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Faculty Opportunities

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.

Statement of Diversity | Academic Philosophy

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 establisheda PhD program in 2006 and a DNP program in 2008and 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.

Psychiatric Nursing
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications for a full-time faculty position that will have teaching responsibilities within its accelerated ABSN and MSN Programs. 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 is required. Certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in psychiatric nursing is required. Expertise in psychiatric nursing is required. Expertise in an additional specialty area of nursing is preferred to support teaching in an integrated ABSN curriculum. Well qualified candidates will have advanced education in psychiatric nursing and demonstrate a commitment to teaching and practice. Experience in nursing education is highly desirable and an appreciation for the linkages between education, practice, research and service is strongly preferred. Candidates will also show evidence of a developed program of scholarship. 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 Track I (a tenure earning track) or Track II (a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track), as determined by the candidate’s academic experience and career goals. Read the full listing

Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure Track
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from faculty candidates with a career commitment to research and teaching for a position 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 (or DNSc) 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 Track I, a tenure earning track. Read the full listing

Senior Nurse Researcher
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from registered nurse faculty candidates with research expertise of importance to nursing and healthcare. Eligible candidates must be eligible for an appointment at the rank of tenured Professor and generally will hold that position in their current position. A strong history of consistent, large, externally funded research studies over a sustained period of time that demonstrates a well-established program of funded research, together with evidence of strong potential for continued funding, is required. Teaching contributions and research mentorship are expected as is continued research productivity and scholarly contributions. Read the full listing

Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) invites applications from doctorally prepared candidates for a full-time faculty position with primary teaching responsibilities within the School’s Master of Science in Nursing program. Well qualified candidates will be certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner or an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, clinically experienced, demonstrate a commitment to teaching and practice, and be eligible for approval to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in North Carolina. Read the full listing

VANAP-GE Program Adult-Gerontology Primary Care or Family Nurse Practitioner Position
The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) invites applications from doctorally prepared candidates for a full-time faculty position with primary teaching responsibilities within the School’s Master of Science in Nursing program. Well qualified candidates will be certified as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care or Family Nurse Practitioner, clinically experienced, demonstrate a commitment to teaching and practice, and be eligible for approval to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in North Carolina. This faculty member will support a new Veterans Administration Nursing Academic Partnership in Graduate Education (VANAP-GE) program which is being developed as a partnership between the Durham VA Medical Center and DUSON. This program will incorporate a veteran-centric curriculum within the existing Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner component of the MSN program and will also work with a faculty team to develop the curriculum and establish a post graduate Adult/Gero primary care Residency program. 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 with in the School’s Master’s program. Well qualified candidate s will be certified a s 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 develop ed 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