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The School of Nursing is committed to sustaining an inclusive environment that embraces, celebrates, and benefits from the uniqueness of each of our community members. This commitment is based on our belief that the dignity of each human being is to be respected and nurtured. We value each individual’s unique attributes, behaviors and values, recognizing that each of us is influenced by our environment, social norms, cultural values, past experiences, religious beliefs, and life choices. Since we also believe that human beings exist in relation to one another, the emphasis on community building and celebration of differences serves to strengthen our ties to one another.
Through strategic leadership, the past few years have marked a time of unparalleled growth for the Duke University School of Nursing, particularly in its educational offerings. Two doctoral degree programs were established—a PhD program in 2006 and a DNP program in 2008—and recently the ABSN program's student enrollment was significantly increased. DUSON is at the forefront of nursing education, and the recruitment of outstanding individuals to its faculty is paramount to the continued fulfillment of the School's educational priorities and in its mission to advance nursing science and prepare future nursing leaders. We invite the best and brightest educators, practitioners and researchers to consider our faculty opportunities.
The School's Faculty Search Committee considers applications in light of a specific faculty opportunity. All applicants should reference the faculty opportunity that she/he is interested in pursuing in their letter of interest.
ABSN Program Psychiatric Nursing
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications for a full-time faculty position that will have primary teaching responsibilities within its accelerated ABSN Program. The successful candidate for this position will have an earned doctoral degree in nursing, or a closely related field. For candidates with a doctoral degree in a closely related field, a master's degree in nursing will be required. Expertise in psychiatric nursing is required. Expertise in an additional specialty area of nursing (such as community health) is preferred to support teaching in an integrated curriculum. Well qualified candidates will have advanced education in psychiatric nursing and demonstrate a commitment to teaching and practice. Certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with plans to obtain psychiatric nurse practitioner certification is preferred. Experience in nursing education is highly desirable and an appreciation for the linkages between education, practice, research and service is strongly preferred. Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in North Carolina is required. Faculty appointments will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level on a tenure earning or a non-tenure earning clinical track, as determined by the candidate’s academic experience and career goals. Read the full listing
Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from doctorally prepared candidates for a full-time faculty position with primary teaching responsibilities within the School’s Master’s program. Well qualified candidates will be certified as an adult or geriatric primary care nurse practitioner and eligible for approval to practice as a nurse practitioner in North Carolina. Candidates will have a minimum of one year NP practice in the past five years. Two to three years experience teaching at the graduate level and experiences teaching and caring for diverse populations is desirable. Candidates will also show evidence of a developed program of scholarship. Faculty appointment for these positions will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level on Track I (a tenure earning track) or Track II (a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track) depending on the candidate’s qualifications; joint appointments are negotiable. Read the full listing
Associate Dean for Research Affairs
Following rapid growth of research over the last decade, the Duke University School of Nursing seeks an Associate Dean for Research Affairs who will provide the leadership to achieve the highest degree of excellence in research and scholarship. The Associate Dean will lead the further development and enhancement of the research environment and will expand interdisciplinary and complex research initiatives, including advancing research partnerships with the health system, other schools, departments, centers at Duke, external and community agencies. This is an outstanding opportunity for a researcher with a history of progressive responsibility in research leadership and/or administration of complex, interdisciplinary research initiatives such as center leadership, multi-site study leadership, etc. This individual will serve as a member of the school’s senior leadership team and will direct the activities of an innovative community of scholars. Read the full listing
Junior Faculty Member
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from faculty candidates with a career commitment to research and teaching for two position(s) with the School. Candidates eligible for this position will have strong potential for developing a program of funded scientific research. Teaching contributions are expected as is continued research productivity. PhD preparation is required. Those who will complete the PhD prior to the beginning of the position are eligible to apply; it will be necessary to have an approved date for defense of dissertation in order to be invited for an on-campus interview. Faculty appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank on a tenure earning track. Read the full listing
Nurse Anesthesia Faculty Member
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications for a faculty position in the Nurse Anesthesia Program. The faculty member is responsible for participating in a dynamic faculty role that includes supporting didactic instruction in on-campus and online environments, assisting in the management of clinical sites, and engaging clinical partners in the development of DNP capstone project partnerships. The faculty member will also serve as a DNP capstone chair and/or committee member, participate in the student admissions process, and be responsible for supporting the evaluation of students in simulated clinical experiences. This is a full time, twelve-month position. Faculty appointment for this position will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level and would be appointed to either a tenure or non-tenure earning position, in accordance with the candidate’s experience and career goals. Read the full listing
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from doctorally prepared candidates for a full-time faculty position with primary teaching responsibilities within the School’s Master’s program. Well qualified candidates will be certified as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, demonstrate a commitment to teaching and practice and be eligible for approval to practice as a nurse practitioner in North Carolina. Candidates will have a minimum of one year NP practice in the past five years. Two to three years’ experience teaching at the graduate level and experiences teaching and caring for diverse populations are desirable. Candidates will also show evidence of a developed program of scholarship. Experienced certified Clinical Nurse Specialists with plans to obtain psychiatric nurse practitioner certification may also be considered for this opportunity. The psychiatric nurse practitioner selected for this position will fulfill important roles in the mental health NP residency program that is being developed as a collaborative program between the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Duke University School of Nursing, among other duties. Faculty appointment for this position will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level on a tenure earning track or on a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications; joint appointments are negotiable. Read the full listing
Senior Nurse Researcher
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from faculty candidates with nursing expertise in the specialties of women’s health, oncology, cardiovascular, neurology care or in other areas of importance to nursing and healthcare. Eligible candidates will have a well-established program of funded research and will be eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank. Faculty appointment will be made on the tenure track. Teaching contributions and research mentorship are expected as is continued research productivity and scholarly contributions. Read the full listing