Faculty Recruitment

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.

For questions regarding faculty positions at VUSN, please contact:

  • VUSN Faculty Recruitment
    Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
    Attn: Stacy Black
    227 Godchaux Hall
    461 21st Avenue South
    Nashville, TN   37240-0008
    615-936-2796

Current Openings

Skills and Simulation Lab Director

  • Full-time, non-tenure track position
    MSN required; A doctorate in nursing or related field 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

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – 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; a commitment to working with diverse populations; substantive advanced practice clinical experience with five years preferred; AGACNP or ACNP 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. Apply now for this position.
  • 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; a commitment to working with diverse populations; 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. Apply now for this position.

  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner – 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; a commitment to working with diverse populations; substantive advanced practice clinical experience with five years preferred; WHNP 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. Apply now for this position.

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.

Research 

  • 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.
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