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MidAmerica Nazarene University, a progressive Christian university located in Olathe, Kansas, invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time 11-month faculty position as Department Chair, Pre-Licensure Nursing Education programs within the School of Nursing. The Dean of the School of Nursing appoints and oversees the Department Chair. The Department Chair holds the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The Department Chair has three major strategic responsibilities: (1) effective program development, evaluation, and administration; (2) oversight of the day-to-day program operations including professional and personal relations; and (3) sound fiscal management. This role is 100% administrative.
Candidates for Department Chair, Pre-Licensure Nursing Education will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to higher education delivered with a Christ-centered worldview, best practices in student learning, and be able to successfully perform the responsibilities outlined below.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Development, Evaluation, and Administration
Develops and implements, in collaboration with the faculty, the objectives, outcomes, and policies of the Pre-Licensure Nursing Department;
Provides curricular oversight of the pre-licensure nursing programs in accordance with the University mission, School of Nursing standards and policies, professional nursing standards, and regulatory and accrediting body requirements (KSBN, AACN, CCNE, HLC);
Develops course schedules annually;
Maintains updated policies and procedures that benefit the department in its operations;
Assures each pre-licensure program maintains an active and relevant assessment process and comprehensive annual program evaluation plan;
Formulates methods to obtain internal and external feedback, and suggestions for program improvement;
Schedules and conducts program/department meetings and provides oversight of agendas and minutes;
Facilitates student participation in program development, execution, evaluation and revision;
Attends School, University, State, and accrediting meetings as appropriate;
Other related duties as assigned by the SON Dean.
Personnel Leadership and Management
Recruits, interviews, and recommends qualified persons to the SON Dean for faculty appointments;
Conducts annual, and as needed, faculty and staff evaluations;
Recommends faculty for promotion in accordance with establish criteria;
Assigns faculty load in accordance with University policy;
Provides oversight of pre-licensure faculty and staff orientation and onboarding;
Communicates departmental and University policies and rationales accurately to faculty and staff;
Provides direction and assistance to the Clinical Education Coordinator;
Provides oversight for the Skills Lab and Virtual Patient Center and its faculty and staff;
Assesses faculty and staff concerns and presenting these to the SON Dean as needed;
Fosters involvement of faculty and staff in service to the profession and community;
Maintains meaningful working relationships with personnel in clinical agencies and other external venues;
Manages issues of conflict that threaten to hamper program effectiveness related to students, faculty, staff, or clinical agencies;
Other related duties as assigned by the SON Dean.
Prepares an annual budget proposal for submission to the SON Dean;
Administers the approved Pre-Licensure Department program budgets, including planning and prioritizing anticipated needs;
Supervises all monthly department expenditures;
Arranges for the procurement and sustainment of instructional equipment and supplies;
Follows the budgetary procedures set forth by the University;
Uses School of Nursing, University, department, and program resources wisely;
Teaching experience in an academic setting is required; a minimum of five years of academic educational experience preferred. Prior teaching experience in online formats is preferred.
Strong computer skills and an understanding of advanced instructional pedagogies and technologies and online education are necessary.
Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of current issues in nursing education and nursing practice, program/course development, outcomes assessment, informatics, and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a strong commitment to the Christian character and the mission of MNU.
Education and/or Experience:
Master of Science in Nursing Degree required; PhD in Nursing, DNP in Nursing or Education, or EdD preferred;
Active RN licensure in KS required;
Active RN licensure in MO required;
Previous teaching experience at post-secondary levels of education required.
Application: Download the following documentation when applying on line at www.mnu.edu/jobs - VIEW JOBS.
Letter of application (cover letter)
A complete curriculum vita or resume,
A Statement of faith (see below)
University transcripts from all universities from which degrees were received (scan and attach) or request mailing from appropriate university
A list of three professional references
Statement of Faith: MidAmerica Nazarene University is an intentionally Christian Community and desires that all employees in positions of leadership reflect a foundational Christian position in word, attitude and action. While there is no predetermined length or format for the Personal Statement of Faith, the norm is a one or two page narrative document describing the applicant’s central Christian beliefs, significant formative influences in the applicant’s Christian experience (e.g., religious experiences of conversion or the affirmation of one’s faith, one’s family and/or home life, spiritual aspirations), and ways in which the applicant’s faith is being demonstrated in daily patterns and practices.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is April 1, 2019.
MidAmerica is very much interested in reviewing applications from qualified members of traditionally underrepresented groups in America, including women and racial and ethnic minorities.
MidAmerica Nazarene University policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion,* age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected class in the recruitment and admission of students, in the hiring process, during employment, and in the operation of all university programs, activities, and services.
*Christian faith and employment at MidAmerica Nazarene University: MidAmerica Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.
Read the university’s full Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement at www.mnu.edu/jobs.