Director, School of Nursing

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 004761
Working Title Director, School of Nursing
Classification Title Department Chair/ Director
College College of Health & Human Svc (Col)
Department School of Nursing
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 12
Primary Purpose of Department

The College of Health and Human Services’ primary strength is its deep commitment to, and expertise in improving the health of communities.

The College achieves excellence through informed and effective teaching in its degree programs, community partnerships, professional activities and scholarship to create knowledge, advance science and inform ethical and culturally responsive practice in the health and human service professions. We aspire to grow our national and global relevance, and to remain responsive to the changing health care and human service needs of our urban region and the state.

The School of Nursing resides in the College of Health and Human Services, serving over 600 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs, which include the BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, and DNP programs.

The School of Nursing prepares nursing professionals to serve as leaders, clinicians and scholars through a wide range of innovative educational programs to meet the healthcare needs of an ever changing culturally diverse society.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

Responsible for the daily operation of the department and the department programs. The Department Chair/ Director will promote excellence in department programs within the University. Chair/ Director responsibilities are classified as professional duties requiring leadership and mentoring of faculty, administrative expertise to include vision, long term and short-term planning, decision-making and coordination of instruction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

It is essential that this administrator understand the critical value that empowering teams has on organizational success, and be able to nurture and communicate a vision for the School successfully to all constituents. The individual should be creative and forward thinking and not be afraid to “roll up their sleeves.” Other desirable characteristics include an understanding of population health/community health; the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body; the interest and ability to work within communities of interest to strengthen and develop partnerships; experience in recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty; ability to promote nursing research, education and service; experience in program evaluation and accreditation; evidence of building external partnerships and a willingness to fund raise. This is a full-time administrative position.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

The successful candidate must be eligible for licensure in NC, hold a doctorate degree in Nursing or related area, and be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate or full professor.
The successful candidate must have demonstrated excellent personal and communication skills; a strong record of academic excellence and professional accomplishment, as well as successful administrative experience. In addition, they must have experience in curriculum development, and a commitment to interdisciplinary research, education and community engagement.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications

A doctorate degree in Nursing or related field and eligible for licensure in North Carolina.

Special Notes to Applicants

Applications are only to be submitted electronically and must include the following:
1) Cover letter summarizing unique qualifications to lead the School of Nursing
2) Current CV
3) A list of four references with complete contact information (references will not be contacted until an on-campus interview occurs).

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 09/08/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 10/23/2017
Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • HERC Job Board
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    • Other
  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership
  2. Research Interest Statement