Nurse Educator- Research Skills Methodology

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

As part of the Advancing Health Professionals (AHP) program, a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with a PhD in a field relevant to research methodology and at least two years’ experience teaching research methodology in an academic setting is needed to serve as a Nurse Educator- Research Skills Methodology in the Department of General Nursing Science at the University of Eswatini (UNESWA), Faculty of Health Sciences, without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. The university’s Department of General Nursing Science offers a Bachelors of Nursing Science with Midwifery option or Community Mental Health option, post-diploma certificate in Nephrology, and a Master’s degree in Family Nurse Practice. The undergraduate students are actively involved in research which includes proposal development, data collection and analysis, and the master’s students do a thesis carrying 12 credits which is spread over two semesters. The assistance of a PCRV is needed to supervise and provide guidance to the students on research methodology and processes without being involved in the actual data collection. The PCRV will teach alongside local faculty and mentor nursing students in the classroom and other non-clinical settings.

The Nurse Educator- Research Skills Methodology will assist the university by teaching research classes to both undergraduates and post-graduate students and monitoring the students’ research from proposal to completion of their project. The PCRV will also organize research workshop/presentations on online recourses, tools for quantitative and qualitative data and analysis, determination, and evidence based practice in nursing. The overall goal of the assignment is to strengthen research methodology and processes for the students of UNESWA’s Department of General Nursing Science.

Peace Corps Response established its “Advancing Health Professionals” program in 2019. Response Volunteers serving with the AHP program seek to improve health outcomes on a societal level through the provision of high-level, specialized service in the health sector. AHP projects include programming such as nursing education, health systems strengthening, service delivery improvement, and other non-clinical interventions which enhance the quality of healthcare.

Please note these are approximate departure dates and might change due to programmatic need.

Partner Information

University of Eswatini. (UNESWA) Faculty of Health Sciences

Required Skills

• PhD in a field relevant to research methodology to lecture and supervise undergraduate and post-graduate students
• Minimum of two years’ experience teaching research methodology in an academic setting.
• At least three published studies.
• Experience in research supervision at university level
• Team player
• Flexible to serve in under-resourced settings with experience living/working in different cultures

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.

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