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ABSN Program Director - Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland 998482

Xavier University
Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted Date
Feb 8, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

As a Catholic Jesuit university, Xavier University is committed to educational excellence, the service of faith and the promotion of justice, and therefore, the dignity of every individual. Xavier University consequently envisions itself as an equitable and inclusive community of learners. In as much as it brings these mission-driven values into focus, our diversity vision is fundamental to the overall mission and vision of the University. Xavier University has a strong commitment to diversity and, building upon recent success, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women and minorities. 

The College of Nursing at Xavier University is seeking an experienced and highly motivated candidate for a full-time, open-rank faculty to serve as the Director and provide academic leadership for our high-quality, hybrid ABSN program. The Director position is a 12-month appointment with faculty status and is responsible for program leadership, oversight, and management of the ABSN program in all current sites in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland in collaboration with the sites’ Assistant Directors.

The successful candidate will work directly with the Assistant Directors of the Cleveland and Columbus sites and report to the Associate Dean for the undergraduate programs on the main campus. The Director will be located primarily in the Cincinnati-ABSN site and is expected to have an on-campus physical presence as part of their role and visit the other two campuses at least once a semester and as needed.


The successful candidate will have responsibilities that include: program oversight and managing day-to-day operations, supervising faculty and staff in the ABSN program, program assessment, representing the program at university functions, and management of the curriculum revision or development among other duties to be determined. The Director oversees matters relating to admissions, didactic and practicum (simulation, lab, and clinical) curriculum delivery, program continuity and delivery, and benchmarking and evaluation. The Director will ensure program compliance with all laws and regulations of the Board of Nursing, CCNE, and HLC. The Director will assure the effective deployment of resources to accomplish the goals and objectives of the program. The Director will provide collaborative leadership for matters related to accreditation/ certification, teaching schedules, and recruitment of new faculty and staff.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current and unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Ohio or be eligible to be licensed in Ohio. A doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or DNP) with a focus in nursing education or higher education leadership from a regionally accredited college or university. A minimum of five years in nursing practice as a registered nurse, two of which have been as a full-time faculty member in a registered nursing education program. Evidence of leadership experience in an accredited nursing program, at a baccalaureate level or higher preferred. Knowledge of hybrid and online pedagogy, and adult teaching and current advances in technology to enhance the educational experience of students. Knowledge of current research and scholarship, that is supportive of the professional development of nursing faculty. Knowledge of curriculum development, methods of teaching, and evaluation. Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills and have a strong commitment to working as part of a collaborative team.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate experience in nursing accreditation processes (i.e., CCNE or ACEN). Demonstrate experience in the integration of curriculum revision/development, program planning, program evaluation, and student learning outcomes assessment. Experience in coordinating and implementing programs in an educational setting. Experience with hybrid and online pedagogy, and adult teaching is desired. Experience using simulation is a plus. Experience in project and budget management and reporting. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Ability to work in a collegial setting with faculty and staff at all levels.

Xavier University is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. Candidates who have worked with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests. Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references on Xavier University's website.

Review of applications will start on February 22, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination upon onboarding. Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.


Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.


  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account. Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans. Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.



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