The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing invites applications for the position of Associate Professor/Professor and Associate Dean of Equity & Inclusion.

The College of Nursing at the University of Illinois Chicago is one of the premier nursing schools in the nation, with undergraduate and graduate programs ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report and a research enterprise ranked No. 1 in the Midwest and No. 8 nationally for NIH funding. Our mission is to transform health, healthcare and policy through knowledge generation and translation, and also through education of future nurse leaders from diverse backgrounds. More than 1,500 students are enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs at our six Illinois campuses: Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, Quad Cities, Springfield and Urbana. We count among our outstanding faculty: seven members of the Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame; 30 fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN); and six former deans and professors named “Living Legends” of the AAN. All this at the University of Illinois Chicago, which has six times received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Learn more at

The successful candidate for Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion, as the Diversity Officer for the College, will be responsible for the development and implementation of the college's diversity strategic plan, which is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse, inclusive, and pluralistic faculty, staff, and student body committed to research, teaching and practice in a global multicultural environment.  The Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion works with the Assistant Director of the Urban Health Program and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to execute its mission.  This is a part-time administrative position to be combined with faculty scholarship for late mid to senior faculty rank.

QUALIFICATIONS:   Candidates must possess a doctoral degree with eligibility for faculty rank in any track at the Associate Professor rank, Full Professor desired; proven Equity and Inclusion expertise as demonstrated by leadership role and/or scholarly work.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Position will remain posted until filled, with review of applicants beginning immediately; for fullest consideration, please send CV, cover letter, and list of three references by end of business April 1, 2022: 

Questions regarding UIC employment may be directed to Nita LeCrone, Director of Human Resource Operations, at

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Valerie Gruss, Clinical Professor and Chair of the Search Committee, at 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

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