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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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Through strategic leadership, the past few years have marked a time of unparalleled growth for the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), particularly in its educational offerings. Two doctoral degree programs were established a PhD program in 2006 and a DNP program in 2008 and recently the ABSN program's student enrollment was significantly increased. 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 invites applications for our expanding Nursing and Health Informatics programs.  Candidates with interest in serving as faculty lead for this area should be doctorally prepared and have formal training in either nursing informatics, biomedical informatics or health informatics, and demonstrate scholarly accomplishments including publications of scholarly work. Prior graduate teaching experience is required.  This faculty member will be required to teach informatics courses in our Masters, Certificate, and DNP programs. The informatics program strongly collaborates with the Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI). The DCHI is a multidisciplinary training and research organization dedicated to educating the next generation of health informaticists, researchers, designers, implementers, and users alike.  The School of Nursing is also affiliated with the Duke Health Technology Solutions as well as the Duke University Health System, which includes three area hospitals, multiple long-term care facilities, and the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine.  Candidates eligible for appointment to the tenure track will have an independent program of research.  Faculty appointment for this position will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level on a tenure earning track or on a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications; joint appointments are negotiable. Read the full listing

Distinguished Professor
The Duke University School of Nursing 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. Read the full listing

Psychiatric Nursing
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications for a full-time faculty position that will have teaching responsibilities within its accelerated ABSN and MSN programs. The successful candidate for this position will have an earned doctoral degree in nursing or a closely related field. For candidates with a doctoral degree in a closely related field, a master's degree in nursing is required. Certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner is required and expertise in psychiatric nursing across the lifespan is preferred. Well-qualified candidates will have advanced education and certification as a nurse practitioner in psychiatric nursing and demonstrate a commitment to teaching and practice. Experience in nursing education is highly desirable, and an appreciation for the linkages between education, practice, research and service is strongly preferred. Candidates will also show evidence of a developed program of scholarship.  Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in North Carolina is required. Faculty appointments will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level on Track I (a tenure earning) or Track II (a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track) as determined by the candidate’s academic experience and career goals. Read the full listing

PhD Program Director
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications for a regular rank faculty member to serve as Director of our PhD Program.  The Director, in collaboration with Graduate Faculty and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, is responsible and accountable for the overall academic integrity of the PhD program and coordinates student and faculty activities within the program.  Candidates should hold an earned PhD in nursing or related field, be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in North Carolina, meet the criteria for appointment as tenured Associate Professor or Professor, have a history of experience in PhD nursing education, and be engaged in active nursing scholarship.  Prior experience in academic administration is preferred. Read the full listing

Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure Track
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from faculty candidates with a career commitment to research and teaching for a position with the School.  Candidates eligible for this position will have demonstrated strong potential for developing a program of funded scientific research.  PhD (or DNSc) preparation is required. For candidates with no federal funding a funded post-doctoral experience is required. Those who have a track record of federal funding as principal investigator will be given strong preference as well as those whose research is aligned with priorities in the school’s strategic plan (  Teaching contributions are expected as is continued research productivity Faculty appointments will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank on the tenure earning track. Read the full listing