Senior Nurse Researcher

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Home Economics & Consumer Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Mission or Goal of Unit:

The mission of the School of Nursing is to shape the future of nursing through the power of education, discovery, and collaboration.

Chief Purpose of this position:

VCU School of Nursing is seeking candidates for a 12-month full-time, tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the School of Nursing. The ideal candidate will possess a strong track record of nursing research with external funding and willingness and ability to provide visionary leadership and mentorship of faculty colleagues and students. The candidate should have research interests that complement and expand existing expertise in the School of Nursing. Research areas of particular interest include biobehavioral clinical research, symptom management, and healthcare quality and safety research. The candidate will also support the school with teaching responsibilities at the graduate level and through the advisement and mentorship of doctoral students.

Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and preparation.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Maintains a program of research supported by external funding
  • Contributes to enhanced effectiveness of the community of scholars
  • Maintains teaching activity in the PhD program
  • Demonstrates commitment to contributing to VCU’s Quest 2025 (
  • Engages faculty, students, and staff to foster a diverse community at VCU
  • Demonstrates an integrated academic life, contributing to the teaching, research, and service missions in an urban research-intensive university with an academic health sciences center
Required Qualifications:
  • Research doctoral degree with at least one graduate degree in nursing.
  • Active RN license or eligible for licensure in Virginia
  • Demonstrated achievement in scholarship with an established program of research that complements the areas of emphasis within the School, including but not limited to biobehavioral, symptom management, and healthcare quality and safety research.
  • Current or past funded research
  • Teaching experience at the PhD level
  • Demonstrated excellence in and passion for mentoring colleagues and students
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD leadership experience including curriculum development and/or program review or assessment
  • Record of accomplishments in scholarship and professional service
  • Demonstrated or potential excellence in leadership skills, including excellence in working effectively with others
Position Type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Full time equivalent: 100%
Tenure: Tenure Track
Rank: Open
Months: 12
Department: School of Nursing

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Demmie Pennix
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (804) 628-7583

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