Leonard A. Lauder Community Care Nurse Practitioner Professor (tenured standing faculty positio...
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Leonard A. Lauder Community Care Nurse Practitioner Professor (tenured standing faculty position; Associate or Full Professor)

Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
Mar 9, 2022

The Family and Community Health (FCH) Department in the School of Nursing seeks candidates for a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor position who would serve as Faculty Director of the Leonard A. Lauder Community Care Nurse Practitioner Program (Program). The Program will recruit and prepare a diverse cadre of expert nurse practitioners to provide primary care to individuals and families in underserved communities across the U.S The Director will provide the intellectual and practice direction of the Program including the design of tailored curricular and programmatic enhancements for Lauder Fellows, engagement with community sites and preceptors, preparation of primary care nurse practitioner students to work in underserved areas, continued alumni engagement, and program evaluation. In collaboration with the Director of the Primary Care Program Director and others, will develop criteria and participate in the selection of Fellows and Community Sites. In addition to oversight of the Program, the Director will be responsible for raising public awareness of the program and the dissemination of Program processes and outcomes in public and professional venues. The Director of the Program will be named as the Leonard A. Lauder Community Care Nurse Practitioner Professor, an endowed chair, while serving as director.

Applicants must have content and practice expertise in primary care and/or population health with underserved communities. The applicant's scholarship should align with the School of Nursing's overarching priorities, expertise in promoting the health of diverse populations, in managing complex care needs, in precision science, data science, and implementation science, and have demonstrated impact that contributes to the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Interested parties must have experience in academic program leadership, curriculum development/evaluation, academic teaching using multiple modalities (didactic, online) and working with an interprofessional colleagues.  Strong analytical skills with the ability to assimilate numerous sources of complex information is required. Excellent communication (writing and oral) skills are essential. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills needed. PhD is required; APRN preferred.


Primary care practice and Academic teaching experience is required and should meet minimum qualifications:

  • The successful candidate has an active involvement in committees of clinical specialty (e.g., primary care) or professional organizations and is nationally recognized as an expert in their area of scholarship.
  • The candidate must show leadership in developing curricula in their area of expertise, demonstrate excellence in teaching, and show evidence of research training of pre-doctoral and doctoral students.
  • The candidate must have demonstrated practice and leadership practitioner in health centers (e.g., FQHC's) and or underserved communities
  • Demonstrates ability to lead a program including budgetary and operational oversight.
  • Must have a PhD
  • Preparation in an advance practice primary care specialty (NP/DNP) preferred


In addition, candidates must meet requirements for tenure at the associate professor level which includes:

  • The successful candidate possesses a national reputation for outstanding independent scholarship.
  • The successful candidate has demonstrated research independence, as demonstrated by leadership in research grant support and intellectual leadership of collaborative research and. In most cases, funding will be from federal sources such as the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Library of Medicine, or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but funding from non-federal sources with a peer-review process such as States, foundations, and nonprofit institutes will also be considered.
  • Demonstrates high quality teaching in the discipline of nursing via peer review and student evaluations.

Application Instructions:

Those interested should submit a cover letter and their curriculum vitae.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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