Nurse Anesthesia Faculty (tenure-stream)

Full-time, tenure stream position

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing seeks to fill a faculty position in its highly-regarded Department of Nurse Anesthesia. Candidates are expected to have:

  • earned a doctoral degree in nursing or a related field
  • RN licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (required if faculty candidates are nurses)
  • a well-conceived program of research with potential for external funding
  • evidence of, or potential for, excellence in clinical and/or classroom teaching
  • Demonstrated disciplinary expertise recognized at the regional/national levels.

The full-time research faculty member will develop and implement their program of research within the Department of Nurse Anesthesia.  Research areas of interest might include (but are not limited to) pharmacology, pain management, QI in perioperative care, surgical patient home, post-operative nausea and vomiting, systematic review of best practice in nurse anesthesia, epidemiology and acute care services, technical innovation and implementation, informatics (EMR) in the perioperative setting, bioengineering, clinical trials research, and best practices in health care education. The successful candidate will also provide research support and mentorship to other faculty and doctoral students, as well as teach at the Master’s and Doctoral levels.  

Ranked fifth in U.S. News and World Report’s “2016 Best Nursing Graduate Schools” and fifth in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research dollars awarded, the School of Nursing seeks to advance nursing science, education and practice. The School’s graduate program in Nurse Anesthesia was ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report. The Nurse Anesthesia MSN and MSN-to-DNP degree programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs until 2019.

Founded in 1939, the School has prepared students for an increasingly demanding health care environment through a curriculum that combines rigorous academic work with varied and intensive clinical experiences in applied practice, as well as growing involvement in research. The School enjoys a close relationship with UPMC, a network of world-class hospitals that provide outstanding clinical experiences for students. Faculty actively collaborate in the teaching and research activities of the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research (WISER), a national leader in simulation education.

The School’s research-intensive environment has fostered significant research programs funded by such prestigious agencies as the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, and more. Candidates should demonstrate their research success, or the potential for significant accomplishments, in their research area. 

The University of Pittsburgh, internationally recognized as a center of learning and research, is one of Western Pennsylvania’s largest employers with more than 3,800 full-time faculty members and 6,700 full-time non-faculty members. The University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and an elected member of the Association of American Universities, an invitation-only organization of 61 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions. Pitt, which shares a campus with UPMC, is located in a city that offers the cultural and social advantages of a vibrant urban environment.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Starting date is negotiable. The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing offers an excellent salary, health and tuition benefits, and a retirement package. The University was ranked by The Scientist as the 4th best place to work in academia in the United States in 2013.

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How to apply:
Send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Dr. Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. E-mail to  EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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