Employment Opportunities


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The University of Minnesota, School of Nursing seeks faculty who share our vision of preparing nurse leaders to improve health care through evidence-based research, education, practice and professional and community service. We welcome candidates who are prepared to exercise leadership in a diverse, collegial and inter-professional environment at this top research university.

The School of Nursing is specifically interested in senior scientists with established research programs related to the School’s focal areas which are

  • Health Promotion among Vulnerable Populations
  • Prevention and Management of Chronic Health Conditions
  • Symptom Management
  • Health/Nursing Informatics and Systems Innovation 

Additional faculty search priorities include

  • Nurse Anesthesia Faculty and Specialty Director
  • Adult/Gerontological Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult and Older Adult Health
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist,
  • Nurse Informatician 

Tenured Faculty Positions

For PhD prepared individuals with a sustained record of grantsmanship and publications in a defined area of research. Typically has already been tenured at similar institution.

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

For PhD (or equivalent) prepared individuals with an identified area of research and a developing focus on grantsmanship and publications. Typically has completed post-doc or has beginning funding and publication record.

Clinical Faculty Positions

For individuals with research or practice doctorate and an interest in teaching, research and scholarship, and service/practice missions. Emphasis is typically teaching and/or practice with opportunities for research and scholarship development.

Associate Dean for Research

The school seeks an accomplished nurse scientist to provide visionary and strategic leadership in fostering research productivity. Please visit the human resources website and see posting 316126.

Nurse Anesthesia Faculty and Specialty Director

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing is seeking a dynamic individual for the nurse anesthesia specialty in the doctor of nursing practice program to foster program excellence, innovation, and growth through leadership, scholarship, and strategic initiatives leading to a highly ranked program in the U.S. The faculty/director of the nurse anesthesia specialty area will hold a clinical or tenured/tenure track appointment as a faculty member. Expectations for teaching, scholarship/research and service are commensurate with rank. The faculty/director will have a practice component to their faculty appointment.

The faculty/director shall have an earned doctorate degree in nursing from an accredited institution and graduated from a nurse anesthesia program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs. The faculty/director shall also be licensed or eligible for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Minnesota. Licensure as an APRN requires active certification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. Experience in academia, specifically nurse anesthesia education, is required and experience in program direction is desired.

To apply, click on the link for the appropriate faculty classification above (Tenured, Tenure -Track,Clinical Faculty) and follow the directions to the job posting for that classification. Please note in your cover letter that you are applying for the Anesthesia Faculty and Specialty Director position.

School of Nursing Nurse Practitioner Clinic

Medical Assistant, Credentialed

To apply, select "Minneapolis Off Campus" from the Location drop-down box.
Nurse Practitioner Clinic

Other Employment Opportunities

  • Go to: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/
  • Click on either "external applicants" or "university employees", depending on your status.
  • Follow the directions to register as an applicant, and apply/upload your materials to job posting


The University of Minnesota offers excellent benefits.

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