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Nursing Department Chair

Monmouth University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2022

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Monmouth University

Nursing Department Chair

Department: Nursing Department

Position Summary:
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 accessibility.

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 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:
Doctoral degree

Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Required Years of Experience: 3

Other Requirements:
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 quickly.

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 Health Studies.

Preferred Qualifications:
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 experience.

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Posting Date: 01/26/2022
Closing Date:

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 scholarship.

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 offerings.

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 Money.”

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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