Associate/Full Nursing Professor

May 10, 2021
Priority Deadline to Apply:
October 3, 2022
Wayne State University

Position Description

Located in the heart of Detroit and surrounded by world-class health institutions, Wayne State University’s College of Nursing, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for leading nurse scholars to apply for Associate/Full Professor. The new faculty member will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, education, and service. The successful candidate for this full-time, tenured faculty position will have a distinguished record of scholarly nursing research and publications focused on issues related to urban health. Highly qualified candidates may be considered for an Endowed Professorship position. The endowment will provide supplemental support for the scholarly activities of the recipient.


  • Conduct research in areas of interest consistent with the foci of the college.
  • Maintain a record of scholarly publications in nationally recognized journals.
  • Mentor PhD students.
  • Prepare, teach, and evaluate assigned courses.
  • Use teaching strategies appropriate to learning needs with a specific focus on PhD courses.
  • Participate in College and University committees.
  • Perform related duties as assigned. 


  • PhD in nursing, education, or other related area and graduate degree in nursing.
  • Previous teaching experience at baccalaureate or higher degree level.
  • Strong background in PhD nursing education and/or research supervision.
  • Strong evidence of externally funded research. 
  • Eligible to hold the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor.

About The Institution

About the College of Nursing:
The mission of the Wayne State University (WSU) College of Nursing is to create and translate knowledge and to educate a diverse student body prepared to excel as clinicians, scholars, and leaders who improve health in local and global communities. In recognition of these efforts, the College is consistently ranked among the top nursing graduate schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. WSU’s faculty aid in the development of new nursing knowledge through the conduct of research that focuses on urban health. Researchers study the determinants and distribution of health and disease in populations living within an urban context. Within that broad focus, researchers address areas such as the effects of stress on health, wellness (health promotion/illness prevention), self-management of chronic conditions, symptom science, and end-of-life and palliative care.

The College of Nursing’s dedication to student success and state-of-the-art learning environment combine to produce graduates who are prepared to be nurse leaders in research, education, and practice. Located in Midtown Detroit, the College of Nursing's faculty and students serve diverse populations while promoting community and urban health. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the following programs are offered by the College of Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Masters Certificates, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, and Post-doctoral studies. Visit to learn more about the pathways and clinical specialties offered.

About Wayne State University:
Classified as "doctoral university: very high research activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, WSU is a premier urban research university. WSU offers more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 27,000 students. Wayne State’s history began in 1868, when five physicians who witnessed the crude medical treatment on Civil War battlefields committed themselves to advancing health education and care in Detroit. They founded the Detroit Medical College, which has since transformed into WSU’s School of Medicine.

Today the main 200-acre campus in Midtown Detroit is home to more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the United States and 76 countries. The College of Nursing and WSU share a strong multicultural urban research, teaching, and service mission and agenda. Our student body is the most diverse in Michigan.

About The Community

Detroit is truly a one-of-a-kind destination, with an inspired mix of neighborhoods that contribute to its character. There's no shortage of things to do, from visiting Belle Isle, exploring Detroit's dining scene, supporting local vendors at Eastern Market, to seeing a show, and so much more. Numerous cultural, entertainment, and sports destinations allow residents to enjoy the true Detroit experience, just minutes from WSU’s campus.

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Application Process

Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to the University’s search consultant:

Danan Tsan
Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

 Complete applications should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position.
  2. Updated CV.
  3. Three professional references with contact information.

Applications received by October 3, 2022, will receive priority consideration.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Affirmative Action Plans for Minority/Female and Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities is available in their entirety on the OEO website.

Wayne State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, which complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Wayne State University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.