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.

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications for the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (VDAA), a key leadership role in fulfilling DUSON's mission.  The VDAA is charged with advancing the school’s academic agenda across its four degree programs (ABSN, MSN, DNP and PhD).  The VDAA provides leadership to achieve the highest degree of excellence within an innovative academic community.   Representing the school within Duke Health, within Duke University and to the outside community on matters related to the programs of instruction, the VDAA reports directly to the Dean of the school. As a member of the senior leadership team, the VDAA works closely with the school’s senior leaders accomplishing the school’s academic mission. We seek individuals with a distinguished portfolio, prominent reputation, and demonstrated innovation and excellence in academic nursing. The career experiences of competitive candidates will enhance the rigor and value of the school’s educational offerings across all programs and advance DUSON’s academic priorities: developing new pathways into the nursing profession; innovating educational technologies; and modernizing distance-based online learning and training. Candidates well suited for the VDAA position will demonstrate skills as a leader that align with the school’s academic goals and complement those of the school’s leadership team. Qualified candidates will be doctorally prepared, eligible for appointment in the senior ranks, have a history of experience in academic nursing and health professions education. VDAA candidates should possess progressive leadership responsibility in academic administration; a history of scholarship of teaching and learning or other educational research that has had significant impact on nursing education and the profession; demonstrated success leading in complex academic settings, and a vision of how nursing education complements the future of health care. Candidates should hold or be eligible for nursing licensure in NC.  Position Information & Application Instructions

Nurse Anesthesia Faculty Opportunity
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications for a Track I or Track II faculty position in the Nurse Anesthesia Program.  The faculty member is responsible for participating in a faculty role that includes supporting didactic instruction in on-campus and online environments, shared responsibilities for clinical oversight and coordination, and engaging clinical partners in the development of DNP scholarly project partnerships. The faculty member will also serve as a DNP scholarly project chair and/or committee member, participate in the student admissions process, and teach across the nurse anesthesia program curriculum.  This is a full time, twelve-month, on-campus position. Faculty appointment for this position will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor rank in accordance with the candidate’s experience.  Qualified candidates will possess a doctoral degree, be at least 5 years beyond initial certification in nurse anesthesia, be currently active in clinical practice as a CRNA, have graduate level teaching experience, and will be eligible for licensure as an RN and eligible for recognition as an APRN in North Carolina.  The well-qualified candidate will possess a record of progressive scholarship and demonstrate a commitment to service to the profession. Position Information & Application Instructions

Social Determinants of Health Cluster Hire Initiative - Reopening for Applications January 2023
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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