Nursing Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Apr 26, 2021
May 26, 2021
Full Time
Tenured/Tenure-Track Nurse Faculty

The School of Nursing at George Mason University invites applications for full-time, 9-month, tenured/tenure-track positions at the academic rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Our faculty aspires to contribute to the health of all populations through innovative and impactful education, research, practice, and service. George Mason University, a Carnegie Research 1 institution, is the largest, most diverse, and innovative public university in Virginia with more than 38,000 students from all 50 states and over 135 countries. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, offering easy access to the cultural, scientific, and political resources of the nation's capital. Mason has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department: The School currently enrolls over 700 students, with robust Baccalaureate and Master's programs. Our highly ranked Doctoral of Nursing Practice (DNP) program includes concentrations in family practice, psychiatric mental health, and adult gerontology. The PhD in Nursing program has produced leaders in research, academia, and administration, both domestic and global, for nearly 40 years. Further information about the School may be found at: The School is situated in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), which includes four additional academic units: Global and Community Health; Health Administration and Policy; Nutrition and Food Studies; and Social Work. The College is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate and 950 graduate students and approximately 140 faculty and staff. CHHS is transitioning to become the first College of Public Health in the State of Virginia. Research opportunities abound in our nurse-led community-based clinics, high-fidelity simulation laboratory, tele-health facilities, and the CHHS Population Health Center. Active programs of research among School and CHHS faculty include investigating cultural and environmental influences on health behaviors, opioid addiction, obesity, maternal/child/adolescent health outcomes, community interventions, vulnerable populations, racial disparities in healthcare, HIV, and acute/chronic effects of violence. CHHS is also home to the "Mason: Health Starts Here" cohort study - a first-of-its-kind, transdisciplinary longitudinal research project to understand and improve the health of university students. Further information about the College may be found at:

Responsibilities: The position requires research, teaching, and service responsibilities, including: * Developing or maintaining an extramurally funded, independent research program; * Producing high impact, peer-reviewed publications; * Engaging in multidisciplinary collaborations; * Mentoring graduate/doctoral students in research projects; * Teaching across the curriculum; * Pursuing professional service that advances the School's mission; * Participating in faculty governance.

Qualifications: Successful applicants will have: * An earned PhD (or equivalent research doctorate) from an accredited institution in nursing or health-related field; * Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in Virginia; * Expertise in effectively teaching in both undergraduate and graduate courses; * Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; * A commitment to supporting a culture of inclusion and diversity.

Early career (tenure-track) applicants will have: * Postdoctoral training or academic experience; * Identified a focused program of research with the potential to obtain external funding; * An established record of peer-reviewed publications.

Mid-career or senior applicants will have: * Excellent research skills as measured by a record of extramural research funding; * A sustained record of high-impact, peer-reviewed publications; * Demonstrated skills in mentorship of junior faculty related to grantsmanship and publications; * An academic record that meets criteria for tenure in the CHHS.

Applicants must apply through Applications must include: (1) cover letter describing the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) a short research statement (2 paragraphs); (3) a short teaching statement (2 paragraphs); (4) curriculum vitae; (5) a diversity statement (2 paragraphs), and (6) the contact information of three references. Please note: Those selected for final rounds interviews, will need to provide three reference letters prior to the final round of interviews taking place.

Only complete electronic applications submitted using will be reviewed. An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification.

Please respond to the following prompt when writing your diversity statement: Have you worked with any individuals in a teaching, mentorship or advisory capacity who are from marginalized groups? If so, how did you help them identify and overcome barriers to success? Think about your experience with research mentorship, teaching or tutoring, academic advising, and community mentorship. (No more than 2 paragraphs)

For additional questions about the posted position, search process and/or the University, please contact Dr. Kat Scafide, Search Committee Chair, at:; (703) 993-3595.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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