Faculty Job Opportunities

Director of Nursing Research — College of Nursing and The James Comprehensive Cancer Center

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 (OSU CON) invite applications for the leadership role of Director of Nursing Research. We are seeking an experienced nurse researcher who has made contributions to oncology and nursing research.

The OSUCCC-James is committed to providing the community/region it serves with high quality services in cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and survivorship as one of the nation’s 11 free-standing “cancer only” hospitals which, with 308 beds, is one of the largest PPS-exempt hospitals in the United States (2900+ FTEs). 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 Director of Nursing Research will oversee all nursing research professional practice roles in The James and will collaborate with the OSU CON’s 114 faculty members and the student population.

The Director of Nursing Research will promote and enhance both nursing and transdisciplinary research activities at The OSUCCC-James and the OSU College of Nursing. This individual will develop and foster research opportunities for faculty, clinicians and students, consistent with the strategic plan for the OSUCCC-James and the OSU CON. The primary focus of the individual holding this position is to mentor nursing staff to conduct research as well as to mentor pre- and post-doctoral fellows. It is also expected that this person will participate in the translational research and dissemination core of the new Fuld National Institute of EBP that is housed in the College of Nursing. The role will have a tenured/tenure track position with the OSU College of Nursing.

The Director of Nursing Research is a member of the OSUCCC-James senior nursing leadership team and, as such, contributes to the development and execution of the organization’s mission, vision, values and strategic plan. This senior nursing leader will be responsible for providing vision, strategic direction and leadership for nursing research to the OSUCC-James community of nurses. He/She will also be a member of the faculty at the OSU CON.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a PhD in nursing and curriculum vitae that demonstrates progressive contribution to the body of oncology nursing research and experience working in an academic medical center. Other desired qualities include a commitment to diversity, interprofessional education and collaboration with other health disciplines, and the ability to mentor clinical nurses as well as students at all levels.

Work in one of the country’s top health systems and receive a comprehensive compensation package including competitive pay, outstanding benefits including paid parental leave, medical, dental and vision, state retirement options, 100% employer paid tuition to OSU toward furthering your education and tuition assistance for dependents/spouse as well as access to University recreational/sports facilities and activities.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Tobacco Free.

If you, or if you know a colleague who would be interested, please contact VP and Dean Bernadette Melnyk at melnyk.15@osu.edu or Precious Suchora Farroni at precious.suchora@osumc.edu.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Social and Behavioral Determinants of Infectious Disease

The Ohio State University College of Nursing, in partnership with The Infectious Disease Institute, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level to contribute in one of the following: (a) prevention detection and therapies; (b) antimicrobial resistance; (c) ecology, epidemiology and population health; (d) host defense and microbial biology, microbial communities; and (e) viruses and emerging pathogens. We are particularly interested in applicants who study the social determinants of health with an emphasis on sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV prevention and control. Whether you focus nationally or globally, in the lab or in the community, if you want to join a cross-disciplinary, innovative group of leaders conducting world-changing research, Ohio State is right for you.

This position will contribute to a substantial university Discovery Themes investment to enhance cutting-edge research on infectious disease detection, treatment and prevention. This investment builds upon existing strengths and a culture of academic collaboration to foster research alliances among our colleagues with sustained global impact. We seek candidates with a PhD in nursing or other health or social science fields who are well-grounded in nursing science form a social science perspective to join a cross-campus effort to address infectious disease broadly and the social and behavioral determinants of infectious disease. It is expected that this position will contribute to building links to interdisciplinary research centers and programs at the university and the Discovery Themes Initiative. We seek candidates who will maintain vigorous research programs, actively seek external funding, contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching and provide service to the university and the profession. If “innovative,” “forward-thinking” and “transformational” describe you, then the Ohio State College of Nursing and the Infectious Disease Institute could be a perfect fit for your next chapter.

To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. Ohio State is an EEO/AA Employer. The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential.

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 individual wellness.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for three or more references to Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, Faculty Search Committee Chair at Morrison-Beedy.1@osu.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Women's Health - Open-Rank, Tenure-Track

If you specialize in dreaming big, exploring the impossible, and pushing the envelope to improve the world around you, The Ohio State University College of Nursing could be for you.

The Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children, and Youth at The Ohio State University College of Nursing invites applications for an inquisitive and outcomes-focused professional to join our team through a new open-rank, tenure-track women’s health faculty position. Ohio State’s College of Nursing ranks #13 among its peers in National Institutes of Health funding and invests in innovative, 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.

Our ideal faculty candidate will have a PhD in nursing or other health and social science field and 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. Opportunities in women’s health research can be in maternal/child health, sex/gender differences at the biological or population level, or sex-specific disease risk. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated success in research evidenced by a track record of publication and, for senior hires, a robust trajectory of external funding. While the position will primarily focus on research, prior teaching and mentoring experience is desirable.

To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. Ohio State is an EEO/AA Employer. The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential.

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 individual wellness.

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

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for three or more references to Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, chair of the Faculty Search Committee at Morrison-Beedy.1@osu.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.