Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program and Department Chair

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Faculty Affairs, Deans
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Number F31340 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program and Department Chair School/Unit School of Nursing Department Family & Community Health Nursing Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit
We shape the future of nursing through the power of education, discovery and collaboration. Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal
VCU School of Nursing is seeking an Associate Dean for Undergraduate Program and Department Chair ( ADUPDC ). The ADUPDC is charged with administrative leadership and oversight of the undergraduate nursing and the Department of Family and Community Health in the School of Nursing. This position ensures academic excellence and curriculum consistent with the mission and goals of VCU SON and that programs are reflective of national trends, local and regional needs, and professional standards. The Department Chair’s responsibilities include oversight of faculty orientation, faculty development and mentoring efforts, development of annual faculty work plans and teaching assignments, and evaluation of full-time and adjunct faculty for whom they supervise. This position provides input regarding the hiring priorities of full-time faculty and has the authorization to hire adjunct faculty. The ADUPDC works closely with the Dean, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs ( ADAA ), the Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship and Innovation ( ADRSI ), the Associate Dean for Practice and Community Engagement ( ADPCE ), and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Department Chair to support the academic, research, service and practice missions and to facilitate communication within the organization. Position Responsibilities
1. Supports diversity and inclusion and fosters a positive work environment, interpersonal relationships and communication, collaboration, and consensus-building within the department and across the organization.

2. Establishes program- and department-related goals and initiatives that support the overall mission of the school and university.

3. Provides guidance to program directors (PDs) to ensure academic integrity and teaching excellence within programs.

4. Collaborates with the ADAA in preparation of internal and external administrative reports.

5. Assists with the recruitment and retention of qualified and diverse faculty and staff.

6. Leads organizational-level orientation for new faculty and staff assigned to the department.

7. Develops annual faculty work plans (including teaching assignments) for faculty within the department.

8. Evaluates staff, full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and adjunct faculty within the department (with input from the ADRSI, ADPCE, and PDs as appropriate).

9. Mentors department faculty and ensures opportunities for faculty development.

10. Addresses faculty, staff, and student issues within programs and the department in alignment with university and school policies.

11. Manages program and department resources.

12. Interfaces with external constituents (university or community) as assigned.

13. Maintains personal academic faculty obligations in teaching, research, and service in accordance with an area of expertise and as negotiated by Dean. Required Qualifications
– Senior faculty rank (Associate Professor or Professor)

– Currently licensed or eligible for licensure to practice nursing in Virginia

– Earned doctorate in nursing or related discipline

– Teaching experience in nursing programs

– Demonstrated skills in communication, mentoring, and collaboration

– Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU Preferred Qualifications
– Tenured or tenure-eligible

– Academic administrative experience

– Sustained history of external funding for research and/or academic projects
Date Posted 09/16/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 11/01/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information
Candidates must apply to this faculty position through the university’s career website at to be considered for this position. For further information about this position contact Demmie Pennix, HR Administrator, School of Nursing at (804) 628?7583 or

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience. Posted Salary Quick Link Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter - 1
  2. Reference Letter - 2
  3. Reference Letter - 3

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