Karen and Ronald Hermann Distinguished Chair in Caregiver Research

Karen and Ronald Hermann Distinguished Chair in Caregiver Research

  • San Antonio, United States
Karen and Ronald Hermann Distinguished Chair in Caregiver Research
Job description

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.

Desired skills and experience

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.

About the employer

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 $40.2-billion-dollar health care and biosciences industry.


For nearly 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, MSN, DNP and PhD degrees and specialty certificates.


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.

Areas of Research
  • Research & Grant Management
  • Nursing
  • Pedagogy & Education Research