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Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, a nationally recognized leader in graduate nursing education, research and innovation, seeks diverse and talented professionals who are dedicated to raising up the next generation of nurse leaders and advancing knowledge and science.  

We currently have openings for a non-tenure track position in the Master of Science in Nursing program and the Pre-Licensure program.

Tenure Track Positions

Two endowed chair positions are available at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. We are seeking mid-career and/or senior level nurse scientists with an established multidisciplinary program of research in one of the following priority areas:

  • Pregnancy Outcomes, Mother and Infant Health, Family Health
  • Acute and Chronic Illness
  • Palliative Care Science
  • Data Science and Health Technologies

Appointments may be made at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, commensurate with experience. Candidates for consideration as Associate Professor or Professor should have consistent and exceptional records of research/scholarship as demonstrated by a history of external grant funding, and scholarship (such as publications in peer-reviewed journals). Teaching contributions are expected within the doctoral program and postdoctoral program along with the mentorship of junior faculty. History of service within nursing and multidisciplinary professional organizations is preferred.  

Qualifications
PhD or equivalent research doctorate in health-related field. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have an established competitive program of research. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.

Vanderbilt values diversity and demonstrates this commitment through a variety of initiatives. We encourage individuals from historically under-represented groups to apply.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. [Apply] 

Non-Tenure-Track Positions

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is also seeking highly qualified faculty to teach on campus in its MSN programs. Vanderbilt has a long history in teaching, practice, and scholarship, and faculty are encouraged to expand their expertise in these areas.

Master degree specialties include: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Nurse Practitioner (Dual AGACNP/FNP), Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery, Nurse-Midwifery/Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan), Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner/ Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

Faculty must hold a master's degree in nursing and a doctorate in nursing or related discipline. Current practice is required. An area of scholarship or program of research is preferred. Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. All faculty positions are 12-month appointments and benefit packages are exceptional.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Responsible for the academic coordination of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Specialty. Administrative, academic, practice, and scholarship responsibilities are expected. Coordination with departments within VUSN, across the university and medical center, and the community is expected. Partnering with experienced specialty faculty, teaching responsibilities would include the MSN NNP specialty, but opportunities may be available to teach in other courses in the MSN and DNP programs.

A doctorate in nursing or related field; five years of substantive advanced practice nursing experience with evidence of scholarship; National Certification Corporation (NCC) certification required; formal teaching and academic administrative experience preferred; commitment to working with diverse populations; an unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee. Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a CV and cover letter. The cover letter should summarize interest in the academic position and unique knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values of the applicant relative to the position and aligned with VUSN mission, values and vision. Apply now for this position. Application deadline is January 1, 2022.

Full-time, non-tenure track position

VUSN, a recognized leader in graduate nursing education, research, and innovation, is searching for a diverse and talented professional who is dedicated to educating the next generation of nurse leaders. We seek qualified applicants to join us in teaching innovations in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care program (PNP-AC). The PNP-AC program curriculum is implemented in a modified distance learning format. Positions are l2-month, non-tenure appointments with rank and salary commensurate with experience. Scholarship related to advanced practice is expected. Applicants must be willing to relocate to the area for regular, on-campus engagement in VUSN activities.

Qualifications

  • A doctorate in nursing or related field
  • National board certification as a Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • An unencumbered license as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations
  • Formal teaching experience in an advanced practice program (3 years preferred)
  • Substantive advanced practice clinical experience as a PNP-AC (5 years preferred)

Apply now for this position. Application deadline is January 1, 2022.

Full-time, non-tenure track position

VUSN, a recognized leader in graduate nursing education, research, and innovation, is searching for a diverse and talented professional who is dedicated to educating the next generation of nurse leaders. We seek qualified applicants to join us in teaching innovations in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program (PMHNP) as well as possible opportunities for teaching in prelicensure or DNP programs. The PHMNP curriculum is implemented in a modified distance learning format. Positions are l2-month, non-tenure appointments with rank and salary commensurate with experience. Scholarship related to advanced practice is expected, and clinical practice opportunities are available. Applicants must be willing to relocate to the area for regular, on-campus engagement in VUSN activities.

Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in nursing or related field
  • National board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Nurse Practitioner
  • An unencumbered license as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations
  • High-quality formal teaching experience in an advanced practice program (3 years preferred)
  • Substantive advanced practice clinical experience as a PMHNP (5 years preferred)
  • Demonstrated expertise in psychopharmacology preferred

Apply now for this position. Application deadline is January 1, 2022.

Teaching in the Pre-Licensure Program 

Clinical/Classroom Teaching - full-time, non-tenure track

VUSN, a recognized leader in graduate nursing education, research, and innovation, is searching for a diverse and talented professional who is dedicated to educating the next generation of nurse leaders. We seek qualified applicants with clinical expertise in Medical-Surgical nursing or Obstetrics to join us in teaching innovations in the PreSpecialty (generalist) program.  Responsibilities would include working collaboratively with course coordinators in instruction, supervision, and evaluation of students in in the clinical, laboratory, simulation and didactic settings for fundamental skills, health assessment, and generalist nursing care in medical-surgical.  The PreSpecialty generalist curriculum is implemented in a face-to-face learning format. Positions are 12-month, non-tenure appointments with rank and salary commensurate with experience. Applicants must be willing to relocate to the area for regular, on-campus engagement in VUSN activities.

Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in nursing required, doctoral degree in nursing preferred 
  • An unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations
  • High-quality formal teaching experience preferred
  • Substantive clinical experience in the area of Medical-Surgical nursing with 5 years preferred

There is currently one open full-time position. Applicants should submit a CV and cover letter. The cover letter should summarize interest in the academic position and unique knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values of the applicant relative to the position and aligned with VUSN mission, values and vision. Apply now for this position

Clinical/Classroom Teaching (Pre-Licensure, Obstetrics Focus) - part-time, non-tenure track

We seek qualified applicants with clinical and teaching experience in obstetrics to join us in part time teaching in the Prespecialty (generalist) level of the Master’s program. Responsibilities include working collaboratively with course coordinators in instruction, supervision, and evaluation of students in the laboratory, simulation, and clinical setting for generalist obstetrical nursing care. Positions are part-time, non-tenure appointments. The PreSpecialty generalist curriculum is implemented in a face-to-face learning format. Applicants must be available for regular, on-campus engagement two days per week during January-June. 

Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in nursing required, doctoral degree in nursing preferred
  • An unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations
  • High-quality formal clinical teaching experience preferred
  • Substantive clinical experience in the area of Obstetrics with 5 years preferred

 

Clinical/Classroom Teaching (Pre-Licensure, Psych Mental Health Focus) - part-time, non-tenure track

We seek qualified applicants with clinical and teaching experience in Psych/Mental Health to join us in part time teaching in the Prespecialty (generalist) level of the Master’s program. Responsibilities would include working collaboratively with course coordinators in instruction, supervision, and evaluation of students in the clinical setting for generalist psych/mental health nursing care. The PreSpecialty generalist curriculum is implemented in a face-to-face learning format. Positions are part-time. Applicants must be available for regular, on-campus engagement two days per week during January-June

Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in nursing required, doctoral degree in nursing preferred
  • An unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations
  • High-quality formal clinical teaching experience preferred
  • Substantive clinical experience in the area of Psych/Mental Health with 5 years preferred

There are currently two open part-time positions. To apply, email your current CV and cover letter of interest to Stacy Black (information below).

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University.

Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office.

For questions regarding faculty positions at VUSN, please contact:

VUSN Faculty Recruitment
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Attn: Stacy Black
600B Godchaux Hall
461 21st Avenue South
stacy.black@vanderbilt.edu 

About Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

As part of Vanderbilt University, one of the nation's top private research institutions, VUSN has a long-standing reputation for excellence in nursing teaching, practice, informatics and research. It seeks to recruit diverse and talented professionals who are dedicated to raising up the next generation of nurse leaders and advancing knowledge and science. Successful candidates will be those who thrive in a collegial, interprofessional culture and are interested in personal and career growth in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere.

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is highly ranked for its DNP and MSN nursing programs by US News & World Report. Vanderbilt offers Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD in Nursing Science degrees as well as Post-Master's Certificates.

Vanderbilt University is located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, named one of the nation's hottest cities by no less than Forbes and the New York Times. Health care, technology, entertainment, auto, sports and education are only a few of the industries booming in Nashville. Last year Nashville ranked second in the United States for job growth. The city is home to more than 400 health care businesses, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the region's top research hospital. Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a separate nonprofit, share a respected name and enjoy close collaboration through practice, education and research.