Verna Adwell Rhodes Endowed Chair in Nursing


Be the first to hold the inaugural Verna Adwell Rhodes Endowed Chair in Nursing. Dr. Rhodes is recognized as a pioneer in oncology nursing research and she is referred to as the “mother of oncology nursing symptom management and assessment.” Her work led to the development of 3 oncology assessment tools that are used in 23 countries around the world.

Job Opening 35944

The University of Missouri and Sinclair School of Nursing are seeking exceptional faculty to move the university forward in national health and scientific priority areas related to our new NextGen Precision Health Initiative. To accelerate interdisciplinary collaboration, the Verna Adwell Rhodes Endowed Chair in Nursing will include the following research areas: 

  • Oncology
  • Neuroscience
  • Cardiovascular and metabolic disorders
  • Aging
  • Maternal, infant and child health
  • Health Services Research and Informatics

Mizzou is a comprehensive campus that includes an academic health center, school of medicine, health professions, nursing, engineering, agriculture and veterinary medicine. This far-reaching campus fosters research from plants and animals to humans. As part of its land grant mission, Mizzou Extension is a recognized leader in the US, the only one with a primary focus on health, education, and local economies in every county, and the only one with a formal partnership with an academic health center. MU Extension links the resources, education, and knowledge of the University of Missouri to the communities throughout the state and provides an unparalleled pathway for translation of research to individuals, communities, and populations.

  • A successful candidate is a research leader with a passion for interprofessional collaboration and the grit to address our world’s most pressing research challenges.  
  • Sinclair School of Nursing seeks a dynamic individual who will lead extramurally funded research programs, train doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, provide academic service on campus and/or professionally, and contribute to one or more of the educational missions in undergraduate or graduate education.  Successful candidates will be expected to possess robust, collaborative, externally-funded research programs.

The SSON is the academic home of 45 full-time award-winning members, who include members of the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Science, and Sigma Theta Tau International’s International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

Sinclair School of Nursing was the recipient of the largest grant in MU history, a $19.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aiming to identify a new payment model for nursing home care that lowers hospitalization rates. This followed a completed $14.8 million project to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing home residents.

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About submitting your application: Please call Ryan Schaefer at 573-882-0204 or email

About the position: Please call Blaine Reeder at  573-882-0206
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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.

 Join our team

Join our scholars who are devoted to teaching excellence and research innovation. The MU Sinclair School of Nursing educates the next generation of nurse leaders for academia, clinical practice, and research.

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
  • 2021 top 50 ranking in U.S. News & World Report
  • Strategic, integrated and operational partnership with MU Health Care and MU Hospital.
  • 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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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.

Explore Mizzou Forward 

The University of Missouri is seeking applications and nominations for outstanding faculty candidates.

A successful MizzouForward candidate is a research leader with a passion for collaboration and the grit to address our world’s most pressing research challenges. The colleagues we’re looking to recruit possess:

  • A proven track record of active, external research funding, particularly from federal agencies
  • A research agenda that complements the goals of MizzouForward
  • A robust publication and citation record
  • National awards and honors, membership with national academies
  • An interdisciplinary scope of work

If you’re interested in learning more, or if you know an exceptional investigator who can help us address national health, scientific and social priority areas through innovation and collaboration; we want to hear from you. Faculty ready to move MizzouForward should apply now. Find out more Here

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Columbia is home to 75 parks, many walking trails, art districts, shopping and community events. It is no wonder that Columbia, Mo. is ranked 25th in the top places to live in the U.S!

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