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:
Distinguished Professor of Oncology Nursing Research & Director of Nursing Research & Transformative Evidence-Based Practice
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) and The Ohio State University College of Nursing (CON) invite applications for the leadership role of Distinguished Professor of Oncology Nursing Research & Director of Nursing Research & Transformative Evidence-Based Practice. We are seeking a highly accomplished NIH-funded researcher who has made substantial contributions to oncology research and nursing.
The Distinguished Professor of Oncology Nursing Research & Director of Nursing Research & Transformative Evidence-Based Practice will promote and enhance both nursing and transdisciplinary research activities at The OSUCCC - James and Ohio State College of Nursing. This individual will lead a sustainable extramurally funded research program and develop and foster research opportunities for faculty, clinicians and students, consistent with the strategic plan of The OSUCCC - James and CON. The primary responsibility of the individual holding the position is to develop extramural and internal relationships, conduct funded research as a principal investigator and as part of a transdisciplinary team, and to mentor faculty and nursing staff to conduct research as well as mentor pre- and post-doctoral fellows. A secondary appointment with The Ohio State University College of Medicine is possible.
The Distinguished Professor of Oncology Nursing Research & Director of Nursing Research & Transformative Evidence-Based Practice is a member of the OSUCCC - James senior leadership team and as such contributes to the development and execution of the organization’s mission, vision and values and strategic plan. This senior nursing leader will be responsible for providing vision, strategic direction and leadership for nursing research to The OSUCCC - James’ community of nurses. He/She will also be on the leadership team of the College of Nursing and be responsible to the Dean to lead a cancer nursing research program.
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of only 44 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only four centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials on novel anticancer drugs. As the cancer program’s 306-bed adult patient-care component, The James is one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and has achieved Magnet designation, the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice. At 21 floors with more than 1.1 million square feet, The James is a transformational facility that fosters collaboration and integration of cancer research and clinical cancer care.. As an NCI designated Cancer program, the OSUCCC-James encompasses over 350,000 outpatient and clinic patient visits, more than 12,500 hospital admissions and over 9,000 surgeries per year. The Distinguished Professor of Oncology Nursing Research & Director of Nursing Research & Transformative Evidence-Based Practice will oversee all nursing research professional practice roles in the James and will collaborate with the College of Nursing’s 114 faculty members and the student population.
Additionally, the individual will be expected to:
- Collaborate with faculty and partners in diverse practice settings to stimulate and cultivate the growth of nursing research capacity within The James and CON.
- Serve as a mentor and/or consultant to faculty, nursing staff and students in the development of fundable research proposals.
- Work in close collaboration with members of the College of Nursing, The Ohio State University Medical Center, and The James Comprehensive Cancer Center as appropriate to plan sustained growth of transdisciplinary research efforts.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in nursing. The candidate must have a history of sustained NIH funded research and curriculum vitae consistent with appointment at senior rank in the college of nursing. Other preferred qualifications include a commitment to diversity, interprofessional education and collaboration with other health disciplines, and the ability to mentor faculty and students at all levels.
Director, Center on Healthy Aging, Self-Management and Complex Care
The Center on Healthy Aging, Self-Management and Complex Care brings together a community of nationally and internationally renowned nurse scientists, transdisciplinary scholars, clinicians and educators dedicated to advancing knowledge and generating solutions to issues of complex care, self-management and health promotion among vulnerable and aging populations. The team comes together to cultivate innovations that positively impact care delivery and promote the highest level of health and well-being, spanning all settings and adult ages. The Center has four primary areas of research and scholarship: Critical and Complex Care, Healthy Aging, Self-Management and Health Promotion, and Vulnerable Populations. OSU College of Nursing is a member of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence.
The Director encourages and involves Center faculty in the development, implementation and evaluation of Center goals. The Director maintains and cultivates new partnerships with local, regional and national leaders in the Center’s foci. He/she has supervisory responsibility for tenure track Center faculty and plays an integral role in mentoring junior and mid-level faculty. In collaboration with the Associate Dean of Research and Program Director of the PhD Program, the Director will participate in activities to assist in recruiting faculty, post-doctoral fellows and pre-doctoral students. The Director will work closely with the College’s Executive Leadership Team to develop, implement and evaluate College of Nursing initiatives.
The Director will maintain his/her scholarly work and program of research funding (preferably from NIH), teach in doctoral courses as appropriate, and advise graduate students in his/her area of specialty.
A PhD in nursing or related health sciences field is required with qualifications to meet the rank of full professor along with a track record of sustained research funding (preferably from NIH).
For further information or to submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae for consideration, please contact:
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Vice President for Health Promotion
University Chief Wellness Officer
Professor and Dean, College of Nursing
Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, College of Medicine
Executive Director, the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice
The Ohio State University
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
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.