CUNY Post-Doctoral Fellow (Visiting Assistant Professor) - Ph.D. Program in Nursing in New York, New York


As a Post-Doctoral Fellow, conducts research, teaches at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, contributing to academic programs in a specialized discipline. This is a non-tenure track position of limited duration.

The Graduate Center (GC) is the principal doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York (CUNY). Offering more than thirty doctoral degrees from Anthropology to Urban Education, and fostering globally significant research in a wide variety of centers and institutes, the GC provides academic training in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Graduate Center is also integral to the intellectual and cultural vitality of New York City. Through its extensive public programs, The Graduate Center hosts a wide range of events - lectures, conferences, book discussions, art exhibits, concerts, and dance and theater that enrich and inform.

The Graduate Center is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Ph.D. Program in Nursing. The fellow's area of research will broadly address the shortage of faculty, especially research faculty, who can build the science to improve patient care, inform health policy, and provide cutting-edge knowledge to the discipline.

The goal of the nursing post-doctoral fellowship program is to prepare researchers committed to understanding and addressing critical issues in health human resources and the recruitment and retention of the nursing workforce, including examining issues related to the planning and management of nursing health services to ensure high quality, safe care in a variety of settings. The program of research is aimed at developing healthy and supportive work environments that optimize both nurse and patient health. This position is for the Spring 2017 semester.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will report to the Executive Officer.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Educational training: create an individualized curriculum plan to address substantive, conceptual, and methodological areas relevant to the fellow's needs and objectives for post-doctoral education as well as support fellows in acquiring skills and knowledge required to conduct independent research and analysis of issues and problems related to health human resources optimization.

  • Research Training: develop and implement independent research with the guidance and mentorship of an expert nurse researcher from the Graduate Center Nursing PhD Program. Research training will also include support for travel to scientific meetings and workshops related to the trainee's research interests and research training needs.

  • Professional Development Training: provide mentorship and resources for career planning and preparation for an academic or research career. Resources will address project management and training in grant writing and other skills necessary for success as an independent investigator with an established program of research.

  • Faculty Appointment: the postdoctoral fellow will be appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor and will teach at least three (3) credits per semester in the Ph.D. Program in Nursing.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

A preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in one of the disciplines in the nursing or humanistic social sciences. Candidates who received their Ph.D. in 2011 at the earliest, or who have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by the application deadline are preferred.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Open until filled with review of applications to begin on November 28, 2016


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Location: Graduate Center

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow (Visiting Assistant Professor) - Ph.D. Program in Nursing

Job ID: 15882

Regular/Temporary: Regular