Working towards optimal health for all older adults

Professional Opportunities in Gerontological Nursing

University of Texas as Arlington

2nd Annual Conference: Nursing Excellence in Care of the Older Adult

Nurses working with the older adults in hospitals, long term care settings or in the community will learn relevant and timely information about providing excellent care for this special population. Breakout sessions for the APRN will include pharmacotherapeutic hours.

Registration fee for this conference is generously supported by the Deerbrook Charitable Trust.

University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

University of Washington

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gerontological Nursing

The University of Washington School of Nursing is thrilled to announce two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gerontological Nursing to start Fall 2022. We invite applicants with a passion for and commitment to improving the lives of older adults to apply. You will be joining an innovative, multidisciplinary research team and developing skills to prepare for a research career as a nurse scientist.

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University of California, Davis

Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis recruits up to three postdoctoral scholars each spring for the Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Scholars with research interests in family caregiving, development of technology to promote healthy aging as well as community-based approaches to improving quality of life, and care for older adults are especially sought.

The fellowship program is sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in recognition of the school’s founding dean, Heather M. Young, and her career-long commitment to promote healthy aging. The fellowship was created to further advance the school’s ongoing healthy aging research and prepare future faculty to teach and continue research in healthy aging.

All fellowships are for one year with possible renewal for a second year. Scholars receive an annual salary based on the National Institutes for Health postdoctoral salary scale, University of California benefits and additional support funds for research and professional development.

Visit the school’s website for more details. Apply by April 20 for full consideration for the fall 2022 fellowship. Final application deadline is June 1.

University of California, Davis

Multiple Tenure-Track or Tenured Positions Now Available

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks multiple tenure- or tenure-track faculty at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. The school also invites applications from research teams of two or more faculty with productive, collaborative research programs.

We seek applications from candidates with productive programs of science and commitment to scholarship that aligns with the School of Nursing mission and research priorities:

  • healthy aging and family caregiving across the life span
  • health equity, social justice and health promotion in diverse populations
  • healthy systems and enabling technologies

We invite applications from scholars with research programs that intersect with more than one of these areas.

In addition to conducting research, successful candidates teach in one or more of the school’s four programs: Master’s Entry Program in Nursing, Physician Assistant Master of Health Services, Doctor of Nursing Practice—Family Nurse Practitioner and the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Doctor of Philosophy programs. The school especially seeks candidates with experience teaching qualitative research methods or health informatics.

For more information

If you are interested in more information, please send an email with your questions to Stephanie Lagala at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please review the full position description, which provides guidance on the application requirements and recommendations to strengthen your application at

University of Oklahoma

PhD Scholarships $150,000

The Reynolds Center of Geriatric Excellence, Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center announces $150,000 PhD Scholarships for full-time PhD study in Nursing, with a focus in adult and older adult healthcare. The Scholarship offers up to three years of support with a value of $50,000 per year for tuition and fees, conference travel and a monthly living stipend. The PhD Program is online providing strong individual mentorship with visits to campus for intensives. For more information, visit the following website below or contact Dr. Denise Short at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 405-271-2428

University of California, Los Angeles

Tenured Associate or Full Professor 2021-22

The School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks applications for full-time, tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor faculty position. An Endowed or Term Chair is available.

We seek a senior nurse scholar/leader, with a funded program of research, focused on clinical or population science (e.g., a program focused on social determinants of health which can contribute to national health policy discussion). Preferred areas of scholarship include palliative care, psych-mental health or aging. Advanced practice preparation is important, but not essential.

Candidates must meet the academic and scholarly credentials to qualify for a tenured appointment at UCLA at either the Associate or Full Professor rank, including an earned PhD in Nursing Science, a defined program of research, and evidence of teaching and service excellence. Rank and salary will be commensurate with background and experience. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022

Pennsylvania State University

Tressa Nese & Helen Diskevich Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence

As an integral and innovative part of Penn State’s Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing, the center is an interdisciplinary community of clinicians, educators, scientists, and learners whose leadership involves actively improving health care and quality of life for older adults. Working toward its vision on the basis of the center’s strategic pillars, which include education, research, translation of best practice, and collaborative partnerships, the center aims to ensure every older adult receives the higest quality of evidence-based care that respects their individual goals and preferences.

CGNE collaborates with and provides programming for all Penn State nursing campuses, other colleges and departments, and World Campus online education. The CGNE establishes and maintains affiliations and collaborative partnerships with various community members, strategic partners, and organizations on a local and regional basis, throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and in countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. 

University of Utah

Assistant Dean - Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program

The University of Utah, College of Nursing is seeking a qualified gerontologist for an administrative faculty appointment as an Assistant Dean for the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program (GIP). This position will combine leadership, teaching, and scholarship in the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program. The College of Nursing’s GIP includes an interdisciplinary MS program with a baccalaureate minor and graduate and baccalaureate certificate options. 

Application and Inquiries: Interested candidates should apply online at Questions about the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alzheimer's Association

Sr AD, Psychosocial Research & Program Evaluation

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row. 

The overall purpose of this position is twofold.

  1. To stay informed of the most current open psychosocial research funding opportunities available  to strategically drive the Association’s psychosocial research agenda forward.
  2. To oversee the Association’s work to build a portfolio of evidence based core programs and services for nationwide delivery.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Endowed Professor of Geriatrics/Gerontology

We seek a strong research leader with a powerful combination of vision, energy, and leadership who will embrace and model the patient-centric culture within UAMS.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research, the Endowed Professor’s primary responsibility includes working with College leadership to develop the Gerontology Research Cluster for the College of Nursing. This will involve building a research portfolio for the cluster, mentoring junior faculty associated with this research focus in the College, and participating in the research vision and strategy building with other research cluster leaders in the CON to meet College and institutional research goals and metrics. The successful candidate will teach a minimum of one course per semester in the PhD program, mentor graduate students, and participate on PhD dissertation committees. Participation on other college and institutional administrative and service duties will also be expected.

For immediate consideration, please inquire with an updated copy of your CV/resume so we can discuss the position by phone. All inquiries should be sent to Eric Dickerson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and/or Dr. Richard Jordan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Gerontology Scholarships

University of Texas at Arlington

Graduate Gerontology Healthcare Certificate

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation has a new graduate gerontology healthcare certificate available, which combines your hands-on experience with our first-class education. Learn new skills, enhance your expertise and take your career to the next level while providing seniors specialized care they deserve.

The certificate program offers a curriculum designed to enhance your skills when working with older adults, their families and/or caregivers. GHC prepares you for the future, one where it is predicted adults 65 and over will represent 20 percent of the population by 2030.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more before applying, please contact Dr. Kathryn Daniel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.