Tenured Faculty Opportunities

About the Job:

Successful candidates:

  • Contribute to the advancement of nursing science through research and scholarship
  • Teach and advise graduate and/or undergraduate students
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of nursing curricula
  • Engage in community and professional service associated within their area of expertise

This is a continuous posting from which multiple hires will be made.  Individuals may be hired at 100% or less depending on the needs of the school and individual.  Individuals may be hired on a 12-month or a 9-month appointment depending on the needs of the school and anticipated workload. Chairs and Professorships are available for qualified candidates. This is a tenured position; all appointments with tenure and determination of rank will follow the University of Minnesota’s Policy and Procedure on Tenure at Appointment and the School of Nursing’s Policy on Tenure.


Required qualifications

  • Earned doctorate.
  • Ability to meet criteria for appointment as a Professor or Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.
  • Evidence of a well-developed area of research and scholarship.
  • Evidence of an established trajectory of extramurally supported research productivity.
  • Evidence of teaching and advising experience at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, or comparable teaching experience with positive, supporting evaluation data and evidence of a well-developed area of expertise.
  • Experience in advising doctoral students.

Preferred qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in nursing.
  • Eligibility for RN licensure in Minnesota.
  • Professional certification as an advanced practice nurse.

About the School:

The School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota was established in 1909, and is distinct in being the first continuing nursing program on a university campus.  We offer prelicensure baccalaureate (Twin Cities and Rochester campuses) and masters programs and doctoral (PhD and DNP) education. Based on expertise and interest, faculty will join one of three established areas of scholarship and teaching: (1) Adult and Gerontological Health, (2) Child and Family Health, or (3) Population Health and Systems.

As an integral part of the University of Minnesota, our school provides a rich and stimulating research environment. Current research efforts encompass an array of topics, including health promotion, symptom and self-management of chronic and acute health conditions, interventions for  individuals and families across the life span and vulnerable populations, health/nursing informatics and data science. The University’s culture strongly supports collaboration with renowned scholars in departments and disciplines across the campus and with industry partners. The school's mission is to generate and disseminate to students, colleagues, the wider community, and the world, knowledge necessary for improving the health of individuals, families, and populations. The school supports several nationally prominent centers, including the Center for Child and Family Health Promotion, Center for Aging Science and Innovation, and the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership. The School of Nursing is committed to improving planetary health, and to ensuring that nursing is visible and recognized for our profession’s historical contributions and alignment with planetary health.

The School of Nursing welcomes and affirms all, and embraces the equity and diversity commitment of the University of Minnesota, as reflected in our Strategies and Plans for Anti-racism. The School of Nursing especially seeks candidates whose research/scholarship, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to inclusivity, diversity and equity in higher education. The School of Nursing is committed to recruiting, mentoring and retaining faculty with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, and those with a record of research/scholarship and/or experience teaching and mentoring students from groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. We recognize that faculty applicants from historically disadvantaged groups may have faced barriers to opportunities that prepare individuals for academia, and we are therefore committed to a holistic evaluation of all applicants for this position.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position:

  • Go to: https://humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job
  • Click on either "external applicants" or "university employees", depending on your status.
  • You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae.  Please clearly outline your match to the required/preferred qualifications in your application materials.  This position will remain open until filled.  To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
  • Follow the directions to register as an applicant, and apply/upload your materials to job posting #351550
  • In the "posted within" drop-down box select "within last year" to find the posting.

More Information

Wendy S. Looman, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC
Chair, Faculty Search Committee

School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.