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Professional Opportunities

Professional Opportunities in Gerontological Nursing

Tressa Nese & Helen Diskevich Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence

Pennsylvania State University

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. 

Assistant Dean - Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program

University of Utah

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.

Sr AD, Psychosocial Research & Program Evaluation

Alzheimer's Association

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.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Pennsylvania State University

The Penn State’s College of Nursing seeks applicants for the Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (CGNE) Postdoctoral Scholar. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests related to topics of aging, age-friendly care, care of persons with dementia, cognitive impairment, delirium, stigma related to aging and dementia, caregiving, and person-centered care, as well as other aging-related topics aligned with the CGNE mission and research portfolios of faculty in the Center.

Successful candidates will be paired with faculty mentors based on a shared area of focus and interest. They will work directly with research projects of CGNE-affiliated faculty, pursue independent research activities in line with their developing program of research, and engage in professional development opportunities across Penn State. This is a fixed term position funded for one year from date of hire with the possibility for a second year if funding is available. Information about CGNE, our faculty research can be found here, and our CGNE annual report may be found here

Endowed Professor of Geriatrics/Gerontology

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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.).

Graduate Gerontology Healthcare Certificate

University of Texas at Arlington
Gerontology Scholarships

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.