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.

Assistant Dean,  Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from candidates with an earned doctoral degree (DNP degree preferred) with academic administration and leadership experience for the Assistant Dean of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program opportunity.  The DNP Assistant Dean provides primary leadership to DUSON faculty in revising, implementing revisions, and evaluating the DNP program. The Assistant Dean, in collaboration with the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, is responsible and accountable for the overall academic integrity and quality of the DNP program and coordinates student and faculty activities within the program to include evaluation of teaching within the DNP program. The Assistant Dean is the primary representative of the Program both within and beyond DUSON. The Assistant Dean is responsible to DUSON’s Vice Dean for Academic Affairs for all responsibilities and activities related to the Doctoral Program. Candidates will be eligible for appointment in a senior professorial rank (associate professor or professor) on Track II (a non-tenure earning track), should have a history of experience in doctoral nursing education, academic administration, and be actively engaged in nursing scholarship.  Qualifications include active licensure as a Registered Nurse and experience in academic administration in a school/college of nursing.  All regular rank faculty members are expected to have regular on-campus presence for activities which may include but are not limited to teaching, service, clinical practice, scholarship and research.  Candidates from various cultural backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. More information about the position and application instructions are available here.

Tenure Track Faculty Opportunities

The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from faculty candidates with a career commitment to research and teaching for two Tenure Track positions with the School. PhD or DNSc preparation and active RN licensure are required. Candidates eligible for this position will have demonstrated strong potential for developing a program of funded scientific research, particularly in the areas of population health and data science; those whose research aligns with other priorities in the school's strategic plan will also be considered. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have a track record of external funding as principal investigator. For candidates with no federal funding a funded post-doctoral experience is required. A demonstrated history of teaching and student mentorship contributions are expected as is continued research productivity and make for a more competitive application. Faculty appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor rank on the tenure earning track. All regular rank faculty members are expected to have a regular on-campus presence for activities which may include but are not limited to teaching, service, clinical practice, scholarship and research. Candidates from various cultural backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. More information about the position and application instructions are available here.

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