Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Faculty

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), Department of Family and Community Health is recruiting for a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Researcher to develop a program of research and collaborate in developing, teaching, and evaluating courses and precepted experiences for PMHNP students in collaboration with other PMHNP faculty members.

UMSON enrolls nearly 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

  • Conduct a program of research
  • Collaborate with PMHNP faculty members to develop, teach, organize, and evaluate courses and precepted experiences for PMHNP students
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Participate in faculty governance and service to UMSON and the community


  • Master’s degree in nursing required and an earned doctorate in nursing or related field required
  • Current license to practice nursing in Maryland required; certification as a PMHNP – Family preferred
  • Experience as a PMHNP required; experience in family-focused practice preferred
  • Prior academic experience teaching psychiatric nursing 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.