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In-Residence or Adjunct Faculty Position – Cardiovascular Nurse Scientist

Application Window

Open date: April 10, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Nov 30, 2023 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: Thursday, Oct 10, 2024 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

In-Residence or Adjunct Faculty Position – Cardiovascular Nurse Scientist

The UCSF Department of Physiological Nursing in collaboration with the Center for Physiological Research seeks applications from nurse scientists with expertise in cardiovascular research for a new, full-time position in the In-Residence or Adjunct faculty series.

The UCSF Center for Physiologic Research (CPR) is housed in the School of Nursing and consists of a multidisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in electrocardiology, physiological monitoring, cardiovascular nursing science, cardiology, data science and biomedical engineering. The Center manages a very large ECG and physiologic (vital signs) clinical database mainly collected from UCSF adult bedside and telemetry units and supports research to identify specific predictors of adverse patient outcomes, reduce false alarm rates, and improve ECG and physiologic monitoring systems. The Center’s strategic directions include expanding the critical mass of researchers with expertise in ECG and physiologic monitoring, further optimizing the clinical data stewarded by the Center, and significantly impacting healthcare delivery in acute care settings.

Faculty in the In-Residence series conduct research, advance significant scholarship, engage in teaching and mentoring, maintain professional competence, and participate in university service. Faculty in the Adjunct series focus primarily on research, with negotiated teaching and service activities.

Position Description: Major responsibilities include:

  • Conduct a program of cardiovascular research
  • Provide visibility at UCSF Health that supports Center research initiatives
  • Provide thought leadership in the advancement of cardiovascular research nationally and internationally
  • Collaborate with faculty colleagues and trainees who share an interest in cardiovascular research
  • Participate in our community as a leader
  • Advocate for cardiovascular research
  • Advance UCSF’s PRIDE Values (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence).
  • An In-Residence appointment will include teaching, mentoring of PhD students and post-doctoral fellows, university service, and service to the profession.

As a premier public university and a national and global leader in research, the UCSF School of Nursing is committed to advancing scholarship in all aspects of cardiovascular nursing science. The new faculty position will build on a long track record of UCSF leadership in cardiovascular nursing science with a particular focus on electrophysiological monitoring in acute care settings.

The selected candidate will be appointed in the Department of Physiological Nursing and affiliated with the Center for Physiological Research. The appointment will be made at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, consistent with qualifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or a research doctorate equivalent to the PhD in Nursing or a related field by the time of hire
  • Expertise in ECG and/or physiologic data interpretation and related monitoring systems with a publication record evidencing the candidate research in the field
  • Active, or eligible for, unencumbered RN licensure issued by CA BRN by the time of hire
  • Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral training in cardiovascular research
  • Experience with multidisciplinary research teams
  • Demonstrated success in, or potential for, the development of a funded program of research
  • Primary authorship in a significant journal
  • Computer programming skills
  • Experience in teaching at the graduate level (Master’s degree or higher)
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence
  • Demonstrated expertise in teaching and mentoring in cardiovascular nursing science and clinical practice
  • Proven manager and innovator
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to build a strong rapport with faculty and department managers, both within and outside of UCSF
  • Leadership experience in conducting research in the cardiovascular field
  • Experience working with underserved and diverse populations.

Job location
San Francisco, CA

Required documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity
  • Up to three relevant publications

3 references required (contact information only). Letters of references will be requested at a later date for finalists.

Contact: For further information, please contact:
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The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5: The minimum base salary range for this position is $90,500 - $284,100. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan ( which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Please submit all materials prior to the initial review date. However, this position will remain open until filled.

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 - Please see the following page for more details: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Up to three relevant publications

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service 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