Career Opportunities

The College of Nursing supports the University's urban mission by responding to the health needs of individuals, families, groups, and populations in urban communities. The College is proud of our world class faculty, more than 1/3 of whom have been inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing. The research portfolio has grown exponentially in the past three years and research funding exceeds $3M annually with 45% of all tenure track faculty holding extramurally funded projects. 

Additionally, junior faculty within the College value the close relationship by senior faculty mentors which make UW-Milwaukee attractive for faculty of all levels. The College's commitment to career progression allows junior faculty to focus and establish research through research support, start-up funds, and direct mentoring relationships of established and internationally-acclaimed faculty.

Want to learn more?  Take a look at the College of Nursing's Fact Sheet.

Supported Nursing Research Chair

Joint Research Chair in the Nursing of Children
Appointment is available for full-time, twelve-month, tenured, Associate/Full Professor. This research chair will be housed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Both institutions have nurse scientists conducting programs of research in the care of children and families. The Department of Nursing Research at Children's Hospital is led by a nationally known nurse scientist. In addition Children's Hospital has nurses participating in evidence based inquiry, a fully integrated electronic medical records system, access to clinical collaborations and rich resources for clinical research.

Teaching Positions

Clinical Faculty

Every semester the UWM College of Nursing re-evaluates our need for master's (or DNP) prepared clinicians for clinical teaching.  Applicants are welcome to submit their applications (see below), so that as needs dictate, we will contact you. All applications will be acknowledged.  Priority needs are for Med-Surg (Froedert on Tuesday/Wednesday days and Thursday PMs), Psych-Mental Health (Waukesha on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday days), and Pediatrics (Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday/Friday days). Opportunities are also available for Long-Term Care (Tuesday days and Wednesday 7am - 12noon).


  • Master's or Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree in Nursing
  • Licensed as RN in Wisconsin

Application Procedure:

Preceptor Opportunities

Interested in being a clinical preceptor? The UWM College of Nursing looks to the community within the greater Milwaukee area and other parts of the state for BSN prepared nurses to precept RNs returning to school and for MSN prepared CNS and NPs for students preparing for Advanced Practice positions as Clinical Nurse Specialists and Family Nurse Practitioners. Precepting is a great way to mentor new providers and counts towards recertification as well.

If interested, please send your CV/resume to our preceptor coordinator, Kristin Swanson MSN, PNP.