Nursing Science Research Scholars

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Nursing announces a national search for early career faculty engaged in oncology research who are interested in a three year appointment as a University of Nebraska Medical Center Nursing Science Research Scholar. The College of Nursing (CON) ranks 22 out of 75 schools of nursing that received National Institute of Health (NIH) research funding for 2013. We are strategically planning to advance our national rank in research funding. To accomplish this bold task, we seek creative, energetic, and productive nurse researchers to serve as University of Nebraska Medical Center Nursing Science Research Scholars.

The Role of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Nursing Science Research Scholar
This new program is designed for PhD graduates who will hold faculty positions and have responsibility for developing their program of research with a focus on oncology. They will be affiliated with the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. These individuals will have a promising program of research as well as a commitment to a sustained and funded research program that significantly impacts on nursing science and cancer care outcomes. A promising researcher will be expected to demonstrate important initial accomplishments in research by obtaining initial extramural funding and an initial pattern of steady publications in high-quality scientific journals. Promising new PhD doctorates, post-doctorates, and early career faculty are encouraged to apply. The appointment period will be three years with the potential for renewal based upon scholarly productivity and the availability of resources. Salary will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

The Responsibilities of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Nursing Science Research Scholar
The University of Nebraska Medical Center Nursing Science Research Scholar will be expected to maintain an active program of research through funding and publications. This individual will develop collaborative relationships with scientists from multiple disciplines both internally at UNMC and at external sites. Scholars will focus on development of the faculty role including research, teaching, and service activities with the primary emphasis on developing their programs of research. Teaching assignments and service activities will be planned to allow for accomplishment of the research expectations. The scholar will report to the Associate Dean for Research.

The Research Environment
UNMC is a nationally recognized academic health science center with research external funding exceeds $170 million annually. The research-intensive environment includes the Niedfelt Nursing Research Center in the CON and the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Faculty currently participate in interdisciplinary programs of research in several areas of emphasis, including family caregiving, symptom management, survivorship, palliative care, and delivering interventions and monitoring outcomes in rural and underserved populations using technology.

Apply online at (Posting Number 2014-008) Attach your CV and list of references. Must have or be eligible to apply for a Nebraska nursing license. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. EOE. For additional information, contact Marlene Z. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research and Chair, Search Committee at or 402-559-5358.