Associate Director, School of Nursing
University of Alaska Anchorage
Associate Director, School of Nursing
The University of Alaska Anchorage invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Director of the School of Nursing.
The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is a multi-campus university that serves almost 18,000 students each year, 91 percent of whom hail from Alaska. UAA is the largest university in the state and one of three universities in the University of Alaska Statewide System. The School of Nursing (SON), the biggest unit within the College of Health, enrolls more than 570 students and has approximately 40 full time faculty members. The SON offers a full suite of academic programs, from associate to doctoral programs.
The Associate Director will work with the Director of the School of Nursing to inspire and lead a school that is committed to addressing the critical workforce needs of healthcare throughout Alaska. In helping to achieve the goal of doubling the number of health care graduates by 2025, the Associate Director will play a key role in shaping the entire healthcare community throughout Alaska. With 15 different Outreach locations, the SON has a direct impact in promoting the health of all Alaskans, from Anchorage to extremely rural communities. Being the only public university program for Nursing within the state of Alaska, the SON at UAA is in a unique position to be the key driver of change in healthcare outcomes throughout the state.
The Associate Director will assist the Director in the effective administration of the School of Nursing. Ideally, the Associate Director will have experience in direct patient care combined with an academic nursing background as well as experience that demonstrates the following: activity and accomplishments in teaching, research, and service within the nursing field; in-depth understanding of nursing education and research; knowledge of distance learning nursing education; experience in grant writing; familiarity with curricula development, assessment, and accreditation; and experience working within a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty.
Candidates are required to possess a doctoral degree in an appropriate discipline and the ability to be tenured within the School of Nursing. Additionally, applicants must meet the qualifications for nursing licensure in Alaska. The nurse administrator must be experientially qualified and must have preparation or experience in administration, education, and clinical nursing practice. Candidates must also provide official transcripts documenting the academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.
For best consideration, please submit all nominations, inquiries, and application materials no later than April 1, 2021. Applications materials must consist of a letter of interest, a CV, and a list of five professional references. References will not be contacted without advance explicit permission of the candidate. The full position profile can be found here.
For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:
Thomas Fitch, Partner
Carol Fairborn, Associate
For additional information about the University of Alaska Anchorage, please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu.
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