Assistant, associate and full professor positions at Wayne State University College of Nursing


Advance your research and reshape nursing science in the heart of Detroit

The Wayne State University College of Nursing invites leading nurse scholars to apply for open faculty positions. By joining the college’s talented faculty, successful applicants will have the opportunity to expand their research expertise while making meaningful contributions to our mission by addressing health disparities and the health care needs of urban populations.

The College of Nursing offers a supportive, collegial and interdisciplinary environment in a one-of-a-kind setting for you to expand your program of research. Located in Midtown Detroit, our college enjoys strong, long-standing clinical and research partnerships with world-class health institutions in our backyard, along with countless clinics and community health centers in and around our city.

Successful candidates for these full-time, tenured faculty positions should have a distinguished record of scholarly nursing research and publication. Highly qualified candidates may be considered for the Faville Endowed Professorship, which will provide supplemental support for the scholarly activities of the recipient.

Successful candidates should expect to:

  • Conduct research in areas of interest consistent with the foci of the college: health disparities, stress and health, health promotion/illness prevention, self-management of chronic conditions.
  • Maintain a record of scholarly publication in nationally recognized journals.
  • Mentor PhD students.
  • Prepare, teach and evaluate assigned courses.
  • Participate in college and university committees.

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About the College of Nursing

Recognized as a leader in nursing education, knowledge generation and contemporary nursing practice, the Wayne State University College of Nursing has been dedicated to providing the highest quality education to a diverse population of students for more than 75 years. Through our BSN, MSN, PhD, DNP and graduate certificate programs, Wayne State nursing graduates are prepared to be leaders in research, education and practice, with an enhanced focus on addressing health disparities and the health care needs of urban populations. U.S. News and World Report has recognized the WSU College of Nursing for offering BSN, MSN and DNP programs that are ranked among the best in the country.

 Our faculty aid in the development of new nursing knowledge by conducting research that focuses on urban health. Our researchers study the determinants and distribution of health and disease in populations living within an urban context.


Why Wayne State University?

Wayne State University is one of the nation's pre-eminent public, urban research universities. We are a partner in Michigan's University Research Corridor, one of the nation’s top academic research clusters, and hold the Carnegie Foundation’s highest classification for research activity, with annual research expenditures of $235 million.

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.

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Contact us

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Faculty Search Committee Chair Rosalind Peters, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, at You are also welcome to reach out to other members of our Search Committee: