Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging-–a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university’s mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.
The Associate Dean of the McKenzie-Elliott School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves as the chief academic officer providing visionary leadership for the nursing programs, faculty and students. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the McKenzie-Elliott School of Nursing, and for enhancing its core missions of learning, discovery, and engagement. The Associate Dean maintains oversight of disciplinary partnerships, initiatives, and projects. The Associate Dean prioritizes excellence in program design across all deliveries at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is committed to stewarding the history of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the School of Nursing programs while remaining focused on continuous innovation and growth. The Associate Dean holds a faculty rank consistent with the faculty handbook rank classification.
Candidates should submit the following documents with the application: (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) three letters of reference.
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
- Education: An earned doctorate in nursing or a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution. Record of educational excellence as demonstrated in performance evaluations, scholarship record, and letters of recommendation. If terminal degree is not in nursing, MSN is required.
- Professional Experience: Extensive amount of professional nursing clinical experience at different healthcare settings or organizations. At least seven years of academic experience as a faculty member, and three years of leadership experience overseeing accredited nursing programs. Active, unencumbered registered nurse license in North Carolina or multistate licensure privilege to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina.
- Transformational vision for nursing that can serve as a model for advancing the profession and supporting innovation in nursing and health care;
- Excellent decision-making skills;
- Strong record in nursing scholarship is vital, as well as demonstrated strength in research and teaching; · Experience in curricular innovation, evaluation, and accreditation;
- Strong appreciation and advocacy for diversity in the School of Nursing (SON);
- Demonstrated track record of attracting, managing and mentoring colleagues;
- Ability to function as a member of a team both within the SON and across the University; Proven ability to develop trust and to build strong, collaborative working relationships with clinical and research faculty;
- A record of active service within the professional community that would enhance this leadership role is also expected.
Other Requirements and Qualifications:
- Must be an excellent and active listener, consistent, reflective, and self-aware.
- Superior ability to communicate persuasively, effectively, and thoughtfully, to promote collaboration and teamwork, and to engender trust and respect. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written abilities.
- A personality that can actively develop effective relationships at all levels, and the ability to address and resolve conflicts with integrity and compassion.
- Unimpeachable personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness and a commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards.
Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.
UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.