Research Faculty

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is recruiting for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek an outstanding basic or translational neuroscientist to join our vibrant group of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded pain researchers.

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 inter-professional 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.

In addition to outstanding laboratory facilities and a fully equipped rodent phenotyping core, UMSON is home to two interdisciplinary NIH-funded P30 Centers of Excellence in cancer pain (P30NR011396) and the genomics of pain (P30NR014129). The successful candidate should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience or a related field and post-doctoral experience conducting research in the area of acute or chronic pain. We are particularly interested in candidates who use molecular, cellular, and genetic/genomic approaches to elucidate new therapeutic targets for the treatment of pain.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Contributes to pain research efforts through the maintenance and growth of a program of extramurally-funded research
  • Contributes to  UMSON’s tripartite mission of education, research, and practice
  • Participates in school- and campus-wide faculty governance


  • Doctoral degree in neuroscience or a related field and post-doctoral experience required
  • Evidence of scholarly achievement in terms of data-based publications and presentations required
  • Eligibility for appointment at the rank of assistant professor or higher

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of three professional references by email to or by U.S. mail to:

Susan G. Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science

c/o Katherine Simmons
University of Maryland School of Nursing
655 W. Lombard Street, Room 500A
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579

Office: 410-706-7250
Fax: 410-706-0344

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