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Job ID: 113403

Assistant/Associate Professor
The Catholic University of America

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2018
Title Assistant/Associate Professor
University The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C., United States
Department Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jan. 3, 2019
  • Associate Professor
  • Nursing - General

Come join our stimulating and collegial faculty group!

The School of Nursing (SON) at The Catholic University of America (CUA) seeks to fill an approved full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor position, to begin January 2019. The position is for 8.5 months representing the academic year from the last week in August to mid-May.


1. Earned PhD in nursing
2. Graduate teaching experience
3. Evidence of program of scholarship
4. Evidence of funded research preferred
5. Professional experience commensurate with the rank of assistant or associate professor
6. Academic administrative and leadership experience
7. Excellent communication skills
8. Proven ability to mentor students
9. Demonstrated ability to function effectively in large, complex organizations and to work productively and collaboratively with individuals and groups
10. Willing to make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, as follows: "The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church."


1. Teach in the on-campus and on-line doctoral programs (PhD and DNP) and in other programs as needed
2. Advise/chair student dissertations and scholarly DNP projects
3. Guide and mentor junior faculty in scholarship by facilitating research and publications
4. Maintain a program of research
5. Facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration among university and external researchers
6. Serve as Chair and member of SON committees and SON liaison on university committees.

The School of Nursing is ranked as having one of the best nursing graduate programs in the nation and is distinguished for preparing expert clinicians, nurse scientists, and leaders. Students are provided with cutting-edge clinical experiences and outstanding clinical research and health policy opportunities. The SON is CCNE accredited and has over 750 students enrolled in BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD programs. The BSN program includes traditional and second-degree tracks and the students participate in multiple study abroad opportunities in Australia, Ireland, and Nicaragua. Ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, the MSN programs prepare family nurse practitioners (FNPs), adult-gerontological nurse practitioners (AGNPs), and acute and primary care pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs). Post-graduate APRN certificate program tracks for AGNP, FNP, primary care PNP, and dual acute and primary care PNP are available for MSN students who are not already certified NPs. Post-graduate APRN certificate program tracks are also available for certified primary care PNPs who wish to be certified as acute care PNPs, certified ANPs or FNPs who wish to be certified as AGNPs, and certified PNPs or ANPs who wish to be certified as FNPs. The SON offers the FNP and AGNP programs both on-line and on-campus. The on-campus and on-line PhD program prepares expert clinicians as nurse scientists. Through the investigation of clinical problems, graduates contribute to the development, validation, and refinement of theory and the advancement of the body of nursing knowledge. The on-line DNP program, approved for post-master’s and post-baccalaureate pathways, focuses on leadership in advanced nursing practice and is designed for students prepared at the master’s level as APRNs in nurse anesthesia, nurse midwifery, or as a nurse practitioner (NP) or clinical nurse specialist (CNS). The DNP program does not prepare entry-level APRNs, but non-APRN DNP students may choose to incorporate courses from one of the post-graduate APRN certificate program tracks options into their DNP preparation. Students in the BSN programs and the on-campus MSN programs gain clinical experience in more than 15 world-class health care facilities and multiple premier health settings across Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Similarly, our on-campus PhD students have access to premier research and health facilities, including the National Institutes of Health, and receive the opportunity to participate in health policy advocacy and development through multiple national nursing organizations residing in the Washington DC area and exposure to policy legislation on Capitol Hill.

Faculty also gain multiple benefits!

1. Research opportunities through networks with premier health facilities and organizations
2. Support in development of research proposals and manuscripts
3. Allowance for faculty to dedicate one day per week to personal clinical practice or research efforts
4. Eligibility for employee tuition assistance which begins the first semester following the date of hire
5. Eligibility for tuition assistance for undergraduate degrees for children and spouses beginning the semester following the date of hire
6. Eligibility for tuition exchange for children who want to pursue an undergraduate degree at another university or college other than CUA. Over 600 schools participate in the tuition exchange program.
7. Participation in an exceptional retirement plan (TIAA). If the faculty member contributes 5%, CUA will contribute 10% of gross salary.
8. Summers off!

Please contact Dr. Petra Goodman, Chair of the Search Committee, School of Nursing, at for further information regarding this faculty opportunity.

The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • I. Policy

    A. Discrimination and Harassment Prohibited

    No person will be denied employment, admission, or educational opportunity, or otherwise be discriminated against or harassed at The Catholic University of America in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, status as a veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable Federal and District of Columbia laws. These laws include, but are not limited to, the Civil Rights Act of 1866; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Executive Order 11246, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as amended; the Americans With Disabilities Act; the Civil Rights Act of 1991; the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977 as amended; The Veterans Readjustment Benefits Act, as amended; and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. Nothing in this policy shall require The Catholic University of America to act in a manner contrary to the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church and the University’s mission as the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States.

    Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 ("Title IX") prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally-funded education program or activity. The Catholic University of America prohibits sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault/violence, which are types of sex discrimination.

    The University is committed to responding promptly and effectively when it learns of any form of possible discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence as part of its efforts to stop the unlawful behavior and prevent its recurrence.

    B. Retaliation Prohibited

    Retaliation against complainants, alleged victims, or witnesses is prohibited pursuant to the University’s Non-Retaliation Policy. Acts of retaliation will result in disciplinary action regardless of the outcome of the underlying complaint.

    C. Affirmative Action

    The Catholic University of America takes affirmative action to employ qualified women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

    To comply with federal requirements regarding non-discrimination in admissions and operations, the Board of Trustees approved non-discrimination statement must appear in all University publications, such as catalogs and brochures. A required non-discrimination statement also must appear in written advertisements that are used to inform prospective students of University programs. The required non-discrimination statements, as well as further information regarding these requirements, are available at

    II. Responsible Officials

    The Equal Opportunity Officer/Director Employee Relations has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of this policy. The Title IX Coordinator, Frank Vinik (170 Leahy Hall, 620 Michigan Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20064, tel. (202) 319-6594, TITLEIX-COORDINATOR@CUA.EDU) has been designated to handle matters and overall campus coordination for purposes of Title IX compliance and will respond to inquiries regarding sex discrimination. Title IX inquiries also may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights, United States Department of Education, See the University’s Title IX Website and Sexual Offenses Policy for additional information.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Petra Goodman
    The Catholic University of America
    Gowan Hall, Room 125
    620 Michigan Ave., NE
    Washington, D.C. 200
  • 202-319-6459
  • 202-319-6485


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