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University of Texas Health Science Center

General Information


Job title: Chair, Department of Health Restoration & Care Systems Management
Job location: San Antonio, TX 78229 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 11/28/12
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Assistant Professor in Nursing
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Associate Division Head
Associate of Science in Nursing Program

Job Description

Job description:
We invite doctorally prepared individuals to apply for the position of Chair, Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management in the School of Nursing. The Chair provides transformational leadership for the department composed of 55 faculty and 4 staff. The chair is selected based on leadership qualities, knowledge base, management and budget skills, interpersonal qualities, and commitment to education, research, practice and service. The position reports directly to the Dean of the School of Nursing.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing, one of five schools in a thriving South Texas Medical Center, is a vibrant, growing School, dedicated to serving the South Texas community and beyond. We are committed to excellence in education, research and practice. Research centers such as the Barshop Center for Aging, Cancer Therapy and Research Center, Academic Center for Evidence Based Practice and the Center for Community-Based Health Promotion in Women and Children provide extensive intra- and inter-disciplinary teaching and research opportunities in a multicultural environment. The on-site UT Nursing Clinical Enterprise is a dynamic center for the integration of research, education and practice. This well established School of Nursing with over 100 faculty and 11,000 professional graduates, offers BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD programs of study. Our city’s health care systems such as Baptist, Christus Santa Rosa, Methodist, Military, VA, and University provide rich opportunities for collaboration.

Send by e-mail or regular mail a letter of intent, and curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Julie Novak
Chair, Department Chair Search Committee
Office of the Dean
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Dr., MC 7942
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

Email:; website:

San Antonio is a culturally diverse, exciting city that is a destination for professionals and tourists. The major economic component of the 7th largest US city is healthcare.

All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Faculty in this department hold expertise in restoring adult patient health in the context of complex systems of care. Health Restoration refers to emergency, urgent, critical, medical-surgical definitive care to safely restore health, coping, or peaceful death following illness, complications, or injury. Care Systems Management refers to management and leadership at micro- (unit level), meso- and macro-system levels in: Accountable care organizations and other caregiver systems in which healthcare teams deliver restorative care. The Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice (ACE) is known internationally for its expertise in bridging research into practice with the ultimate goal of improving care, patient outcomes, and patient safety. Areas of faculty research include implementation of healthy practice environments for magnet hospital designation, cultural proficiency, care giving in families and communities, stress reduction modalities in veterans and military families, quality and safety measures in microsystems, preparation for disaster, and evaluation of nursing education teaching strategies. Prominent faculty scholars are recognized nationally and internationally for their work in the areas of simulation, trauma, emergency care, critical care, medical-surgical nursing, stroke survivor telehealth, rehabilitation, palliative care, quality and safety, and exquisite care of the hospitalized elderly with strong affiliations with the VA, Methodist and University hospital systems. Faculty practice is also a strong component of this department. Our faculty provide expert consultation, legal review, and educational services across the city and state. Faculty provide leadership and service at local, national, and international levels to influence and improve health care policy and practice.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Successful applicants will receive appointment in the Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management.
We particularly encourage applications from individuals with established teaching, research and practice programs who are at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and who are tenure-eligible.
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