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Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

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University of Central Florida
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Orlando, Florida

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Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

At University of Central Florida’s College of Nursing

 

The College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a full-time 12-month position as an Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at the rank of a non-tenure track lecturer, associate lecturer, or senior lecturer; or non-tenure track clinical associate professor or clinical professor; or tenured associate professor or professor. The position will be located on the UCF Main campus and is expected to begin summer 2024 or fall 2024.

For complete information see the search profile at

https://myersmcrae.com/skins/userfiles/files/UCF_CON_AssocDeanAA-Rev-02-2024-FINAL.pdf

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, the University of Central Florida was built to provide a better future for students and residents of Central Florida. In 2023, UCF was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges. In addition, Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review have ranked UCF as a Best-Value university. The University of Central Florida is also one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university.

THE UCF COLLEGE OF NURSING

Since 1979, the UCF College of Nursing has been leading the charge in educating the next generation of nurses. The college is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best and most innovative schools of nursing in the nation. The College of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and offers online and on-campus degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

    

Our Mission

To develop learners to practice, lead, and generate knowledge in nursing to achieve optimal health outcomes.

Our Vision

To lead the charge in transforming global health through innovative education, research, and practice.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

The College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida is seeking candidates for a full-time 12-month position as an Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at the rank of a non-tenure track lecturer, associate lecturer, or senior lecturer; or non-tenure track clinical associate professor or clinical professor; or tenured associate professor or professor. The position will be located on the UCF Main campus and is expected to begin summer 2024 or fall 2024.

     The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs provides support for the day-to-day operations of the College of Nursing related to academic affairs, including curriculum development, catalogs and handbooks, accreditation and 7-year program review, program evaluation activities, inter-professional education and practice, institutional effectiveness related to academic programs, Florida Board of Governors requests/reports, faculty credentialing, and continuing education.

     The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs works in close collaboration with the Associate Dean for Simulation and Immersive Learning and serves as a liaison for the college to other units across the University, as well as clinical agencies. The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs supervises the data analyst position of the College of Nursing.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING

 

Assessment

  • Provides leadership for annual Institutional Effectiveness assessment of colleges academic programs.
  • Provides leadership to the annual program evaluation for components of curriculum and program outcomes.
  • Completes accreditation reports for components of curriculum and student-specific program outcomes.
  • Provides leadership in the 7-year academic program review for all college academic programs.

Academic Program Oversight

  • Serves as the liaison to Academic Program Quality Office.
  • Coordinates reporting to the university for compliance with institutional accreditation requirements.
  • Provides leadership in development, implementation, and evaluation and reporting of program curriculum in congruence with accreditation standards.
  • Provides leadership in implementation of the revised AACN Essentials and NONPF Competencies.
  • Serves as ex-officio member to curriculum and admission, progression, and graduation (APG) committees.
  • Provides leadership to course and program evaluation process, from coordination of surveys to reporting data and implementing changes.
  • Collaborates with the data analyst for develop processes for data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Coordinates processes for intra/interprofessional education and practice experiences across the curriculum.
  • Coordinates regular meetings of clinical advisory boards across the three campuses.
  • Serves as a liaison to the Academic Health Sciences Center for issues related to educational activities.
  • Serves as a liaison to the university for experiential and service learning.
  • Facilitates approval of curriculum changes and new program development through the university system.
  • Manages the process for offering continuing education credits through the college.
  • Creates/edits catalogs and handbooks.

Student Affairs

  • Facilitates undergraduate tuition waivers.
  • Facilitates process for certificates of participation for graduate student preceptors.
  • Serves as a liaison to student transfer credit evaluation perceptive content.
  • Serves as a liaison to curriculum committees and catalogue updates/system sign off.
  • Coordinates regular updates of college handbooks (in collaboration with department chairs).

Minimum Qualifications for Clinical Associate Professor

  • Earned doctorate in nursing or a health-related field from an accredited institution
  • Graduate degree in nursing (master’s in nursing if non-nursing doctorate degree)
  • Unencumbered RN license. Florida licensure expected by date of hire, with upgrade to multi-status within the first semester of contract.
  • Certification in an advanced practice role
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license. Florida licensure expected by date of hire
  • Record of clinical scholarship (publications, presentations, project funding)
  • Recent undergraduate or graduate teaching experience
  • Emerging national reputation in clinical practice

Minimum Qualifications for Clinical Professor

  • Earned doctorate in nursing or a health-related field from an accredited institution
  • Graduate degree in nursing (master’s in nursing if non-nursing doctorate degree)
  • Unencumbered RN license. Florida licensure expected by date of hire, with upgrade to multi-status within the first semester of contract.
  • Certification in an advanced practice role
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license. Florida licensure expected by date of hire
  • A sustained record of clinical scholarship, publication, and funding commensurate with rank
  • National/international reputation in clinical practice

Minimum Qualifications for Lecturer

  • Earned doctorate in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution by date of hire
  • Graduate degree in nursing (master’s in nursing if non-nursing doctorate degree)
  • Unencumbered RN license. Florida licensure expected by date of hire; with multi-state endorsement expected by date of hire.
  • Clinical experience in one or more of the following areas: pediatric; adult and critical care; families; women’s health; psychiatric and mental health
  • Recent undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience

Minimum Qualifications for Associate Lecturer

  • Earned doctorate in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Graduate degree in nursing (master’s degree in nursing if non-nursing doctorate degree)
  • Unencumbered RN license. Florida licensure expected by date of hire; with multi-state endorsement expected by date of hire.
  • Clinical experience in one or more of the following areas: pediatric; adult and critical care; families; women’s health; psychiatric and mental health
  • Recent undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience
  • Documented academic teaching experience (online, hybrid, clinical, and/or classroom) at the baccalaureate level or above
  • Demonstrate a consistent record of excellence in teaching and service to colleges and universities

Minimum Qualifications for Senior Lecturer

  • Earned doctorate in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Graduate degree in nursing (master’s degree in nursing if non-nursing doctorate degree)
  • Unencumbered RN license. Florida licensure expected by date of hire; with multi-state endorsement expected by date of hire.
  • Clinical experience in one or more of the following areas: pediatric; adult and critical care; families; women’s health; psychiatric and mental health
  • Recent undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience
  • Documented academic teaching experience (online, hybrid, clinical, and/or classroom) at the baccalaureate level or above
  • Demonstrate a consistent record of excellence in teaching and service to colleges and universities
  • Demonstrated leadership in student advising, professional development, and/or mentoring
  • Demonstrated leadership in peer mentoring including orientation of new or adjunct faculty
  • Demonstrated leadership in curriculum or course development, enhancement, and/or revision
  • Demonstrated leadership in departmental, college, university, and professional service, through leadership roles or contributing leadership to specific work of the committees

Minimum Qualifications for Associate Professor

  • A doctorate in Nursing from an accredited institution by the date of hire, or a research doctorate in a related discipline from an accredited institution with an earned master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution
  • Unencumbered RN license. Florida licensure expected by date of hire, with upgrade to multi-status within the first semester of contract.
  • A program of research and scholarly activity focused on simulation and immersive technology, environment/climate change, healthy aging, vulnerable populations, mental health, population health, quality, safety and patient outcomes, healthcare for emerging space industry, informatics, or big data analytics. Other research areas may also be considered.
  • A sustained record of research, publications, and extramural funding commensurate with rank.
  • An emerging national reputation

To be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate professor upon hire, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with rank.

 

Minimum Qualifications for Professor

  • A doctorate in Nursing from an accredited institution by the date of hire, or a research doctorate in a related discipline from an accredited institution with an earned master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution
  • Unencumbered RN license. Florida licensure expected by date of hire, with upgrade to multi-status within the first semester of contract.
  • A program of research and scholarly activity focused on simulation and immersive technology, environment/climate change, safety and patient outcomes, healthcare for emerging space industry, informatics, or big data analytics. Other research areas may also be considered
  • A sustained record of research, publications, and extramural funding commensurate with rank
  • A national/international reputation

To be eligible for appointment as a tenured professor upon hire, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with rank.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO RESEARCH POSITIONS

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least one year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

     The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.

 

MARY LOU SOLE, PH.D., DEAN OF COLLEGE OF NURSING, ORLANDO

A certified critical care clinical nurse specialist,
Dr. Mary Lou Sole has focused her research over the past three decades on preventing complications and improving outcomes of critically ill patients who are placed on a ventilator. Her work, which has been awarded more than $4 million in funding to-date, has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and presented at conferences throughout the world and has influenced the standard of nursing care in the U.S. and in the international critical care community.

     As an educator, mentor, and researcher, Dr. Sole, who serves as Dean of the College of Nursing and holds the Orlando Health Endowed Chair in Nursing, is dedicated to developing the next generation of nurse leaders. Using simulation and technology, she has created innovative strategies to improve student learning in the clinical setting as well as the classroom.

     Dr. Sole earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ohio University followed by a Master of Science in Nursing from the Ohio State University, and a Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

UCF is an equal opportunity employer and educational provider. As set forth in the Nondiscrimination Policy (No. 2-004) and Title IX Grievance Policy (No. 2-012), the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, nonreligion, age, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, parental status, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), marital status, physical or mental disability (including learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and past or present history of mental illness), veteran’s status (as protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistant Act), or membership in any other protected classes as set forth in state or federal law in all its programs and activities. The University prohibits discrimination with respect to all terms and conditions of employment and in all of its educational programs, activities, services, and related opportunities.

 

Application & Nomination Process

Confidential inquiries are welcomed, and nominations are invited.

 

Applications

1) All application packets must include the following:

a) A letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position
b) Current curriculum vitae
c) Statement of teaching philosophy
d) Statement of scholarship
e) Unofficial transcripts of all degrees and certificates earned (official transcripts will be required of finalists)
f) At least four references with full contact information including e-mail (References will not be contacted without consent from applicant.)

2) Submit application packet (preferably as PDFs) to UCFN-DeanAA@myersmcrae.com. Additional information will be requested upon receipt of application. This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice and is subject to funding.

 

Nominations

Submit nominations to UCFN-DeanAA-nominate@myersmcrae.com with complete contact and e-mail information for the individual being nominated.

 

Consultant

Jennifer Barfield, Executive Vice President of Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting, is the lead consultant for this search. Request a conversation regarding this search at JenniferBarfield@myersmcrae.com.

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