Women, Children Family Nursing Research Faculty Member


The Rush University College of Nursing (https://www.rushu.rush.edu/college-nursing) invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Faculty Member in the Department of Women, Children, and Family Nursing. Expectations and emphasis for this position include a career commitment to research and teaching, student advising, service to the University and related scholarly activity. Doctoral preparation is required. Candidates eligible for this position will have demonstrated strong potential for developing a program of funded scientific research, particularly in the areas of women’s health, health disparities, health policy, human lactation, maternal-child health and health policy, or microbiome research. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have a track record of federal funding as principal investigator. For candidates with no federal funding a funded post-doctoral experience is required. Continued research productivity is expected. Ongoing scholarly productivity that includes publications and presentations, teaching, evidence of successful mentoring of doctoral students, serving on PhD and DNP student committees as aligned with the candidate’s expertise, active involvement in College and university committees and service to the profession is also expected. The model candidate will have high potential for research collaboration with other faculty members; experience teaching, including online and/or distance learning format; and the capacity to support interprofessional research and collaborative scholarship. Rush is renowned for its Practitioner-Teacher model and faculty practice opportunities can be accommodated. The appointment of academic rank and salary are dependent on prior experience and achievements. This is a 12-month faculty position.


Position responsibilities include:

·         Research

·         Teaching and education.

·         Student advising.

·         Service to the University and the College.

·         Scholarly productivity


Position qualifications include:

·         Master’s degree in nursing.

·         Earned doctorate (e.g., DNP, Ph.D.).

·         National certification (or eligibility for national certification) in Women, Children and/or

·         Family Nursing

·         Demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to

·         the diversity and excellence of the learning environment.

·         Eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois


The executive search firm The Hollander Group has been selected to assist the Rush University College of Nursing search committee in its efforts for this recruitment.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications - comprising cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of professional references with contact information – should be submitted in electronic form to info@thehollandergroup.net. Note that no references will be contacted without the permission of the candidate.


Requests for additional information and nominations for the position should be directed to:

Sharon M. Flynn Hollander, MSN, MBA or Clifford R. Hollander, Ph.D.


Phone: 202-270-8772


Rush University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to a diverse faculty and encourages applications from minorities and individuals with disabilities, as well as veterans.

More about Rush University Medical Center:

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus.

Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 7 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 “America's Best Hospitals” issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall.

Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2018.

Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status—the highest honor in nursing—and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation.

Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals—and 15 major teaching hospitals—four times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics.

The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning named Rush University Medical Center a leader in LGBT Health Equality for the tenth consecutive year.

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