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.

ABSN Community/Public Health & Wellness Nursing Faculty
The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) invites applications from doctorally prepared candidates for a full-time faculty position with primary teaching responsibilities within the School’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program.  Well-qualified candidates should have expertise and teaching experience in Community/Public Health and Wellness. Primary teaching responsibilities may include health assessment, foundational skills, wellness, and community/public health. The delivery of the ABSN curriculum is 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 and hold an active registered nurse license. Background in Community/Public 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. For more information about this position and application instructions, click here.

ABSN Adult Health Nursing Faculty
The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) invites applications from doctorally prepared candidates for a full-time faculty position with primary teaching responsibilities within the School’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program.  Well-qualified candidates should have expertise and teaching experience in Adult Health. Primary teaching responsibilities may include pathophysiology, health assessment, foundational skills, and adult health. The delivery of the ABSN curriculum is 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 and hold an active registered nurse license. Background in Adult 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. For more information about this position and application instructions, click here.

Distinguished Professor
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.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Faculty
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from doctorally prepared candidates for a full-time 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 certified as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, demonstrate a commitment to teaching and practice and be eligible for approval to practice as a nurse practitioner 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 experiences teaching and caring for diverse populations are desirable. Candidates will also show evidence of a developed program of scholarship that aligns with the mission and vision of DUSON.  The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner selected for this position will fulfill important roles in the Mental Health NP Residency Program, a collaborative program between the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Duke University School of Nursing, among other duties. 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 about this position and application instructions, click here.

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