Elon University, a national university renowned as a model for engaged learning, is seeking a visionary and innovative Department Chair/Program Director to lead the Department of Nursing. This leader will guide the accreditation and implementation of progressive nursing programs and curricula focused on the reduction of health disparities, community-based population health, and the utilization of health informatics to optimize healthcare outcomes. The Department of Nursing is part of the Elon University School of Health Sciences, which also includes the Department of Physical Therapy Education, established in 1998, and the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, established in 2013. For this tenure-track position, Elon offers a salary commensurate with qualifications, an excellent benefits package and a generous retirement plan.
Provides the essential leadership necessary to ensure the growth and continued success of the Department of Nursing.
Participates on various committees within Elon University as well as efforts at a state and national level that assist in the growth of the nursing profession.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Organization, administration, and continuous review analysis of the program.
Supervises faculty and staff in all activities related directly to the program.
Assigns and monitors faculty workload.
Faculty recruitment and retention within the department.
Conducts annual performance appraisals of all staff and faculty.
Responsible for departmental budgets and ensures adequate funding to meet departmental goals and objectives.
Assists in student recruitment and admissions.
Serves on the School of Health Sciences leadership team, creating shared vision and commitment to strategic planning and institutional priorities.
Serves on Elon University committees based on policies described in the Faculty Handbook.
Serves as spokesperson for the department and participates in public relations/development office activities at the local, state and national level.
All activities related to North Carolina Board of Nursing and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accreditation.
Carries a 50% teaching load.
Plans and participates in student orientation.
Provides leadership and support for faculty development.
Creates expectations and opportunities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Department of Nursing and the School of Health Sciences.
Coordinates the maintenance and review of program curricula.
Participates in the maintenance and review of all materials on the Elon University Department of Nursing web site, brochures, and student and faculty handbooks.
Maintains state licensure.
Maintains record of ongoing scholarly activity.
Participates in community service activities.
The Department Chair/Program Director reports directly to the Dean of the School of Health Sciences and supervises the nursing faculty and staff.
Doctorate-level degree, preferably in nursing.
Holds an active unencumbered license or multistate licensure privilege to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina.
Five years of full-time higher education experience, preferably in a nursing program.
Previous successful experience required includes:
Academic program instruction.
Ability to support a curriculum which emphasizes engaged learning.
Exceptional communication skills.
Experience with budget development and management.
Experience with Nursing accreditation.
Strong support for faculty development.
Strong commitment to students.
Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu
Interested candidates should submit a covers letter, curriculum vitae, and three (3) professional references.Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
E-mail application information and direct questions to:
Search Committee Co-Chair:
Jeanmarie Koonts, MSN, RN Kim Stokes, DMSc, PA-C
Assistant Professor Chair & Program Director
Department of Nursing Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.” Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.