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Director, School of Nursing and Population Health

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Faculty Track

Position Title
Director, School of Nursing and Population Health

Employment Status
Full Time


Portland, ME


A visionary leader who will grow and build on the strong programs that already exist in the University of New England, Westbrook College of Health Professions, School of Nursing and Population Health ( SONPH ). The Program Director oversees all aspects of the undergraduate nursing and public health programs. This includes a traditional 4-year baccalaureate of science in nursing ( BSN ) program, two yearly entry points of a 16-month accelerated BSN ( ABSN ) program, and a BS in public health. The Program Director, responsible for oversight and supervision of faculty and staff, will provide visionary leadership addressing program organization, development, expansion and outreach cultivating external partnerships. Duties also include budgetary oversight with sound, fiscal management. The Program Director will support faculty in a shared-governance approach while working collaboratively with the Dean of the Westbrook College of Health Professions and leadership at the University of New England.

  • Provide direction and leadership for nursing and public health programs.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship for faculty and staff development.
  • Support research and scholarship endeavors.
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations, develop progress plans and Retention Promotion Tenure reviews as indicated.
  • Curricular oversight (course offerings, class schedules, faculty assignments, content delivery and evaluation).
  • Collaborate with other Program Directors, Deans, and Administration.
  • Communicate regularly with the Dean of the Westbrook College of Health Professions.
  • Collaborate with other university offices to optimize processes and efficiency.
  • Represent the SONPH with stakeholders within the College, University, Community, and stakeholders external to UNE .
  • Support and facilitate interprofessional activities and initiatives at the College and University levels.
  • Support and develop curricular and extracurricular activities in the Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center ( ISIC ).
  • Lead strategic planning activities for multiple programs within the SONPH .
  • Be accountable for comprehensive program/curriculum review and academic assessment processes.
  • Lead and demonstrate accountability for program accreditation including annual program e evaluation plans.
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Develop and manage the program budget.
  • Explore alternate sources of funding support including extramural grants.
  • Strong, open leadership style that is transparent in nature.
  • Values faculty governance and faculty autonomy.
  • Facilitates team building and collaboration.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Earned doctorate (PhD, DNS, DNP, EdD)
  • Master’s Degree or higher in Nursing
  • Current and active license or eligibility as a registered professional nurse in Maine
  • Record of administrative leadership of multiple programs.
  • Demonstrated record of new program/and or course development
  • Have an active research/translational research agenda with demonstrated track record of extramural funding.
  • Have a minimum of four years teaching at the Baccalaureate level
  • Progressive evidence of leadership experience in the areas of administration, and education
  • Sophisticated understanding of contemporary issues in nursing and population health education
  • Experience in curriculum development and assessment.
  • A background check may be required
EEO Statement Summary

Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits, and will not tolerate, discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors should not motivate decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

Employees in clinical settings must meet the State of Maine’s immunization requirements for clinical activity.

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UNE is a private, non-profit, comprehensive R2 university, with campuses in Portland and Biddeford, Maine and Tangier, Morocco. The College of Arts and Sciences is located on UNE’s waterfront Biddeford campus, with nearby city-based amenities in Portland (a 30-minute drive) and Boston (a 2-hour drive). UNE’s location in southern Maine also affords easy access to forests, mountains, freshwater lakes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. CAS, one of UNE’s six colleges, has a primary focus on undergraduate education.

UNE offers students a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service. UNE’s excellence could not happen without a dedicated and talented faculty and professional staff. Our core values include but are not limited to Student Centeredness; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Relentless Inquiry. Visit to learn about our mission, vision, and core values.

UNE is a great place to work. We boast both a tight-knit community and access to a wide array of degree programs, research opportunities and cultural events. We have three distinct campuses that combine to offer students a range of learning experiences. Our two Maine campuses house our nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, while our campus in Tangier, Morocco is home to an innovative semester abroad program. UNE is perennially included on “best colleges lists” by U.S. News & World ReportThe Princeton ReviewForbes, and others. Portland is one of the nation’s most livable small cities with an incredible natural environment, friendly people, a wealth of arts and cultural institutions, and major medical facilities. Outside magazine named it as one of the “Greatest Places to Live in America”, and Bon Appetit selected Portland as the 2018 “Restaurant City of the Year”.

UNE also offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their dependents. The package includes health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick and personal time; and educational benefits for both employees and dependent children. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site – – for additional information regarding UNE’s fantastic benefits package.

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