Faculty Job Opportunities

The Ohio State University’s College of Nursing ranks in the top 15 nationally in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and invests in innovative, multi-disciplinary research teams that can effectively and creatively address the nation’s most pressing health and healthcare challenges. Our faculty conduct research across a variety of settings (i.e. acute/critical care, outpatient, community-based) and manage active, funded research programs focused on areas within two centers of research excellence – The Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth and our Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management and Complex Care. We also seek faculty to provide contributions across a wide array of areas, including health services research, health disparities/health equity and the use of emerging technologies.

Ohio’s capital city of Columbus is a thriving metropolitan community and a great place to live, work and raise a family. The College of Nursing’s culture encourages inspirational teaching, cutting-edge research, fearless exploration of healthcare innovation and consistently fosters wellness.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. We are committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential.

PhD Program Director

The Ohio State University College of Nursing seeks an experienced nurse researcher, educator and research mentor to serve as the next Director of our high-quality PhD Program. The vision of the College of Nursing is to think and do the impossible to transform health and improve lives. The mission is to dream, discover and deliver a healthier world. The Ohio State University College of Nursing continues to build a world-class team of inquisitive, creative, scientifically-rigorous faculty with impactful programs of research. The PhD Program has a focus on the social determinants of health, health development and life course, preparing nurse scientists to advance knowledge on health determinants including personal, biology, social, economic and environmental factors that affect health through transdisciplinary research and team science. Academic programs are ranked in the top 20 nationally, with the RN to BSN and Master of Science in Nursing programs consistently ranked in the top 10.

Ideal candidates will be a registered nurse possessing a PhD in nursing or other health/social science field, and previous teaching and successful mentoring of PhD students.  Qualified candidates will have demonstrated success in research evidenced by a track record of publication and robust, continuing extramural funding, preferably by NIH.

Start date and appointment type (12-month) is negotiable.

The university's official application for this position can be found on Workday at this link.

Mildred E. Newton Endowed Professor (tenured/tenure-track)

The Ohio State University College of Nursing seeks an experienced scholar, innovator and educator to serve as its next Mildred E. Newton Professor. The vision of the College of Nursing is to think and do the impossible to transform health and improve lives. The mission is to dream, discover and deliver a healthier world. The Ohio State University College of Nursing continues to build a world-class team of inquisitive, creative, scientifically-rigorous faculty with impactful programs of research. Academic programs are consistently ranked in the top 20 nationally, with the RN to BSN and Master of Science in Nursing programs ranked in the top 10.

The Mildred E. Newton Endowed Professorship is a distinguished role in our college; the endowment that accompanies this professorship provides salary and program support. The Mildred E. Newton Endowed Professorship is appointed by the Dean and promotes the sustained research, innovation, scientific dissemination and research mentorship of a leading nurse scholar. The Newton Professor will be a tenured/tenure-eligible professor reporting to the appropriate scholarship Director for the Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth or the Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management and Complex Care. She/he is expected to maintain a robust and cutting-edge program of externally funded research, preferably by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and to mentor junior faculty and research trainees.

The Professorship honors Mildred Emily Newton, an influential nurse leader who served as the Director of The Ohio State School of Nursing from 1951 until her retirement in 1968.  Her personal legacy was that of a caring mentor who always had an open door and a sense of humor. She was also an advocate of patient rights.

Eligible candidates must be a registered nurse and possess a PhD in nursing or another health-related field.

Start date and appointment type (12-month) is negotiable.

The university's official application for this position can be found on Workday at this link.

Faculty — Open-Rank, Tenure-Track at Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Level

The Ohio State University College of Nursing invites applications for an inquisitive and outcomes-focused professional to join our team through open-rank, tenure-track faculty at an assistant, associate or full professor level.

Our ideal faculty candidate will have a PhD in nursing or other health and social science field and is expected to sustain an independent research program. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated success in research appropriate to rank, including a track record of publication and extramural funding. While the position will primarily focus on research, prior teaching and mentoring experience is desirable.

Start date and appointment type (9- or 12-month) is negotiable.

The university's official application for this position can be found on Workday at this link.

Executive Director for Faculty Practice and Entrepreneurship (nurse practitioner)

The Ohio State University College of Nursing is nationally renowned for its leadership in healthcare innovation, practice and wellness promotion, areas that will only grow in significance and stature in a post-pandemic world. To build on that leadership and put our awesome ideas into practice to help people in communities large and small, the College of Nursing is seeking an experienced and passionate Executive Director for Faculty Practice and Entrepreneurship.

This leader will serve as the executive Nurse Practitioner to expand nursing faculty practice for the college, with responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Plans, develops, launches, leads and manages faculty clinical practice opportunities to deliver care to populations of patients that focuses on the prevention and evidence-based management of chronic conditions to elevate employee wellness, including regular, evidence-based screenings and health promotion and education, provided by a care team that integrates mental health services to improve health outcomes with the inclusion of telehealth as a means for care delivery
  • Collaborates with College of Nursing colleagues, such as Buckeye Wellness and Million Hearts® colleagues, and partners with external organizations for the development, proposal and execution of current and new clinical opportunities to provide employee wellness and chronic disease prevention and management programs
  • Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of clients
  • Formulates treatment plans and prescribes medication, traditional and nontraditional therapy based on evidence
  • Evaluates the quality of care provided and recommends changes for improvement in the delivery of care
  • Maintains provision of preventive health services for patients (screening, risks assessment, immunizations, etc.)
  • Assumes responsibility for PHI data privacy plan, review and oversight
  • Teaches and mentors health professional students on theoretical and practical implications of care delivery by providers
  • Serves as preceptor for RN and NP students and medical students

Candidates must hold a doctorate degree with national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Ohio State licensure as an RN and APN. Candidates must also have or be able to obtain prescriptive authority in Ohio and a DEA license, with at least five years’ practice experience as an FNP and demonstrated success in a progressively responsible management capacity with strategic or long-range planning experience. An FNP who has managed his/her own practice and/or has business experience is highly preferred.

The university's official application for this position can be found on Workday at this link.

Open Rank Faculty — Women's Health

The Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth of The Ohio State University College of Nursing invites applications for a new open-rank tenure track women’s health faculty position, specifically specializing in maternal/child health. Ranked in the top 15 in National Institutes of Health funding among U.S. colleges of nursing, Ohio State’s College of Nursing is investing in multi-disciplinary research teams that can effectively and creatively address the nation’s most pressing health and healthcare challenges. Pitzer Center faculty have active federally-funded programs of research in the areas of women’s health, cancer prevention, control  and survivorship, care of children and infants with complex health needs, pediatric obesity and pediatric health services research.

The faculty member is expected to maintain an independent research program while collaborating with Pitzer Center faculty to build a growing women’s health program of research within the Center. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated success in research in the area of maternal/child health as well as the ability to engage with the African American community that is burdened with infant mortality. The candidate should have relevant publications and evidence of community engagement skills. For senior hires, a robust trajectory of external funding. While the position will primarily focus on research, prior teaching and mentoring experience is desirable.

The start date and appointment type (9- or 12-month) are negotiable.

The university's official application for this position can be found on Workday at this link.

Faculty -- Associated

The College of Nursing seeks Faculty to assist with supervision of students in the clinic, classroom and/or laboratory setting. Faculty assigns students; supervises student patient care delivery; assesses and evaluates skill development; teaches and evaluates nursing technique in the classroom and laboratory setting; holds seminars; maintains records; provides reports; updates teaching materials as necessary.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree and an Ohio RN license for those who are nurses. An Ohio APRN license is required for those who are advanced practice registered nurses. Two years of experience in a related discipline are required, and experience in education is preferred.

The university's official application for this position can be found on Workday at this link.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice -- Family Nurse Practitioner

The Ohio State University College of Nursing invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment for candidates with a specialization as a family nurse practitioner. Our growing, nationally ranked online masters in nursing (#3) program and family nurse practitioner specialty track (#4) have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report. We are seeking faculty committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, practice and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track, clinical track or associated faculty position. Appointment and rank will be based on qualifications and experience of the candidate. Under the direction of the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Innovation, faculty will be responsible for teaching the didactic courses as well as clinical supervision in the Family Nurse Practitioner advanced practice specialty track in the Master of Science in Nursing Program. The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse university community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will commence immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Ideal candidates will have a doctoral degree in nursing or related field and national certification as a family nurse practitioner. Candidates must also have two years of recent teaching experience in a graduate nursing program, two years of practice as a family nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority and either have a current Ohio advanced practice nursing license or be license-eligible.

The university's official application for this position can be found on Workday at this link.