Associate Chairperson and Director, Graduate Programs

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A visionary, the Associate Chairperson and Director, Graduate Nursing Program will be a leader in health information technology and the use of an on-line course format to direct the graduate program to the level of national prominence.


SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Associate Chairperson and Director, Graduate Nursing Programs is a key administrator in the SON. The incumbent will have primary responsibility for providing innovative leadership in planning, implementing and evaluating graduate programs in the School of Nursing. The Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Nursing Programs works collaboratively with administrators and faculty in assuring the provision of high­ quality academic programs. Evaluation of the faculty role and the administrative role are separate and are conducted in compliance with existing college processes . The Associate Chairperson and Director of Graduate Nursing Programs reports to the Chairperson of the School of Nursing.







  • Provide leadership in the ongoing development of the graduate nursing programs within theSON
  • Serve on the undergraduate facultycouncil.

  • Develops and implements an effective system of recruitment, advisement, orientation, and matriculation for graduate students. Assures the effective development and operation of the undergraduate nursing programs

  • Collaborates with the Chair person of the School of Nursing to develop and implement an annual plan for teaching workload responsibilities in all graduate programs.

  • Provides consultation to the Chairperson on a regular basis regarding programs strengths/weaknesses: student feedback, student-faculty concerns/issues, and enrollment
  • Recruits, interviews, and recommends prospective core and adjunct faculty andstaff.

  • Evaluates faculty and support staffperformance.

  • Corresponds and meets with prospective student.') and faculty applicants during the academic year and summer, and coordinate their on-campu visits with in department (e.g., faculty interviews,  tours, meetings with current students, etc).

    Decide on formal recommendations for admission or rejection of new students into the program(s) (with faculty committee and Chair, according to department practice), and coordinate those decisions with Graduate Studies Office; finalize composition of incoming classes.

  • Serves as resource person for faculty andstudents

  • Participates in appropriate professional, college and university organizations.



  • Master's degree or higher in a nurse practitioner specialty, and an earned doctorate innursing;

  • Eligible for academic appointment to rank of associateprofessor/professor;

  • Experience in academicadministration;

  • Experience teaching at the level of Master orhigher;

  • A developing program of research as evidenced by scholarly publications;and

  • National and/or internationalservice.



  • Eligible for licensure as a registered nurse and APRN inKentucky

  • National Certification in area of advancedspecialization



  • Ability to lead, direct, advise, and work collaboratively with faculty, students andothers
  • Excellent organizational and time managementskills
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability in teaching and curriculum development at the graduatelevel

  • Skills in cross-cultural communication and multi-culturalcompetence



  • Ability to sit at a workstation for extendedperiods

  • Occasional ability to lift, carry, and put away parcels weighing up to 20pounds

  • Normal physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job taking distance and speed intoaccount

  • Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials andtools

  • Normal endurance




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Posted: 10/9/2018
Application Due: 12/6/2018
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