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

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.

Vice Dean of Research
The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is at the forefront of nursing education, research and clinical practice.  The university’s collegial and collaborative academic community particularly around scientific inquiry has allowed the school’s research center and programs to thrive locally, nationally and globally and DUSON is now ranked #5 among schools of nursing receiving NIH funding (2021).  Our tradition of research excellence is directly linked to continuing the steadfast leadership of the school’s research priorities. We invite candidates for a full-time faculty position to serve as DUSON’s next Vice Dean for Research (VDR).  DUSON’s VDR is envisioned to be an imaginative and creative individual who excels in a collaborative environment with high expectations and standards.  We seek an individual who is an outstanding scientist, educator and leader with the intellectual stature, experience and vision to ensure DUSON’s success in achieving its research mission. The VDR will have an ongoing program of externally funded research in nursing and/or a health-related field as evidenced by a history of extensive prior external funding and scholarship that has had significant impact on the field.  We expect the VDR to possess a strong track record in the development of mentoring programs with demonstrated outcomes, experience developing center grants, a history of progressive leadership responsibility in research administration, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Highly competitive candidates will have an academic career with a distinguished research record, exemplary communication skills, demonstrated leadership and managerial abilities, outstanding scholarly accomplishments and successful experience facilitating the research and career development of other scientists. Candidates must be doctorally prepared from a research-focused doctoral program and eligible for a tenured faculty appointment in the senior ranks at Duke University. Position Information & Application Instructions

Social Determinants of Health Cluster Hire Initiative
We invite candidates from early career to senior faculty positions for the first of several thematic cluster hires. Social determinants of health, with particular emphasis on underserved communities of color, will define the initial cohort recruitment spanning the next three years.  Faculty associated with this thematic cluster will create science based actionable programs of research, scholarship and academic programming designed to reduce health inequities and advance intervention science at the individual, family, community, and broader societal levels.  Faculty hired as part of this strategic initiative will be expected to work together synergistically and collectively contribute to the strengthening of the school’s expertise in addressing SDOH and improving health equity. Additionally, a central focus of this initiative will be to address the impact of structural racism and discrimination and their impact on underserved communities of color.   Doctorally-prepared scholars with a career commitment to research, teaching and/or practice will be considered for appointment on a tenure or non-tenure track. Competitive candidates for tenure track appointments will have experience serving as a principal investigator on federally funded projects.  A demonstrated history of scholarship, teaching, and student mentorship contributions are expected, as is continued research and scholarly productivity. All regular rank faculty members are expected to have a regular on-campus presence for activities that may include but are not limited to teaching, research, scholarship, clinical practice, and service. Position Information & Application Instructions

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