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Chair of Nursing

Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Mar 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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he School of Nursing invites applications for the role of Chair of School of Nursing at Oklahoma Baptist University to provide leadership to the School of Nursing.

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program of the OBU School of Nursing is to educate students to become professional, caring, competent nurses who are prepared to integrate personal faith with the discipline of nursing while engaging in Christian service within a diverse world. The nursing programs at Oklahoma Baptist University’s School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

TO APPLY: Applicants must submit application materials below to hr @

  • A cover letter
  • An OBU Faculty application form: 
  • Summary of the development of your personal, Christian faith and commitment.  Answer the question, "in what ways does your faith affect your personal and professional lives?"
  • Description of your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Curriculum vita
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcripts

Essential Functions

The role of Chair is an additional administrative responsibility reserved for an excellent faculty member who demonstrates ability to lead and work collaboratively to accomplish the mission of OBU and the OBU School of Nursing.  The Chair should be able to demonstrate a record of academic leadership and teaching effectiveness, paired with the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, administrators, and alumni.  The Chair will partner with faculty and administration to recruit and retain students to the School of Nursing. The Chair will work with faculty and administration to develop a vision for the future that builds on our existing strengths, is consistent with our rich Christian liberal arts tradition, and draws on the best of current and emerging practices in the profession of Nursing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Able to provide clear communication with empathy with coworkers and student with exceptional follow-up skills for closing communication loops
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Able to lead a Nursing education program
  • Able to lead and coordinate academic programs
  • Able to develop strategic initiatives and partnerships as well as innovative plans and programs
  • Able to prepare and administer budgets and resources
  • Able to plan and manage faculty teaching assignments in coordination with the Dean and Chief Academic Officer
  • Able to implement faculty development and performance reviews
  • Able recommend qualified faculty for appointment, promotion, senior faculty status, and retention
  • Able and interest in teaching courses in the baccalaureate program in Nursing with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching
  • Willing and able to pursue scholarly/creative activities
  • Able to provide oversight to specialized accreditation (CCNE) and state regulations related to the nursing program
  • Willing and able to seek active involvement in regional and/or national associations and to develop partnerships with area healthcare organizations and leaders in the community
  • Able to relate well with students, colleagues, and alumni
  • Able and willing to represent the university with constituents beyond the university
  • Willing and able to advise students and actively recruit new students
  • Willing and able to serve on university committees
  • Proficient with standard office equipment, classroom machines, and computer hardware and software including Microsoft 365

  Education and Certificates

  • Required: DNP or Ph.D. in Nursing or appropriately related discipline
  • Required: An unencumbered license to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse in the state of Oklahoma


  • Preferred: 5+ years’ experience teaching nursing in an accredited evangelical college or university
  • Required:
    • 2+ years’ experience practicing as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting
    • Record of successful academic leadership

  Special Requirements

  • Demonstrate commitment to the ideals of a Christian Liberal Arts education
  • Active membership in a local, evangelical Christian church
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