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Nursing Trailblazers

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At USF College of Nursing, you'll find yourself at the forefront of cutting-edge research, tackling critical issues like cardiovascular health, cancer prevention, chronic illness, caregiver support, and so much more. Our 2,000-square-foot biobehavioral lab, equipped with state-of-the-art tools for assays in genomics, microbiome, and more, is where you'll make groundbreaking discoveries. Our nurse scientists are dedicated to improving the health and wellness of individuals, families, and communities worldwide, always with a commitment to equity and inclusive excellence.


Be part of a transformative movement that will change lives and make history. Apply now and become the trailblazer you were meant to be!

Current Faculty Openings

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Lewis and Leona Hughes Chair in Nursing Science

The Endowed Chair will lead/expand development of cancer/oncology research in the College of Nursing. The Chair has endowment support and a generous start-up package and will have the opportunity to collaborate with other researchers in established centers throughout the University, Tampa General Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and other area partners. The endowed professorship is a 5-year appointment with option to renew. In addition, a joint appointment for a Senior Leadership role in Cancer research/populations sciences at the Tampa General Hospital Cancer Institute is available for this preeminent research position.

Dorothy Benjamin Term Scientist in Memory Disorders 

The University of South Florida College of Nursing is seeking an outstanding scientist for the position of Dorothy Benjamin Term Scientist in Memory Disorders. The incumbent will lead/expand development of memory disorders research in the College of Nursing. This esteemed position comes with a generous start-up package as well as the opportunity to collaborate with researchers in established centers across the University and community.

Assistant Professor Tenure Track (Biostat)

The successful candidate is expected to actively collaborate with multiple interdisciplinary investigators in the college to achieve outcomes such as grant funding with a focus on federal agencies and publications and serve as biostatistician or co-investigator on grant proposals. Research faculty in the college conduct multidisciplinary research across a range of health science topics including precision science, social health determinants of health, cancer control, and cardiovascular health, and work with multiple population groups such as minority and underserved communities.

Adjunct USF Health

Adjunct faculty will teach in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs, and mentor nursing students, and engage in college, university, community, and professional service activities.

Lyall and Beatrice Thompson Nursing Professorship in Oncology

The nurse scientist holding this professorship will sustain a robust, state-of-the-art clinical program of research in oncology and quality of life issues. The professorship is a 3-year appointment with the option to renew. This esteemed position comes with a generous start-up package as well as the opportunity to collaborate with clinician colleagues at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute to enhance research in quality-of-life care for persons with cancer.

Assistant Professor

This position will teach in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs; may serve as a liaison between USF College of Nursing and designated clinical facilities, requiring some travel to clinical facilities; mentor nursing students, and engage in college, university, community, and professional service activities that commensurate with the rank Assistant Professor. Faculty can expect to teach at any of the college's three campuses (Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota/Manatee).

Director of Nursing Program

The University of South Florida College of Nursing is actively recruiting a dynamic and forward-thinking faculty member with doctoral qualifications to serve as the Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

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Title IX Coordinator:
Maggie Denney, M.Ed., LMHC

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