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.

Tenure-Track Faculty (Open-Rank)

The Ohio State University College of Nursing invites applications for inquisitive and outcomes-focused professionals to join our team through open-rank, tenure-track faculty at an assistant, associate, or full professor level. The vision of the college is to transform health and improve lives. Our mission is to dream, discover and deliver a healthier world.

Ohio State's College of Nursing ranks in the top 15 nationally in National Institutes of Health funding and invests in building 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 healthcare, community- based, and educational settings, and manage active, funded research programs through our two research centers: the Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth and the Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management and Complex Care. We are seeking faculty to provide contributions across a wide array of areas, including social determinants of health, health services research, the use of emerging technologies, and across the lifespan.

Tenure faculty (regardless of rank) are defined as persons with the titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor and instructor who serve on appointments totaling 50% or more service to the university and who are eligible for tenure or who have obtained tenure. Successful candidates at the assistant professor will have the potential for developing a focused program of research and scholarship, effective teaching, and service to the college, university, and profession. At the associate professor and professor levels, candidates should have a sustained program of externally funded research and scholarship, a record of excellence in teaching, and demonstrated service leadership at the national level.

Duties and responsibilities are assigned in accordance with the workload guidelines laid out in the pattern of administration of each faculty member's tenure initiation unit (TIU) and, as appropriate, regional campus; obligations will include research, service and/or teaching or clinical practice. These faculty will have an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in the relevant field of study or possession of equivalent experience.  RN licensure is required for those who are nurses; progressive trajectory of scholarly productivity; completed research with potential for continued research productivity, required; teaching and practice experience desired.

Education requirement:

  • PhD in nursing or other related field required
  • RN licensure in the state of Ohio for those who are nurses

Our ideal faculty candidate 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.

The 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 a powerful belief in wellness.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, brief DEI narrative describing commitment to improving inclusive excellence, and contact information for three or more references.

Submit confidential inquiries to: Dr. Dianne Morrison-Beedy, Chair, Tenure Track Search Committee at Morrison-Beedy.1@osu.edu.

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

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), including a track record of NIH R01-level funding and sponsorship of students on predoctoral training grants (e.g., F31, Hartford).

Please note that qualified applicants will also be considered for the Mildred E. Newton Endowed Professorship (tenured/tenure-track).

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.

Race, Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) tenure-track faculty (cardiovascular health -- 2 positions)

Join our Buckeye tradition of excellence at the College of Nursing, recipient of seven consecutive Health Professionals Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) AwardHEED seals!

We are seeking two tenure-track faculty – one early-career and one mid-career/senior investigator – committed to research on Race, Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) in the areas of cardiovascular health, cardiovascular disease risks and health disparities.

We are committed to recruiting, developing, retaining and advancing a cadre of health equity and social determinants of health-focused faculty, providing robust mentoring and embedding them in interdisciplinary teams committed to reducing the impact of racial discrimination and narrowing social disparities that impact health equity. The Ohio State University’s RAISE Initiative provides generous research development funds, a structured mentoring program, dedicated research time and membership in the interdisciplinary RAISE faculty cohort group. We provide a Fellow-to-Faculty program in which early-stage investigators begin their careers with two years of post-doctoral training, followed by a position as a tenure-track assistant professor.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • PhD in nursing or related field
  • RN licensure for those who are nurses
  • Expertise in cardiovascular health and social determinants of health/health equity
  • Record of high-quality, peer-reviewed research and scholarship
  • For associate and full professor levels, record of external funding, preferably from NIH
  • Teaching experience

Candidates should provide a CV, cover letter, research statement, three or more professional references and a diversity statement. Please submit all materials at the same time for your application to move forward.

The university's official application for this position can be found on Workday at this link. Confidential inquiries can be made by contacting Dr. Dianne Morrison-Beedy at morrison-beedy.1@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this initiative. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are provided to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering or transitioning to The Ohio State University.

Race, Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) tenure-track faculty (social determinants of health -- 3 positions)

The RAISE Initiative (Race, Inclusion, and Social Equity) of The Ohio State University seeks to improve health equity through research contributing to an understanding and reduction of the impact of the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) on vulnerable and disenfranchised communities. We are committed to recruiting, retaining, developing, and advancing a cadre of SDOH-focused faculty, providing robust mentoring, and embedding them in interdisciplinary teams committed to narrowing social disparities impacting health equity. Specific research to address the SDOH is imperative as these nonmedical vital signs impact health to a greater degree than medical interventions. Challenges to be addressed include our ability to identify SDOH systematically and proactively or create interventions that meet the needs and expectations of the community.

We are seeking applications for three full-time tenure-track faculty at all ranks who are excited and committed to this call for action. Two of these positions could be hired as Fellows to Faculty at Ohio State, an innovative program in which successful candidates begin their career with two years of post-doctoral training followed by a position as a tenure track assistant professor. Expertise can include but is not limited to artificial intelligence (AI), data science and analytics, biomedical informatics, health professions, nursing, public health, and social and behavioral sciences. Faculty appointments will be in the College of Arts & Sciences (Psychology), Engineering (Computer Science and Engineering), Medicine (Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Department of Biomedical Informatics), Nursing and Public Health (Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion). As a national leader in evidence-based interventions and interprofessional team translational science, Ohio State has a responsibility to advance research and implementation science on the SDOH that are particularly harmful to historically marginalized and minoritized groups.

The research of the three faculty appointments is expected to complement the strong basic, clinical and social science efforts of the following campus-wide centers (or institute): 1) Center for Cancer Health Equity in the Comprehensive Cancer Center; 2) Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics, and Systems Thinking in Health Services and Implementation Science Research (CATALYST) in the College of Medicine; 3) Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies (HOPES) in the College of Public Health; 4) Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI); and (5) College of Nursing Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management and Complex Care; Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth; and Fuld National Institute for Evidence-based Practice.

The search committee is especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate (1) a record of high-quality interdisciplinary research and scholarship, or for Assistant Professor candidates, demonstration of a solid inter-disciplinary research agenda and publication and external funding capability, (2) potential for high-quality teaching and mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds, and (3) a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. As part of Ohio State’s commitment to RAISE, we request candidates provide: (1) a brief DEI narrative describing commitment to improving inclusive excellence, (2) describe how current and future program of research demonstrates a focus on the SDOH and improving health equity; (3) and describe how their plans for developing interdisciplinary academic programming. It is envisioned that the selected three candidates will join other existing faculty or newly recruited faculty from other avenues to form a cluster dedicated to study of SDOH as they pertain locally to Ohio and nationally.HEED seal

Ohio State's College of Nursing ranks in the top 15 nationally in National Institutes of Health funding and invests in building innovative, multi-disciplinary research teams that can effectively and creatively address the nation's most pressing health and healthcare challenges. The vision of the college is to transform health and improve lives. Our mission is to dream, discover and deliver a healthier world. Our faculty conduct research across a variety of healthcare, community- based, and educational settings, and manage active, funded research programs through our two research centers: the Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth, and the Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management and Complex Care. Our college is the recipient of seven consecutive Health Professionals Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards. We are seeking faculty to provide contributions with expertise in intervention development and implementation science, a focus on vulnerable communities, and the study of complex biological, behavioral, and social factors impacting SDOH.

Confidential inquiries can be made by contacting Dr. Dianne Morrison-Beedy at morrison-beedy.1@osu.edu. In addition to the statements listed above, candidates should provide a CV, cover letter and three or more professional references. Please submit all materials at the same time for your application to move forward.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this initiative. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are provided to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering or transitioning to The Ohio State University.

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.

Research Assistant Professor -- Biostatistician

The Ohio State University College of Nursing seeks a biostatistician who will support the research activities of the college by providing leadership in the areas of study design and quantitative analysis for faculty investigators.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads the development, design and testing of collection instruments
  • Conducts descriptive and inferential statistics, including advanced statistical modeling independently or in collaboration with other researchers
  • Analyzes and visualizes data
  • Writes data protocols, technical manuals, annotated syntax and data dictionaries reproducibility of research
  • Contributes to the writing and analysis for peer-reviewed articles, grant submissions, white papers and conference presentations
  • Contributes to education of doctoral students regarding design and analytic aspects of nursing and health-related research through guest lectures and membership in dissertation and grant review committees
  • Participates with faculty investigators on committees to review concepts, proposals and to continually improve research implementation and outcomes

Ideal candidates will have a PhD in statistics, applied mathematics or a related quantitative field, with expertise in the use of statistical and programming packages, as well as data collection and management tools. A record of research publications and presentations is desired.

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.

Wellness Associated Faculty

Under the direction of the Vice President for Health Promotion/Chief Wellness Officer and the Director of Health Promotion, the associated faculty develops, implements and evaluates initiatives that support health and wellness at the university with students, staff, faculty and communities, ensuring that respective constituents needs are met. The associated faculty also works collaboratively with other areas of the university on health and wellness services, contributes to scholarly work, such as research related proposals and grants, helps provide data for annual report and other types of reports upon request, teaches and evaluates knowledge in the Health & Wellness undergraduate degree program, facilitates wellness workshops and maintains ongoing professional development.

Some weekend and evenings required. Doctoral degree or currently in pursuit of a doctoral degree required. Board certified health and wellness coach preferred.

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