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School of Nursing Associate Chair and Open Rank Clinical Faculty

Employer
Northeastern University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


School of Nursing Associate Chair and Open Rank Clinical Faculty

About the Opportunity

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Arlington, Charlotte, North Carolina; Miami; London; Oakland; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

The Northeastern comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—leads to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

The Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 250 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

The School of Nursing in the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University has developed a research-intensive/teaching/learning environment for students and faculty. Creating an environment where students thrive begins with the faculty. Faculty of the School of Nursing is a diverse and committed group of professionals who are highly qualified, nationally known, and characterized by a range of experiences in nursing practice, research, and education that reflect an extensive degree of excellence. The ultimate goal is to advance the School of Nursing's position to one of the nation's top research schools of nursing.

The wide range of programs offered by the School of Nursing from baccalaureate through DNP and PhD degrees highlights the responsiveness of the School to the healthcare needs of individuals and communities in the state, nation, and globally. The School of Nursing is committed to co-creating an environment conducive to incubating innovative ideas and strategies aimed at creating a more dignified patient-family-centered healthcare system.

About the opportunity

The Associate Chair (AC) is directly accountable to the Dean and serves as the chief administrator overseeing operational functions that enable the execution of the strategic plan and achievement of the School of Nursing's (SON) goals and mission. The AC provides innovative leadership and oversight for the quality and financial management of the academic programs and enrollment management and student affairs, and oversees the work of the Assistant Dean for Prelicensure Programs, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, Assistant Dean for Research, Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, and the staff positions reporting directly to the SON Dean's office.

In addition, the AC works closely with the Dean, faculty, and staff to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and to foster a positive and healthy work environment across the school.

The AC is a member of the Dean's senior leadership team and works collaboratively with fellow SON senior leadership to ensure the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the organization through shared responsibility of the development, design, and improvement of systems that will lead to the full execution of the strategic plan.

Major Responsibilities

Leadership in Academic Excellence
  • Serves as direct liaison between the academic functions of SON and the business functions and provides strategic direction for maximizing resources and efficiency. Identifies resources required for the implementation of the strategic plan and potential obstacles that need to be addressed.
  • Provides innovative leadership and ensures the integrity of the academic programs.
  • Leads the planning, implementation, evaluation, and revision of program curricula in collaboration with and the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, the Program Directors and the faculty.
  • Partners with and supports the Director of Quality and Compliance to lead the SON accreditation process to ensure compliance with accrediting and licensing requirements.
  • Collaborates with the Dean, Assistant Deans, and College in the development of contracts with health systems and other entities for the delivery of academic programs.
  • When appropriate, represents the SON at the college and university levels and leads SON implementation of university-wide initiatives related to academic affairs such as those to promote greater diversity and inclusion among graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
  • Determines faculty needs to support current and future academic programs in consultation with the Assistant Deans, Program Directors and Dean.
  • Collaborates with Assistant Deans, the faculty search committee and Dean to recruit faculty of the highest caliber to meet the strategic goals of the SON.
  • Provides support to effectively and efficiently align faculty with academic programs, teaching activity and career development.
  • Assures accountability in academic programs for effective utilization of all capital, personnel and revenue resources for priorities and budget forecasts for the academic mission.
  • Collaborates with leadership team on establishing and maintaining a business continuity plan to minimize interruption of instructional delivery in a disaster.
  • Collaborates with Assistant Dean for Research and Director of Global Affairs to ensure that all grants focused on the academic programs adhere to relevant regulations including human subjects protection, HIPAA, and FERPA.
  • Collaborates with Program Directors to implement orientation, development and performance management programs for part-time faculty members.
  • Represents the SON on various SON and University committees and serves as a liaison across the university and health system, providing leadership and strategy for SON's engagement in campus wide initiatives.


Faculty Recruitment and Development
  • Cascades SON's strategy/mission statement throughout the organization for maximal alignment and develops appropriate rewards/recognition and coaching/corrective practices to align personnel with SON goals.
  • Leads strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of initiatives to determine teaching needs, and provides strategic leadership for faculty development, mentoring, recruitment, and retention in collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.
  • Collaborates with the Dean, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and DEIB, and faculty search committee(s) on the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the Diversity Action Plan to recruit and retain a diverse faculty.
  • Works with Dean and School of Nursing Human Resources Manager on preparing for faculty of retirements and faculty requests for leave.
  • Collaborates with Assistant Deans, Program Directors, faculty, staff, college administrators, University resources, and Student Affairs to develop faculty abilities to work with students with diverse learning needs.
  • Oversees the orientation of part-time faculty in collaboration with the academic program directors.


Global and Domestic Academic Initiatives
  • Collaborates with the Director for Global Affairs to optimize international opportunities for students and faculty.
  • Develops new program directors' knowledge of Federal and university compliance requirements for international students and fellows.
  • Collaborates with program directors and coordination with university Global Experience Office in planning and executing plans for safe student international travel that meets academic accreditation and certification requirements.


Administration and Management:
  • With the aim of financial stability, assists the Dean to marshal limited resources to the most productive uses and identifies potential areas for revenue generation.
  • Drives performance measures for the operation (including a consideration of efficiency versus effectiveness), often in the form of dashboards convenient for review of high-level key indicators.
  • Identifies needed infrastructure and secures resources to support academic programs.
  • Responsible for identifying the faculty and staff needs to support the academic programs and ensuring judicious use of these human resources.
  • Supports the Dean in the strategy and operational objectives of SON's presence throughout NU Global Campuses.
  • Works closely with the Dean, University leadership, and the College to complete US News and World Report submission surveys for rankings.
  • Represents the Dean at internal and external functions as needed.
  • Oversees special projects as assigned and directed by the Dean.


Qualifications
  • Earned doctoral degree and eligibility for Massachusetts RN licensure.
  • Minimum 5 years academic experience in progressive leadership roles.
  • Strong record of teaching, research, and service.
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in curriculum development and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the development and ongoing monitoring of academic program accreditation.
  • Distinguished record of collaboration and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated leadership in national and international educational collaborations preferred.
  • A high level of energy, creativity, initiative, and strong commitment to fostering student learning and academic excellence.


Additional Information

Bouve College of Health Sciences has a continuing commitment to ensuring equity and respect in our research collaborations, classrooms, and community. Successful faculty in the Bouve College of Health Science will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thus, strong candidates for this faculty position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. Interested candidates should apply here with a cover letter with contact information for three references, a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, and separate written statements addressing each of the following prompts:

Teaching statement:

Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the Bouve College of Health Sciences (including roles in existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging Statement:

Please provide a statement of your contributions to diversity that describes your past experience, activities, and future plans to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and belonging in your teaching, research, and service. Your statement should demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing marginalized communities in your field and be in alignment with Northeastern's mission to reflect the diversity of the societies in which it maintains campuses and meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

Position Type

Academic

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.


To apply, visit https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Boston-MA-Main-Campus/School-of-Nursing-Associate-Chair-and-Open-Rank-Clinical-Faculty_R123519



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