DNP Program Director
Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired
by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We
seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our
mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as
engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse
faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Department of Nursing and Health
DNP Program Director/Full-Time, Tenure-Track,
Assistant or Associate Professor
June 1, 2022
Position Description: Benedictine University Department of
Nursing and Health invites applications for a full-time, 11-month,
tenure-track faculty appointment as Doctor of Nursing Practice
(DNP) Program Director, Assistant or Associate Professor
commensurate with experience. The cohort-based DNP in Executive
Leadership Program provides a transformative curriculum grounded in
Benedictine values and in the model of an inclusive, welcoming, and
caring Community. The Program aligns with AACN’s approved document,
The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing
Education (2021) and will shape DNP students into visionary nurse
leaders prepared to drive innovation and health equity. The Program
is scheduled to launch in August 2022 with a position appointment
date of June 2022.
This Position includes leadership/administrative responsibilities
regarding all aspects of the DNP Program including meeting
requirements for CCNE approval and ongoing accreditation, advising
students, providing faculty support and oversight, coordinating
Program needs with all service areas in the University to advance
Program growth and outcomes, accepting teaching assignments in
selected DNP courses, pursuing scholarly endeavors, and meeting
expectations for service at all levels of the University and within
• Provide leadership to collaboratively advance the DNP Program
consistent with the Benedictine University Mission and Vision,
College of Science and Health Strategic Plan, and Department of
Nursing and Health Goals.
• Provide leadership in the development, implementation,
evaluation, and potential revisions for newly designed DNP
• Provide leadership to the development and ongoing updates and
reporting in the DNP Program Systematic Evaluation plan and
University-wide assessment process.
• Provide oversight to the development, implementation, and
evaluation of program standards.
• Lead the process for CCNE initial and continued accreditation of
the DNP Program.
• Assume advising responsibilities for newly admitted students
including gap analysis of graduate level clinical hours and plan
for completion of required hours through scheduled enrollment in
Graduate Clinical Immersion Practicum course.
• Develop and coordinate faculty-student mentor role facilitating
faculty to serve as advisors/DNP project coaches within a
• Conduct day-to-day Program activities including coordinating
enrollment and progression of DNP students through the curriculum,
collaboratively designating teaching assignments, and partnering
with service areas across campus to meet student/faculty/program
• Provide oversight to the integrity of all Program processes and
publications, both internal and external.
• Support faculty through ensuring adequate orientation to their
roles and courses and in their advancement of teaching excellence,
scholarly endeavors, and service.
• Provide oversight to site and preceptor selection and meeting
agency requirements for DNP practicum experiences and
• Demonstrate excellence in teaching selected executive leadership
courses at the doctoral level.
• Participate in scholarly, professional, and community
• Participate in service activities at Department, College, and
University levels and within the profession.
• Meet faculty and program director expectations delineated in the
Benedictine Faculty Handbook.
• Earned doctorate in Nursing or related field from a
• Master’s degree in nursing.
• Current, unencumbered Illinois registered nurse (RN) license or
acquiring IL RN license by starting date of employment is
• Experience in teaching online and in graduate clinical nursing
• Two years of academic leadership experience as a program
director, chair, or dean.
• Knowledgeable in accreditation, nursing regulation,
certification, and national nursing/healthcare trends.
• Demonstrated appreciation of the opportunity to advance a diverse
nursing student body and RN workforce.
• Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues, students, and the
community within the framework of Benedictine Values and Catholic
• Evidence of scholarly/research accomplishments.
• A record of successful teaching experience in an accredited DNP
• Nurse Executive-Board Certified (NE-BC) or Nurse Executive
Advanced-Board Certified (NEA-BC) by the American Nurses
Association’s American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), or
• Certification in an area of clinical practice and/or licensure as
an advance practice nurse
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins
immediately. Applications will be accepted until position is
Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a
cover letter describing current teaching experience, curriculum
vitae, graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and
research/scholarly interests, and contact information for three
Any questions should be directed to: Dr. Joan Libner, Department of
Nursing and Health, College of Education and Health Services,
Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL, 60532; Phone
630- 829-1153; e-mail email@example.com. Must have legal authority to
work in the U.S. permanently. An EEO employer.
Application Material Required:
Submit the following items online at this web site:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Teaching Statement
• Scholarly and Research Interests
• Copy of Graduate Transcripts (official transcripts will be
required if hired)
• List of Three Professional References (will not be contacted
unless candidate is a finalist for the position)
Note : This is a not a distance faculty position.
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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required
to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and
to complete the required employment eligibility verification
document form upon hire. Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order proof
of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing is required.
Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.