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

  • 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.

Director for Simulation

Seeking an outstanding leader/scholar. Responsibilities include developing, integrating and leading simulated learning experiences for all academic programs in the School of Nursing, including an emphasis on simulated experiences that foster interprofessional learning and emphasize the continuum of care. Will be expected to implement an innovative simulation research/scholarship agenda to advance the science of simulation. Involves working collaboratively with the Academic Health Center and U of MN simulation centers.
Should have earned doctorate in nursing, an active research/scholarship program in simulation, and at least 3 years in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating simulation programs.  It is preferred that the candidate meets the criteria for a tenured associate or full professor and holds certification ad Health Care Simulation Educator (CHSE).
Apply to the Tenured Faculty vacancy posting, #317703.  Please clearly indicate your interest in the Director for Simulation position in your cover letter.

Other Employment Opportunities

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  • Follow the directions to register as an applicant, and apply/upload your materials to job posting


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