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Director of Nursing Informatics

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The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position Information

Position/Rank Director of Nursing Informatics
Department 00988 - CON NURSING DIVISION
Track Track Dependent on Qualifications
New Position to Begin ASAP

Director of the Nursing Informatics Specialty in the Master’s Program

Position Summary: The University of Utah College of Nursing is seeking a Director of Nursing Informatics Specialty in the Master’s program. We seek a candidate who has demonstrated a high level of professional leadership in the areas of informatics specialty practice, research and teaching, and engagement with national informatics organizations. Specific area of expertise should include one or more of the following: systems analysis, project management, implementation, feasibility, decision support and big data analytics.

Principal Functions and Responsibilities: As Director of the Nursing Informatics Specialty, this tenure or career line faculty will: plan, implement and evaluate program outcomes; oversee program-specific student recruitment, marketing, advisement, admission and progression in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Academic Programs; coordinate course content with other specialty directors and Biomedical Informatics Director; collaborate with Division Chairs for faculty development needs and teaching workload; and comply with accreditation and reporting requirements.

Criteria: Registered nurse with doctoral preparation or current enrollment in a doctoral program with academic and administrative experience in nursing informatics. Individual must be knowledgeable about the profession of nursing, higher education, research/scholarship, and health care delivery. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with individuals and groups, and demonstrate leadership/management abilities. Tenure line applicants would be expected to have a program of research in informatics.

College of Nursing: This scholar will join a cadre of dynamic interdisciplinary faculty engaged in team- based informatics research and training. Currently ranked 18th in the nation in NIH funding, the College of Nursing is a focal point for researchers and clinicians from the broader University to collaboratively improve individual, family, and community health, and quality of life in the Intermountain West. The Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center provides infrastructure and support for the College of Nursing research mission, and includes a biostatistics core. With a long tradition of leadership and innovation in informatics, the University of Utah is currently ranked 7th among graduate nursing informatics programs by U.S. News & World Report. The University of Utah is home to multiple large informatics studies, including an NIH U54 related to development of an informatics center to support the Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS) program, and an AHRQ R01 related to health information exchange. Informatics education at the University of Utah is highly transdisciplinary in nature and nursing informatics students and faculty are co-located with the School of Medicine Department of Biomedical Informatics. The two programs offer a joint certificate program and collaborate extensively in research and education.

University: The University of Utah is a PAC-12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Numerous interdisciplinary centers support team science within the University Health Sciences, including the Huntsman Cancer Institute and a NIH Center for Clinical and Translational Research. The Utah Population Database, with over 7 million linked genealogical and clinical records, is a unique resource for population-based research. The University’s Technology & Venture Commercialization program supports faculty in the transformation of ideas into practical, commercially viable products and services. Please visit the following linked webpages for more information about the University of Utah CON, CON Research, Faculty Careers at the U of U and Living in Utah.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

Application and Inquiries: Interested candidates should apply online by submitting an application, cover letter, CV and two (2) letters of reference at:
Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Gwen Latendresse Search Committee Chair at

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates
Open Date 09/21/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN01839F
Type Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
Optional Documents
  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission