Employment Opportunities

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Join our team of renowned faculty, professional staff, and exceptional students to advance nursing education, research, and practice.

Together, we create a rich and vibrant working and learning environment where knowledge is created and shared.

‌Established in 1889, the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is the largest nursing school in Maryland and one of the largest in the nation. We are recognized for our scientific knowledge, critical thinking, interprofessional teamwork, and profound commitment to the health of individuals and communities.

The Basics

  • 1,900 students
    • 44% diverse
    • 12% male
  • 145 faculty members
  • 3 locations: Baltimore; the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland; and Laurel College Center

Academic Rankings*

  • 1st Clinical Nurse Leader and Nursing Informatics master’s programs
  • top-10 master’s and DNP programs

*per U.S. News & World Report


UMSON embraces a culture that embodies the University of Maryland, Baltimore's core values of accountability, civility, collaboration, diversity, excellence, knowledge, and leadership.

Current Openings

Faculty Positions

UMSON is seeking faculty candidates for tenure, tenure-track, and non-tenure track positions for its Baltimore and Shady Grove locations. 

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Staff Positions

UMSON is seeking staff candidates for exempt, non-exempt, and contingent positions for its Baltimore and Shady Grove locations.

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Additional Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty

UMSON hires adjunct faculty to provide clinical instruction to entry-level students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and Clinical Nurse Leader master's option and to teach in select undergraduate and graduate didactic courses at the Baltimore and Shady Grove locations. Master’s- and doctoral-prepared nurses are encouraged to send a cover letter outlining their expertise and desired area of teaching, as well as résumé/curriculum vitae, to Dean Jane Kirschling at kirschling@umaryland.edu.

Individuals hired as adjunct clinical instructors are required to complete the following requirements within 30 days of their start date. Cost associated with the requirements are the responsibility of the employee. Additional information will be provided in the offer letter, as applicable.

  • RN License (active, unrestricted and valid in jurisdiction of clinical instruction)
  • Immunizations: (MMR, Varicella, DPT, Hepatitis B or declination)
  • Annual flu vaccine, if clinical experience is between Oct. 1 and March 31
  • Annual check of TB status (negative PPD or negative chest x-ray if PPD positive)
  • Current CPR certification
  • UMSON HIPAA Training
  • UMSON FERPA Training 


Our valued alumni, above all others, understand the importance of having skilled, experienced preceptors available throughout the community to work with students from UMSON as they complete their clinical requirements. Having successfully conquered the rigors of a UMSON degree program and transformed your education into practice, we look to our alumni to continue the learning cycle and to open their doors to students wishing to follow in their footsteps. If you are interested in helping to prepare a new generation of nurses by serving as a preceptor, call Kristy Novak at 410-706-0163 or email knovak@umaryland.edu.  

“It’s exciting to know that you’re part of something that’s helping people and contributing to the greater good. I feel privileged to be a part of that. There’s always a new advancement or innovation happening at UMB ..."
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Randi Barclay, SHRM-CP, PHR, Human Resources Manager