Karen and Ronald Herrmann Distinguished Chair in Caregiver Research Faculty

School of Nursing
22001753 Requisition #

Karen and Ronald Herrmann Distinguished Chair in Caregiver Research Faculty Position

The School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio invites candidates to apply for a full-time tenure position at Professor rank. Those who would prefer to work primarily in the School of Nursing are highly encouraged to apply. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Role Summary:
The Inaugural Karen and Ronald Herrmann Distinguished Chair in Caregiver Research will conduct discovery and knowledge generating research, submit applications for external funding of research, and mentor research teams including junior faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows. This individual will also serve on mock review panels and will engage with research within the School of Nursing, across UT Health San Antonio, and in the community.

Candidate Profile:

  • Academic Credibility: A Ph.D. with current R.N. Licensure is required. A Ph.D. in Nursing, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing is preferred. This individual must qualify for tenure at either the Associate or Full Professor rank, and the person must be eligible for a R.N. Licensure in Texas.
  • Research Credibility: Evidence of excellent research and scholarship with a proven track record of past and current federal external funding (NIH funding is highly preferred. Other federal sponsors could be HRSA, AHRQ, and CDC.) at the national level in caregiving research. The candidate’s academic trajectory would include any disease-oriented area, health, or community-based outcomes research.
  • Evidence of Mentoring: An exemplary track record of mentoring both junior and senior faculty and Ph.D., graduate, and undergraduate students.
  • Collaborative Orientation: Passion to collaborate with others to promote interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary research and scholarship across academic schools and colleges.
  • Interpersonal Skills: A high level of energy and confidence with a proactive attitude that promotes teamwork; a personal style that is positive, upbeat, and solutions-oriented; and the ability to inspire faculty, students, and staff to build trust and transparency.

Additional Professional and Personal Qualities and Competencies:

  • An individual who is passionate about working with underserved populations and diverse patient populations. Ability to speak Spanish is a decided plus;
  • An integrative and innovative thinker with intellectual vigor, courage, and gravitas; and
  • A high level of emotional intelligence, strong influencing, coaching and relationship skills, a reputation for transparency, integrity, fair-mindedness and high ethical standards of excellence, and approachable and warm.

Interested individuals should apply online athttps://uthscsa.referrals.selectminds.com/faculty/page/school-of-nursing-opportunities-5

Please include in your submission:

  1. Letter of Intent outlining interest and experience.
  2. Current curriculum vitae.

For questions, please contact Stephanie Gonzalez-Sanabia, Employment Coordinator in the Office for Faculty Excellence at (210) 567-5925 or gonzalezsana@uthscsa.edu.

Our School of Nursing is one of five schools at UT Health San Antonio, the only academic health science center in South Texas and chief catalyst for San Antonio’s thriving $42.4 billion health care and biosciences sector. For 50+ years, we have educated nurse leaders, clinicians, scientists, and teachers to serve the diverse and underserved 38-county population of South Texas.


The school offers five academic programs consisting of BSN, DNP and PhD degrees and specialty certificates. As a recognized Hispanic Serving Institution, we are dedicated to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the nursing profession as we educate future nurses who mirror the communities that they will serve. Our current enrollment consists of 300 graduate students and 789 undergraduate students, including 33% first generation college students and 21% male nursing students, almost twice the national average.


Our school employs a state-of-the-art Center for Simulation Innovation for clinical education, as well as a growing patient care practice providing primary and acute care at our own clinic, Wellness 360 and at a variety of community partner sites. As leaders in community outreach, we also operate a mobile health unit used for disaster relief and other missions.


Faculty enjoy a wide range of engagement through our research programs, Center for Community-Based Health Promotion with Women and Children and a new Center on Smart and Connected Health Technologies. Collaborative, interprofessional research opportunities include the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Disease, Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies, Center for Research to Advance Community Health and more. Our School of Nursing is home to some of the most unique population health and community-based health research in the region and in the state of Texas. Faculty scholarship is supported by a dedicated team in the Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship.


Fifteen faculty are fellows in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). We are expanding our specialist network, faculty practice and community partnerships to advance innovative sustainable models of health care and increase health equity. With a total of $13.9 million in philanthropic care provided to the community from 2019 to 2020—we truly live our missions in Texas and beyond. Be part of our growing team of over 180 faculty and 80 staff.


UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

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Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.

Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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