Assoc. Dean for Research and Scholarship

The Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship.  The successful candidate will be both a catalyst and a team builder, creating a research environment that will expand and support nursing scholarship, develop research partnerships with University and nonacademic research entities, and increase levels of extramural funding.    

Baylor is an outstanding Christian university with emphasis upon excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional leadership. Baylor’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.  Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to teaching and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university all while retaining and remaining grounded in our strong Christian mission.  Baylor is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a High Research university. 

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, LHSON offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees through a Traditional program, FastBacc® (one year accelerated) program and a new Distant Accelerated BSN track. LHSON also offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program including tracks as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and (in January 2022) Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. We also offer a separate DNP Executive Nursing Leadership track and DNP United States Army Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN) degree program.   The U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings include several LHSON programs, including the DNP program at No. 60 nationally and “Best Nursing” specialty rankings for LHSON’s USAGPAN, which operates at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, at No. 8 nationally, and Baylor’s Nurse-Midwifery program, which is No. 21 in the nation.  

The School of Nursing recently celebrated its 112th  anniversary and is energetically pursuing a second century of delivery of innovative programs to educate and equip new and advanced practice nurses. This is an exciting time at Baylor. The University has adopted a new strategic plan and new visions have been developed for the School to contribute to the University’s plan to strive to attain R-1 status.  We invite you to come discover and shape that vision at Baylor. The School of Nursing is located in Dallas, Texas adjacent to the Baylor University Medical Center Campus. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Doctoral education and research agenda required for tenure track appointments. Rank is dependent upon experience and scholarly achievement.  Excellent opportunities for collaborative research with area healthcare agencies exist. Administrative experience in research and/or graduate studies is preferred.  Selected candidate will have a successful record of funding and scholarship and an academic record that is consistent with appointment as tenured Associate or Full Professor.  Excellent communication and leadership skills are necessary to communicate and implement the vision, mission and strategic goals of the School and University.  Earned doctorate in nursing is required and nursing candidates must be eligible for licensure to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas. Highly qualified candidates with degrees and experience in other closely related disciplines will be considered. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include teaching and its related scholarly work; research; and service to the university, the faculty member professional field, and the community. In addition, the successful candidate will: 

  • Develop and implement policies and resources that promote and enhance research.
  • Mentor and advise faculty as they develop research programs
  • Provide support and resources for faculty and student researchers including proposal development, grant administration and regulatory oversight.
  • Expand federal research funding.
  • Build relationships with local, national, and international foundations and grantors.
  • Build a sustainable culture of mentorship to foster individual and collaborative research programs.  Mentor faculty on the tenure track.
  • Maintain scholarship and a funded program of research and serve as a scholarly role model.
  • Promote collaborative interdisciplinary research with other university departments, and healthcare partners

RANK AND SALARY:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts to Interfolio.   Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation.  Applications accepted until position is filled. Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.  EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.