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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 tenure track positions and for non-tenure track positions in the Master of Science in Nursing 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] 

Position Summary

The Assistant Dean for PhD Nursing Science Program (Assistant Dean) collaborates with the Senior Associate Dean for Research to promote student learning and professional role preparation in the PhD in Nursing Science program. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Dean is to facilitate planning, implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement of the PhD in Nursing Science program’s educational processes and semester activities. The Assistant Dean serves to ensure curriculum integrity and adherence to Vanderbilt University Graduate School standards. The Assistant Dean is further responsible for PhD faculty development in the PhD in Nursing Science program and serves as a resource to the faculty and staff engaged in PhD education regarding administrative policies and regulatory standards related to graduate education. The Assistant Dean also ensures consistent implementation of evidence-based pedagogies in graduate PhD teaching-learning, including best practices for PhD education outlined by national governing bodies in nursing education (e.g., AACN). The Assistant Dean will also implement strategies to maximize diversity within the PhD program and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).

Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate in nursing or a related field is required.
  • Several years of experience in PhD level teaching, curriculum development, and program evaluation is required.
  • Evidence of success in an extramurally funded program of research and national recognition as a leader in the field is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, managerial skills, creativity, ability to make timely decisions, to collaborative effectively, and to be open to the ideas of others and to constructive feedback is required.
  • Rank of Associate or Full Professor; eligible to chair PhD dissertations (i.e. tenure-track or tenured) is required.

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 and continue until the position is filled. [Apply] 

Open rank tenure track positions are available at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. We are seeking junior as well as mid-career and/or senior level nurse scientists with a 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 the potential or 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.

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 AG-ACNP advanced practice nurse leaders. Responsible for the academic coordination of the AG-ACNP 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, this position requires teaching, academic advising, and administrative program leadership skills in a collaborative and dynamic environment.

Professional qualifications for this position include:

  • an earned doctorate in nursing or related field;
  • five years of substantive advanced practice clinical nursing experience with evidence of scholarship;
  • AGACNP or ACNP national certification;
  • formal graduate teaching and academic administrative experience including knowledge of online delivery methods, distance and/or hybrid education;
  • demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and working with diverse individuals, groups, and communities;
  • an unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee.

Full time faculty must be willing to relocate to the area for regular, on-campus engagement in VUSN activities. Salary and rank commensurate with experience

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 midwives.

Responsible for the academic coordination of the Nurse-Midwifery Program, ranked as the #1 Nurse Midwifery Program according to U.S. News & World Report, administrative, academic, practice, and scholarship responsibilities are expected. Coordination with departments within VUSN, across the university and medical center, and the community is expected. The Nurse-Midwifery curriculum is implemented in a hybrid format. Partnering with experienced specialty faculty, this position requires teaching, academic advising, and administrative program leadership skills in a collaborative and dynamic environment.

Professional qualifications for this position include:

  • an earned doctorate in nursing or related field;
  • five years of substantive advanced practice clinical nursing experience in Nurse Midwifery with evidence of scholarship;
  • National certification (Certified Nurse Midwife – AMCB);
  • formal graduate teaching and academic administrative experience including knowledge of online delivery methods, distance and/or hybrid education;
  • demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and working with diverse individuals, groups, and communities;
  • An unencumbered license as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee

Full time faculty must be willing to relocate to the area for regular, on-campus engagement in VUSN activities. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.  

Apply now for this position.

 

Vanderbilt University has made the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University may require all employees to (1) participate in any required on-campus COVID-19 testing protocol as may then be in effect or (2) show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

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.