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The confidential review of applicants will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

A cover letter, attached as the first page of your curriculum vitae must be uploaded online via the (U-M Career website) for this Job ID 133593.

In addition to applying online, applicants are required to send the following to the Office of Human Resources – Cancer Science, University of Michigan, School of Nursing, 400 N. Ingalls, Suite 1349, Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5482 (hard copy materials) or to (electronic materials).

  • Evidence of teaching experience and performance:
    • Teaching statement
    • Explanation of the teaching evaluation system and where you fall in quantitative system; summaries of evaluations involving ratings as well as student comments can be included; similarly, summaries should be provided for peer evaluations of teaching evaluations (if applicable)
  • Research statement that includes a statement of impact of his/her work in the first paragraph
  • Service statement
  • Copy of your PhD diploma and any licenses/certifications (if applicable)
  • A list of a minimum of three (3) professional references with relevant contact information
  • Three (3) letters of professional recommendation sent directly from those providing the reference to the address listed above or as an email attachment to
  • Five (5) publications of your best work (peer-reviewed), with emphasis on the most recent or most representative

For further information regarding this position please contact department chair, Dr. Marita Titler at and/or search committee chair, Dr. Debra Barton at  



The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN), Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership is seeking an outstanding scholar with an established program of research in cancer science. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, symptom biology, translational symptom management, and/or cancer care delivery research. Applicants will have an active program of peer reviewed and externally funded research. The University of Michigan is a research intensive, enriched and highly collaborative environment. We are looking for highly productive faculty members who are energized about their science and enthusiastic about mentoring others. These individuals will move their programs of research to the University of Michigan and use it as a role model for development and mentoring of students and junior faculty members. Teaching is available at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels.

The search for this position will occur during the 2016-2017 academic year in anticipation of the position starting academic year 2017-2018. We are soliciting applications from established scholars. Applicants will be considered for the ranks listed above, dependent on applicant experience and research productivity. Applicants must have demonstrated research productivity and training activities. Applicants are expected to secure extramural funds to support their research programs. Diversity is highly valued and applications from members of groups underrepresented in nursing are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Michigan is a world-class research institution. The School of Nursing offers a range of accredited educational programs and is consistently ranked among the top nursing schools in the country. Several cross-cutting programs on campus provide an extraordinarily rich environment, including the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Population Sciences Program, the Cancer Center’s Translational Sciences Program, The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, and the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, among others.

For more information about the U-M School of Nursing please see:

Required Qualifications*


  • Doctorally prepared. Completion of a post-doctoral fellowship is highly desired.
  • For nursing PhD’s, a current MI nursing license is required or eligibility for a nursing license in the State of Michigan.
  • Demonstrated research and/or clinical expertise in cancer science. We are particularly interested in individuals who are able to work within a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Prior to start date must be in compliance with all health requirements.
  • Admirable record of first-author, data-based, peer-reviewed publications and presentations.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, networking and relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrated competence in scholarly activity.

Additional Qualifications for the rank of Professor –

  • Sustained record of excellence in teaching, including experience with advanced students;
  • Sustained and growing record of scholarly eminence which advances the frontier of knowledge;
  • A reputation among the candidate’s colleagues and peers throughout the nation and preferably internationally for outstanding and continuing achievements in their field of expertise.
  • A reputation, supported by documented external evaluation, which recognizes the presence of leadership and the quality of research activities, publications and contributions to the profession in comparison with other professors.
  • A continuing record of recognized accomplishments in academic, professional and community service.

Additional Qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor –

  • Record of excellence in teaching.
  • Distinguished record of scholarly attainment in the realm of scientific investigation, publication and utilization of research findings in teaching, research and service.
  • A reputation among colleagues for outstanding achievements and recognized contributions in their field of expertise.
  • An admirable record of academic, professional and community service. 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.