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University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Position Number: 4878721
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Position Type: Health - Healthcare Administration

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Registered Nurse (RN) License Required)

Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Category: Faculty
Employment Type: Faculty-Full Time
Employment Type: Onsite
Application Period Opens: Sep 8 2023 at 4:20 PM CDT
Job Number: 286375-FA

Job Summary:

The School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking talented, innovative, and productive nurse scientists to join our tenure track faculty. Successful candidates will join a vibrant and collaborative group of scientists and scholars conducting innovative and impactful research aimed at improving health care services and individual and population health across the lifespan. We seek candidates who will develop and maintain robust externally funded research programs. Candidates with research programs that generate new knowledge, in one or more of the following recruitment priority areas are strongly encouraged to apply:

* Aging and care of older adults
* Children, families, or reproductive health
* Health equity/disparities
* Health or public health systems and public health
* Informatics/data science
* Mental health and/or substance use
* Symptom science and/or palliative care

Successful candidates for these positions will also teach courses aligned with their expertise in
Baccalaureate, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and PhD programs, and will mentor undergraduate honors and graduate students in research and scholarship. Service to the school, university, and profession, and meaningful contributions to creating inclusive excellence are expectations of tenure track faculty.


* Tenure-track faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing conduct research, teach courses, mentor students, and contribute to school, university, community, and professional activities through academic citizenship, service, and leadership.
* Tenure-track faculty members positively contribute to School of Nursing and University of Wisconsin-Madison goals for diversity and inclusive excellence.
* Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain a collaborative, innovative, robust, and highly visible research programs that entail conceptualizing, designing, and conducting research studies; managing research staff; following all research compliance policies; disseminating research results; and seeking extramural research funding. Research programs may build on one or more of the following research approaches: symptom science, systems science, qualitative methods, health services research, epidemiology, informatics, large data analytics, or mixed methods. Research programs should be consistent with national nursing, public health, behavioral health, aging, family health, mental health, informatics, health care, or health systems priorities for extramural funding.
* Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses aligned with their expertise at Baccalaureate and/or graduate levels. Teaching may include co-teaching in active learning environments and interprofessional education with health sciences students and faculty. Teaching may include face-to-face, blended, and online delivery.
* Research mentoring of undergraduate honors students, PhD students, and postdoctoral trainees/fellows is expected.
* Successful candidates will be expected to actively contribute to school, university, community, and professional committees and other activities through academic service.
* Appointments at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor ranks are possible. For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, a substantial nationally recognized record of research, publication, teaching, and service meeting criteria for a tenured faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be required.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


PhD in Nursing or related field. If earned research doctorate is not in nursing, a graduate degree in nursing is required.


- Three or more years of experience or combined research training and experience in conducting health-related research projects
- A record of research publications
- One or more years of experience or combined education and experience in teaching at undergraduate or graduate levels in nursing or health related field is required; teaching experience using active learning strategies, co-teaching, concept-based teaching, blended and online teaching, and interprofessional education strategies is desirable.


RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure And/Or Compact State Licensure

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Onsite with remote work flexibility--It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work locations when necessary or at other locations or using remote work technology as needed or preferred.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2024


ACADEMIC (9 months)
Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. In addition to base pay, the employee in this position can expect to receive benefits such as paid sick leave, competitive insurances and savings accounts, and employer sponsored retirement benefits.

Additional Information:

For nearly 100 years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Nursing (SoN) has been
committed to enhancing healthcare through teaching and research. With a mission to develop leaders for the profession and society; we make discoveries, enhance systems, and improve health through research, education, and practice for Wisconsin and beyond. The School of Nursing strives to achieve inclusive excellence and fosters an academic environment that welcomes diversity in students, faculty, staff, and the curriculum.

In the course of employment with the School of Nursing (SoN), dependent upon position and job
responsibilities, employees may have access to PHI (personal health information) in order to fulfill the duties of their position. As part of the UW-Madison Health Care Component (HCC), all SoN faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and unpaid affiliates are required to complete HIPAA training as part of their orientation.

Official transcripts will be required upon hire. A caregiver criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

How to Apply:

Electronic submission of application materials is required. Applicants must apply via the online application system at Please click the "APPLY NOW" button to start an application. A complete application includes the following:

1) A letter of application referring to Position Vacancy Listing (PVL) #286375
2) A current curriculum vitae
3) A research program statement (2 pages)
4) A teaching philosophy statement (1 page)
5) Three data-based peer-reviewed publications
6) Three letters of reference from individuals who can evaluate teaching and research

Instructions for how to submit application materials:

1. Please submit your letter of application, current CV, research and teaching statements, and publications as PDF files.
2. The three data-based publications should be submitted as a single merged PDF file.
3. Letters of reference must be emailed directly from the reference to Susan Zahner at

Applications submitted outside of the online application process will not be considered. Failure to submit complete application materials may result in ineligibility for this position. For questions regarding this position, please contact Susan Zahner at

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by midnight on January 15, 2024. The position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding any misconduct. To be considered, applicants must upload a signed 'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the application. The authorization form and a definition of 'misconduct' can be found here:

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