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.
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.
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.
Nurse Anesthesia Faculty
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications for two faculty positions in the Nurse Anesthesia Program. The faculty members are responsible for participating in a faculty role that includes supporting didactic instruction in on-campus and online environments, and engaging clinical partners in the development of DNP scholarly project partnerships. The faculty members will also serve as a DNP scholarly project chair and/or committee member, participate in the student admissions process, participate in clinical education responsibilities, and teach across the nurse anesthesia program curriculum. These are full time, twelve-month, on-campus positions. Faculty appointments will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level to a tenure earning or non-tenure earning position in accordance with the candidates experiences. Qualified candidates will possess a doctoral degree, be at least 5 years beyond initial certification in nurse anesthesia, currently active in clinical practice as a CRNA, and have graduate level teaching experience; they will be eligible for licensure as an RN in North Carolina. The well-qualified candidates will possess a record of scholarship and demonstrate a commitment to service to the profession. For more information and application instructions click here.
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 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 Master of Science in Nursing program. National Certification as an Adult-gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is required. Well qualified applicants will be clinically experienced, 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 of Acute Care NP practice within the past five years. Two to three years of experience teaching at the graduate level and experience teaching and caring for populations in acute care settings are preferred. Candidates will also show evidence of a developed program of scholarship. Faculty appointment for this position will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level on either Track I (tenure earning) or Track II (a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track), depending on the candidate’s qualifications. For more information and application instructions click here.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Faculty Opportunity
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from doctorally prepared candidates for a full-time, on campus faculty position with primary teaching responsibilities within the School’s Master of Science in Nursing program, particularly for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner major. Well qualified candidates will be board certified as an advanced practice psychiatric – mental health nurse (e.g. psychiatric - mental health nurse practitioner or psychiatric - mental health clinical nurse specialist), demonstrate a commitment to teaching and practice and be licensed to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in North Carolina. Optimal candidates will have at least 5 years of APRN practice, 2-3 years of teaching experience at the graduate level, and advanced experience in teaching about and caring for diverse and vulnerable populations. Candidates will also show evidence of a developing program of scholarship that aligns with the mission and vision of DUSON. Among other duties, the advanced practice psychiatric – mental health nurse selected for this position will fulfill important roles in collaboration with the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Duke University Health System and the Duke University School of Nursing. Faculty appointment for this position will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level on a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications; joint appointments are negotiable. For more information and application instructions click here.