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.

 

Applicants for faculty positions should initially submit a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae to:


Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Attention: Debbie Hill
111 Godchaux Hall
461 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37240
615.343.8876
vusnfacultyrecruitment@vanderbilt.edu

 

Current Openings

Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty – full-time position

  • Responsible for the academic coordination of the FNP specialty. Administrative, academic, practice, and scholarship responsibilities are expected. Coordination with departments within VUSN, across the university and medical center, and the community are expected. Teaching responsibilities are primarily in the MSN FNP specialty, but opportunities may be available to teach in other courses in the MSN, DNP, or PhD programs.
  • A doctorate in nursing or related field; evidence of academic leadership and scholarship; three years high-quality formal teaching experience in an advanced practice program; substantive advanced practice clinical experience with five years preferred; national certification as an FNP; an unencumbered license as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee

 

Teaching in the DNP Program

  • Faculty with Genetics Expertise – full-time position
    Doctoral degree in nursing or related field or doctorally prepared nurse researcher; with expertise in clinical genetics, medical genomics and metabolic disorders; RN license (or eligible for licensure in TN); current advanced practice certification preferred; previous experience teaching in a graduate/doctoral program preferred.

Teaching in the MSN Specialties

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) full-time position
    A doctorate in nursing or related field; three years high-quality formal teaching experience in an advanced practice program; 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.
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner – full-time position
    A doctorate in nursing or related field; three years high-quality formal teaching experience in an advanced practice program; substantive advanced practice clinical experience with five years preferred; NNP national board certification; an unencumbered license as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee.
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care – full-time position
    A doctorate in nursing or related field; three years high-quality formal teaching experience in an advanced practice program; substantive advanced practice clinical experience with five years preferred; PNP national board certification; an unencumbered license as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee.
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – full-time position
    A doctorate in nursing or related field; three years high-quality formal teaching experience in an advanced practice program; substantive advanced practice clinical experience with five years preferred; ACNP national board certification; an unencumbered license as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee.
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner - full-time position
    A doctorate in nursing or related field; three years high-quality formal teaching experience in an advanced practice program; 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.

 

Teaching in the Pre-Licensure Program

  • Clinical Teaching position in Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing and Psychiatric Mental Health full-time position.
    MSN degree minimum requirement; RN license (or eligible for licensure in TN); minimum 2 years clinical experience; and clinical teaching experience preferred.


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.