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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.

Tenure track positions are available in the following areas of scholarship/research (but not limited to): 

  • Global Health
  • Health Informatics 
  • Health services research
  • -Omics

Populations and Content areas

  • Adult/Gerontology  
  • Pediatrics
  • 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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For more information, please contact: 

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

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): 

  • Global Health
  • Health Informatics 
  • Health services research

Populations and content areas

  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care 
  • Pediatrics (Primary and Acute 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

For more information, please contact: 

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

 

The Assistant Dean for Clinical Advancement (ADCA) provides leadership in ensuring the academic and scholarship success of our clinical track faculty.  This position provides critical leadership, guidance, and support to promote clinical track faculty excellence. 

Primary duties and responsibilities will be focused on, but not limited to:

  • Providing primary mentorship for faculty development for clinical track faculty.  This includes developing and overseeing a mentorship program for junior faculty on the clinical track with the goal of optimizing their scholarly growth and outcomes for success, including publishing and grant acquisition, and conducting annual performance reviews with clinical faculty.
  • Advancing the overall mentorship development program of the SON including developing the more senior clinical track faculty as mentors, and leadership in the SON mentorship activities in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Academic Advancement and Director of Faculty Mentoring.
  • Promoting clinical scholarship across the faculty in collaboration with other assistant and associate deans, and other members of School leadership.
  • Advising and facilitating clinical practice activities, including collaborating with the School’s Director of Business and Corporate Partnerships to develop practice activities to enhance the scholarship of our faculty.
  • Provide administrative functions for clinical track faculty through annual evaluations, teaching assignments, and career development support.

Qualifications:

  • Must hold a doctorate in nursing or related field and be licensed or eligible for licensure as an RN in the State of Georgia.
  • Must have a program of scholarship evidenced by prior grants and publications
  • Must have prior experience in developing and implementing faculty development/mentorship activities and/or programs.

Additional Job Details:

This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE faculty position with 0.50 FTE allocated to the ADCA administrative role and 0.50 FTE to faculty related responsibilities in the areas of scholarship, teaching, and service. The ADCA reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Advancement for both the ADCA role and overall faculty role. This is a three year position, with annual reappointment based upon performance appraisal conducted by the ADAA and Dean. Appointment will be made at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, commensurate with experience (faculty track to be determined based upon incumbent’s career trajectory).

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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 multidiscliplinary 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

 

Job Description

The Specialty Coordinator, Pediatric Acute Care, provides vital leadership for the pediatric acute care nurse practitioner specialty within the MSN program.  The Specialty Coordinator would have primary responsibility for the planning, implementing, evaluating, and managing of this graduate specialty major, including mentoring of specialty faculty, advising students, and collaborating with the clinical site coordinators to develop and evaluate clinical sites in collaboration with the specialty coordinator for the pediatric primary care nurse practitioner program.  The Specialty Coordinator is accountable for the viability, quality, legal and professional compliance of the specialty.  The Specialty Coordinator is expected to be a role model for clinical scholarship and leadership in the School and within their specialty organizations.  The Specialty Coordinator would work closely with the Associate Dean for Graduate Education regarding the day-to-day management and implementation of the program, as well as curricular, programmatic, and student issues, and with the Associate Dean for Academic Advancement on other aspects of their faculty role.

Preferred Qualifications

Requirements: 

  • Must hold a doctorate in nursing or related field
  • Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as an RN/APRN in the State of Georgia
  • Five or more years of Pediatric Acute Care clinical practice and education experience. 
  • Prior leadership experience in an academic setting and 
  • Prior program coordination experience preferred.

Additional Job Details

Apply online by providing current CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

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Job Description

About us:

Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (SON) produces nurse leaders who are transforming health care through science, education, practice, and policy world-wide. The school has 320 bachelors, 178 masters, and 18 DNP students and 27 doctoral students. Bachelor’s degree graduates go on to become national and international leaders in patient care, public health, government, and education. Master’s degree graduates are qualified to seek certification as nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and/or clinical nurse specialists. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offers post-baccalaureate and post-master's options in two specialty tracks: health systems leadership and population health. The school’s PhD program focuses on clinical research. The school's doctoral (PhD) program focuses on clinical research, with emphasis on health outcomes, health policy and ethics. U.S. News & World Report ranked the school’s graduate programs 8th overall, the family nurse practitioner program 10h, and its nurse midwifery program 15th in the nation. The school has approximately 75 full-time faculty, and students can learn from adjunct faculty at some 300 clinical sites, including an alternative winter/spring break in five countries and a multiuniversity, multidisciplinary summer program with Georgia migrant farmworkers. The school has over 7,000 alumni. The DNP, Nurse Anesthesia Track is a 36-month, 86-credit hour, full-time program. Graduates earn a DNP degree with a specialty in nurse anesthesia. The Health Systems Leadership focus of our established DNP program provides students with a foundation of business, leadership, and practice skills to expand their practice on graduation. This newly established track is in the final states of the accreditation processes. The first class is expected to enroll in August 2017.

Assistant Program Director role and responsibilities:

The Assistant CRNA Program Director, as faculty in the Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Track, assists the CRNA Program Director and contributes important clinical and educational leadership for the specialty track within the DNP program (12-month). The Assistant Program Director is responsible for the clinical site planning, recruiting of sites and preceptors, student placements, communication with sites, and students credentialing. They are responsible for collaborating with the Program Director to develop and evaluate clinical sites. The Assistant Program Director is expected to participate in clinical scholarship and leadership in the School of Nursing and within their specialty organizations. The Assistant CRNA Program Director is experientially qualified to assist the Program Director and assume leadership responsibilities for the program when the Program Director is absent.

Assistant CRNA Program Director is expected to:

  • Assist the program director in the operationalization of the curriculum and program.
  • Assumes primary accountability for clinical site recruitment, development and evaluation.
  • Recruits, orients, develops and evaluates preceptors in clinical sites.
  • Places students in clinical sites to assure that the learning needs and required experiences with sites, populations, and procedures are met.
  • Works with the Clinical site/Placement coordinator to ensure hospital, clinical site and preceptor information is entered and maintained in shared database (Typhon) including the evaluation of each.
  • Ensures clinical placement agreements, student credentials, and appropriate faculty site visitors are in place.
  • Design and provide expert instruction for CRNA preparation through didactic, simulation, clinical and innovative approaches.
  • Serve as a role model for scholarship in clinical or educational research including evidence based guidelines, quality improvement, and other projects, and dissemination of results through manuscripts and presentations.
  • Participate in local, regional, and national specialty organizations to be current on environmental issues that may impact the nurse anesthesia program and practice.
  • Maintain specialty certification credentials
  • Maintain active practice
  • Serves as the program director in the absence of the Program Director and if required, assumes leadership responsibilities for the program

Minimum requirements:

The Assistant CRNA Program Director must hold a terminal doctoral degree (DNP, PhD) from an accredited school, licensure as a registered professional nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse in Georgia and active CRNA certification/recertification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).  Formal instruction in curriculum, evaluation, and instruction is also required.

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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

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is seeking applications for a Clinical Instructor to provide instruction on pharmacology as part of the BSN degree program.  Candidates must hold a PharmD or PhD in Pharmacology.  For full position description, please see the Pharmacology Instructor position description

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Dr. Angela Amar, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, at angela.amar@emory.edu.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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