School of Nursing Director, Professor & Southwest Florida Endowed Chair in Nursing

Employer
Florida Gulf Coast University
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Faculty Affairs, Student Affairs, Health Services, Executive, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time


Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced, motivated, and visionary leader to serve as the Florida Gulf Coast University School of Nursing Director. As the Chief Nurse Administrator, the School Director provides effective leadership and direction in implementing the vision, mission, strategic plan, and core values of the School while supporting an environment that encourages growth and innovation. The appointee will also hold the Southwest Florida Endowed Chair in Nursing.

The School of Nursing is situated within the Marieb College of Health & Human Services with the School Director reporting to the Marieb College Dean. The School Director provides leadership for the planning, workload, community involvement, student advising, student recruitment, program development, teaching, and operational aspects of the B.S.N., M.S.N. and D.N.P Programs. The School Director actively mentors and supports faculty, strengthens School relationships in the community, and fosters clinical partnerships and affiliations. Additionally, the School Director represents the nursing programs at local, state, national, and international meetings/conferences, provides service to the University and profession, and supports scholarly activities.

As the School of Nursing Director, you will head the organizational administration of the School by providing leadership and oversight for all aspects of the educational programs including, but not limited to, governance, didactic and clinical curriculum, recruitment, and evaluation. You will serve in a leadership role to supervise and mentor faculty in development of scholarship as well as instructional materials, teaching strategies, and assessment measures for accredited School Programs. You will participate as an active member of the Marieb College interprofessional leadership team. As a faculty member, you will be involved in course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; and participate on School, College and University committees and/or initiatives.

As the Southwest Florida Endowed Chair in Nursing, you will provide leadership in nursing research and evidence-based practice within the School and the SWFL nursing community. Additionally, you will promote instructional, outreach, and community service activities that serve the SWFL community at-large and build upon strong relationships between external constituents and FGCU. The Southwest Florida Endowed Chair in Nursing also fosters relationships with academic, community, and healthcare partners to enhance networking and career opportunities for faculty, students and alumni.

With more than 16,000 students, Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

FGCU aspires to be an inclusive working and learning environment where students, faculty, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural worldview. We oppose discrimination, intolerance, expressions of hate, and disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, appreciate, live and work in a diverse community of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions and family status. We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. The Marieb College of Health & Human Services encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply because FGCU will thrive and attain excellence only through a commitment to equality.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Provides leadership and strategic direction for the School of Nursing
  • Oversees all administrative matters including financial management and budget planning and execution, human resources management, and academic resources and space utilization and needs
  • Initiates new programming with community and university partners to meet SWFL nursing workforce needs
  • Maintains compliance with CCNE, COA and SACSCOC accreditation standards and ongoing School and Program accreditation efforts
  • Supports and guides School Program Directors in all facets of Program administration and management
  • Prepares internal and external regulatory and accreditation reports in collaboration with School Program Directors, Office of the Dean, FGCU Planning and Institutional Performance and other relevant university offices
  • Functions as supervisor for faculty, staff, clinical coordinators and adjuncts
  • Plans and monitors faculty and staff workloads and assignments
  • Oversees development and refinement of curriculum materials within regulatory and professional guidelines/domains
  • Oversees development and implementation of policies related to admission, progression, and sequencing of classroom and clinical practice components of all School programs
  • Monitors recruitment, selection, enrollment and progression of Program students
  • Monitors off-campus clinical sites, off-campus clinical coordinators and student clinical practice experiences
  • Maintains involvement in community and professional activities
  • Provides leadership in nursing research and evidence-based practice as the Southwest Florida Endowed Chair in Nursing
  • Expectations for scholarship will be those identified for rank as described in FPED and College documents
  • Service to School, College, University and Professional community is expected in the form of committees, accreditation activities, etc.
Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent and a nationally accredited nursing program; or equivalent or Ph.D. in Health-related field or Education or Ed.D. from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent AND a Graduate Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent and a nationally accredited nursing program .
  • Attained the rank of full professor or demonstrates a record of comparable professional experience and credentials prior to appointment that merit appointment at the rank of Professor in Nursing
  • Five or more years of clinical nursing experience
  • Current unrestricted nursing license in the State of Florida or, eligible for licensure
  • Evidence of leadership in curriculum design, implementation and evaluation
  • Experience as a faculty member in nursing education programs at the College/University level
  • Experience with institutional and programmatic accreditation requirements and regulatory standards governing nurse educational programs
  • Evidence of established scholarship leading to research, professional presentations, and publications
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent and a nationally accredited nursing program or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in academic leadership of CCNE accredited nursing programs
  • Understanding of alternative teaching styles including, but not limited to, simulation, virtual reality, online learning, and flipped classrooms
  • Record of successful grant funding
  • Leadership in professional nursing organizations (e.g. membership and / or committee involvement)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated expertise in nursing knowledge and clinical practice
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical and academic standards
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Functions as an effective, active and collegial team member
  • Demonstrated computer skills using web-based applications and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Competence in use of technology in teaching and distance learning
  • Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning
  • Must value continued scholarship and service to the school, university and community
Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment will be made at an out-of-unit faculty rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience on a 12-month out-of-unit multi-year appointment basis available June 2022.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/ scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Required Application Materials:
  • Unofficial Transcripts- please submit transcripts for all earned degrees
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Statement of Scholarship
  • Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter
  • Licenses and/or Certifications (please submit copies for all applicable documents such as BLS, National Advanced Practice Certifications, etc. )
  • Five (5) Professional References
Review of applicant materials will begin immediately.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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