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Summary of Position
The Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs will provide administrative leadership, oversight, and coordination for all undergraduate programs including the pre licensure, RN-BS, and CLR undergraduate program. The successful candidate’s responsibilities include coordinating, managing, and evaluating all aspects of the undergraduate programs in the School of Nursing.
More specifically, the Associate School Director will work with individual program coordinators to coordinate, manage, and evaluate all academic affairs for the undergraduate programs, to include (but not limited to) : (1) curriculum development and approval processes; (2) academic program assessment and accreditation; (3) academic course scheduling, (4) student retention and progression; and/or (5) other academic processes and procedures critical for ensuring success of our academic programs and our students. This individual assists the School Director with oversight of the instructional responsibilities of faculty in these programs and the management of resources for undergraduate programs. The incumbent will also teach graduate or undergraduate courses, maintain a focused line of scholarly inquiry and publication, actively procure grants, and engage in service appropriate to support the School and the College.
This administrative appointment requires tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The Associate School Director reports to the Director of the School of Nursing.
The successful applicant must qualify for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in nursing or related field, and undergraduate teaching experience, expertise in grant writing and research. Nurse faculty members must be current or be eligible for unrestricted licensure to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina; effective interpersonal and communication skills; established program of research and scholarship, and an exemplary record of professional service. The successful candidates will be expected to relocate to North Carolina and maintain a campus presence as part of the School of Nursing faculty.
Preference will be given to candidates who have administration experience in an undergraduate program in nursing (or its equivalent), and experience in program development and evaluation.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The School of Nursing (SON) has an outstanding legacy of serving the people of southeastern N.C. through education, scholarship and service. The SON is dedicated to excellence in the development of health care professionals through in-depth education, professional partnerships, applied research, regional engagement and community outreach and impact. The SON is located in McNeill Hall, a state-of-the-art facility that includes offices, classrooms, a large lecture hall, computer laboratories, student success areas and learning commons, and the Simulation Learning Center. The Simulation Learning Center uses high, medium and low fidelity human patient simulators as a teaching and learning tool for nursing education. Through the use of simulation, we strive to create a realistic environment and a powerful learning experience that promotes cognitive, affective, physical and social development of the student as well as incorporating inter-professional collaborative experiences for students across the degree programs in the College.
The SON offers the following degrees programs: BS in Nursing (with options in pre-licensure and RN to BS), BS in Clinical Research, MS in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner), MS in Clinical Research and Product Development, and Post Masters Certificates in Family Nurse Practice and Nurse Education. A Doctorate of Nursing Practice was recently approved for implementation in Fall 2016. Over 1100 undergraduate and 150 graduate students are enrolled in programs within the SON. Currently, the SON has over 60 full-time faculty. During the recently completed capital campaign, “The Campaign for UNCW: Soaring to Greatness,” $3,984,238.00 was raised to support programs, scholarships and establishment of three Distinguished Professorships.
The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. The College seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional and collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leadership team that values interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and seek a leader that can facilitate continued positive momentum that has been developed over a proud history at UNCW.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/9874
Priority Consideration Information
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 11, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.