The Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health (CoNH) seeks a Chair as it transitions to becoming a member of the new Health College at Wright State University. The chair should be dedicated to creating an environment of teaching excellence where students can transform into exceptional nursing leaders who value lifelong learning, a spirit of inquiry, and are resilient within the dynamic healthcare environment. The Chair must have strong leadership abilities that will focus on the development, quality, and day-to-day operations of the nursing department. The chair should be dedicated to advancing the department and nurturing the professional development of a diverse faculty, many of whom are clinical faculty with teaching and service responsibilities (non-tenure track) and others who are expected to focus primarily on teaching as well as scholarship and service (tenure track). We seek a futuristic and agile leader who builds positive relationships with the region to continue to foster strong pipelines of talented nurses with exceptional caring foundational practice.
1) Terminal degree in Nursing or relevant field and eligibility for a faculty position at the rank of Professor with full tenure as outlined in the Department bylaws: https://policy.wright.edu/college-and-department-bylaws. 2) Active Ohio nursing license prior to start date 3) Minimum of 5 years nursing experience as a RN 4) Minimum 2 years as a faculty member at a college or university 5) Prior experience working with programmatic or regulatory or accreditation compliance at the undergraduate or graduate levels
1) Ability to provide leadership in cooperative, supportive, and collegiate environment, preferably as prior division director, program director or Department Chair or experience with increasing responsibilities in another type of management role 2) Experience encouraging an environment rich in ethnic and cultural diversity as related to faculty, staff and student recruitment and retention 3) Teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels 4) Evidence of strong skills in building and nurturing community partnerships, fundraising activities, and inter-professional relationships 5) Certification and licensure as APRN 6) Minimum of 5 years in higher education leadership that includes supervision of employees, and managing a budget 7) Currently or in the past awarded external funding
Essential Functions and percent of time::
Supervises Program Directors, and college faculty in formulating and implementing college goals and policy – 20% Responsible for: - leadership, strategic planning; program development, faculty/staff/student development – 15% - resource allocation and budget management, research promotion and fund raising – 15% - program compliance with regulatory, licensing and accreditation requirements – 15% - enrollment management, partnership initiatives 15% - diversity awareness and planning – 5% - relations with external constituencies – 15%
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