Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor or Professor of Nursing

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Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor or Professor of Nursing

Job ID: 224358
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information
The Wellstar School of Nursing (WSON) offers BSN and MSN degrees and is one of the largest programs in Georgia. The School graduates more new Baccalaureate nurses than other programs in Georgia. The School currently employs nearly 50 full-time faculty and numerous part-time faculty. A five-year plan to increase undergraduate enrollment is underway. The WSON is housed within the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services, which includes departments of Social Work and Human Services, Health Promotion and Physical Education, and Exercise Science and Sports Management as well as an Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth.

Job Summary
The Wellstar School of Nursing at Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for an Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs. This is a twelve-month tenure track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, beginning July 1, 2021.

The Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs reports to the Director of the Wellstar School of Nursing which offers traditional and accelerated BSN programs. Responsibilities include day-to-day management of both undergraduate programs. The Associate Director oversees accreditation processes, generates reports, maintains program compliance with the Georgia Board of Nursing and accrediting agencies, monitors academic standards and provides academic leadership and oversight for the undergraduate nursing programs. In addition to the leadership role, the Associate Director will have teaching, research, and service responsibilities. Such responsibilities include participation in ongoing curricular assessment, scholarly activities, and service in departmental, college, and university committees.

Ideal candidates will possess: 1) an active RN license in Georgia or eligibility for a Georgia nursing license; 2) previous teaching and administrative experience in undergraduate nursing education; 3) evidence of a program of research and a commitment to maintaining a research program; 4) the ability to seek and obtain external research funding; 5) demonstrated high-level of interpersonal skills for communication, consultation, and collaboration; 6) a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 7) demonstrated forward-thinking leadership and the ability to inspire and mentor faculty.

Required Qualifications
Required Qualifications Include: a research focused doctoral degree in nursing or a related field, or the foreign equivalent. Candidates who did not complete a BSN to PhD degree, must possess a master's degree in nursing or a related field, or the foreign equivalent. BSN to PhD graduates are not required to hold a master's degree. Successful candidates must qualify for the Associate Professor or Professor rank, have a minimum of 5 years of clinical practice, and 5 years of teaching in an academic setting, administrative experience, a strong record of scholarship, evidence of internal and/or external funding, and working with diverse groups.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with accreditation visits and reports.
  • Prior success in obtaining extramural funding.

Required Documents to Attach
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)

Apply Before Date
Open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Rebecca Shabo, Associate Professor and Chair, Faculty Search Committee, 470-578-2642.

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at [email protected]. For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.

Participant ID: 61415

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Job No:
Posted: 2/25/2021
Application Due: 2/25/2033
Work Type: Full Time