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Associate Dean for Graduate Programs - Kirkhof College of Nursing

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Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Kirkhof College of Nursing

Required Qualifications and Education:

Earned doctorate in nursing or related discipline, masters degree in nursing (if doctorate is not in nursing), previous teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Record of professional, community, and university service; record of scholarly productivity; experience in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; strong leadership and organizational abilities, and effective interpersonal skills. Eligible for RN licensure in Michigan.

Preferred Qualifications and Education: 

Previous academic administrative experience. Certified at advanced practice level and/or strong practice background.

Responsibilities - Essential Functions:  

1. Collaborates with the Dean of the College of Nursing, committees related to academic affairs, and other colleagues in matters that influence graduate academic affairs.

2. Oversees the effectiveness of the graduate academic programs.

3. Manages human, fiscal, and other necessary resources to support the graduate academic programs.

4. Oversees procurement of external resources to support the educational mission, to include the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship.

5. Participates in preparation of required reports for professional organizations and accreditation activities, representing graduate education initiatives.

6. Assumes responsibility for admission, progression and related matters for graduate nursing students.

7. Collaborates with the Dean and colleagues for recruitment of qualified faculty.

8. Participates with the Dean and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in making regular and adjunct faculty workload assignments.

9. Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs to select faculty for part-time teaching assignments.

10. Evaluates affiliate faculty and oversees evaluation of part-time adjunct faculty.

11. Provides input in the evaluation of tenure/tenure-line faculty

12. Markets graduate programs and recruits students for graduate programs in conjunction with the Office of Student Services.

13. Works directly with Office of Student Services for all student service/advising matters related to graduate nursing students.

14. Adjudicates graduate student problems.

15. Participates with the Dean and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the development of class schedules.

16. Facilitates graduate curriculum development and/or revisions; implements graduate curriculum revisions and maintains the integrity of the graduate curricula.

17. Coordinates clinical site placement and secures new sites in collaboration with the Academic Community Liaison.

18. Fosters an environment that enhances faculty development, opportunities and abilities in educational endeavors.

19. Takes a leadership role to build relations with the community and university.

20. Serves on appropriate University and community committees and task forces; and KCON committees as assigned.

21. Participates as a member in meetings of the Dean's Administrative Team.

22. Maintains a program of scholarship.

23. Teaches in area of specialty (3 credits/calendar year).

(Essential Functions - A job function is essential when performance of the function is the REASON the job exists. A function may be essential when the number of employees available to perform the function is limited, the function requires specialized skills, the function occupies a large percentage of time and/or failure to perform the function may have serious consequences.)

Responsibilities Non-essential Functions

(Functions not mandatory to the existence of the job.)  

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Department/Division: Kirkhof College of Nursing

Campus: Pew - Cook Devos Center for Health Sciences

Application Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

How To Apply: Apply online at Include cover letter and resume/CV. The online system will allow you to attach these items electronically. If you have questions, contact the Human Resource office at (616) 331-2215.

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