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The Ohio State University College of Nursing has embarked on a new era of excellence led by a nationally-renowned dean who is also the university’s chief wellness officer and associate vice president for health promotion. Under Dean Bernadette Melnyk’s leadership, the college is engaged in new strategic directions to enhance the quality, innovation and diversity of educational programs, build novel faculty practice models, and lead cutting-edge transdisciplinary research. The college is located on the largest health sciences campus in the country and is one of seven health science colleges at Ohio State with outstanding collaborations with the world-renowned Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University and the James Comprehensive Cancer Center. The college offers robust programs in nursing pre-licensure education, an accelerated second degree entry program, ten master’s specialties, and PhD and DNP programs, as well as moving toward offering interprofessional degrees.

The Ohio State University College of Nursing is seeking candidates for the following positions:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Health Disparities

The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Nursing invites applications from individuals interested in obtaining postdoctoral research experience in the area of cancer health disparities. OSU, located in Columbus, is home to the OSU James Comprehensive Cancer Center. The College of Nursing is a vibrant environment that includes three centers of excellence, with a commitment to mentoring young investigators to their full potential.

Successful candidates will partake in one year of full time formalized training in health disparities research that includes: 1) specialized curriculum of instruction, 2) mentored research experiences, and 3) development of a NIH grant proposal. The postdoctoral trainee will gain research experience by working with Dr. Usha Menon [http://www.nursing.osu.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty-directory/menon-usha.html] on projects related to cancer screening and survivorship. The program seeks individuals with an earned doctoral degree in a health-related discipline. A generous stipend, tuition, health insurance, research support, and travel to scientific meetings are provided.

Prior relevant research experience and a strong commitment to a continuing career in cancer-related research are desirable. Applicants will be considered based on the quality of academic doctoral preparation and the rigor of the dissertation research. The OSU College of Nursing values diversity and especially encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. Applications for 2013 are being accepted now and will be reviewed beginning January 2013.

Applications should include the following:

  • All graduate transcripts
  • A statement of research interests and goals to be accomplished through the training period
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (including one from dissertation advisor or equivalent)

Applications should be sent as one email attachment to Dr. Usha Menon at menon.48@osu.edu or via mail to:

Madhurima Sarkar, PhD, Research Programs Manager, College of Nursing at The Ohio State University, 034H Newton Hall, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201


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Tenure track faculty positions
The Ohio State University College of Nursing invites applications for tenure track faculty positions. We are seeking senior faculty with an established program of research and junior faculty with a developing program of research, who desire a career at a world-class research extensive university. An earned doctorate is required. We are particularly seeking individuals with expertise and research related to: reducing health risk behavior in vulnerable populations; improving health care outcomes in the acutely and chronically ill; and population health.

The Ohio State University offers excellent research and clinical facilities, rich interdisciplinary collaboration and a diverse and supportive environment.

• Doctorally prepared in nursing or a related field
• Eligible for RN licensure in Ohio
• Record of research and scholarship
• Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications

Send curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk
Associate Vice President for Health Promotion
University Chief Wellness Officer
Dean, College of Nursing

The Ohio State University College of Nursing
1585 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.