Associate Director

Job description

The School of Nursing at DePaul University seeks to fill the position of Associate Director for the Baccalaureate degree in nursing at the Lincoln Park Campus (Associate Director BSN).  This position is a 12-month tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin September 1st 2021.  This position assumes administrative responsibilities for the function of the BSN program. Primary administrative responsibilities include curriculum development, implementation and evaluation, enrollment management, and student advocacy. Hiring and mentoring adjunct faculty are also expected.  In addition, the successful candidate is expected to teach in the BSN program, develop a productive research program and contribute to a dynamic and growing School of Nursing. The specific area of research interest is open.  Competitive candidates will have a Ph.D. or DNP in Nursing, commitment to nursing education, a strong potential for research, and dedication to service. Experience in teaching in BSN program required. Leadership in administering BSN programs preferred. Experience in curriculum development, instruction and evaluation preferred. Outreach experience for recruitment preferred.

DePaul's School of Nursing offers the RN-MS (online), Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice, DNP, and Nurse Practitioner tracks and certificates.  Nursing Programs are focused on community engagement, service learning in vulnerable communities, social justice and excellent safe quality nursing care. Faculty and students in the MENP program are engaged in Community Based Service Learning experiences in over 60 community sites in the Chicago area. Students are also in clinical sites at over 20 health care institutions.   

The College of Science and Health is the third largest college at DePaul, enrolling over 3,000 students. The college includes programs in mathematics, psychology, physics and astrophysics, environmental science and studies, chemistry and biochemistry, biology, neuroscience, health sciences and nursing. The College of Science and Health provides high quality, personalized, accessible science and health education to a diverse student body, grounded in the values of St. Vincent de Paul.  Our teaching and research advance knowledge and service to society. The College is located on DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus.

With an overall enrollment of over 22,000 students, DePaul is the nation’s twelfth largest private non-profit university.  While the university is large, the class size in the School of Nursing typically does not exceed 48 students. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record of effectiveness as the instructor for a variety of courses or teaching environments, ability to teach college-level courses in analysis and/or applied mathematics, a demonstrated commitment to continued development as an educator, and active engagement in high-quality research.

DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in nursing or related field, master’s degree in nursing required; equivalent of three years clinical experience in nursing required. Licensed to practice in the state of Illinois or eligibility for same with application in process required. Leadership in administering prelicensure programs preferred. Experience in curriculum development, instruction and evaluation preferred. Experience in teaching pre-licensure program preferred. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

CV, Cover Letter, and contact information for three references who will be contacted for confidential reference letters. 

Close Date: Jun 15, 2021

Applicant Documents

Cover Letter(1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)

​DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request. The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus. The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters. It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution. A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website at




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Posted: 5/6/2021
Application Due: 7/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time