The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is at the
forefront of nursing education, research and clinical practice. The
university’s collegial and collaborative academic community
particularly around scientific inquiry has allowed the school’s
research center and programs to thrive locally, nationally and
globally and DUSON is now ranked #5 among schools of nursing
receiving NIH funding (2021). Our tradition of research excellence
is directly linked to continuing the steadfast leadership of the
school’s research priorities.
We invite candidates for a full‐time faculty position to serve
as DUSON’s next Vice Dean for Research (VDR). DUSON’s VDR is
envisioned to be an imaginative and creative individual who excels
in a collaborative environment with high expectations and
standards. We seek an individual who is an outstanding scientist,
educator and leader with the intellectual stature, experience and
vision to ensure DUSON’s success in achieving its research mission.
Most desirable experiences will include an academic career with a
distinguished research record, exemplary communication skills,
demonstrated leadership and managerial abilities, outstanding
scholarly accomplishments and successful experience facilitating
the research and career development of other scientists.
Additional details on the role and responsibilities are available
in the VDR
Candidates must be doctorally prepared from a research‐focused
doctoral program and eligible for a tenured faculty appointment in
the senior ranks at Duke University. The VDR will have an ongoing
program of externally funded research in nursing and/or a
health‐related field as evidenced by a history of extensive prior
external funding and scholarship that has had significant impact on
the field. We expect the VDR to possess a strong track record in
the development of mentoring programs with demonstrated outcomes,
experience developing center grants, a history of progressive
leadership responsibility in research administration, and a
demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. All
candidates, nurse and non-nurse, will be considered and are
encouraged to apply.
All regular rank faculty members are expected to have a regular
on‐campus presence for activities that may include but are not
limited to teaching, research, scholarship, clinical practice, and
The Duke Nursing community includes nearly 90 full‐time faculty
members, over 120 staff members, and approximately 1,150 students.
The School offers four degree programs: ABSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD.
Duke University offers an unusually rich, interdisciplinary
environment, conducive to teaching, practice, and research across
the undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools (Nursing,
Medicine, Divinity, Business, Law, Engineering, Environment
and Policy) as well as various sponsored institutes. Duke is rated
by its employees as one of the best places to work in the Triangle
area and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Candidate review is ongoing and applications received by May 31,
2022 will receive priority consideration for a Summer 2022 target
hire date. Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae
and cover letter detailing their experiences that align with the
role, specific research focus, areas of scholarship and service.
Applicants should also provide a statement on their contributions
and future commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion,
along with the names and contact information for three references
to Duke University School of Nursing, Attn: Director, Faculty
Affairs at Interfolio.
Duke University is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s
age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity,
genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, or veteran status.