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Jobs in gerontological nursing

Faculty Position at OHSU School of Nursing

OHSU School of Nursing

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.

Claire Dumke Ryberg, R.N. Presidential Endowed Chair in End-of-Life/Palliative Care

The University of Utah College of Nursing
 The University of Utah College of Nursing

The University of Utah College of Nursing seeks an established, visionary scholar to fill the Claire Dumke Ryberg, R.N. Presidential Endowed Chair in End-of-Life/Palliative Care. The Endowed Chair primarily will teach end-of-life, palliative, and hospice care courses/course content, and/or provide clinical care, as well as advance the discovery, organization, transmission, and/or application of knowledge to improve the unique health care needs of patients near the end of life. The Endowed Chair is a 5-year tenure-line or career-line appointment, renewable upon successful review. Academic rank and salary for this full-time, 12-month appointment will be commensurate with qualifications. 


We seek a candidate who is a nationally recognized leader in end-of-life, palliative, and hospice care and whose accomplishments reflect excellence in teaching, delivering and/or coordinating clinical care, and conducting creative scholarship activities and/or research. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in nursing, and hold a current Registered Nurse (RN) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license. The ideal candidate will have evidence of high impact publications or presentations and a sustained record of scholarly activities and/or research.

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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.

Endowed Chair Focusing on Gerontological Nursing for Full Professor

University of Texas, Arlington
MayDay Fund Scholar Awards Program

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation ("CONHI") at The University of Texas at Arlington ("UTA"), seeks a faculty member who meets the qualifications for appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure to teach and conduct research-demonstrating leadership in gerontological nursing education. We seek a faculty member with outstanding qualifications who shares the University's core values of high standards of excellence in innovative and collaborative research, combined with fostering an open and inclusive environment that promotes participation of underrepresented groups in research.

Job Summary

The College of Nursing is particularly interested in recruiting a senior nurse scientist who can make a significant contribution to the college's overarching theme of programming and research in health and disease across the lifespan, with a focus on advancing health and the human condition through excellence in Gerontological nursing.
The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of nursing and healthcare needs of older adults. Relevant research backgrounds will include expertise in clinical and/or outcome research important to advancing the health and quality of life of older adults. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their teaching, research and service. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate a well-established program of research supported by external funded research that informs the health, care and/ or quality of life of older adults.

Postdoctoral Research Training Program

University of Maryland School of Nursing
Postdoctoral Research Training Program

Now accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowship positions in these areas of research:

  • Community Engagement/Health
  • Disparities Geriatrics/Gerontology
  • Multiomics
  • Pain and Symptom Science

Faculty, Nurse Researcher

Wake Forest School of Medicine
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The Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Baptist Health Division of Nursing invite applications from faculty candidates with a career commitment to research for a position with the School.  PhD in Nursing (or DNSc) preparation is required.  Candidates eligible for this position will have demonstrated strong potential for developing a program of funded scientific research, particularly in the areas of aging and population health.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an externally funded research program, advise nursing doctoral students, and mentor students, nursing staff and faculty in research.


  • PhD/DNSc
  • Strong record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of teaching and mentoring excellence as demonstrated by course evaluation summaries.
  • Strong methodological and statistical skills.
  • Effective interpersonal communication and management skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment

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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.  

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Gerontological Nursing

University of Washington School of Nursing

The University of Washington School of Nursing's DE TORNYAY CENTER FOR HEALTHY AGING has a post-doctoral fellowship in gerontological nursing opportunity.

The purpose of the post-doctoral position is to prepare individuals for research careers in universities, health care agencies, government agencies or industry. The post-doctoral fellow will be supported for one year of training with a second year of funding available based on satisfactory progress in the first year. The individual will develop skills to create further independent funding to support their career, spend time publishing work from their dissertation and/or their mentors’ research studies, and spend at least 50% effort on developing and conducting a study in which the purpose will be to improve our understanding of the concept of Engaging with Aging.


  • Complete a PhD in Nursing Science degree during or after 2017 and by the time the position starts
  • Be eligible for U.S. employment
  • Show evidence of a program of research that supports the concept of Engaging with Aging
  • Preferred qualification:  Applicant is currently a registered nurse