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Family Nurse Practitioner/Associate or Full Professor

The School of Nursing at Old Dominion University invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position as Graduate Program Director for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program. We are searching for a scholar and practitioner who will share and contribute to our vision to create a health care future where inspired minds transform lives as exceptional nurse leaders, scientists, and advocates.

Old Dominion University is a public institution located in Norfolk, Virginia.  It is classified as a Carnegie Research Institution with "high" research activity and a strategic plan increasing commitment to research. The School of Nursing is one of five professional schools in the College of Health Sciences, and has an average enrollment of 700 students including 14% African American, 4% Asian, and 3% Latino.  The FNP program is the largest graduate nursing program with a total annual enrollment of 125 students representing many rural and underserved areas throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  In 2012, our online graduate programs, including the FNP program, were ranked second among the nation’s nursing schools for admissions selectivity, and 10th for student services and technology in the first-ever compilation of Top Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

A doctoral degree in nursing or related field from a regionally accredited institution, master’s degree in nursing, possession or eligibility for Virginia RN license, and advanced practice certification as an FNP, are required.  An appointment with tenure at the rank of Associate or Full Professor requires a strong record of research and refereed journal publications, successful track record of external funding, and evidence of effective teaching at the graduate level. Experience teaching in a FNP program using online and web-enhanced formats, and recent clinical practice is highly desirable.

Responsibilities include management of the curriculum, coordination of adjunct faculty, student advising, didactic instruction and supervision of students in clinical practicums.  The successful candidate will also be charged with leading the transition of this MSN program to a Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

A number of well-established, interdisciplinary collaborations, including Eastern Virginia Medical School and major health system providers across the Commonwealth, support the education of FNP students.  Further information about the School of Nursing is available online at

The University is committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. Persons interested should send a letter of application addressing their qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references from academic and professional sources (electronic submissions are preferred) to:

Karen Karlowicz, EdD, RN
Chair of the School of Nursing
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0499

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 25, 2013.  Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience, with start-up packages available to support a continued program of research.


Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


Posted October 2012