Vanderbilt University School of Nursing seeks highly qualified faculty to teach in its MSN, DNP, and PhD in Nursing Science programs. Vanderbilt has a long history of a tri-partite mission of research, teaching, and practice and faculty are encouraged to expand their expertise in these areas.
Fields of study in the PhD program emphasize the broad areas of clinical and health services research.
The DNP program is a post-masters program focusing on clinical practice and/or systems practice.
Master degree programs include: Nurse-Midwifery, MSN in Healthcare Leadership, Nursing Informatics, and a variety of nurse practitioner specialties including Acute Care, Family, Neonatal, Adult, Gerontology, Pediatrics, Psychiatric-Mental Health, and Women’s Health.
Faculty must hold a master’s degree in nursing and a doctorate in nursing or related discipline with an active program of research or scholarship and practice is required. Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. All faculty positions are 12-month appointments and benefit packages are exceptional.
Applicants for faculty positions should initially submit a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae to:
VUSN Faculty Recruitment
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Attn: Stacy Black
227 Godchaux Hall
461 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37240-0008
Skills and Simulation Lab Director
- Full-time, non-tenure track position
MSN required; A doctorate in nursing or related filed preferred; Minimum of two years of simulation lab experience
Responsibilities include: 1) provide leadership for the integration and innovation of skills and simulation experiences, 2) oversee optimal utilization of Skills and Simulation Lab including scheduling, coordination of sessions, and recruitment and supervision of support staff, 3) manage operational activities of the Skills and Simulation Lab, 4) oversee and conduct orientation of faculty to Skills and Simulation Lab facilities and equipment, 5) consult with the Director of Faculty Development to provide educational offerings in skills and simulation delivery, and 6) represent the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing by providing tours and through scholarly work including individual and collaborative presentations and publications.
Teaching in the DNP Program
- There are no opportunities at this time.
Teaching in the MSN Programs
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) – full-time, non-tenure-track 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; PMHNP (Lifespan) national board certification; an unencumbered license as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee. Rank commensurate with experience.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care – part-time, non-tenure-track 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; CPNP-AC/BC national board certification; an unencumbered license as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee. Rank commensurate with experience.
Teaching in the Pre-Licensure Program
Clinical Teaching positions - part and full time, non-tenure-track
Minimum requirements include an MSN, 2 years clinical experience, and an unencumbered license as a registered nurse or elegibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee. Preferred qualifications include clinical teaching experience and a doctoral degree in nursing or related field. Rank commensurate with experience.
- Doctorally prepared nurse researchers with active clinical and/or health services programs. Post-doctoral experience desirable. Beginning and senior level nurse scientists are encouraged to apply.