Nursing Department Chair
The Monmouth University Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and
Health Studies seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as
the Nursing Department Chair to be hired immediately. This
anticipated opening is an exceptional opportunity to join a
dedicated faculty team and help grow our strong core of
undergraduate and graduate nursing programs in a vibrant school
that embraces innovative nursing and health professions education
and celebrates diversity, inclusion, equity, and
The Nursing Department Chair reports directly to the Dean and will
work closely with the transdisciplinary leadership team in the
School and University to implement strategic initiatives. The ideal
candidate must be an excellent academic leader who engages in
innovative instructional modalities with demonstrated scholarly
achievement and mentorship of faculty and students. Candidates who
apply by March 1, 2022, will be given fullest consideration. The
position is open until filled.
Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer and is
committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Multilingual applicants from diverse, minority, or underrepresented
backgrounds are encouraged.
As Nursing Department Chair, the ideal candidate will lead and
model expectations for faculty in teaching, scholarship, and
service. The Department Chair is responsible for oversight of
nursing department faculty and staff, advocating for departmental
interests, and implementing policies and procedures determined by
the administration, including those relating to the accreditation
of the programs, collaborations with clinical partners, securing
student clinical placements and preceptors, as well as outcomes
assessment data collection, data analysis, and continuous quality
improvements. In this role, the Department Chair is uniquely
positioned to provide effective communication between department
faculty and the administration that is essential to the
University's smooth operation.
The Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies has 38 full-time
faculty, 14 staff, and close to 1,000 students. The School offers
undergraduate health studies, health promotion, health and physical
education; master's physician assistant; doctoral occupational
therapy; undergraduate, master's, and doctoral nursing programs; as
well as post-master's and post-baccalaureate certificates and
continuing education programs.
Our MSN programs have been nationally recognized by U.S. News and
World Report, placing them among the best graduate nursing programs
in New Jersey. We have also been ranked among the top 100 best
nursing schools in New Jersey (#4), in the Mid-Atlantic Region
(#40), and private nursing schools nationwide (#99) by Nursing
Almanac Schools 2021. Monmouth's graduate program has been named
one of the best ACEN and CCNE Accredited MSN-FNP programs for 2021
in the Northeast by GraduateNursingEDU.org. The BSN, MSN, DNP, and
post-graduate APRN certificate programs are accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For additional
information, please refer to
Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication
Required Years of Experience:
Eligible candidates must have an earned doctorate in nursing or a
related field. If the earned doctorate is not in nursing,
candidates must have a master’s degree in nursing.
A minimum of three years of full-time academic experience in
nursing at the baccalaureate level or higher at the time of
appointment. New Jersey professional registered nurse licensure or
eligibility to obtain license within 30 days of appointment
dependent on Board of Nursing response time.
Demonstrated teaching excellence and innovation with full-time
academic experience in nursing at the baccalaureate level or
higher. Experience mentoring peers, faculty, and/or students.
Experience with technology and/or computer hardware or software and
the ability to learn new technology and software programs
Ability to treat confidential and sensitive information
appropriately. A record of scholarly achievement in research,
publications, and presentations. A record of academic,
professional, and/or community service.
A record of accomplishment commensurate with appointment as
Associate Professor or full Professor with tenure in the Department
of Nursing in the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and
An earned research doctorate (PhD, EdD, or equivalent).
Demonstrated leadership, management, or team building experience.
Experience in undergraduate/graduate teaching, curricular/program
development, and/or accreditation. A record of commitment to
diversity and equity that is evidenced across faculty, students,
stakeholders, and programs.
Simulation-based nursing education and/or interprofessional
education experience. Ability to meet challenges of adult learners
with diverse backgrounds. Fiscal management and budgetary
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Located along New Jersey's northern coastline, Monmouth University
is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to
innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked
Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,700
students in nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs,
including three doctoral programs.
Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive
learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the
student experience at Monmouth. The University's dynamic learning
environment empowers students to become active participants in
their education while fully preparing them for life after
graduation. Monmouth's faculty, experts in their respective
disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating
with undergraduates and graduates in their research and
Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia,
Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in
history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The
University's 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most
beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National
Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updates
include a $47 million renovation to the Edison Science Building and
construction of a $16 million stadium, which hosts more than half
of the University's student-athletes.
A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus
gates. Access Asbury Park's legendary music scene and diverse
cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ community.
Enjoy Red Bank's lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch's
redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping
Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became
Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in
1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World
Report's “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review's “The Best 382
Colleges,” and Money magazine's “Best Colleges for Your
Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate
diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment
for all employees.