The Lelia Holden Carroll Endowed Professor in Nursing

This Fund was established in 1995 through a gift from Lelia Holden Carroll, Boston College parent, as an expression of her admiration and respect for the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. Income from the endowment supports a chair in the Connell School of Nursing. This position allows its holder to advance an active program of research and provide leadership and mentorship to faculty and students in teaching, research and service.

A research-focused terminal degree and active program of research/scholarship is required for all candidates.

This is the highest-level academic appointment with tenure at the Connell School of Nursing. The successful applicant will show scholarly productivity with extensive external research funding, national and international leadership in their field, a strong record of journal publications, excellence in teaching and research mentoring, and demonstrated colleagueship needed to help lead the academic community within and across disciplines. The candidate will be an individual who can bring vision and leadership in mentoring faculty in the Connell School of Nursing and Boston College community. The CSON values faculty who can join our mission to prepare nurses and scholars whose practice and scholarship reflect a humanistic ethic and is scientifically based, technically competent, and highly compassionate. We seek an individual who is a life-long learner who will use knowledge in service to others.

Candidates must have a research-based terminal degree with an active program of research/scholarship

Documents required: Cover letter and CV. 

Cover letter will include your rationale for, interest in, and match for this position. Include in your CV all research activities and funding, specific teaching experience, and professional and university service highlighting areas of distinction. Please also address previous efforts and future plans to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in your professional activities. These efforts may include, but are not limited to, the development of effective outreach programs or the design of innovative pedagogical concepts that promote the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications submitted during summer months will be reviewed in the following academic year. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. 

Email inquiries to: Elizabeth Howard, Ph.D., RN, ANP, ACNP, FAAN, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Faculty Development and Professor 

Email Elizabeth Howard



Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement  Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.

Boston College strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

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The Connell School of Nursing is committed to transformative education and cutting-edge research. Founded in 1947, the school currently enrolls 432 undergraduate and 282 graduate students and employs 54 full-time faculty. As internationally recognized experts in their field, Connell School faculty members are passionate about developing clinical science that will transform healthcare as well as advancing nursing science through the next generation of nurses. In keeping with ideals of the University, the Connell School educates compassionate leaders who use their knowledge in service of others.