Frances Kay Pitts '96 Endowed Chair for Nursing Leadership in Women and Children's Health

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) seeks a visionary nursing scholar for the newly developed Frances Kay Pitts '96 Endowed Chair for Nursing Leadership in Women and Children's Health. The Chair was endowed in honor of Kay Pitts who is dedicated to excellence in women’s and children's health. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to scholarship, research, teaching, and program development. Reporting to the Dean, this position is at the rank of associate or full professor, tenured/tenure-track and carries a 12-month appointment.


The School of Nursing seeks a candidate who has a passion for women's and children's health, especially in vulnerable communities. The focus of the candidate's scholarship may include issues such as health promotion, chronic disease management, health policy, and special needs, as well as interventions to address poverty, violence. human trafficking, and the environment. The ideal candidate will have evidence of a publication history and the potential to sustain a defined program of research. Evidence of teaching experience is required. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in nursing or a related field and be eligible to obtain a current unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) or Advanced Practice license in Maryland.  In the broadest sense, four interrelated roles are associated with this position they include Scholar, Mentor, Nurse Educator and Advocate. 


School of Nursing:

The School of Nursing challenges women and men to transform nursing and healthcare through authentic presence, caring connections with patients, students, colleagues, and the discipline of nursing. Inspired by the long-standing commitment of the founding School Sisters of Notre Dame to the underserved, the School of Nursing works to improve the health of the Baltimore metropolitan area's most vulnerable residents through outreach and service.


The University:

Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is a private, Catholic university established in 1895 with the mission to educate leaders to transform the world. NDMU is home to Maryland's only women's college, and offers a wide variety of co-educational full-time and part-time undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs. The University enrolls approximately 2,500 students and has Schools of Arts, Sciences and Business; Education; Nursing; and Pharmacy. Additionally, the University offers programs for adult students online and at several additional locations across the state. NDMU is located on a beautiful 60-acre wooded campus in the northern Baltimore, Maryland residential neighborhood of Homeland.

NDMU is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search. Submit nominations and application materials to Cheryl Hyatt at  Please specify the search in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until a candidate has been selected.  Applications include a letter of interest, a current résumé/cv, and contact information for five professional references, in separate documents. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.



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