Academic Program Director - Nursing

South University Tampa, FL, 4401 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, Florida, United States of America
Oct 18, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Apply Now Academic Program Director - NursingSouth University Tampa, FL, 4401 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, Florida, United States of AmericaReq #249 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Established in 1899, South University ( is a private, non-profit academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees.

The University traces its heritage to 1899, when Dr. John Draughon established Draughon’s Practical Business College in Savannah, Georgia. Over the past century-plus, South University has experienced continued growth transforming from a two-year college into a university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. South University’s approach to higher education, and the resulting varied academic experiences, provides students with the pragmatic approach necessary to create the foundation for personal and professional fulfillment.

South University provides a learning environment, both on-campus and online, that helps students identify goals and the means to achieve them. With this philosophy in mind, students can learn by interacting with a community of faculty, staff and administration dedicated to South University’s academic purpose. South University offers more than 50 academic programs across its nine campuses and through online programs.

The University’s academics are organized across five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health, Theology – and a School of Pharmacy. With the introduction of South University, Online Programs, students can pursue both undergraduate degree and master’s degree programs ranging from the areas of Criminal Justice to Business – giving South University students more opportunities to make a difference, both personally and professionally.


The Program Director is a member of the full‐time Faculty who also holds an administrative appointment related to managing a specific academic program or set of academic programs. Responsibilities include: classroom instruction, day‐to‐day program operations, assisting students toward successful program completion, managing Faculty, promoting the academic well‐being of the program, helping to maintain/grow student enrollment, and staffing the classroom with Faculty who support the mission of South University. The Program Director also participates in activities that promote the stature of the Academic Programs, Departments, and Colleges and abides by the mandates set by the South University Board of Trustees and Administration. Incumbent must assure that the South University philosophy is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and maintenance of an environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion.


  • Perform instructional duties as assigned as outlined in the Faculty
  • job description and in accordance with the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the South University Employee Handbook.
  • Select and develop Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that meets at least one time per year.
  • Participate in faculty development each year as required.
  • Select, train, develop, manage, and lead regular and adjunct faculty according to the guidelines provided by the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations, the Department Chair and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University/Campus.
  • Effectively administer and grow the assigned academic program. This includes responsibility for budget, strategic planning, and assessment of program outcomes, curriculum development, student registration/advisement, community relations and campus relations.
  • Support College programs designed to achieve student completion rates as outlined in the strategic plan.
  • Collaborate with other Academic Program Directors within the assigned campus and across campuses within the department on: scheduling, sharing faculty, and other.
  • Form the Program Advisory Committee and ensure that it meets at least twice a year
  • Arrange for faculty development opportunities and maintain records.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations and the Department Chair (for academic matters).

  • Academic leadership experience in a university setting
  • Ph.D in Nursing, DNSc, or DNP from a regionally accredited institution
  • Full-time teaching experience in a university (online teaching experience a plus)
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement accreditation criteria and state agency regulations.
  • Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, and public groups.
  • Experience with computerized administrative systems. Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.
  • Other requirements specific to the discipline.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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