The West Virginia University School of Nursing in Morgantown, WV is seeking an accomplished Associate Dean for Academics to lead and administer the development, implementation and evaluation of outstanding academic nursing programs. Programs in the School of Nursing are located on multiple campuses including Morgantown, Charleston and Montgomery, WV.
To be considered, the candidate must have a doctoral degree in nursing or a doctorate in education with a master's in nursing, including experience in nursing curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation processes. The successful candidate will demonstrate organizational skills, effective interpersonal skills including the ability to lead others and communicate a vision. The ideal candidate must have effective negotiation as well as excellent writing skills and must have knowledge of nursing accreditation and state boards of nursing. She or he will demonstrate leadership in clinical and classroom settings and must have a minimum of eight years as a full time faculty member in a school or college of nursing. The candidate must be qualified for appointment at the associate or full professor rank with consideration for tenure. The position is a full time, 12-month appointment. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
A doctoral degree in nursing or a doctorate in education with a master's in nursing including experience in nursing curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation processes.
Major responsibilities include: Oversee academic policies for the School of Nursing
Assume a leadership role in academic programs and committee responsibilities.
Promote and advance the nursing profession locally, nationally, or internationally.
Oversee the recruitment and retention of qualified students to all academic programs.
Oversee academic advisement and student progression
Develop and maintain clinical contracts
Coordinate course schedules with department chairs
Supervise all program directors (BSN, MSN/ DNP, PhD), Director of Evaluation, Director of Nursing Clinical Simulation, Coordinator of Honors Program, Coordinator of International Programs, Academic Counseling Coordinator.
Monitor admission, progression and graduation policies.
Oversee Office of Student Services
Lead and oversee operations that support the programs of instruction
Serve as a role model for innovation, collaboration, and consensus-building
Lead and manage accreditation and regulatory requirements of academic programs.
Create academic reports such as for: accreditation, the state board of nursing, and board of trustees
Represent the school of nursing on university committees and task forces related to academic issues
Address student concerns regarding curriculum
Provide for faculty development in the area of curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy
Provide educational consultation to faculty regarding the development of courses
Collaborate with Department Chairs
Assist in the recruitment and retention of faculty
Seek funding opportunities for academic programs
Represent the School of Nursing on University and Health Sciences Center academic committees where most beneficial to the School.
Completion of other duties as assigned by the Dean
Nursing Program Accreditation
The School received a full 10-year, accreditation from CCNE for the baccalaureate and masters' programs in April, 1999. In April 2009, the School received another full 10-year re-accreditation for the baccalaureate and masters' programs, with all standards met and no areas of concern. This accreditation also applies to the WVU School of Nursing programs offered at the Charleston Division, and at West Virginia Institute of Technology. West Virginia University School of Nursing was also in the initial accreditation cycle for the new Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, receiving a full 5-year accreditation with all standards met and no areas of concern. In 2014, the School received another full 10-year re-accreditation for the DNP program, with all standards met and no areas of concern. Our Morgantown BSN NCLEX pass rate for 2015 is 93% and our FNP certification pass rate is 96% and PNP certification pass rate is 100%. At the West Virginia University School of Nursing, we are committed to the values of Integrity, Excellence, and Inclusiveness.
Academic Nursing Programs Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
RN to BSN Program for Registered Nurses
BS/BA to BSN Program
RN to MSN Program for Registered Nurses
Post MSN Certificate Programs
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program (BSN-DNP option)
PhD in Nursing Program
Review of applicants will commence upon receipt. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants should apply to http://employmentservices.hr.wvu.edu/faculty-portal with a cover letter of interest, current CV and contact information, including email addresses for three professional references.
About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Aug 1, 2016
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes