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The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is committed to attracting diverse world-class faculty to advance the School’s mission to educate visionary nurse leaders and scholars, generate and apply knowledge, and transform nursing, health, and systems of health care within the local and global community. Explore this webpage to learn more about faculty positions.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has more than 500 students who are enrolled in its bachelor's, master's, doctoral (PhD and DNP), or continuing education programs. We are proud to provide one of the world’s most innovative learning and research environments. We have a vibrant and inclusive community that is committed to educating nurse leaders and scholars who are as diverse as the communities in which we live and serve. Emory's School of Nursing is known for academic excellence, distinguished faculty, award-winning students, notable alumni, and groundbreaking research. Our school has been ranked among the best nursing schools in prestigious publications and online news media. We currently rank #1 in NIH funding nationally among schools of nursing.

The tenure track is a series of progressive ranks for faculty who vigorously participate in the full range of the activities of the academy throughout their careers. These activities are scholarship, teaching, and professional service. The fundamental requirement for the evaluation of faculty eligibility for appointment to a certain rank is the significance of their work and their continuous and progressive success in demonstrating their contributions to their field. Qualifications for tenure and tenure-track applicants include doctorate in nursing or related field, demonstrated or high potential for scholarship (such as funded research, publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations) and excellence in teaching. 

Appointments may be made at the ranks of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, commensurate with experience. Candidates for consideration as Associate Professor or Professor should have an excellent record of research/scholarship as demonstrated by history of sustained grant funding and demonstrated excellence in teaching and professional service.

Applications are welcome. We currently have needs in the following areas of scholarship and research (but not limited to):  

  • Health services research

Populations and Content areas

  • Adult/Gerontology  
  • Psych-Mental Health

As an integral part of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, the School of Nursing maintains and seeks to extend research leadership and collaborative relationships with Emory’s strong interdisciplinary initiatives in:

  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Genetics/Genomics/Epigenetics
  • Microbiome Research
  • Neuroscience
  • Palliative Care
  • Diabetes

The School provides many other interdisciplinary collaborative opportunities, including with colleagues in Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Emory’s College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Apply online by providing current CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Clearly indicate interest in tenure/tenure-track position in cover letter.

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Qualifications for clinical track applicants include a doctorate in nursing or related field, demonstrated or high potential for excellence in teaching, professional service/clinical practice, and clinical scholarship (including publications in peer-reviewed journals). 

Appointments may be made at the ranks of Clinical Assistant, Clinical Associate, or Clinical Professor, commensurate with experience. Candidates for consideration as Associate Professor or Professor should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and professional service/clinical practice and an excellent record of clinical scholarship and scholarly products. Candidates who are nurses must hold or be eligible for licensure in the State of Georgia.

Clinical track positions are available in the following areas of specialization (but not limited to): 

  • Health Informatics 
  • Health services research

Populations and content areas

  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care 
  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care 
  • Psych-Mental Health

As an integral part of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, the School of Nursing maintains and seeks to extend research leadership and collaborative relationships with Emory’s strong interdisciplinary initiatives in:

  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Genetics/Genomics/Epigenetics
  • Microbiome Research
  • Neuroscience
  • Palliative Care
  • Diabetes

The School provides many other interdisciplinary collaborative opportunities, including with colleagues in Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Emory’s College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Apply

Apply online by providing current CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Clearly indicate interest in clinical-track position in cover letter.

Apply Online

Job Description

Emory University School of Nursing invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellow to join a multidisciplinary team to analyze large data sets from studies of cancer symptoms and biological mechanisms (funded through National Institute of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research) and to develop behavioral interventions to manage cancer-related symptoms, such as fatigue. The information to be analyzed are from longitudinal studies and include data from questionnaires, cognitive function batteries, laboratory assays, and mRNA gene expression and DNA methylation assays. This postdoctoral fellow will work closely with the PI (Dr. Canhua Xiao), and other team members including statisticians, co-investigators and research staff. The candidate is expected to attend weekly team meetings and disseminate findings through poster/oral presentations and written original manuscripts from project data. In addition, opportunities to develop research proposals under direct mentorship from Dr. Xiao may be provided. This fulltime position is for one year, but can be renewed for one or two additional years. 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent (PhD, MD etc) in nursing, epidemiology, public health, health psychology, or a health-related field;
  • Strong interests in oncology research or subjects with chronic illness; 
  • Excellent data management and analysis skills using statistical software programs (i.e. SAS, SPSS, or R);
  • Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with colleagues; and,
  • Excellence in work ethics including integrity, responsibility, and attendance.

Additional Job Details

Applicants to the postdoctoral program should submit their letter of interest, curriculum vitae and a brief (1 page) description of their research, research skills, and goals for the next step in their research, three letters of reference, and transcripts from doctoral degree program. Material should be submitted online. Selected applicants will be invited to complete an interview. Please use your last name and the job title “Emory SON Postdoc” in the subject line.

For additional information, please contact:
Canhua Xiao, PhD RN
Assistant Professor
Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Atlanta, GA 30322
Tel: 404 712 9823
Fax: 404 727 8514
Email: cxiao2@emory.edu

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Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Collaborators at Emory University are performing on-going investigations of the microbiome (including 16S rRNA gene sequencing and metagenomics sequencing) of pregnant women and their offspring, and the role the microbiome plays in birth outcomes and infant growth and development.  The investigative team is multi-disciplinary and involves faculty across Emory’s Health Sciences Schools, including the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health.

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow with a focus in the computational analysis of microbiome data who will work with the investigative team to design and develop bioinformatics pipelines for analysis of microbiome data from acquisition and integration through analysis and visualization and to develop customized tools for integrating and analyzing microbiome data in conjunction with clinical, metabolomics, and exposure data. 

The post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for processing data through bioinformatics pipelines and preparing summaries, presentations, figures, and manuscript sections for the visualization and publication of complex data and results. The post-doctoral fellow will also be responsible for testing and validation of new software and tools and for maintaining detailed documentation of all projects and analyses.

Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Experience with Python and R.

Preferred Qualifications

At least 2 years of experience in bioinformatics analysis and experience in high throughput computing. Knowledge of NGS technology and concrete skills in bioinformatics analysis for Illumina NGS data. Experience with common bioinformatics methods and software to perform data QA/QC, processing, normalization, alignment, gene expression analysis, microbiome analysis (16s RNA SSU sequences or WGS), such as QIIME, Dada2, and/or Mothur, and statistical analysis. Experience with JavaScript, and/or C/C++ is a plus. Experience with MySQL or Oracle databases and PHP. Knowledge of a Linux environment, running a cluster using SGE and BASH shell scripting, is a plus. Strong oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated initiative in evaluating and experimenting with new technologies. Independent self-starter, with strong time-management skills.

Additional Job Details

Interested applicants should submit a Cover Letter and current CV online addressed to:
Anne L. Dunlop, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Emory University School of Nursing

Applicants should also be prepared to submit three letters of reference.

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Emory University, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the Southeast's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills suburb.  Our scholars and experts generate more than $500 million in research funding annually.  The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NHWSON) is home to one of the nation's top nursing research enterprises. The school is currently ranked#1 by NIH for research fundingamong nursing schoolswith $7.8 million in federal and foundation grants designed to improve health across the lifespan, both locally and globally, with a particular focus on underserved populations.  The school's research portfolio is interprofessional, inter-institutional, and international. 

NHWSON houses:

  • ORCHARD- The Oncology Research Collaborative for HeAlth, Risk Determine and Symptom Science a multidisciplinary group of nurses, physicians, epidemiologists, and statisticians spanning clinical and basic science in adult and pediatric oncology.
  • The Office of Nursing Research comprised of a service-oriented dedicated team of professionals who provide comprehensive support for the development of grant applications, the conduct and management of projects, and the dissemination of results.  ONR services include: idea generating brainstorming consultation; three full time PhD statisticians to provide statistical consultation and support, budget development; proposal development and submission management; editorial support; proposal mock review; and post-award management. 
  • Center for Neurocognitive Studies to advance the scientific understanding of how long term disease can lead to problems with cognitive skills (like concentration, memory, and planning) and emotional distress.
  • The Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility named after President Carter's mother, which has as its mission the improvement of the health of vulnerable people worldwide through nursing education, research, practice, and policy.

Further, the Winship Cancer institute is an NCI designated cancer center with a wide array of research resources are available to cancer researchers  including  Biostatistics and Bioinformatics; Emory Integrated Genomics; Cancer Tissue and Pathology; Integrated Cellular Imaging; Clinical Trials Office; Cancer Animal Model SystemsIn addition to numerous University resources such as one of the top 10 schools of public health in the nation, the NHWSON is within easy access and has multiple collaborations with the Center for Disease Control (one block) and the American Cancer Society headquarters (7 miles).

Potential areas of mentored research include patient reported outcomes (PROs) measurement; quality of life; decision-making, preferences and utilities for cancer therapies; symptom management across cancer sites; study of molecular markersand the microbiomeas predictors of treatment-related toxicities; and health disparities in recruitment to clinical trials.  There will be opportunity to participate in several studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), and other agencies.  In addition there will be opportunity to work with one or more of the NCI sponsored Cancer Clinical Trials Cooperative Groups and participate in either development or conduct of a national clinical trial.  Further, the study of theory driven methods to improve recruitment and retention to clinical trials will be available.

 Post-doctoral fellows will join a multidisciplinary research team led by Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner, and may implement research protocols, oversee quality control and data management procedures, and participate in career development activities. Fellows will participate in grant writing and manuscript preparation and will share in authorship and investigator status in a manner commensurate with their effort and responsibilities. For interested candidates, there are opportunities to further develop quantitative and statistical expertise.

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills and training in applied research. The position will be a one year appointment with a renewable additional one to two years and a flexible start date, highly competitive salary, excellent resources for career development, and benefits. Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV and three letters of reference.

Please contact:

Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Nursing
Director, Faculty Mentoring
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Professor of Radiation Oncology
Associate Director for Outcomes Research, Winship Cancer Institute

1520 Clifton Road, Room 232
Atlanta GA 30322-4201
deborah.w.bruner@emory.edu
404.727.9695

 

Full and part time clinical instructors are sought for clinical teaching activities. Preferential appointments are made for those with or pursuing a terminal degree, and teaching experience. A master’s degree in Nursing and eligibility for Georgia licensure and advanced practice licensure, if appropriate, are required. Interested candidates should send: a cover letter describing specific interest in an academic position, research and/or teaching areas, and summary of accomplishments; current curriculum vitae; and, contact information for three references.

For more information about tenure/tenure track, and clinical track faculty positions, and clinical instructor positions, please contact:

Sandra B. Dunbar, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAHA
Associate Dean for Academic Advancement
Email: sbdunba@emory.edu
Phone: 404.727.6939

This National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) funded training program prepares pre-doctoral and post-doctoral nurse scientists to develop and test interventions to improve health outcomes of persons with or at risk for chronic conditions such as cardiovascular and neurological diseases, cancer, diabetes mellitus, HIV-AIDS, and asthma/COPD. Learn more about the T32 Nurse Training Grant