The Hazel and Walter May Endowed Chair for Excellence in Nursing
Cedar Crest College - Allentown, PA

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Cedar Crest College invites applications for the inaugural Hazel and Walter May Endowed Chair for Excellence in Nursing. Created through the foresight and generosity of Hazel and Walter May, the primary purpose of the Chair is to emphasize not only the continued importance of nursing but also the development of nursing education and administration in the belief that the profession of nursing is enhanced by the liberal arts which help individuals to organize their experience and to deepen their understanding.

The holder of the Chair will be an experienced nurse researcher with significant accomplishments as evidenced by a well-developed program of research and history of significant and sustained extramural funding, as well as a notable scholar with an exemplary record of scholarly work, including publications in influential, peer-reviewed journals, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring. Committed to maintaining nationally visible achievements in the field of nursing, the Chair will possess an established record of teaching, scholarship and service at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and evidence of visionary leadership in nursing on the national and/or international stage.

Critical characteristics of the holder of the Chair include the demonstration of innovation and creativity in pedagogy across the nursing curriculum highlighting the integral concepts of a liberal arts foundation, as well as teaching excellence while preparing nurses to lead in a global society. The holder of the Chair will also provide research opportunities for students and faculty, consistent with the mission and vision of Cedar Crest College and the Nursing program and lead a sustainable research program in an area that can attract extra-mural funding. A successful candidate will model visionary leadership in nursing education and administration and build valued connections between Cedar Crest College, the Nursing program, and vital partners throughout the community. The essence of the Chair is not mere performance but rather excellence.

As a distinguished, senior-level faculty member with experience and accomplishments commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor eligible for tenure, the holder of the Chair will be a licensed RN eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania, and hold an earned research doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in nursing or a related field.

This position, reporting to the Chair of the Nursing Department, is a 12 month, full-time position and is anticipated to begin in June/July 2013.

The review of nominations and applications will begin immediately. Qualified candidates should submit their resume and letter of interest, with salary requirements, and the names of three professional references to: Margie Grandinetti, Director of Human Resources, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown, PA 18104 or e-mail to the address provided. Responses will be sent only to those under consideration. EOE

Founded in 1867 Cedar Crest College is a four-year, independent liberal arts college for women which emphasizes cross-disciplinary cooperation and excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. The beautiful 84-acre campus, a registered national arboretum, is located in the Lehigh Valley in eastern Pennsylvania, conveniently located between Philadelphia and New York City. The Cedar Crest College Nursing Department is NLNAC accredited and offers undergraduate programs and graduate programs in nursing administration and education. The Hazel and Walter May Endowed Chair for Excellence in Nursing is the first Endowed Chair in the Nursing Department.