The successful candidate for The Winters Endowed Professorship in Nursing will be a full-time, tenure-track or tenured, current or newly appointed Capital University nursing faculty member and will be recognized by the profession as a respected teacher and scholar. The professorship holder will receive a 25-percent teaching load reassignment to engage in scholarship and service in nursing. Based upon available proceeds of the endowment, the professorship holder may be awarded an annual summer scholarship stipend and may propose an annual budget to foster the purposes of the endowed professorship. The appointee may hold the professorship for a six-year term, subject to annual review and reappointment, and will be eligible for subsequent reappointment. The professorship holder will submit a budget and an annual report of activity to the provost, the nursing department dean/chair, and the Winters Committee.
The Winters Endowed Professor in Nursing will be appointed by the president and officially named by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the Winters Committee, the nursing department dean/chair, and the provost. The following individuals comprise the Winters Committee: a) the dean of nursing; b) the associate dean of graduate programs in nursing; c) a chair from another department in the School of Natural Sciences, Nursing and Health; d) a tenured nursing faculty member; and e) a representative from the Provost’s Office. The Winters Committee will review nominations for the professorship and recommend one or more candidates for appointment to the university administration.