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Professional Opportunities

Jobs in gerontological nursing

Gerontological Nursing Excellence Doctoral Award

Purpose: The purpose of this award is to support doctoral scholarship by nursing PhD or DNP students that will advance knowledge in the area of gerontological nursing science and practice.
Award: 1-2 doctoral student awards will be made each year (depending on availability of funds). Awards are made to the individual and monies may be applied to school-related expenses (e.g., books, supplies, tuition) or to project-related expenses (e.g., materials, travel to research sites, participant incentives, statistical support).
Award amount: $500 per student

Acute Care/Advanced Practice - Assistant Professor

University of California, Los Angeles
The School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks applications for one full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position.
Candidates must be nurse scientists who demonstrate exceptional promise as a principal investigator with a focused research program relevant to non-communicable disease, acute or chronic health conditions; examples include acute phases of cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease or diabetes.
Candidates must meet the academic and scholarly credentials to qualify for a tenure-track appointment at UCLA at the Assistant rank, including an earned research doctorate (PhD in nursing or related field), a defined program of research, and evidence of teaching and service excellence. Rank and salary will be commensurate with background and experience.

Faculty Position


The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing offers an exciting opportunity and a competitive start-up package for an accomplished research faculty colleague at the Associate or Full Professor rank to join our Ph.D. program in beautiful Portland, Oregon. The successful candidate for this position will have an active research program, demonstrate a sustained record of research productivity, and an enthusiasm for advancing the next generation of nursing scientists. Quantitative or qualitative scientists with a research program that aligns with one of our Signature Science areas or areas essential to nursing (e.g., education or implementation science) are preferred.

For Confidential Inquiries Contact
Cynthia Perry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Search Committee Chair.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Case Western Reserve University
Gerontology Scholarships

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University is undertaking a national search for an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

The successful candidate must champion inclusion, encourage interprofessional collaboration, and foster an environment of trust and respect. If you are a forward- thinking leader who models innovation and consensus-building, join us in our exciting initiative to develop leaders in a changing healthcare environment.

Apply with a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: 
Carol M. Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7343
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Gerontology Scholarships

University of Texas, Arlington
Gerontology Scholarships

The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation, America's largest nonprofit nursing program and one of its most respected, is offering generous scholarships to full-time, campus-based graduate gerontology nursing students. The scholarships will be available beginning in fall 2019.

Each day, 10,000 Americans turn 65, making older adults the nation's fastest growing demographic. UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation is committed to educating world class graduate nurses devoted to meeting the health care needs of older adults.

MayDay Fund Scholar Awards Program

MayDay Fund Scholar Awards Program

The MAYDAY Fund was established in 1992 to further Shirley Steinman Katzenbach’s commitment to social and medical causes. The Trustees adopted Mrs. Katzenbach’s special interest in the treatment of pain as the Fund’s mission. The Mayday Fund is dedicated to alleviating the incidence, degree and consequence of human physical pain.

The MAYDAY Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization since 1992, engages only in philanthropic grant activities defined by its mission targeting the alleviation of pain.

Eligible Scholar Applicants: 

The goal of The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) MAYDAY Scholar Award Program is to increase academic gerontological nursing capacity in the United States by increasing the number of well-prepared gerontological nursing faculty with interest in alleviating the incidence, degree and consequence of human physical pain. MAYDAY Scholars, in collaboration with a senior mentor, will implement a tailored professional development plan which supports development of new competencies and enhanced effectiveness as an academic leader in geriatric pain and research. The program is committed to advancing qualified applicants from underrepresented minority groups to improve the nation’s ability to provide culturally inclusive care to its increasingly diverse aging population. Members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply. This program is designed to support 2 years of doctoral work (PhD) for nurses committed to careers in academic gerontological nursing with an emphasis on pain.


Two awards will be made each year over a period of five years, 2017-2021. 

Applications for the award are accepted once a year on or about October 31st (if not a holiday).   

An applicant is eligible to receive $5,000.00 over a 2 year period, including the institutional match from NHCGNE ($1250/year from the MayDay fund and $1250/year from NHCGNE.  Award funding may be used for tuition, fees and research expenses.