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Chair, School of Nursing

University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 21, 2023

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Department Chair

Working Title
Chair, School of Nursing


Pay Rate
Per Faculty Salary Model



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position #998391. For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (660) 543-4255.

Candidates should submit (1) a letter of application that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) description of their management philosophy and leadership style; (3) a curriculum vitae, and names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses of a minimum of five professional references. Copies of transcripts showing degree completions. All documentation requested for this position must be attached to the faculty profile at the time of application. [Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completions will be required later for employment to begin]. Only completed on-line faculty profiles with attached documents will be considered for this position. Review of completed applications begins March 15th, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred starting date for this appointment is negotiable, but no later than July 2024. This is a 12-month appointment, with academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/ EEO / ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

The College of Health, Science, and Technology at the University of Central Missouri ( UCM ), invites
applications for the chair position for the School of Nursing. UCM is a public comprehensive university with more than 12,000 students providing a small-college learning environment coupled with large- university opportunities located 40 miles southeast of the Kansas City Metropolitan area in Warrensburg, MO. The school has 22 full-time faculty and staff as well as clinical adjunct faculty. The Chair will have duties at the mainUCMcampus in Warrensburg, MO and at the Missouri Innovation Center in Lee’s Summit, MO. Details can be found at

The school offers aBSNwith an online RN toBSNoption, an onlineMSNprogram with two tracks:
Family Nurse Practitioner ( FNP ) and Nurse Educator (NE). In addition, there are two Post-Master’s
certification areas forFNPand NE.

The chair will have duties at the maincampus in Warrensburg, MO and at the Missouri Innovation
Center in Lee’s Summit, MO. Details can be found at

The chair is expected to provide visionary leadership in teaching, scholarship, service, external funding, and curriculum innovation and delivery. The chairperson has the following general responsibilities:
  • Ensure academic integrity through curricular assessment, organizational efficiency, and academic innovation
  • Recruit, retain, and develop students, faculty, and staff
  • Steward organizational resources including personnel, facilities, and finances
  • Supervise faculty (and program coordinators) and staff
  • Pursue diverse resources including extramural funding and private philanthropy
  • Engage and complete strategic planning and assessment activities
  • Communicate effectively with departmental/school constituencies as well as university leadership
  • Represent the department/school on campus and to external agencies and cultivate those relationships
  • Provide vision and direction for the department/school through word and deed
  • Teach within their discipline
  • Produce scholarship appropriate to their role at the institution
  • Provide service appropriate to their role at the institution
  • Develop, manage, and assess course schedules, including maintenance of multi-year schedules in conjunction with program coordinator(s)
  • Hold timely meetings
  • Assign service activities with the department/school
  • Resolve difficulties, complaints, and conflicts
  • Supervise completion of assessments and reports
  • Complete faculty evaluations
  • Uphold and execute policies and procedures
  • Accept special assignments
Education & Formal Training
Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)

Other Education & Formal Training

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess the credentials, experience and documented achievements appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, including:
  • Earned Doctorate (terminal) degree in Nursing, Higher Education Leadership, or a related field
  • Unencumbered, current, active registered nursing (RN) licensure in Missouri or compact license without any history of previous discipline.
Computer Skills


Required Experience:
  • The successful candidate should demonstrate a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and service
Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Physical & Environmental Factors:

Special Working Conditions:

Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. References
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Vitae
  5. Teaching Philosophy Statement
Optional Documents


University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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