Employment Opportunities

Endowed Chair in Family and Community Mental Health Nursing
Department of Undergraduate Nursing
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Hampton University Department of Nursing invites nominations and applications for the Lois Price Spratlen Endowed Chair (LPSEC) in Family and Community Mental Health Nursing at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The anticipated start date is August 19, 2019.

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution. Hampton University School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. It is located on the east coast of Virginia in the picturesque Hampton Roads area that includes the cities of Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. Hampton University is a privately endowed, multicultural, co-educational, nonsectarian institution of higher education that serves approximately 5,000 students. The University seeks to motivate and prepare students to achieve at the highest academic level. At Hampton University, students develop and demonstrate a sense of character within themselves and in their relationship with others. Students are taught to embrace those personal values, which make them responsive to the social, economic, and moral problems affecting our society. The University has two campuses, which are located in Hampton and Virginia Beach, Virginia. The School offers the undergraduate baccalaureate program at both campuses.

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Maintain and grow a strong and diverse portfolio of external funding
    • Establish a framework for faculty scholarly activities in community and/or mental health care;
    • Mentor colleagues and students in developing and carrying out their research and scholarship activities.
    • Build and maintain community partnerships;
    • Inspire and mentorindividuals to achieve success;
    • Adhere to guidelines and regulations regarding the ethical conduct of research and use of human subjects;
    • Participate actively as a member of a research team
    • Actively engage in the teaching mission
    • Demonstrate experience and success in conducting research and service with diverse populations.
    • Demonstrates excellent communications skills and partnership skills.


Applicants must possess a PhD. A Virginia Registered Nurse (RN) license, Compact Licensure, or eligibility to obtain licensure is a requirement.The following general criteria will be evaluated in the determination of who will be appointed to the position:

  • Earned doctorate degree in Nursing, Public Health, Epidemiology, or a Science field is required.

  • Evidence of professional achievement at the national and/or international level to enhance the stature of the program and of the University.

  • Outstanding record of leadership in productive research, publication, creativity, and/or scholarly achievement appropriate to the discipline and fields of specialization.Evidence of NIH, NINR, HRSA or other independently funded research is a requirement.

  • Proven track record of teaching and ability to conceptualize, develop and implement programs to enable faculty and students to successfully achieve the overall mission of the program.

  • Evidence of a continuing record of exemplary academic credentials appropriate to the discipline or profession.

  • Five years of experience as a Registered Nurse(at least two years must have included direct patient care);

  • Minimum of two years of experience teaching in pre- or post-licensure nursing programs;

  • Ability to work as part of a team andindividually on theirown initiative

The successful candidate will present a record sufficiently consistent in quantity and quality to warrant the expectation of continued performance and contributions at an outstanding level.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for Employment for faculty, a letter outlining the candidate's commitment to teaching, professional and scholarly work; a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation on company letterhead. Applications may be submitted electronically to shevellanie.lott@hamptonu.eduor mailed to:

Shevellanie E. Lott, PhD, RN, CNE

Dean, School of Nursing

Hampton University

200 William R. Harvey Way

Hampton, VA 23668

*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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