The East Carolina University College of Nursing is currently seeking applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Nursing Science. The Department Chairperson is directly responsible to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Nursing. The chairperson is responsible for the delivery, implementation and evaluation of the courses and curriculum assigned to that department. The Chairperson is expected to provide leadership to the faculty in the department by facilitating their development and evaluation in teaching effectiveness, research and scholarly activities
Specific responsibilities include:
a) Collaborates with faculty members to determine department priorities.
b) Provides leadership for implementation of the College of Nursing strategic plan and mission at the department level.
c) Collaborates with the Dean, Associate Deans, Directors, and faculty regarding program planning, monitoring curriculum, and evaluation of student outcomes in departmental courses.
d) Provides leadership and serves as a resource for the department faculty.
e) Encourages the career development of faculty.
f) Facilitates faculty research and scholarly activities in the department.
g) Participates in the appointment, tenure and promotion of well-qualified faculty for the department in accordance with appointment, tenure, promotion and advancement policies and procedures in the East Carolina University Faculty Manual.
h) Coordinates an orientation of new faculty.
i) Conducts annual faculty and staff evaluations.
j) Recommends faculty salary increments based on merit, inequity, promotion and tenure.
k) Fosters collegial faculty relations and mediates conflicts among faculty, staff, and students.
l) Collaborates with Student Services, Associate Deans, Department Chairs and Directors as appropriate in preparation of class schedules and clinical site placements.
m) Makes faculty teaching assignments.
n) Advises the appropriate Associate Dean about departmental needs and priorities.
o) Reviews expenditure of travel and educational funds allocated to the department.
p) Manages the departmental office effectively.
q) Teaches selected courses in area of expertise.
r) Participates in scholarly activities and professional services as required by members of University faculty community.
s) Serves as liaison with the community through participating in relevant community groups and responds to community needs relevant to nursing education.
t) Completes other assignments at the request of the Dean and Associate Dean.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the following required applicant documents:
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)
Additionally, an original transcript of your highest degree is required upon hire. If the highest degree is not in nursing, please provide original of highest degree and original of highest degree in nursing.
Doctorate in Nursing or related field plus a master's degree in nursing; five years or more teaching experience in baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing;
demonstrated competence in classroom and clinical instruction; demonstrated ability in research and other scholarly activities;
and demonstrated ability to facilitate the research and scholarly activities of others. Knowledgeable about nursing, nursing education and able to provide leadership for faculty in their development, guide faculty in course development and evaluation of students.
Nursing faculty members shall hold a current unrestricted license as a registered nurse in North Carolina and if employed after July 1, 1992 shall have had a minimum of 2 calendar years prior, full-time employment or the equivalent in clinical nursing practice as a registered nurse.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 976098
Organizational Unit Overview:
The mission of the college is to serve as a national model for transforming the health of rural underserved regions through excellence and innovation in nursing education, leadership, research, scholarship and practice.
East Carolina University College of Nursing will be nationally recognized for innovative programs in nursing education and collaborative, interdisciplinary partnerships that improve the way health care is provided in rural underserved communities as well as for research that advances nursing science. Our intent is to improve the health and well-being of citizens in the region and around the world.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.