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Postdoc to Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The University of Virginia School of Nursing is seeking to hire scholars with a developing program of research to become a postdoctoral fellow and, upon successful completion of the specified deliverables during the two-year fellowship, receive a direct appointment to our tenure-track faculty as an assistant professor.

This is a unique opportunity to establish and accelerate your program of research at a world-class research institution. Postdoctoral fellows will be paired with a faculty mentor and develop an individualized training plan to accomplish their research goals. After two successful years, fellows will transition into a tenure-track assistant professor role.

These positions will be emerging leaders in contributing to the school's strategic priorities, which include building the school's Areas of Excellence in research and our commitments to interdisciplinary collaboration as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. View our post-doctoral fellowships brochure.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Compassionate Care

This postdoctoral fellowship is designed for an emerging scholar committed to a research career and will support the candidate’s growth and trajectory as an independent scientist. The post-doc will be mentored by an existing NIH-funded principal investigator within the School of Nursing and a team of interdisciplinary faculty and collaborators to support the work of advancing compassionate care research. The candidate will have the opportunity to gain research experience working across a diverse portfolio of research projects, including but not limited to those focused on remote health monitoring for cancer pain, global palliative care delivery, and patient-clinician communication. Candidates with research experience and interest in mixed methods, symptom science, data visualization, qualitative methods/ethnography, mobile health/remote health, rural health, health equity, and organizational/workplace culture are particularly of interest.     

The candidate will have the opportunity for robust partnerships among UVA’s School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and the broader academic community. Candidates will receive guidance in developing and conducting research and close mentoring in grant writing/proposal development, manuscript preparation and publication; supplemental funding opportunities may be available. The candidate will join a cohort of postdoctoral scholars at UVA and will have access to a wealth of resources at the School of Nursing, UVA Health, and the University at large to support professional development activities and long-term career success (for example, see PhD Plus). Though part of a large interdisciplinary research team, the post-doc research fellow must be able to work independently as well. The position will include the opportunity to co-direct students and will provide experience in supervising research that is valuable preparation for a faculty position. View our post-doctoral fellowships brochure.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Health Disparities and Technology (BESI-C)

The School seeks qualified candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship focused on reducing cancer health disparities through the use of innovative technology. Unique in scope and primed for interdisciplinary scholarship, this position is designed for an emerging scholar committed to a research career. The post-doc will join an existing principal investigator in the School and a team of interdisciplinary collaborators to support the work of a funded NIH R01 grant testing the use of mobile sensor technology to characterize cancer pain in the home setting from the perspective of both patients and family caregivers in rural Virginia (see www.besic.org). The candidate should have an interest in patient-facing, cancer-related nursing research and experience or interest in at least one of the following research areas: generating data visualizations, managing and analyzing complex datasets, remote health monitoring system development and deployment, and mobile health applications and related data collection and analysis.

The candidate will have the opportunity for robust partnerships among UVA’s School of Nursing, its School of Medicine, and UVA's Biocomplexity Institute, along with The George Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science. Candidates will receive guidance in developing and conducting research and close mentoring in grant writing/proposal development, manuscript preparation and publication; supplemental funding opportunities may be available. Mentorship in the program is designed to support the candidate’s growth and trajectory as an independent scientist. Though part of a large interdisciplinary research team, the post-doc research fellow must be able to work independently as well. The position will include the opportunity to co-direct students who are also working on the project and will provide experience in supervising research that is valuable preparation for a faculty position. View our post-doctoral fellowships brochure.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing (Non-tenure track)

UVA School of Nursing seeks applicants for non-tenure-track open-rank (assistant, associate, or professor) faculty positions with clinical and academic teaching experience in nursing, with preference given to those with medical-surgical, psychiatric mental health, obstetrics, and community health experience.

A PhD, DNP, or terminal degree in another related field is required. Clinical experience in nursing and experience working with students are required for all applicants. Additionally, applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, and RN licensure in Virginia is required by the start date. Experience teaching in a university setting and working with individuals from vulnerable or under-represented minority populations is desired. A commitment to the education of diverse and vulnerable populations is essential, as is the ability to be flexible, prioritize, organized, and responsive to the health needs of the community.

Salary and faculty rank are commensurate with education and experience. Applicants will be required to complete a background check and health screening prior to their first day of employment per university policy.

Open Rank Professor of Nursing (Tenure/tenure-track)

The UVA School of Nursing seeks qualified researchers for open rank (assistant, associate, or professor) tenure track/tenured positions. As a teacher and scholar, the successful candidate will shape and advance the integration of research areas into clinical practice, education, research, and policy.

These positions will be leaders in contributing to the school’s strategic priorities, which include building the school's Areas of Excellence in research and our commitments to interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. The faculty member will take an active leadership role in mentoring faculty, strengthening research infrastructure, and advancing our research enterprise within the school and the larger UVA community.

Thomas A. Saunders III Family Professorship

The School of Nursing at the University of Virginia seeks an established scientist with expertise in symptom science to advance research that promotes the health of diverse populations as the Thomas A. Saunders III Family Professor in Nursing. Established in 2000, the Thomas A. Saunders III Family Professorship in Nursing supports an eminent scholar whose pursuits advance the field of nursing science.

Cross-cutting approaches and current areas of strength within symptom science, one of our recently developed areas of research excellence, include cancer pain management, cardiovascular disease, dementia and neurodegenerative diseases, and mental health, all with a purposeful focus on marginalized communities and community engagement.

This is an opportunity to make significant contributions to symptom science research through interdisciplinary collaboration, advancing one’s program of research, and mentoring early-career scientists. Our faculty is committed to the development of nurses who deliver compassionate, safe, high-quality healthcare and are addressing health inequities. We believe research is a cornerstone of advancing the education of our students.

Candidates for this full-time 12-month position must hold a PhD in Nursing or an equivalent research doctorate in a health-related field. Post-doctoral experience preferred. Appointments may be made at the rank of an Associate Professor or Professor of Nursing, tenure track/tenured, commensurate with experience.

As an eminent scholar, the Saunders Professor will have strong academic credentials, a demonstrated record of externally-funded research, and a research portfolio demonstrating national leadership in their field. The candidate shall have a record of commitment to excellence in teaching, successful mentoring relationships with faculty and students, and a history of service within nursing and multidisciplinary organizations.

The position will remain open until filled.

Community/Public Health Clinical Instructor

UVA School of Nursing seeks an experienced clinical instructor with a community/public health nursing background for a full-time, tenure-ineligible position. Applicants must possess a master’s degree in nursing with two years of experience in community/public health and must have or be eligible for RN licensure in Virginia and possess an RN license by the start date of the position. We are seeking candidates who have experience working with community partners, and previous experience teaching and mentoring in community/public health. Applicants with certification are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with a DNP or PhD in Nursing.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Direct supervision of pre-licensure (BSN and CNL) students (approximately 30 hrs per week) in a community/public health clinical environment and simulation center.
  • Provide informal and formal feedback to students about their clinical performance in community/public health clinical and simulated environments.
  • Coordinate clinical site placements for prelicensure community/public health placement (approximately 6 hrs per week)
  • Assist with orienting and mentoring new clinical instructors in community/public health.
  • Assist with simulation and other learning activity development and implementation under the direction of course faculty and/or program director.

This is a full-time, 12-month term-limited appointment.

Part-Time Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Instructor

UVA School of Nursing seeks an experienced clinical instructor with a background in psychiatric mental health nursing for a part-time, tenure-ineligible, salaried clinical instructor.

Applicants must possess a master’s degree in nursing, with two years of previous experience in psychiatric mental health. Candidates must have or be eligible for licensure in Virginia and will be required to obtain a license by the start date of the position. Preference will be given to applicants with a DNP or PhD in nursing. Applicants with a psychiatric mental health nursing certification are strongly encouraged to apply.

Clinical Instructor (Faculty Wage)

UVA School of Nursing seeks applications to fill part-time clinical instructor or lecturer faculty wage positions. We seek educators with clinical experience in the specialty areas of (but not limited to) pediatrics, obstetrics, psychiatric-mental health, community/public health, and general medical or surgical specialty. Three years of clinical teaching experience is preferred in one of the specialty clinical areas listed above.

A master's degree in nursing or a related field is required; a PhD or DNP is preferred. Applicants must be eligible for RN licensure in Virginia. Applicants who are eligible for Virginia nurse practitioner licensure, who have prescriptive authority, and who have national certification as a nurse practitioner are strongly encouraged to apply.

Grants Assistant

The Office for Nursing Research seeks a grants assistant to provide administrative support to faculty and student researchers. The incumbent’s primary responsibilities include purchasing, reimbursements, events and calendar management, website maintenance, and other clerical duties as assigned. The candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to work independently as well as the ability to make decisions based on standard operating procedures and policies, or per the guidance of leadership. Hybrid or remote work options may be considered.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the ONR's primary administrative and procurement point of contact for outside vendors and School of Nursing researchers and manage the financial tasks associated with this role.
  • Provide administrative support to pre-award and post-award activities and monitor fund balances and work with faculty researchers and administrators to ensure spending stays within budget.
  • Work with student assignments on grant accounts and coordinate appointment and termination with ONR administrators.
  • Provide advanced, administrative coordination to support office operations and special projects.
  • Update and maintain the ONR website.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the submission process for ONR internal funding opportunities.
  • Organize meetings, calendar advertisement and communications, materials, and catering for ONR events.
  • Manage the ONR conference room calendars for room reservations.
  • Manage hardcopy and electronic files and produce/edit reports and documents as requested.
  • Provide logistical support for onboarding new research staff and for offboarding departing research personnel.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Clinical Research Coordinator (Non-Licensed)

UVA School of Nursing seeks a highly qualified applicant for the role of clinical research coordinator, non-licensed to work closely with study subjects and other research staff and be involved in most steps of the research trial process. Though this position does not provide medical or nursing care, the coordinator functions under the research study's principal investigator, and works independently and with the authority to adapt methods and procedures to meet the needs of the clinical trial, focusing on the long-term goals of clinical research trial and process.

An associates degree is required, though a bachelor's degree is preferred. A clinical research coordinator certificate and at least four years' will be considered in lieu of a degree. 

Responsibilities include:

  • With the study's primary investigator Meghan Mattos, PhD, manage the day-to-day activities of a new NIH funded grant and be responsible for organizing study related material and attend study relevant meetings
  • Recruit, screen, and enroll study participants who meet research criteria using remote means (e.g., phone, online). Collect basic information and consent through scripted phone interviews and answer general questions, maintaining contact virtually
  • Collect, enter, and analyze data, and compile reports, adhering to research protocols. Keep appropriate logs, track participants, and prepare study materials
  • Compile, manage, and submit study protocols and amendments, consent forms, and recruiting materials to the Institutional Review Board and department for approval with oversight from supervisor or PI
  • Supervise research assistants and/or students assisting with the study
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

The UVA School of Nursing has been actively engaged in IDEA, our Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence Achievement initiative. We are deeply committed to developing a community that is inclusive, respectful, and considers diversity to be a key part of our excellence. We seek applicants whose experience, teaching, research and/or community service have prepared them to substantially contribute to this mission. We welcome, in particular, applicants from groups who have been historically underrepresented in nursing, including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and men.