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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 tenure-track positions and an endowed chair opportunity available. We also have openings for non-tenure track positions in the Master of Science in Nursing program.

Tenure Track Positions

We invite applications from senior nurse scientists with established multidisciplinary programs of research for our prestigious Valere Potter Endowed Chair in Nursing. The successful applicant will have a sustained history of external funding and potential for established funding, extensive scholarship dissemination and mentorship of doctoral students and junior faculty members. The Valere Potter Endowed Chair will have the opportunity to initiate and lead a high-caliber independent research program at Vanderbilt. Teaching contributions will be expected within the school's doctoral and postdoctoral programs, as well as continued academic achievement and contributions to the field.

Vanderbilt operates in an innovative and interdisciplinary collaborative culture committed to transforming the discipline of nursing through research, practice and partnerships. Currently, the school seeks to maintain and grow research in the areas of acute and chronic illness; pregnancy outcomes; mother/infant health and family health; innovations in practice models for implementation science; palliative care and end-of-life science; health technologies innovations; and data science.

The school also has strong interdisciplinary initiatives in cardiovascular health, neuroscience; oncology, and dissemination and implementation science. Vanderbilt provides many other multidisciplinary and collaborative opportunities, particularly with colleagues in Vanderbilt's nine additional schools and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

PhD or DNSc. Eligible candidates must currently be at the rank of professor and eligible for appointment as a full-time, tenured endowed professor at Vanderbilt.

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

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. Salary will be commensurate with experience.   

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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.

Full-time, non-tenure track position, with opportunities for teaching in both MSN and DNP specialty programs.

A doctorate in nursing or related field; five years of substantive professionally-related experience in executive nurse leadership with evidence of scholarship; national certification preferred; formal teaching experience preferred; commitment to working with diverse populations; an unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Apply now for this position.

Full time position
A doctorate in nursing or related field; three years high-quality formal teaching experience in an advanced practice program; substantive advanced practice clinical experience with five years preferred; CNM national board certification; an unencumbered license as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee. Apply now for this position.

Teaching in the Pre-Licensure Program 

Clinical/Classroom Teaching - part-time, non-tenure track
Minimum requirements include an MSN, two years clinical/classroom experience, and an unencumbered license as a registered nurse or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee. Preferred qualifications include clinical/classroom teaching experience and a doctoral degree in nursing or related field. Rank commensurate with experience.

  • Those wishing to be considered for part-time positions as they become available may submit a letter of interest and a CV to Stacy Black.

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 

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.