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School of Nursing, Jeanne K Buxbaum Endowed Chair of Nursing Science Professor

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College / VP Area: College of Health Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Nursing, Full Time

School of Nursing/College of Health Sciences

Endowed Chair in Aging


The School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware seeks a 9-month, Full Time, Professor to fill an Endowed Chair in Aging position.   The Jeanne K Buxbaum Endowed Chair of Nursing Science is one of three named professors in the College of Health Sciences and one of 108 at the University of Delaware (

Qualifications include a PhD in Nursing or related sciences, US RN licensure, Delaware RN eligibility, established program in Aging, including research/scholarship, funding, publications and service.

The named professor will develop a portfolio in Aging and work with students and faculty on existing and emerging scholarship.

All faculty are expected to contribute to a welcoming campus environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The School of Nursing ( is a thriving academic unit of over 40 faculty, approximately 775 undergraduate students and 125 graduate students. Recognized as a Center of Excellence by the National League of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the School offers innovative, dynamic pre-licensure baccalaureate (Traditional and Accelerated), RN to BSN, MSN and DNP in NP specialties, and post-master’s and post-baccalaureate doctoral programs, including the DNP and a PhD in Nursing Science, spanning face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online programs. The School of Nursing has a strong drive to continue growing its research program in areas of aging, biobehavioral science, clinical research, disease prevention, and health equity. The School of Nursing emphasizes interdisciplinary and translational research, interpersonal education and service to the community in an environment that supports diversity and inclusion. The School also houses the interdisciplinary Nurse Managed Primary Care Center (NMPCC), an innovative, evidence-based practice that provides prevention and wellness services, chronic disease management, mental health care, and Parkinson’s disease treatment to a diverse patient population.

The College of Health Sciences is a dynamic, innovative academic unit with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 131 faculty, who are nationally recognized leaders across multiple disciplines. The College is housed in multiple buildings on the traditional main campus, but also is an anchor tenant of the University’s Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. STAR has become an exciting center that combines business, research and education, focused on leading topics in health science, biopharmaceuticals, data science, engineering, finance and other cross-cutting fields of study. In addition to Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (ranked #5 according to the National Academy of Kinesiology), the College has six additional academic units, including Communication Sciences and Disorders, Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Nutrition Sciences, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Physical Therapy (ranked #1 by US News and World Report), and the School of Nursing. With annual research expenditures of approximately $19.5 million, the college currently houses a number of large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and DoD. The college boasts strong research teams in the areas of neurological disorders, cardiovascular health, and other chronic disease conditions, as well as rehabilitation science and concussion.

One of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States, the University of Delaware has a rich history of contributing scientific insights and new ideas, fostering enlightenment, transforming lives and changing the world. Today under the leadership of President Dennis Assanis, the University is committed to building on this legacy to meet the complex challenges facing the globe. The University’s foremost priority remains to ensure the success of every student, and this commitment dates back to our roots as a small private academy founded in 1743. From that early school, which educated three signers of the Declaration of Independence, UD has grown into a research-intensive, technologically advanced institution that is at the forefront of innovation in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the community.

Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 18,600 undergraduates and 4,500 graduate students.


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation and start-up funds are available. 

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024, and will continue until position is filled, with a start date in mid-August of 2024. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee. For information contact Sharon Dudley-Brown, Ph.D, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, Search Committee Chair, at

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit


Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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