Join Our Faculty

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 non-tenure track positions in the PreSpecialty Level (Generalist) program, Master of Science in Nursing program, and the DNP program.

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. The application deadline for this position has been extended. Applications will be accepted for this position through June 1, 2021.Apply now for this position.

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 applications for a full time, non-tenure track, faculty position to join in teaching innovation. Position requirements include: a doctorate in nursing or related field; three years high-quality formal teaching experience in an advanced practice program; commitment to working with diverse populations; substantive advanced practice clinical experience with five years (preferred); experience as a hospitalist or in a specialty service team 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 is commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted for this position through April 1, 2021. Apply now for this position.

Full-time, non-tenure track position

The Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum is implemented in a modified distance learning format. Academic responsibilities would be primarily in the DNP program, but opportunities may be available in other programs depending upon area of advanced nursing practice. Positions are l2-month, non-tenure appointments with rank recommended by the Non-tenure appointment and promotion committee, commensurate with experience. Scholarship related to advanced practice is expected, and clinical practice opportunities are available. Full time faculty must be willing to relocate to the area for regular, on-campus engagement in VUSN activities.

Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in nursing required
  • Five years substantive experience in advanced nursing practice (either as an APRN, healthcare leader, or informatics) with evidence of scholarship preferred
  • 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, high-quality formal teaching experience in graduate level preferred

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience with evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and healthcare leadership. Apply now for this position.

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 Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) program. The ENP 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 in both Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP-C) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) required (or eligibility to test as ENP-C)
  • 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 preferred
  • Substantive advanced practice clinical experience as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, with demonstrated expertise in a focused area of emergency care (e.g., pre-hospital care, orthopedics, point of care ultrasound, pediatrics, critical care) preferred

. Apply now for this position.

We seek qualified applicants with clinical or teaching experience in medical-surgical nursing and clinical experience in obstetrics to join us in teaching innovations in the Pre-Specialty (generalist) program. Responsibilities would include working collaboratively with course coordinators in instruction, supervision, and evaluation of students in the laboratory, simulation, clinical and didactic settings for fundamental skills, health assessment, and generalist obstetrical nursing care. The Pre-specialty generalist curriculum is implemented in a face-to-face learning format. Positions are l2-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 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 preferred
  • Clinical experience in general medical-surgical nursing preferred
  • Substantive clinical experience in the area of Obstetrics with 5 years preferred

Apply now for this position.

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.