WSU nursing faculty positions available

Associate and Full Professor Positions

Wayne State University College of Nursing

Join us in making a lasting impact on urban health. Located in the heart of Detroit and surrounded by world-class health institutions, Wayne State University’s College of Nursing invites applications and nominations for leading nurse scholars to apply for open faculty positions. The new faculty member will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, education and service.

Successful candidates for these full-time, tenured faculty positions will have a distinguished record of scholarly nursing research and publications focused on issues related to urban health. Highly qualified candidates may be considered for an Endowed Professorship position. The endowment will provide supplemental support for the scholarly activities of the recipient.

About the College of Nursing

The mission of the WSU College of Nursing is to create and translate knowledge and to educate a diverse student body prepared to excel as clinicians, scholars and leaders who improve health in local and global communities. In recognition of our efforts, the College is consistently ranked among the top nursing graduate schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Our faculty aid in the development of new nursing knowledge through the conduct of research that focuses on urban health. Our researchers study the determinants and distribution of health and disease in populations living within an urban context. Within that broad focus, researchers address areas such as: effects of stress on health; wellness: health promotion/illness prevention; self-management of chronic conditions; symptom science; and end-of-life and palliative care.

Our dedication to student success and our state-of-the-art learning environment combine to produce graduates who are prepared to be nurse leaders in research, education and practice. Located in Midtown Detroit, the College of Nursing's faculty and students serve diverse populations while promoting community and urban health.

Academic Programs

The following programs, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, are offered by the College of Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Masters Certificates, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice. A Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree and Post-doctoral studies are also offered. Visit to learn more about the programs, pathways and clinical specialties offered.

Why Wayne State? Academic excellence, diversity and location

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.

A premier urban research university, Wayne State is one of only three universities in Michigan to receive the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education's classification of doctoral university: very high research activity. Wayne offers more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 27,000 students.

Responsibilities of the positions

The successful candidates must:

  • Conduct research in areas of interest consistent with the foci of the college.
  • Maintain a record of scholarly publication in nationally recognized journals.
  • Mentor PhD students.
  • Prepare, teach and evaluate assigned courses.
  • Use teaching strategies appropriate to learning needs with a specific focus on PhD courses.
  • Participate in College and University committees.
  • Perform related duties as assigned. 
  • Have a strong background and experience in PhD nursing education and/or research supervision.

More information

If you have further questions, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Hossein Yarandi at  

To apply

The search committee is accepting applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply today at (posting # 045345).

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 




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