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Professional Opportunities in Gerontological Nursing

The University of Texas at Arlington

Job Summary

The Department of Graduate Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Director. The rank is negotiable based on experience.

This position is part of a dynamic leadership team in the Graduate Nursing Department, which is focused on providing high-quality nursing programs. Candidates should show evidence of progressive leadership experience and are expected to contribute to the scholarly goals of the university and college. They will oversee the adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program and provide strategic oversight of the program.

The Department of Graduate Nursing is one of three academic departments within the CONHI. The department offers an MSN in Nursing Education, an MSN in Nursing Administration, seven nurse practitioner tracks, a Doctor in Nursing Practice, and a Ph.D. in Nursing. Programs are offered online and in a hybrid format. The program director will report to the Department Chair.

This position is open until filled and applications are currently being accepted. If you hold appropriate licensure as an AGPCNP and are looking for a new leadership opportunity, please review the full position description which provides guidance on the application requirements at


Pace University's Lienhard School of Nursing (LSN) invites applications and nominations for the transformative role of Senior Associate Dean and Chief Nurse Administrator (Sr. Associate Dean). This position offers a unique chance to influence the trajectory of nursing education within a dynamic, student-centric institution, recognized for promoting innovation and collaboration, and for advancing top-performing cohorts of diverse and first-generation college graduates. As the Sr. Associate Dean, the chosen individual will take on the position of the most senior leader for the school’s undergraduate and graduate education, directly reporting to the Dean of the College of Health Professions. While acknowledging the expertise and excellence present across LSN’s programs and faculty, this leader will utilize their experience and vision to impact curriculum and policy development, support quality improvement, inspire creative student recruitment and retention strategies, advocate for LSN, and support and mentor faculty members and staff who advance the mission of the school. Favorably considered are those candidates whose experience represents leadership in complex nursing education environments, a commitment to the success of undergraduate and graduate students, those who possess exceptional negotiation skills, the capacity to build influential relationships across New York and the Tri-state area’s healthcare systems, as well as strategic planning, project management, and financial acumen. 

This position is open until filled but only applications received by Thursday, August 31, 2023, can be assured full sonsideration.

University of Texas as Arlington

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 California, Davis

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

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.).

Gerontology Scholarships

University of Texas at Arlington

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.