Director of the Nursing Informatics Program

Job Details

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Posting Number:

FAC00066PO22

Advertised Title:

Director of the Nursing Informatics Program

Campus:

Columbia

College/Division:

College of Nursing

Department:

CON College of Nursing

Advertised Salary Range:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

Hours per Week:

37.5

Position Category:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

Work County:

Richland

Tenure Information:

Professional Track

Job Search Category:

Faculty

About University of South Carolina:

The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation’s best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Advertised Job Summary:

The University of South Carolina, College of Nursing is seeking a qualified candidate eligible for the rank of Clinical Assistant, Clinical Associate, or Clinical Professor to fill a full-time program director position for the newly approved Nursing Informatics (NI) program. In addition to teaching, this administrative position includes opportunities for course development, clinical practice and research/scholarship activities. Faculty appointment and salary are commensurate with the level of experience in the field of NI, teaching, leadership, and scholarship experience of the candidate.

The candidate would provide classroom instruction; provide day-to-day program operational oversight, and assisting students toward successful program completion in conjunction with the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge and/or experience teaching in the informatics field or graduate nursing curricula with the application of innovative classroom delivery, simulation methodologies and scholarship application. The candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to the professional development of nursing students, practice, and leadership.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Recruitment/Admission/Retention
• Serves as leader in recruitment and retention efforts for the NI program, providing expertise of program knowledge (working closely with Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and the Director of Graduate Student Recruitment.
• Serves on the admission review committee for students applying to the program and provides final admission recommendations to the Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies
• Provides guidance to student affairs staff on admission issues
• Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of new student orientation
• Leads communication on behalf of the program for program students as appropriate

Advisement
• Works with student affairs coordinators to assure appropriate academic advising, development, and implementation of individualized programs of study, progression and graduation.
• Advise students on registration (e.g., prerequisites, courses, clinical, directed studies, capstone projects, comprehensive exams or thesis credits).
• Works with student affairs coordinators to assure all background and health clearances are intact for clinical and/or research experiences
• Audit academic records and clear for graduation in conjunction with student affairs coordinators

Program Quality Management
• Monitor national trends and standards for specialty area practice and informatics guidelines, relating these to curriculum and ensuring that the curriculum and procedures are in line with these standards. Communicate changes and trends with CON faculty.
• Assures program is in compliance with AACN MSN Essentials, SC BON or other professional organization standards as appropriate for the specialty.
• Participate in on-going curriculum decisions related to program specialty, including course content, sequencing, and evaluation methods.
• Revises graduate handbook with Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies
• Work with students to establish and maintain clinical placement sites
• Provides orientation materials and contacts with clinical preceptors
• Assures students follow clinical contract requirements
• Assures appropriate evaluation tools are completed and summary data submitted to Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies, including Preceptor and site evaluations, preceptor clinical data (license, etc.), student clinical logs, preceptor evaluations of students, and/or surveys.
• Participate in review of quality outcome assessment and revisions as necessary.

Management of Academic Issues within Program

• Serves as a resource and leader to faculty within the program.
• Serves as a resource and leader for students in the program. Analyze matriculation issues and provide input as requested regarding decisions that affect the student’s progression.
• Works with Assistant Dean of Student Affairs to mitigate student issues
• Works with the Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and/or Associate Dean of Academic Affairs to mitigate faculty issues

Required Education and Experience:

Earned doctorate in Nursing (PhD or DNP), two years of teaching and mentoring of graduate students and graduate nursing curricula. Experience in the field of Nursing Informatics, teaching, leadership, and scholarship. Excellent written and oral communication skills, team building, self- motivation, and innovation in educational program offerings are expected.

Preferred Qualifications:

N/A

Desired Start Date:

08/16/2022

Job Open Date:

03/04/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Quicklink for Posting:

https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/116205

EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Organization

Working at University of South Carolina

With more than 200 years of history and tradition, the University of South Carolina is redefining itself for decades to come. There's never been a better time to be at South Carolina, the state's flagship university and one of only 62 public universities to receive the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation for research.

The University is located in the heart of South Carolina in the capital city of Columbia, which is the nexus of government, a thriving arts and culture center, a venue for big-time Southeastern Conference intercollegiate athletics, and a community that is reinventing itself with redevelopment projects citywide. Much of the development is tied to land along the scenic, slow-moving Congaree River. Working with government, business, and community leaders, Carolina has developed a unified plan that will allow the University to expand from its origins on the historic Horseshoe to its future-Innovista, a research and innovation district that will stretch to the banks of the Congaree.

Innovista represents a new vision for research by creating a vibrant, urban community where students and researchers, including those from private firms, will live, work, learn, and play. Innovista will represent the University's four core research areas-hydrogen fuel cells, nanoscience and technology, biomedical and public health, and the environment-but will include other initiatives and business partners that serve the knowledge economy. Innovista's first private tenant, for example, is a leader in software applications for the insurance industry and will create several hundred high-paying jobs.

By attracting similar companies and jobs-and by capitalizing on an attractive location for restaurants and residential and retail space-Innovista will help drive the economy and increase per-capita income in the city and state. Recreational space will include a world-class waterfront park along the Congaree River and a new stadium for the Gamecocks' nationally ranked baseball program. Greenway paths for biking, walking, and running already line much of the river area. Innovista's 8 million square feet will blend seamlessly with the Vista, the city's nearby entertainment district of restaurants, bars, shops, and art galleries.

Chartered in 1801, Carolina began classes in 1805 with nine students and a single building, Rutledge College. As the campus grew and buildings were added during the next 50 years, a horseshoe layout was adopted. Today, the Horseshoe is on the National Register of Historic Places, with 10 of its 11 buildings dating to the 19th century. Those renovated buildings house, among other areas, the South Carolina Honors College and Undergraduate Admissions, representing much of the University's current and future lifeblood.

In fact, incoming freshman classes have never been larger or more competitive. The freshmen from fall 2006 set records for their size (more than 3,700) and SAT scores (1171 average). Freshmen enrolling in the Honors College had average SAT scores of 1398. Members of the University's prestigious scholarship programs, Carolina Scholars for in-state students and McNair Scholars for out-of-state students, had average scores of 1449 and 1477, respectively. Total enrollment at Carolina for undergraduates and graduates is more than 27,300, with some 350 degree programs to choose from. Since 1994, Carolina students have earned more than $9.9 million in prestigious national scholarships such as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, and NSF scholarships and the Fulbright Fellowships.

South Carolina's student body is diverse. In fact, Carolina was recently recognized as the state flagship university with the highest percentage of African-American student enrollment in the nation. Research by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education shows African-American students made up 14.7 percent of enrollment in 2004, the latest year available. The JBHE also ranks Carolina eighth in the nation in percentage of African-American faculty at a state flagship university with 4.3 percent.

The University's faculty garnered a record $173.3 million in federal, state, and private funding for research, outreach, and training programs in 2005-06, and several key hiring plans will introduce more talent and expertise to the faculty ranks. An aggressive campus building master plan and the faculty recruiting initiatives will change the collective face of the University and the faces of many of its key teachers and researchers.

South Carolina is recruiting world-class faculty to be endowed chairs-and change agents-for a series of "research centers of economic excellence" in areas such as nanoelectronics, polymer nanocomposites, brain imaging, regenerative medicine, cancer therapeutics, drug discovery, vision research, hydrogen fuel cells, and travel and tourism technology. These centers, some in collaboration with other state research universities and health and hospital systems, are funded with $30 million annually in state lottery money, as well as private matching money. Carolina is in the midst of a faculty recruitment plan to hire 600 new members. The Faculty Excellence Initiative is recruiting 150 faculty, many in interdisciplinary clusters of emphasis, while the Centenary Plan will recruit 100 elite research faculty to lead the University's core initiatives. Additionally, 350 faculty will be hired across disciplines to replace retirees over the next few years.

The University has forged a number of international collaborations in research, and the University's global connections are also strong in academics, particularly in international business. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the Moore School of Business best in the nation for its undergraduate and graduate programs in international business; the undergraduate program is No. 1 for the 10th consecutive time, while the graduate program is No. 1 among public universities for the 18th consecutive year and No. 2 overall, continuing a streak of 18 years with a top-two overall ranking.

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