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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 (DUSON), 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 (listed below) that she/he is interested in pursuing in their letter of interest.

ABSN Adult Health Nursing Faculty
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 Accelerated Bachelors of Science Nursing (ABSN) program.  Well-qualified candidates should have expertise in Adult Health, including the ability to teach pathophysiology and health assessment and care of adults in the acute care setting/medical surgical nursing, be clinically experienced and demonstrate a commitment to teaching and practice.  Primary teaching responsibilities will include physical assessment, foundational skills, and adult health. The delivery of the ABSN curriculum is via face-to-face on campus courses and clinical instruction at local facilities.   Candidates will have a minimum of two years of experience as a clinical nurse. Background in Adult Health is required. A minimum of two years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level is desired.  Candidates will also show evidence of a developing program of scholarship.  Faculty appointment for this position will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level on Track II (a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track) depending on candidate’s qualifications.  For more information about this position and application instructions click here.

Distinguished Professor
The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) invites applications from senior nurse scientists with a consistent history of federal funding over a sustained period of time demonstrating a well-established program of research. Successful candidates will have a PhD or DNSc and will be a highly accomplished federally-funded nurse researcher with evidence of strong potential for continued funding. Teaching contributions and research mentorship are expected, as are continued research productivity and scholarly contributions. Eligible candidates must currently be at the rank of professor and eligible for appointment at the rank of tenured Distinguished Professor at Duke University. For more information about this position and application instructions click here.