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Postdoctoral to Tenure-Track Position

Postdoctoral fellowship positions with appointment to tenure-track faculty available for highly promising PhD-prepared nurses.

The University of Rochester School of Nursing is seeking scholars with a developing program of research to become a postdoctoral fellow and, upon successful completion of the specified deliverables during the two-year fellowship, receive a direct appointment to our tenure-track faculty.

This is a unique opportunity to establish and accelerate your program of research with a world-class research institution. Postdoctoral fellows will be paired with a faculty mentor and develop an individualized training plan. After two successful years, you will transition into a tenure-track assistant professor role.

Candidates must have:

  • At least one degree in nursing
  • A PhD from a research-intensive program within the past five years
  • At least one first-authored publication
  • At least one external grant submission and/or internal research funding as principal investigator
  • A strong match with a School of Nursing senior-level faculty mentor

Why did you choose the School of Nursing for your postdoctoral fellowship?

Maria Quiñones-Cordero, PhD

Maria Quiñones-Cordero, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

"The School of Nursing possesses a warm, kind, and inclusive atmosphere that rivals other departments I have been a part of. Here, I feel safe as an emerging researcher, knowing that the school is really invested in my career development. As a clinical psychologist, I feel that my expertise in mental health and cognition is valued, as other nursing faculty are openly willing to collaborate. Lastly, as a Latina, I was driven to stay here because of the School of Nursing's outstanding commitment with cultural inclusion and awareness, not just within the School of Nursing community, but highlighting this importance in research as well."
Chen Zhang, PhD, MPH

Chen Zhang, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

"Prior to applying for a fellowship, I spoke with Dr. James McMahon to discuss potential mentoring and collaboration during my fellowship. Based upon my background and our common interests in HIV research among vulnerable populations, Dr. McMahon agreed to serve as my mentor for this fellowship and potential future research. With the cultivating environment in School of Nursing at University of Rochester, as well as the guidance from a well-established research team, I believe my expertise and experience will greatly foster my transition from a postdoctoral fellow to an independent researcher."

Contact Us

Please contact the faculty member with whom you wish to work, or if you have questions about preferred qualifications or availability in a specific area of study, contact To apply, see posted faculty positions

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