Faculty and Postdoctoral Opportunities

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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

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

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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