Chairperson - Nursing

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Chairperson – Department of Nursing

College of Education, Health and Human Studies

Primary Responsibilities

  • Fulfill department administrative duties on a 12-month contract, 6-credit hours of instruction per semester; or equivalent reassigned time as appropriate to be approved by the Provost
  • Provides leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of all programs within the Department of Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University
  • Recruit and retain full-time and part-time faculty
  • Oversees and conducts academic planning for all departmental programs with assistance from program directors and input from faculty
  • Collaborates with the simulation lab coordinator for asset allocation and quality improvement
  • Provides collegial leadership for faculty and students both on campus and as a liaison with clinical sites and stakeholders
  • Networks effectively with other college departments and community leaders to promote departmental goals
  • Provides oversight of departmental budget, facilities, and equipment with faculty input
  • Assists with departmental recruitment efforts for students, staff, and faculty
  • Oversees student recruitment and retention efforts and works closely with Student Affairs Committee
  • Supervises administrative staff and evaluates faculty performance
  • Advocates for the resource needs of the nursing programs, faculty, staff, and students
  • Fosters faculty and student engagement in professional nursing organizations
  • Collaborates with and seeks appropriate input from nursing faculty on departmental decisions
  • Collaborates with the Dean of Education, Health and Human Studies on behalf of the Department of Nursing
  • Collects and manages data for the Department of Nursing and prepares regulatory and accreditation reports (I.e. AACN, CCNE, Missouri State Board of Nursing, Higher Learning Commission)

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate Ph.D, DNSc, DSN, DNP or EdD in nursing or a related discipline from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited or government-certified university
  • Graduate degree in nursing with a clinical component in either the bachelor’s or master’s degree [per Missouri State Board of Nursing 20 CSR 2200-2.060 (1)(B)(2)]
  • An active, unencumbered Registered Nurse license to practice in Missouri, or eligible for licensure in Missouri
  • Candidate’s license to practice professional nursing has never been disciplined in any jurisdiction
  • Must meet departmental requirement for tenure and rank of associate or full professor
  • Evidence of familiarity with accreditation process and state board of nursing regulation requirements for programs of nursing
  • Evidence of successful nursing program administration and leadership experience within an academic institution
  • Evidence of knowledge or experience with nursing program curriculum development
  • Demonstrated record of current published scholarly research
  • Strong preference for successful grant funding
  • Demonstrated excellent record of college/university teaching within a nursing department; minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration and partnerships with a variety of stakeholders (clinical sites, alumni, community, and university, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of faculty morale, enthusiasm, and collegiality
  • Evidence of budget/asset allocation in a leadership/director role
  • Record of engagement in professional nursing and/or healthcare organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse working environment
  • Strong interpersonal, written, oral communication, educational technology skills, and cultural competency
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.

Required Information & Deadline:

Application Deadline : The position is available August 1, 2021 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2021 .

To Apply: Submit the following items online by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

  • Letter of interest addressing position requirements
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Name and contact information of three professional references
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)


Additional Information:

Departmental information: The mission of the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Nursing is to educate baccalaureate and masters graduates to practice nursing within the context of knowledgeable caring. The Department influences the health of the region and beyond by providing graduates who have demonstrated intellectual, personal and professional growth and who can integrate theoretical knowledge, experiential learning and an interdisciplinary foundation. Faculty encourage graduates to pursue a career of lifelong learning. Both the baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Southeast Missouri State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges, 10,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,050. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 78,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

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