Employment Opportunities






Tenure Track 

Health Disparities Research Cluster Hire Initiative

The School of Nursing at Auburn University, located in Auburn, Alabama, invites applications for full-time 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on upon experience and qualifications. The successful candidate must have expertise and a record of scholarly productivity in health disparities research, such as community-based research, public and/or population health, or translational research.

The position is part of an interdisciplinary Health Disparities Cluster Hire Initiative at Auburn University (http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/healthdisparities.html). Successful candidates will be become part of the Health Disparities Cluster that will compliment Auburn University’s existing faculty with expertise and shared interests in health disparities research. Expectations include building and maintaining externally funded research programs in the area of health disparities through multidisciplinary research collaborations. These expectations will be important components in faculty annual review in addition to teaching and outreach/service responsibilities.

Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of over 29,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains robust research and public service programs. Auburn University is located in east-central Alabama near several large metropolitan areas (e.g., Montgomery and Birmingham, AL; Atlanta and Columbus, GA).  A campus of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine is located in Auburn, AL. which provides additional opportunities for research and teaching collaborations.

The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education to offer traditional baccalaureate and Masters programs with Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator options.  RN to BSN and DNP programs began in 2018.

Minimum Qualifications for Tenure Track: Ph.D in Nursing or relevant health-related discipline and a Masters in Nursing. Candidates must be eligible for Alabama RN license and must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; must have excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. 

Desired Qualifications: Baccalaureate, graduate and on-line teaching experience with a history of inter-professional collaborations in research, education, and/or practice and a demonstrated interest in education of health professionals and graduate students. 

For more information regarding the Cluster Hires, please click on the following link:


Review of applicants will begin 11/30/2018 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified.  Candidates should use the following like to apply;


Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer


Associate Dean for Research (ADR)

Auburn University School of Nursing (AUSON) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Research (ADR). The ADR in the School of Nursing is a vital member of the leadership team who facilitates programs of research and scholarly productivity among faculty and students. The Associate Dean for Research position is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced researcher with leadership/administrative experience to influence health care through nursing and interdisciplinary research.  The Associate Dean for Research reports directly to the Dean.

The ADR also holds a full-time 12-month, tenured/tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.  Rank and salary of the selected individual will be commensurate with background and experience.


Facilitates faculty and staff development in the area of research.

Represents the School of Nursing with internal and external constituencies to promote, facilitate, and disseminate research/scholarship activities.

Coordinates research activities of the School of Nursing including supervision of efforts of staff assigned to support the research activities of the School of Nursing.

Develops initiatives to promote faculty success with grant proposals such as mock reviews and regular research discussions.

Develops activities to promote a research and scholarship culture within the School of Nursing.

Fosters collaborative research initiatives within nursing as well as facilitate interdisciplinary and inter-professional research.

Develops mechanisms for identifying research funding resources and systems to support grant applications.

Identifies faculty needs to support research such as editorial assistance, data analysis, statistical consultation, and grants management expertise.

Represents the School throughout the University in research related activities.

Maintains her/his own active program of extramurally funded research.


The successful candidate must possess research leadership skills, interdisciplinary collaboration experience, administrative ability, and interpersonal skills that enable working across multiple disciplines that address priority issues and funding opportunities in the research community.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Research doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in nursing or a health-related discipline.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement and external research funding in nursing and/or interdisciplinary health science research.
  • Exhibit excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Nursing is desired, but not essential.
  • Administrative skills in managing research projects, experience in identifying funding opportunities, and developing interdisciplinary partnerships are desirable.
  • Proven ability to mentor junior and midlevel faculty to successful research and scholarly activities is preferred.


Candidates must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States both (1) at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and (2) throughout the proposed term of employment.


The executive search firm The Hollander Group has been retained by Auburn University School of Nursing to assist in this recruitment. Applications, comprising cover letter and curriculum vitae, as well as nominations and inquiries should be submitted electronically to:

info@thehollandergroup.net. Questions may be directed by telephone to: 202-270-8772.

Review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, interested persons are encouraged to apply early.