Research Scientist

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, is recruiting for a dynamic bench or translational scientist in symptom research at the rank of assistant or associate professor (tenure- or non-tenure track). Candidates should have at least one year of post-doctoral experience in conducting basic or clinical research.

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 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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Contributes to nursing science 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 nursing or a related field and post-doctoral research experience required
  • Evidence of scholarly achievement through data-based publications and presentations
  • Eligibility for appointment at the rank of assistant professor
  • Ability to participate in teaching physiology, pharmacology, and biochemistry content preferred

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of three professional references to:

Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chair, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health
Susan G. Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean of Research
c/o Katherine Simmons
University of Maryland School of Nursing
655 W. Lombard Street, Room 316C
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579

Office: 410-706-7654
Fax: 410-706-0344

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