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Assistant Professor Nursing

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
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Nov 26, 2021

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With a strong commitment to advancing diversity in research, thought and representation, the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University invites applications for tenure-track assistant professor positions in the area of public health and care inequities, as part of a cluster hiring initiative in Public Health, Health Policy, and Health Equity.

A national leader in the graduation of Black and African American doctorates in the physical sciences, computer science, and veterinary medicine over the past 5 years, Purdue's track record of supporting diversity dates back well over a century and is rooted in our land-grant mission. Today, the University has embarked upon a comprehensive 5-year, $75 million plan to further enrich and diversify its faculty, staff, student body, as described here.

This cluster, comprised of 14 new faculty members across four colleges-Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Libraries and Information Studies, and Pharmacy-is just the first wave of a larger, multi-year cluster hiring initiative totaling 40 FTE overall that aims to expand our research enterprise, add to the range of perspectives of our faculty, and promote a supportive community for all students. Alongside several other ongoing initiatives, this program evinces Purdue's strong commitment to further enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more information, a comprehensive plan may be found here.

These appointments begin in August 2022. Future start dates are open to negotiation.


The faculty member will be expected to conduct research and teach courses that enhance or complement the School's priority area of public health and care inequities, including but not limited to:
  • Emerging public health initiatives
  • Care inequities
  • Health policy and regulation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Health disparities
  • Health behaviors
  • Wellness and care of vulnerable populations across the life span

The School of Nursing is part of the College of Health and Human Sciences, the third largest college at Purdue. The College of Health and Human Sciences includes nine academic units that hold national and international recognition for their scientific and programmatic contributions to improving the health of individuals and communities. There will be rich opportunities for research collaboration with the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Public Health Program, Center for Families, Cooperative Extension, and the nurse-managed community health centers affiliated with the School. In addition, Purdue is one of the nation's leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of over 48,000 students.


Applicants must hold a PhD in nursing or a related field with a Bachelor's in Nursing (Masters in Nursing is preferred) and be eligible for licensure in Indiana.

Application Procedure

Applications need to be submitted to this site and need to include
  • Complete curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research
  • Statement of teaching
  • Three names of reference
  • Diversity and Inclusion Statement.

Purdue University's School of Nursing is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Review of applicants and interviews will begin January 15, 2022 and continue until positions are filled. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Libby Richards, Search Committee Chair, School of Nursing, Purdue University,

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply
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