East Tennessee State University, College of Nursing (CON) is seeking applicants for a full-time tenured/tenure track faculty member who is willing to serve, on an interim basis, as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. The Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs teaching load will vary based on the need of the college.
The Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs reports directly to the Dean of the College of Nursing. As the Interim Associate Dean, the successful individual will provide academic leadership for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Baccalaureate undergraduate in person and online programs. This position has administrative leadership and management of faculty and staff. The Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs should be a knowledgeable, strong nurse leader with the ability to develop a comprehensive, strategic and visionary plan for the day-to-day operations of the undergraduate programs consistent with the vision of College of Nursing and ETSU. This position conveys a strong sense of flexibility, advocacy and support for the faculty and staff under their supervision and creates an environment of engagement and participation, staff/faculty development, collaborative relationships and teamwork with student focused strategic progress for the program.
Essential functions for the Interim Associate Dean include, but are not limited to, the following:
Leads a progressive, data driven and student focused Baccalaureate nursing degree program.
Maintains accreditation status.
Maintains NCLEX success rates to established target.
Ensures the integrity and integration of all Baccalaureate academic programs.
Collaborates to plan and administer the Baccalaureate budget and workload plan in concert with the Dean and finance offices as well as the university leadership.
Engages in clinical site planning with the Directors in Undergraduate Programs, local educational institutions, community, and clinical agencies. Integration with practice clinics is a priority.
Actively participates in multicultural, rural, and interdisciplinary academic activities.
Evaluates faculty and staff performance and provides feedback on strengths and areas for improvement.
Writes and collaborates with others in preparing academic based grants.
Plans semester schedules for fall, spring, and summer in collaboration with the Directors of Undergraduate Programs and the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs.
Advises BSN students as needed.
Preforms other relevant duties as required and/or assigned by the Dean of the College of Nursing.
As a full-time tenured/tenure track faculty member graduate and undergraduate teaching opportunities are available, depending on qualifications. Faculty practice opportunities may be available through the College's seven nurse-managed clinics. A Center for Nursing Research supports faculty and student scholarship.
The College of Nursing Graduate Programs include RN-MSN, MSN, BSN-DNP, MSN-DNP, and PhD. Role preparations in MSN and DNP programs include family nurse practitioner, adult/gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, nursing education, nursing administration, and executive leadership. Post-MSN and Post-DNP certificate programs are also offered. Undergraduate Programs include traditional BSN, Accelerated Traditional BSN, Accelerated Second Degree BSN, RN-BSN, RN-BSN Dual Degree, and LPN-BSN.
ETSU, serving over 14,500 students, is a Research-Intensive university. The College of Nursing is part of the Academic Health Sciences Center which includes Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. ETSU is located in the heart of the southern Appalachian Mountains with beautiful rivers, mountain streams, and lakes. The region surrounding the university is home to thriving cities, historic towns, the birthplace of country music, the International Storytelling Center, and an extensive array of health care agencies and providers in both rural and urban environments.
All positions at East Tennessee State University are contingent upon sufficient funding.
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: Faculty
Doctorate in Nursing (PhD or DNP preferred) or a Doctorate in a related field with a masters bachelors degree in nursing (an accelerated MSN is acceptable as well as a BSN to DNP).
RN licensure in State of Tennessee or Compact State.
Achievement in teaching, research, and service equivalent to expectations at the rank of Associate Professor.
Commitment to faculty development and mentorship for teaching, research, and practice.
Demonstrated leadership ability; history of successful extramurally funded research and publications.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills consistent with the leadership role.
Role model for professional, ethical and education behaviors.
Internal Number: 17354
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.