Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Job no: 697272
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Nursing
Department: Nursing 10033616
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Health Care Professional, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Endowed Chair for Behavioral Mental Health Nursing

Position Summary

Michigan State University College of Nursing invites applications for its inaugural McLaren Greater Lansing Endowed Chair for Behavioral Mental Health Nursing Education. This endowed position includes an academic appointment in the College at the associate or full professor rank, as well as funding for scholarship/research. The Endowed Chair will serve as a keystone in the development of behavioral mental health education and curriculum in the College of Nursing and surrounding communities. Grounded in the knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations affecting nursing practice as well as funding for behavioral mental health and best practices for improving behavioral mental health outcomes, the Endowed Chair will foster application of best practices in the education of nursing students and nurses in community-based practices for improving behavioral mental health outcomes in those practices. The ability to integrate and implement Interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration within the classroom and clinical settings as well with academic partners is expected.

The Endowed Chair will demonstrate strong leadership and mentoring abilities, and exemplify a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Chair will establish effective collaborations within as well as external to the College of Nursing and pursue activities that enhance the university's reputation. The Chair will develop and maintain an extramurally funded program of research in behavioral mental health nursing, serve as a resource in grantsmanship for faculty, and inspire faculty and students to progress in their research and scholarship endeavors. The Chair will promote the translation of research findings for practice and policy improvement and demonstrate how nursing research positively impacts behavioral mental health outcomes. The Endowed Chair will lead College of Nursing efforts in partnership with McLaren Greater Lansing to develop innovative education and practice models for the improvement of inclusive and equitable behavioral mental health care and across diverse community settings.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

Required Degree

Doctorate -Nursing or related field

Minimum Requirements

Position Requirements

  • PhD in nursing or related field, with graduate level education in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • Unrestricted RN license without probationary status (or eligible)
  • Distinguished and sustained record of scholarship/research in behavioral mental health nursing
  • Experience developing innovative education and community-based initiatives in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to obtain an appointment consistent with a tenured Associate or Full Professor
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to articulate the vision, mission, and strategic priorities of the College to a variety of audiences
  • Distinguished and sustained record of community and professional engagement
  • Experience in higher education teaching is preferred
Required Application Materials

Letter of Interest

Curriculum Vitae

List of three references with contact information

Special Instructions

Address letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three references to: Dean of the College of Nursing, Dr. Randolph Rasch

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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Department Statement

The College of Nursing is committed to the land grant philosophy and our relationship with the community. We are busy working to achieve our strategic priorities in the areas of:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Practice
MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Apr 7, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 7, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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