MUSC – Nurse Scientist – College of Nursing / Hollings Cancer Center

MUSC – Nurse Scientist – College of Nursing / Hollings Cancer Center

MUSC – Nurse Scientist – College of Nursing / Hollings Cancer Center

Posting Date: 03/14/2024

Closing Date: 04/14/2024

Job Information/Description:

The College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center are seeking applicants of exceptional potential and emerging scholarship for the position of Senior Scholar. The successful candidate will be appointed as a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in nursing, medicine, and/or science are strongly encouraged to apply.

As a major research university, we are well positioned to support faculty candidates who have strong or developing programs of research in areas of adult oncology, cancer survivorship, and cancer care delivery and outcomes. Preference will be given to applicants with active research that aligns with the position, consideration will be given to the applicants with projects of research within the last 5 years that align with the position. Research is encouraged to focus on the cancer center’s catchment area, which features a high proportion of patients who are racially and ethnically diverse, rural, and medically underserved. This faculty appointment would include mentorship of junior faculty and students and emphasize relationship building with our community of investigators to progress programs of research consistent with the college and cancer center missions.

Earned doctorate in nursing or a doctorate in a related field.
Demonstrated expertise in a defined area of nursing.

Recognized record of accomplishment via publication in leading journals.
Current or historical ability to establish or maintain extramurally funded research program.
Licensed Registered Nurse and eligible for licensure in the state of South Carolina.

ABOUT MUSC: Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system, with a unique mission to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates more than 3,200 students in six colleges – Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy – and trains more than 900 residents and fellows in its health system. MUSC brought in more than $298 million in research funds in fiscal year 2022, leading the state overall in research funding. MUSC also leads the state in federal and National Institutes of Health funding, with more than $220 million. For information on academic programs, visit

As the health care system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest-quality and safest patient care while educating and training generations of outstanding health care providers and leaders to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Patient care is provided at 16 hospitals (includes owned and equity stake), with approximately 2,700 beds and four additional hospital locations in development; more than 350 telehealth sites and connectivity to patients’ homes; and nearly 750 care locations situated in all regions of South Carolina. In 2023, for the ninth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health University Medical Center in Charleston the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit

MUSC has a total enterprise annual operating budget of $5.9 billion. The nearly 26,000 MUSC family members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers, scientists, students, affiliates and care team members who deliver groundbreaking education, research, and patient care.

MUSC College of Nursing: With a distinguished history of more than 140 years and recognized as the second oldest nursing education program in the United States, the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina has built an enduring legacy of nurturing future nurse leaders while actively shaping the health care of tomorrow. The college educates more than 600 students annually through a range of programs from undergraduate to doctoral levels, emphasizing evidence-based practice and clinical expertise. Research, practice and innovation stand out as important areas of focus that align with the broader University and meaningfully influence nursing practice, nursing science, implementation science, health care delivery and patient outcomes. Catherine Durham, DNP, APRN, serves as the college’s dean and leads a team of skilled, practice-focused and research-helming educators, who prepare graduates to make a profound impact in communities locally and globally. With the goal of pioneering change, shaping treatments and uncovering what’s possible in the field of nursing while leading quality improvement and program implementation, the college ensures that MUSC continues to be at the forefront of health care.

Hollings Cancer Center: MUSC Hollings Cancer Center is South Carolina’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center with the largest academic-based cancer research program in the state. The cancer center comprises more than 130 faculty cancer scientists and 20 academic departments. It has an annual research funding portfolio of more than $44 million and sponsors more than 200 clinical trials across the state. Dedicated to preventing and reducing the cancer burden statewide, the Hollings Office of Community Outreach and Engagement works with community organizations to bring cancer education and prevention information to affected populations. Hollings offers state-of-the-art cancer screening, diagnostic capabilities, therapies and surgical techniques within its multidisciplinary clinics. Hollings specialists include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, psychologists and other clinical providers equipped to provide the full range of cancer care, including more than 200 clinical trials across South Carolina. For more information, visit

Living in Charleston, SC: Historic Charleston is a beautiful city in coastal South Carolina, consistently rated as a top city in the United States, with easy access to fine dining, museums, and beaches.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: MUSC, College of Nursing and the Hollings Cancer Center value faculty who are committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in their research and teaching. In their cover letter, candidates may include a brief explanation of how they will further these ideals.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit their application on the MUSC website. Applications will include: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) concise research statement describing past accomplishments and their professional vision (3 pages or less), 3) a diversity statement describing their past contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion and future plans to continue these efforts (2 pages or less), and 4) name and contact information for three academic references.

Additional Information:

Physical Requirements: (Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous – 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent – 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent – 0-2 hours per shift) Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform ‘pinching’ operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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Contact Information:

Teresa Kelechi, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and PhD Studies
[email protected]

Evan Graboyes, MD, MPH
Director, Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Research (SCOR)
MUSC Hollings Cancer Center
[email protected]