's research, teaching and clinical missions. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Partners Healthcare System Inc. is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
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About MGH Institute of Health Professions
MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is an innovative and independent graduate school in Boston that is a member of Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing comprehensive models of health care education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and communication sciences and disorders through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).