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.

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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 Pediatric Health Nurse Faculty Opportunity
The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) invites applications from doctorally-prepared candidates for a full-time, on-campus faculty position with primary teaching responsibilities within the School’s Accelerated Bachelors of Science Nursing (ABSN) program.  Well-qualified candidates should have expertise in Pediatric Health.  Primary teaching responsibilities may include wellness/health promotion, health assessment and the nursing care of children in acute care settings. The delivery of the ABSN curriculum is via face-to-face, on-campus courses and clinical instruction at local facilities. Candidates must have a minimum of two years of experience as a clinical nurse in an inpatient pediatric setting, and hold an active registered nurse license. Background in Pediatric 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.  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.  More information about the position and application instructions are available here.

Director - Institute for Educational Excellence Faculty Opportunity
The Institute for Educational Excellence (IEE) Director is a visionary thought leader who provides direction related to curriculum innovation, faculty development in teaching, evaluation of academic programs, educational program grants and advancing the science of nursing education within the School and in the national and international education communities.  The key doctorally prepared candidate will also maintain a faculty appointment, with opportunities to teach in the ABSN, MSN or DNP program as aligned with academic and experiential qualifications. The administrative faculty position requires 50% effort as IEE Director and 50% faculty and scholarly support effort within DUSON.  Well-qualified candidates will possess an earned doctorate with specific preparation related to education and educational program evaluation. The candidate must possess the following:  a documented record of expertise and sustained leadership in nursing education; a record of educational scholarship; ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administration; ability to develop, implement and evaluate educational programs, assess faculty learning and teaching needs and implement faculty development initiatives for improvement; experience mentoring faculty; and an awareness of national and global issues and trends in higher education, as well as in the education of nurses and other healthcare professionals.  A minimum of 5 years previous teaching experience in higher education institutions and with learning/teaching outcomes evaluation is required. Designation as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) is highly preferred.  Faculty appointment for this position will be made at on Track II (a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track), at a rank consistent with candidate’s qualifications. 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.  More information about the position and application instructions are available here.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Lead Faculty Opportunity
The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) invites applications from doctorally-prepared candidates who are Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP) for a full-time NNP Lead faculty position with teaching and leadership responsibilities within the School’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.  Lead faculty are responsible for leading and monitoring academic quality and integrity of program offerings and collaborating with other lead faculty for school wide curriculum, policy and programs.  Well-qualified candidates must have national board certification as an NNP, and current and relevant clinical expertise and experience. The applicant should demonstrate a commitment to teaching in the MSN program. The delivery of the MSN program is offered in a distance-based format with on-campus intensive sessions (Nurse Practitioner Intensives or NPI) each semester.  Candidates will have a minimum of two years of experience as a NNP and minimum of three years of experience teaching in a graduate nursing program. Competitive candidates will also show evidence of a sustained program of scholarship and dissemination, service-leadership as demonstrated by national taskforce or committee membership and evidence of innovation as a health professional educator.  Faculty appointment for this position will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level on Track II (a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track), depending on candidate’s qualifications.  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.  More information about the position and application instructions are available here.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Faculty Opportunity
The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) invites applications from doctorally-prepared candidates who are Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) for a full-time faculty position with teaching responsibilities within the School’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.  Well-qualified candidates must have an ANCC board certification as a PMHNP, an unencumbered nurse practitioner license and current/relevant clinical expertise and experience. The applicant should demonstrate a commitment to teaching in the MSN program. The delivery of the MSN program is offered in a distance-based format with on-campus intensive sessions (Nurse Practitioner Intensives or NPI) each semester.  Competitive candidates will have a minimum of two years of experience as a Registered Nurse, a minimum of two years of experience as a PMHNP, and a minimum of two years of experience teaching. Desirable candidates will also show evidence of a developing program of scholarship and dissemination.  Faculty appointment for this position will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level on Track II (a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track), depending on candidate’s qualifications.  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.  More information about the position and application instructions are available here.

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