Employment Opportunities




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.






Assistant/Associate Professor

Tenure Track

2 positions


The School of Nursing at Auburn University, located in Auburn, Alabama, invites applications for two full-time 12-month, positions to begin August 2019.  The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure track (Assistant/Associate Professor) position depending upon experience and qualifications. Candidates with expertise in the area of Adult Health/Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Community Health, Maternal Health and Mental Health are sought to teach our highly qualified student body.


 Auburn University is one of the nation's premier public land-grant institutions.  In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report.  Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Masters’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees.


Minimum Qualifications for Tenure Track:

Requires an earned Ph.D in a relevant discipline, Masters in Nursing and BSN with a specialty in Adult Health/Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Community Health, Maternal Health and Mental Health and must have current clinical skills. Must be eligible for Alabama RN License and meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of the employment at the time employment begins. Must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.  Desired Qualifications:  Baccalaureate, graduate and on-line teaching experience in nursing and evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration and scholarly productivity. 


Review of applicants will begin April 22, 2019 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.  Candidates should use the following link to apply:





Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.