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Department Chair, Physiological Nursing

Application Window

Open date: March 31st, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, May 13, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Department Chair, Physiological Nursing

The UCSF School of Nursing seeks applicants for the position of Department Chair, in the Department of Physiological Nursing (PN). PN integrates science, education, and clinical practice to improve the care of adults with complex acute and chronic conditions. Faculty members partner with UCSF Health and other Bay Area Health Networks to develop new knowledge and meet workforce needs. Populations of particular interest include oncology, cardiovascular disease, neurology, diabetes, gerontology, and trauma. We are committed to fostering equity in acute and chronic care outcomes and we seek diversity in our faculty, staff, and learners. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Full professor in the Ladder rank (tenure track) series.

About the Department: The departmental core faculty includes: 8 tenured track faculty, 17 Clinical or adjunct and 2 retired but recalled to faculty. In addition, the department has approximately 150 volunteer faculty. The department currently has 76 active students pursuing MS degrees and 7 PhD candidates. More information about the Department can be found at

About the School: PN is one of three clinical departments in the School of Nursing (Community Health Systems, Family Health Care Nursing, and Physiological Nursing). The fourth department, Social and Behavioral Sciences, offers programs in sociology and policy. The school is also home to an Organized Research Unit, the Institute for Health & Aging. The School of Nursing is ranked first in NIH funding among Schools of Nursing in the United States. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to collaboration across the school, within UCSF Health, and on the campus.

As the academic leader and administrative head of the department, the Department Chair duties include:
• Providing visionary leadership with future-oriented thinking about the direction of Physiological Nursing in the field of Nursing
• Planning and monitoring educational, research, and clinical programs and other functions while maintaining a climate that encourages faculty and staff success, creativity and innovation
• Recruiting, retaining, and evaluating faculty and staff
• Approving faculty appointments, merit advancements and promotions in consultation with departmental and Academic Affairs colleagues
• Administering department-level financial, procedural, and human resource-related affairs in accordance with University policies
• Remaining highly active in both research and teaching that reflect consistent and compelling leadership in the candidate’s area of scholarship
• Participating in the various leadership forums within the school, the clinical enterprise and the campus to facilitate the successful execution of the department and school mission, goals, and values

Required Skills & Qualifications:
• Doctoral degree in nursing or related field
• A current license or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of California
• At least one year experience in academic administration, three years preferred
• Long-term and high impact national and international recognition in teaching, research and creative work, professional competence, and University and public service to qualify for appointment at the Full Professor rank
• Thought leadership in nursing science and clinical leadership
• A sustained record of success in the conduct of funded research and related publications
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Required Documents:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement detailing leadership experience and skills
• Statement of research contributions
• Statement of teaching contributions
• Statement of prior contributions to diversity initiatives and your vision for future diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
• Names and titles of 3 references. Note: References will not be contacted without applicant approval.

To receive full consideration, please submit all required materials prior to the review date. However, this position will remain open until filled.

For additional information, please contact:
Alan D. Johns, Managing Director
ZRG Partners

Please apply online at

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement of prior contributions to diversity initiatives and your vision for future diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

    Please see the following page for more details:

  • Statement of Leadership - Statement detailing leadership experience and skills.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA