Fredrick Q. Lawson Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair

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Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH

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Fredrick Q. Lawson Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair
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The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position Information

Position/Rank Rank and Track DOQ
Department 00989 - CON FACULTY
City Salt Lake City, UT
Track Track Dependent on Qualifications
New Position to Begin When Filled

Frederick Q. Lawson Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair in Nursing

Position Summary: The University of Utah College of Nursing seeks an established, visionary educator to fill the Frederick Q. Lawson Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair in Nursing. The endowed chair is a 5-year tenure-line or career-line appointment, renewable upon successful review. Academic ranks and salary for this full-time, 12-month appointment will be commensurate with qualifications.

Criteria: We seek a candidate who exhibits exceptional teaching ability and is widely recognized for his or her skill in teaching. The ideal candidate uses innovative teaching practices, has developed instructional materials and/or new courses, has implemented major course improvements, and is acknowledged by students and peers for teaching effectiveness. The ideal candidate reflects the highest standards in educational pedagogy and is able to inspire, promote and sustain the intellectual development of students, fostering critical thinking and independent inquiry. Instructional activities outside of the classroom setting will also be reviewed and may include but are not limited to advisory activities, instructional activity in the community, and/or presentations related to nursing education and teaching made at professional meetings.

Principal functions and responsibilities: The Endowed Chair will join a cadre of committed faculty engaged in education, clinical practice, and scholarship and/or research. Key responsibilities will include teaching, developing curriculum, providing and/or consulting about best practices in education pedagogy; and leading and disseminating innovative scholarly activities and/or research related to teaching.

College of Nursing: Currently ranked in the top 25 in the nation in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, the College of Nursing is a focal point for educators, clinicians, and researchers to collaboratively improve individual, family, and community health and quality of life. The University of Utah College of Nursing, Utah’s flagship nursing college, prepares nurses at all educational levels with a current enrollment of more than 750 students. The College of Nursing has nine endowed chairs and is home to the Gerontological Interdisciplinary Program and an NINR T32 Interdisciplinary Training Program. The Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center provides infrastructure and support for the College of Nursing Research Mission and includes a biostatistics core.

University of Utah and UHealth: The University of Utah is a PAC-12 institution located in Salt Lake City. UHEALTH is the only academic medical center in the Mountain West region, including numerous interdisciplinary entities that support education, practice, and team science including (among others) Huntsman Cancer Institute and the NIH-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Research. With four hospitals, 12 community health centers, and a growing network of regional affiliates, UHealth’s catchment area covers roughly 10% of the United States.

If interested, please contact:
Barbara L. Wilson, PhD, RN Interim Dean and Associate Dean of Academic Programs

Link to online application:

University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates
Open Date 03/12/2020
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN02443F
Type Faculty

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • Optional Documents
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission


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