Chair, Department of UMSON at Universities at Shady Grove

University of Maryland at Baltimore
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) invites nominations and applications for Chair, Department of UMSON at Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The Chair is the administrative officer of one of UMSON’s five academic departments, reports directly to the Dean, and leads departmental faculty members in UMSON’s tripartite mission of education, research and scholarship, and service. UMSON at USG consists of 22 full-time faculty members and 6 staff.

Founded in 1889, UMSON enrolls more than 2,100 students in its upper-division Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and PhD programs. UMSON at USG offers the upper-division BSN curriculum, which currently has 360 students enrolled, with projected growth to 400 students, and the DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialty, which has 74 students enrolled.

UMSON is ranked among the top 10 schools of nursing (No. 4 among public schools of nursing) for BSN programs and No. 8 in the nation (No. 2 among public schools of nursing) for DNP FNP specialties by U.S. News & World Report; it is also ranked in the top quartile in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.

UMSON is part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), a dynamic public university comprised of seven professional schools - dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work - and the graduate school. Its interdisciplinary graduate school has more than 40 programs in the biosciences, law, and social work, with more than $400 million in external funding. The University of Maryland Medical System, the Veterans Administration Health Care System, and the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System are all adjacent to the UMB campus in downtown Baltimore.

USG, located in Rockville, Maryland, is a regional higher education center for the University of Maryland System. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine Maryland public universities are located on one convenient campus in Montgomery County. The UMSON faculty and staff at USG are in residence on the campus and are housed in a single building that is being renovated to accommodate additional simulation and lab space for planned expansion of undergraduate enrollments. There are multiple opportunities for interprofessional practice both on the USG campus and within the capital region communities.

UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be process through Human Resources .

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Promotes achievement of academic, research/scholarship, practice, and service strategic initiatives.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with faculty members, administrators, and external institutions and community partners.
  • Facilitates open communication between and among faculty members, administrators, and other staff at the departmental, School, and University levels as well as with USG staff.
  • Recommends hiring, advancement, and retention of faculty members and staff.
  • Provides fiscal oversight of department’s operational and discretionary funds.
Qualifications :

  • Earned doctorate in nursing or related field.
  • Dynamic, visionary, and innovative leader.
  • Scholarship in research and/or practice.
  • Commitment to shared governance.
  • Interdisciplinary collaborative experience.
  • Fiscal management experience.

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