College of Nursing seeks NIH-funded researchers for three distinguished leadership positions

FloAnn Easton Professor of Pediatric and Adolescent Health
Grayce Sills Professorship in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Director, Center for Women, Children and Adolescents
The Ohio State University College of Nursing

The Ohio State University College of Nursing has embarked on a new era of excellence, led by Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, and Dean of the College of Nursing Dr. Bernadette Melnyk. Under her leadership, the college is engaged in bold new strategic initiatives to lead cutting-edge transdisciplinary research that impacts outcomes in real world settings. The college is located on the largest health sciences campus in the country and is one of seven health science colleges at Ohio State with outstanding collaborations with the world renowned OSU Wexner Medical Center and the OSU James Comprehensive Cancer Center. The college has three nationally renowned centers of excellence, including the Center for Women, Children and Youth, the Center of Excellence in Critical and Complex Care, and the Center for Transdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice. It offers robust PhD and DNP programs as well as several other outstanding graduate and baccalaureate degrees. Faculty and students in the college are engaged in a wide variety of cutting edge research in basic, biological, and clinical research to improve health outcomes across the life span. Bold new research initiatives have been launched, including a recently funded NIH/NINR T32 in child health. These two endowed professors will conduct cutting-edge research that impacts outcomes and mentor junior faculty as well as pre- and post-doctoral fellows. The Director of the Center for Women, Children and Adolescents will lead an outstanding group of faculty to expand the science and impact of research to improve outcomes in women, children and adolescents. These are all 12 month positions and continued NIH-funding is an expectation.  

•    Successful candidates will hold an earned PhD in nursing or related health discipline. 
•    A curriculum vitae consistent with appointment at the full professor (preferred) or associate professor rank 
•    History of sustained NIH and other extra-mural funded research 
•    Commitment to diversity, innovation and transdisciplinary research and scholarship
•    Track record of leadership in mentoring students and faculty in research and scholarship 
•    Track record of transdisciplinary collaboration
•    Excellent communication and team-building skills 

•    Conducts extramurally funded research, preferably from NIH
•    Mentors faculty and doctoral students in research program development 
•    Provides strategic leadership to the research centers within the college
•    Leads and/or assists with the development of center and T32 grant applications 
•    Implements strategic initiatives related to research and scholarship development
•    Implements strategic initiatives related to research and scholarship development

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Inquiries, nominations, or applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three references) should be directed electronically and in confidence, to:

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Associate Vice President for Health Promotion
University Chief Wellness Officer
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, College of Medicine