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Chair of Department of Family and Community Nursing

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
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Chair of Department of Family and Community Nursing

Position Type:

Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FE - Faculty 10 month non-leave ear

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The School of Nursing is entering a new era to Transform the Future of Nursing with Inclusive Communities, Passionate People, Innovative Practices, and Extraordinary Outcomes. We value and strive for diversity, respect, open communication, and excellence among students, staff, and faculty. The school is ACEN and CCNE accredited and is an NLN Center of Excellence in Faculty Development. The University has over 20,000 students and is classified by Carnegie as a research university with high research activity. The School of Nursing has over 635 students enrolled in BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, MSN/MBA, DNP, and PhD programs. Please visit our website at

Position Summary:

The School of Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is seeking a Chair for its Department of Family and Community Nursing. The Chair reports directly to the Dean of the School of Nursing and serves as a member of the school’s Executive Team. The School has two departments: Adult Health Nursing and Family & Community Nursing. The University with an enrollment of over 19,000 students is a high research activity, doctoral-granting university. The appointment is expected to begin for fall 2022 or sooner. Located midway between Atlanta and Washington DC, Greensboro, the city in which the University is located, is only a few hours from the Atlantic coast and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Greensboro is known as “The Gate City ’’ because it was a transportation center and gateway to the West and South. Located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Greensboro is a center for the healthcare industry, many colleges, and universities, Magnet-designated hospitals, and has a diverse population ( Qualifications and Duties: The successful candidate will have a vision and demonstrated ability to lead, supervise and mentor faculty in the department who teach across undergraduate and graduate programs. The Chair makes faculty teaching assignments in collaboration with other members of the team. The chair also teaches and maintains a program of research/scholar in their area of expertise, undertakes external outreach to the healthcare community, participates in institutional leadership, and works collaboratively with the Executive Team in the School of Nursing.
Candidates should demonstrate undergraduate and graduate teaching experience in nursing and scholarship appropriate to the desired rank. Candidates must hold a graduate degree in nursing and a doctoral degree in nursing or a related field. RN licensure in North Carolina is required by the start date. Previous administrative experience is desirable. In addition to administrative duties, a successful candidate will support the teaching, scholarship, and service mission of the School with a workload appropriate for the Chair position. Eligibility for tenure at the Associate or Full Professor level is preferred. The position is a ten-month appointment annually with a competitive salary commensurate with experience and credentials. School of Nursing: The School of Nursing ( is CCNE accredited for its BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. The University is accredited by SACSCOC. The School has over 635 students enrolled in the BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, MSN/MBA, DNP, and PhD programs. The MSN concentrations include Nursing Leadership & Management and Nursing Education. DNP concentrations include AGPCNP, Nurse Anesthesia, and Executive Nurse Leadership. The PhD program focus is on health promotion and health disparities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a master’s degree in nursing and a doctoral degree in nursing or a related field. RN licensure in North Carolina is required prior to start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should demonstrate undergraduate and graduate teaching experience in nursing and scholarship appropriate to the desired rank. Previous administrative experience is desirable. Eligibility for tenure at the Associate or Full Professor level is preferred.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

Competitive salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials

Org #-Department:

Nursing - 12802

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Physical Effort:

Reading - F, Writing - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - O, Walking - O, Climbing-Stairs - O, Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O

Work Environment:

Inside - C


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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