Legacy of excellence
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and University of Missouri campus wide directives we are currently suspending hiring over the next 60 days. We appreciate your desire to work with the Sinclair School of Nursing and appreciate your patience as we make hiring decisions. When we are able to continue to expand our current faculty we will be certain to share this information with you. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.



APPLY HERE (See below for position numbers)

Sinclair School of Nursing has faculty positions open in the following graduate and undergraduate tenure-track and teaching-track areas:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Tenure-track/Tenured faculty research positions
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing

Join our team

For tenure-track faculty inquiries:
Bonnie Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
MU Sinclair School of Nursing
115 Business Loop 70W
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-0273

For teaching-track and adjunct inquiries: 
Tina Otterness
MU Sinclair School of Nursing
Math Sciences 325
810 E. Rollins St.
Columbia, MO 65211-3000

Scholars of Innovation

Join our scholars who are devoted to teaching excellence and research innovation. The MU Sinclair School of Nursing educates the next generation of nurses poised to assume frontline healthcare.

The MU Sinclair School of Nursing is an integral part of the University of Missouri Health System. One of the most comprehensive health care networks in Missouri, the system includes three schools: Sinclair School of Nursing, School of Health Professions and the School of Medicine.

Why we are a great place to work:  

Rendering of the new School of Nursing building

  • New state-of-the-art building to be completed 2022
  • 2019 top 50 ranking in U.S. News & World Report
  • Strategic, integrated and operational partnership with MU Health Care and MU Hospital.
  • Received the 2 largest research grants in the history of Mizzou. Combined $35.6M from CMS.
  • High NCLEX scores with a 96%pass rate
  • 1 of only 15 nursing schools nationwide with an NIH funded T32 Institutional Training Grant
  • 27% of faculty and emeriti faculty are Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing
  • Substantial growth in all programs
  • Committed to educational excellence

University of Missouri – Columbia

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#6 of top 100 places to live in the US (Find out more, here)

Established in 1839, the University of Missouri knows what it means to be first. We were the first public university west of the Mississippi River. We are home to the world’s first journalism school. We started the tradition of homecoming. As a flagship, land-grant institution and one of only 62 universities across the U.S. and Canada to be a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we are a campus where empathy, innovation, and hard work combine to solve the world’s grand challenges.

Our community of students, faculty, and staff enhances bovine reproduction, composes award-winning music and generates life-saving radioisotopes in the most powerful university research reactor in the country. We tackle diverse problems because Missouri is a diverse state – from the southern Ozarks to the northern plains. We are Mizzou, where Black and Gold run deep and Truman the Tiger embodies our bold spirit.

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Columbia, Missouri 

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This live/work/play philosophy doesn’t just help create a 24/7 downtown – it allows people to make a conscious decision about everything from walk-ability to sustainability to community engagement.

Helpful Links: 
columbiamochamber.com/columbia/relocating/ news.missouri.edu/2017/more-than-a-university-mizzou-is-home/   


Sinclair School of Nursing Open Positions:

Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship

  • Job Opening 32874
  • The Sinclair School of Nursing is seeking an outstanding senior research administrator and educator with strong demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills to further advance excellence in the areas of securing extramural research and grant funding and interdisciplinary collaborations across the MU campus and the University of Missouri System.

PhD Tenured / Tenure-Track Faculty

  • Job Opening 22247
  • Seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty position to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Candidates should be research competent and highly motivated to conduct fundable research.

Teaching-Track Faculty / Instructor Non-Tenure Track

  • Job Opening 29985
  • The Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri has openings for a full-time 9-month non-tenure track faculty position to teach in the undergraduate programs. We are seeking candidates with expertise in pediatrics, psychiatric mental health, obstetrics, and/or medical-surgical nursing. Candidates should be doctorally prepared. Individuals with MS preparation and experience may be considered for Instructor level positions. 

For full-time ranked faculty inquiries:
Bonnie Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
(573) 882-0273

For part-time clinical adjunct inquiries: 
Tina Otterness
MU Sinclair School of Nursing
Math Sciences 325
810 E. Rollins St.
Columbia, MO 65211-3000


How to Apply:

  1. Click here
  2. Select Academic Positions
  3. Select Prospective Employees
  4. Enter the job # from the list above of the desired job into the Search Jobs field. 
  5. Click on position and apply for the job.

If you need assistance or have questions with the application process please call Tina Otterness at 573-882-0237or email at klof4q@missouri.edu

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action Officer at (573) 882-4256.

Explore Our Programs

Explore our academic programs, from undergraduate and graduate to post-graduate opportunities. Many of our programs are available online for distance learners. 


Apply to be part of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing Faculty today!