Dean, School of Nursing

Employer
Alcorn State University
Location
Lorman, MS

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Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Special Instructions:

For full consideration, applicants should include and upload the following as separate documents:
1) a letter of interest addressing the broad themes in the position summary
2) a curriculum vitae
3) transcripts
4) a leadership statement
5) list of five references
6) a diversity statement describing the candidate’s experiences with diversity in teaching, research, service, and/or industry.

Job Title:

Dean, School of Nursing

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Posted Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience.

Employment Status:

Full Time

Department:

School of Nursing

Minimum Qualifications:

•Earned Ph.D. in Nursing or a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from an accredited institution is required.
•A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in progressively responsible leadership positions is required.
•Current licensure to practice nursing in the state of residency and eligibility for licensure in Mississippi. Professional certification and/or licensure in a specialty area in nursing is encouraged.

Purpose of Job:

The University seeks a visionary Dean who creates a pervasive culture of transformation and agile delivery, leveraging the School’s human and fiscal capital to boldly implement new programs, built on the evolving needs of the healthcare workforce and simultaneously positions it as both a national and international School of prominence.

Scope of Responsibilities:

The Dean provides oversight for Associate, Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral programs which currently serve approximately 150 students with anticipated growth to meet regional healthcare demands.

Essential Job Functions :

As a senior member of the Provost’s Executive Leadership Team and an integral member of the Deans’ Council, the Dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and provides service-centered, proactive and dynamic leadership.

The Dean also aligns the School’s academic and research agenda with the University’s strategic goals to ensure continued accreditation.

Building on the strong legacy and goodwill from the past, the Dean of the School of Nursing, with dedicated mentor-ship and inclusivity, translates such vision and strategy to actionable plans that advance current and new academic programs while increasing and securing additional research funding from external sponsors.

The Dean strategically collaborates with schools within the University on multidisciplinary initiatives of meaningful societal and economic impact, to enlarge the academic and research landscape. In this transformative journey, over the next few years, the Dean is also expected to sustain the growth of the School, through successful fund-raising and by being a skillful steward of resources and is expected to graduate diverse and culturally competent nurses.

The Dean will display deep commitment to students, faculty, community and the nursing profession by developing individual and collective potentials, while increasing the School of Nursing’s network of external partnerships with healthcare providers for clinical placements, collaborative research and outreach efforts.

Qualifications:

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, distinction in research and outstanding scholarship along with evidence of professional achievements appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor in the School of Nursing.

Experience with and impact of multiple methodologies of instruction on students is an advantage.

Administrative experience as department chair, associate dean or equivalent level with involvement in fiscal planning & budgets, ability to lead and manage faculty groups, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, leadership and participation in shared governance are required.

A leader with undisputed integrity, courage, transformation, simultaneously exhibiting the ability to be a bold risk-taker and capacity builder is required.

Manifestation of effectiveness in written and oral communication is also a key requirement.

Licensing and Certifications :

Current licensure to practice nursing in the state of residency and eligibility for licensure in Mississippi.

Professional certification and/or licensure in a specialty area in nursing is encouraged.

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds:

Occasionally

Travel:

Occasionally

Extended Work Hours:

Occasionally

Number of Vacancies:

1

Location:

Natchez

Open Date:

04/28/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

Advertising Summary:

Excellent Benefits Package

Organization

Institutional Statement

Alcorn State University is a premier comprehensive land-grant university that develops diverse students into globally-competitive leaders and applies scientific research through collaborative partnerships which benefit the surrounding communities, states, nation and world.

History

Alcorn is the oldest public historically black land-grant institution in the United States and the second oldest state supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi. When it was founded in 1871, the institution’s three major study components were the four year college track, the two year track, and the three year graded track. The students spent the mornings from seven o’clock until noon in classes. In the afternoon, they worked in the various shops for eight cents per hour. Room and board, including laundry, equated to five dollars a month.

Alcorn State University was founded as the result of the people of Mississippi’s efforts to educate the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans. It was named in honor of the sitting governor of Mississippi, James L. Alcorn. The site was originally occupied by Oakland College, a school established by Presbyterians in 1828. The state of Mississippi purchased the Oakland College campus for $40,000 and named it Alcorn University with the first president being Hiram R. Revels. Revels resigned his seat as a United States senator to assume the post. The state legislature provided $50,000 in cash for ten successive years for establishment and overall operation of the college. Additionally, proceeds from the sale of 30 acres of land for $188,928 yielded three-fifths of the proceeds for Alcorn, totaling $113,400. These proceeds were used only for the agricultural and mechanical components of the college.

In 1878, Alcorn University became Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College. The original purchase of 225 acres of land had grown to over a 1700 acre campus. Alcorn is situated in Claiborne County, seven miles west of Lorman, Mississippi, 80 miles south of the capital city Jackson, Mississippi, 45 miles south of Vicksburg, Mississippi and 40 miles north of Natchez, Mississippi. The college was exclusively for males at first, but eventually women were admitted. A dormitory for women was built in 1902. Over time facilities increased from three historic buildings to more than 80 modern structures. 



In 1974, Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College became Alcorn State University. Governor William L. Waller signed House Bill 298, granting this status. Alcorn has thrived by continuously accomplishing dynamic goals and objectives despite limited resource allocations from the state. By the early 1990s, Alcorn’s physical plant and academic programs had grown from just a name change into a more diversified university. The student population is now representative of more than 65 counties, more than 30 states and at least 18 foreign countries. The university provides an undergraduate education that enables students to successfully pursue work in graduate and professional schools, engage in teaching, and enter other professions. As Mississippi recognized the importance of educating all citizens, Alcorn grew in status and importance.

Alcorn State University began with eight faculty members in 1871 and today there are more than 800 faculty and staff. The student body has grown from 179 students to more than 4,000 students from all over the world with varied ethnic backgrounds. Although early graduates of Alcorn had limited horizons, today’s graduates are successful in their chosen professions and many are outstanding entrepreneurs. Throughout Alcorn’s history, the leadership and faculty remained committed to restoring and enhancing the institution’s image and to attracting young people whose interest is the pursuit and receipt of a quality education. Over the decades, “the college that excelled against great odds”, has now become one of the leading universities in the nation. Alcorn State University operates seven divisions with degree programs in more than 50 areas including the bachelors, masters, and educational specialist degrees.

The collaborative strength and contributions of Alcorn’s past seventeen presidents during its 140 years of existence have enabled the institution to excel. On November 30, 2010, the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted unanimously to appoint Dr. M. Christopher Brown II as Alcorn State University’s 18th president. President Brown’s background and vision are strategically aligned with Alcorn’s history and tradition. He is poised to expeditiously move Alcorn State University to the next level of excellence. 



Dr. Josephine M. Posey 


Against Great Odds: The History of Alcorn State (1994)

Location

Alcorn is in Claiborne County, Mississippi, seven miles west of Lorman, seventeen miles southwest of Port Gibson, and about halfway between Vicksburg, to the north, and Natchez, to the south.

Organization

At Alcorn, seven schools offer a number of diverse programs for undergraduate and graduate studies leading to the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and specialist degrees. 

Enriching program opportunities include:

The Honors Program is a rewarding option for students who wish to further enhance their academic experience. It brings together students and teachers who share exceptional intellectual commitment in an atmosphere that strengthens scholarship, leadership and creativity.

Global Programs helps students broaden their perspectives and become more competitive in today’s international marketplace. Besides coordinating exciting study-abroad opportunities, Global Programs brings worldwide perspectives to campus through exchange programs and special events.

Alcorn offers Pre-professional Programs to prepare students for a successful transition to specialized studies in the fields of law, engineering, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy and dentistry.

Enrollment

Approximately 2,946 full-time undergraduates (1,037 men; 1,909 women), 350 part-time undergraduates (97 men; 253 women), 722 graduate students (154; 568), total enrollment 4,018.

Accreditations

Alcorn State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees.

The University also holds accreditation with the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the American Dietetics Association, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Industrial Technology and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Activities

At Alcorn, it’s easy to make friends — and make a difference. With such a wide range and more than 50 student groups and organizations, there’s one to suit every personality, interest, skill set and schedule.

Without ever leaving campus, students can volunteer — as Peer educators, Student Ambassadors and Orientation Guides, to name just a few possibilities. In addition, many student groups coordinate volunteer opportunities off-campus in surrounding communities and public schools.

Athletics

The Alcorn Braves have won numerous athletic championships. And many of our alumni have found success as professional athletes. Alcorn State is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division I.

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