Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Joint Appointment in the School of Nursing and the Center for Global Health Ethics

Faculty Posting Date: September 1, 2021

To Apply:

The School of Nursing and Center for Global Health Ethics at Duquesne University invite applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning either in the fall or spring semester of 2022 (either August or January 2022 start). The position involves a joint appointment with 75% in the School of Nursing and 25% in the Center for Global Health Ethics in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts, with primary appointment in the School of Nursing. We seek a candidate with strong teaching ability and significant scholarly promise. The appointed candidate will teach courses in nursing ethics and healthcare ethics at all levels and advise and supervise Ph.D. students in the Center for Global Health Ethics and the Ph.D. program in Nursing Ethics.

Duquesne University School of Nursing (SON) is a nationally recognized pioneer in nursing education. Our nursing faculty is dedicated to creating an educational environment grounded in the practice of ethical, holistic, and culturally competent care for vulnerable populations. Please click the following links to learn more about Duquesne University and the School of Nursing,

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  • Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (e.g. nursing, philosophy, healthcare ethics/bioethics, etc.) with specialization in nursing ethics and/or healthcare ethics, by date of appointment.
  • A record or significant promise of high-quality scholarship in nursing ethics and/or healthcare ethics.
  • Interest in and ability to develop and teach ethics courses of relevance to the practice of future and current nurses, including online courses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • A record of successful teaching at the university or college level.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals that enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC.

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our University and its Spiritan heritage by visiting our Mission Statement. Those invited to campus and/or Zoom meeting for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

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A letter of intent that addresses the reasons for applying to the position and how the candidate might support and contribute to Duquesne's mission

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diversity Statement
  • Teaching Portfolio
  • Research Statement
  • A sample of written work
  • Three professional references complete with telephone and email contact information.

While the position will remain open until filled, priority will be given to applications submitted by November 15, 2021. Please visit the Center for Healthcare Ethics for more information. For information about this position, please contact Dr. Richard Zoucha.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.