Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty Director

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), Department of Family and Community Health, is recruiting for a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Specialty Director.

UMSON enrolls more than 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral programs and is ranked 11th among all schools of nursing in the nation. UMSON is part of the University of Maryland graduate professional campus that also includes the schools of medicine, dentistry, social work, pharmacy, and law, and is one of the fastest growing biomedical research centers in the nation. The unique composition of the campus enables health professionals to address clinical care, public policy, and social issues through multidisciplinary research, scholarship, and community action. Its location in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C.-Annapolis triangle maximizes opportunities for collaboration with governmental agencies, health care institutions, and life science industries.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead PNP specialty faculty members in academic activities and collaborate with other specialty directors
  • Oversee the development, teaching, organization, and evaluation of courses and precepted experiences for PNP students
  • Advise and mentor students and junior faculty
  • Participate in faculty governance
  • Maintain a program of scholarship


  • PNP-Primary certification required; dual certification (primary and acute care) preferred
  • Master’s degree in nursing required; doctoral degree or enrollment in a doctoral program in nursing or a related field required
  • Current license to practice nursing in Maryland required
  • Experience as a PNP required
  • Prior academic experience required

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and CV to:

Karen Kauffman, PhD, CRNP-BC
Chair, Department of Family and Community Health
c/o Katherine Simmons
University of Maryland School of Nursing
655 West Lombard Street, Room 500
Baltimore, MD 21201

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer.