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. Our "post-doctoral" 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.

Teaching Positions

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
(Nursing Informatics/Information Science)

Walter Schroeder Chair in Nursing Research
(Associate/Full Professor; Full-time, Tenured Faculty)

Clinical Faculty

Every semester the UWM College of Nursing re-evaluates our need for master's prepared clinicians for clinical teaching. Our priority needs for Fall 2014 are in Medical-Surgical Nursing these include one-day a week (20%) and three-day a week (80%) clinical positions. 

Applicants are welcome to submit their applications (see below), so that as needs dictate, we will contact you. All applications will be acknowledged.


  • Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Licensed as RN in Wisconsin

Application Procedure: Email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Teresa Johnson, PhD, RN
Chair, Search & Screen Committee
UWM College of Nursing

Questions may be addressed to Teresa Johnson, 414-229-6231

Non-Teaching Academic Staff

Nurse Clinician
(Community Nursing Services)


Employment will require a criminal background check.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer.

Faculty Loan Forgiveness Program 

PhD and DNP prepared faculty hires may receive awards which repay up to $50,000 of the new hire's student loans in exchange for a three-year teaching commitment at a UW System nursing school.  Terms negotiated with the Dean of nursing at the time of hire. Please visit the Nurses for Wisconsin website for more details.

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, at