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Professor of Nursing

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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The Position

The School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) at Purdue University seeks applicants for the Kathrine Birck Chair in Nursing. This tenured faculty position at the full professor level is a named professorship recognizing a distinguished scholar who has made significant accomplishments in research important to nursing as reflected by a sustained funded research program with publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed research journals, and demonstrated excellence in mentoring. The successful candidate will also contribute to teaching and engagement. We seek candidates with expertise consistent with one or more of the HHS signature areas of Developmental Health and Wellness, Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity, and Sustainable Organizations and Thriving Communities (

The School of Nursing at Purdue Univeristy

Purdue University School of Nursing ( serves the citizens of Indiana, the nation, and the world. The School of Nursing has approximately 900 students across its baccalaureate, masters, DNP, and PhD programs. Purdue University fosters and encourages an interdisciplinary research environment, creating many opportunities to collaborate with other researchers in the School of Nursing, HHS, and campus-wide. Opportunities exist for collaboration with Purdue Extension ( and over 100 Purdue research centers and institutes ( such as the Women's Global Health Institute; the A.H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise, and Nutrition; the Center on Aging and the Life Course; the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering; and the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research.


A registered nurse with a PhD degree in Nursing or related field and current academic rank of full professor, with tenure or equivalent. Evidence of a well-developed federally funded independent and/or collaborative research program required. Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills should be demonstrated. Previous mentorship of researchers across levels is expected and college-level teaching desired.

Application Process

Application packages must include:
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Letter of application describing how qualifications fit the position, specifically addressing mentoring philosophy, research experience, and future research directions
  • Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
  • Names of three (3) people from whom references may be solicited, one of which must be a research mentee within the last 5 years. (Applicant will be contacted prior to recommendations being solicited).

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.

Any interested candidate should apply via the SuccessFactors link:


Contact Nancy Edwards, Chair, Search Committee, School of Nursing, Purdue University, 502 N. University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Telephone: 765-404-0090;

Review of applications begins November 15, 2021 and will continue until position is filled. Desirable start date: August 2022.

Purdue University, a public land-grant university, is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, just 1 hour north of Indianapolis and 2 hours south of Chicago.

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

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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