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Work with us!

  • Kindness, from the top down
    An award-winning, seasoned focus on maintaining a healthy work environment, with meaningful opportunities to collaborate with and recognize peers
  • No weekend emails
    Hearty resolve to respect boundaries between professional and personal time
  • Team science and approach
    Interprofessional science and education with colleagues from across the educational spectrum
  • Fiercely proud
    A generous, involved, loyal alumni base more than 11,000 strong, with more than $55 million in private donations raised since 2008
  • Environmentally responsible
    Proud to be the only school at UVA to earn a silver award from the Green Workplace Program, a group that champions sustainability, energy conservation and financial savings

Current Job Openings

Student Success Specialist

The University of Virginia seeks a Student Success Specialist within the School of Nursing.  In partnership with the Academic Learning Specialist, the Specialist will collaborate with: Director of the BSN Program, other faculty, advisors, the Academic Program Manager, and the Office of Admissions and Student Services staff to support academic success.

Responsibilities

Specific Programmatic Support and Guidance
  • In Year 1 provide academic counseling and support to the RN-to-BSN students in both locations (UVA grounds in Charlottesville & Richmond); in Year 2 add in the NOVA cohort; in Year 3 commence with the BSN accelerated student transfer population. Eventually workload target time is proportional to an anticipated 60 RN to BSN student group and 20 TOPS students.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of student success programming.
  • Contribute to the launch and development of the RVA & NOVA site Assist in the design, training and implementation of hybrid (face to face & online) tutoring program.
  • Closely monitors students and works collaboratively with team of faculty and community engagement pathway specialist to identify at-risk situations and opportunities to improve academic success.
  • Provide proactive and timely outreach and intervention through a variety of methods to facilitate effective communication.
  • Develop and improve the learning experience and success of adult learners, first generation learners and students from underrepresented groups.
  • Contributes to the program team and OASS in the coordination of orientation for new students, that includes working with various departments
Professional Development
  • Seeks pathways for continuous improvement for self. 
  • Cooperates with and/or actively participates in committees, work groups, task forces to ensure commitment to the common good, community engaged partnerships, UVA and the School of Nursing policies and processes. 
  • Must have the ability to work under deadlines, to adapt to changing priorities and needs, to learn new technologies quickly and effectively, and to assume other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree with four years of experience.
  • Experience in working with adult learners especially on academic topics & skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, including the ability to “meet people where they are”.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online, hybrid, Zoom and other learning platforms & approaches including learning management systems (LMS).
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently and with little supervision.
  • Application and knowledge of coaching strategies and how to use them in student support.
  • Non-judgmental approach to building positive relationships with adult learners from under-represented minority (URM) communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment in both the academic and community settings.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, communication and student advocacy skills.
  • Understanding of basic relationship-building approaches and best practices for academic success.
  • Ability to be flexible, prioritize and organized.
  • Ability to use a variety of platforms and programs including Windows, Apple, and/or Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience with virtual communication tools (Zoom, Skype, etc.).
  • Able to use cloud-based storage (Google Drive, Box, OneDrive) to share and collaborate with others
  • Confidence in learning and exploring new technology tools and resources.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a college or university.
  • Experience with adult learning intervention programs.
  • Experience working within a community-based best practices and environments. 
  • Experience in building educational networks across multiple system access points.
  • Experience in a community academic setting.
  • Knowledge of academic success and stressors of adult learners.
  • Understanding of adult learning theory.
  • Ability to effectively lead difficult conversations with positive resolution.
  • Understanding of social media and the various use purposes of the platforms.

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Coordinator for Recruitment and Community Engagement

The University of Virginia’s School of Nursing seeks a Coordinator for Recruitment and Community Engagement to partner with faculty and staff to increase diversity in the student population using a community engagement model. The Coordinator will assist students with the application and admissions process, reviews applications, and will develop trusting relationships with communities in the targeted areas of Charlottesville, Richmond and northern Virginia.

The Coordinator for Recruitment and Community Engagement will work with the BSN Program Director and team to develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive plan for the recruitment and enrollment of qualified and diverse students for the RN-BSN nursing program. They will provide prospective RN-BSN students with detailed, program-specific information via various communication channels. The Coordinator will assist prospective students, both in person, and at a distance, in the decision-making, application, and enrollment process.  They will represent the School of Nursing in recruitment events around the state and in admissions information sessions.

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Associate or Full Professor of Nursing

The School of Nursing at the University of Virginia is seeking candidates for a tenured Associate or Full Professor position, to work among the nation's best nurse scholars, academics and students during a period of immense growth, change and opportunity in the field. Working among the nation's best nurse scholars, academics and students, the incumbents will prepare the next generation of nurses. Rank and compensation are dependent upon education, experience, and scholarship.

The School of Nursing currently has openings for highly qualified, tenured established researchers who have the following foci: health disparities/health equity with expertise in community-based participatory research, psychiatric-mental health nursing, data science, and symptom science.

PhD in nursing or related field is required. At least 3 years of teaching experience is required. An established program of research with a strong track of external funding is essential.  Licensure in Virginia by the start date of the appointment is required.

Joint appointments and generous compensation packages that include moving and start-up for researchers are available. Endowed Chair appointments, as well as leadership positions are possible for highly qualified applicants who meet the School of Nursing criteria.

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Instructor of Nursing

The University of Virginia School Of Nursing seeks an experience clinical instructor with a background in obstetrics nursing for a part time, tenure-ineligible clinical instructor. The start date of this position is January, 2020. Applicants must possess a Master’s Degree in Nursing, with two years of previous experience in obstetrics. Candidate must be eligible for Licensure in Virginia and will be required to obtain a license by the start date of the position . Preference will be given to applicants with a DNP or PhD in Nursing. Applicants with an obstetrics/maternal-child health certification are strongly encourage to apply. Five or more years of teaching or mentoring in a obstetrics/maternal-child health higher education setting is strongly preferred. Duties include:  Supervising pre-licensure nursing students in a clinical setting (practicum/seminar). This is a part time 20 hour per week, 9-month term limited three year appointment.

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Clinical Instructor

We seek experienced educators with strong clinical experience in the specialty areas of pediatrics, obstetrics, psychiatric-mental health and community/public health, general medical or surgical specialty. Three years clinical teaching experience is preferred in one of the specialty clinical areas mentioned. Responsibilities potentially include classroom lecturing but primarily will require the direct supervision of students in the clinical setting, along with evaluation of required written work. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching and mentorship.

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The UVA School of Nursing has been actively engaged in IDEA, our Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence Achievement initiative. We are deeply committed to developing a community that is inclusive, respectful, and considers diversity to be a key part of our excellence. We seek applicants whose experience, teaching, research and/or community service has prepared them to substantially contribute to this mission. We welcome, in particular, applicants from groups who have been historically underrepresented in nursing, including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities and men.