Nurse Scientists – University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing


This is an extraordinary opportunity to join one of the top tier schools of nursing in academic standing and federal research funding in the country and ranked 10th in BSN programs by the U.S. News and World Report in 2021. The College of Nursing in the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the states only public academic health sciences center, desires Nurse Scientists for the largest of their five campuses, the Omaha campus.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing (CON), Omaha Division is seeking an Associate Professor or Professor Nurse Scientist. This research-intensive 12-month position includes the opportunity for an Endowed Professorship or Endowed Chair appointment. The nurse scientists should have a history of interdisciplinary collaboration with a sustained record of funded research, a national presence, and experience mentoring junior nurse scientists and graduate students.

The UNMC CON has numerous resources to assist faculty research to succeed with their research trajectory and has a cadre of research-focused faculty who are energetic, passionate, and experts in their respective program of study. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with CON team of nurse scientists statewide, including three divisions in rural Nebraska. The CON team of nurse scientists impact healthcare and healthcare policy through their innovative research.

The candidate will supervise graduate students with their scholarly/research projects, serve on dissertation committees, and participate in synchronous/asynchronous instruction. Service to the college and to the nursing profession is part of the tripartite mission.

A full list of responsibilities is available upon request.


  • Terminal degree (doctorate in nursing is preferred)
  • Eligible for licensure in Nebraska

Preferred Qualifications:

  • History of interdisciplinary collaboration with a sustained record of funded research
  • National presence
  • Experience mentoring junior nurse scientists and graduate students
  • Eligible for Professor or Associate Professor rank

 Resources available:

  • Cadre of energetic and passionate research-focused faculty who are experts in their respective program of study
  • Opportunity to collaborate with the CON team of nurse scientists statewide, including divisions in Lincoln and three in rural Nebraska, who impact healthcare and healthcare policy through their innovative research
  • Interdisciplinary research colleagues on an internationally known, cutting edge medical center campus

Responsibilities of the position:

  • Supervision of graduate student scholarly/research projects
  • Dissertation committee member/chair
  • Participation in synchronous/asynchronous instruction
  • Service to the college and to the nursing profession

 Additional opportunities:

  • Leadership positions such as Director of the PhD Program
  • Endowed Chair or Endowed Professorship

 About the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving the state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC has six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs.

  • Primary care, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant and pharmacy programs rank among the best in U.S. News & World Report rankings. U.S. News & World Report also ranked UNMC’s online graduate nursing programs as among the best.
  • Online Master’s Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialty program was ranked second in the nation in 2019 and the public health online master’s degree program was ranked sixth by Best Masters Programs, an independent online guide.
  • UNMC was named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Top Producing Institution for the 2019-2020 academic year by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
  • Nearly half of Nebraska’s physicians, dental professionals, pharmacists, bachelor-prepared nurses, and allied health professionals have graduated from UNMC.

About the College of Nursing

The UNMC College of Nursing is the largest and most far-reaching of UNMC’s six health colleges and has a major presence and impact in all areas of Nebraska and nationwide. The programs are nationally and internationally recognized for their world-class delivery of education, research, and nursing practice. UNMC is a leader in advanced, student-centered learning technologies and interdisciplinary learning. The College offers comprehensive BSN, MSN, DNP, PhD, and continuing education programs to prepare students for leadership roles in nursing practice, research, education, health policy and administration.

Over the past ten years, the College of Nursing has benefited from donor generosity with the addition of new buildings on four of its campuses, including the Center for Nursing Science in the Omaha campus.

About the Omaha Campus

The College of Nursing Omaha Division is located on the main campus of The University of Nebraska Medical Center’. The vibrant, bustling campus is situated in the heart of midtown Omaha.

Omaha Division nursing students have access to state of the art classrooms and laboratories. Opportunities for interprofessional education with students from pharmacy, medicine, allied health professions, public health await nursing students in the Omaha Division. The Lied Transplant Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, and other university facilities, including the new Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute, the iEXCEL-Davis Global Center, and the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Institute provide clinical experiences outside of the acute care setting. Nebraska Medicine, their primary clinical partner, offers a wide array of learning opportunities in acute care.

Student interaction space, hospital lab space, skills lab space, computer lab access and a state-of-the- art simulation center promote both classroom learning and clinical decision making for nursing students. Students from all colleges use the simulation center, clinical skills area, and classrooms in both the College of Nursing and the Center for Nursing Science buildings.

Undergraduate students are admitted into the traditional (two year) program every year, as well as accelerated students (one year program). The Omaha campus also has graduate students in the master’s, PhD, and DNP programs.

 Living in the Area:

Omaha, with a population of just over 460,000 is the perfect combination of down-home charm and urban chic. The area offers a stable economy, thriving arts and culture scene and a diverse choice of housing ranging from well established homes on shaded streets to waterfront urban high rises to newer suburban developments. Rounded out by a low cost of living (10.2% below the national average), unemployment below the national average and attractions and activities for the entire family. The city has been cited as one of the best places to raise a family,

 To Apply:

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