The University of Lynchburg School of Nursing in Lynchburg, Virginia invites applications for the position of Associate Dean/Assistant Professor/Director of Nursing. The position is a tenure track position that reports directly to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences. The primary responsibilities of the position include leadership for the planning, development, and operational aspects of the BSN, Accelerated BSN, and MSN programs. Additional responsibilities include teaching, representing the nursing programs at local and state meetings, providing service to the University and profession, and supporting scholarly activities. Applicants should have experience in academic leadership and an understanding of nursing and institutional accrediting agencies. Evidence of the ability to create student centered teaching and learning is expected. The director will actively mentor faculty, provide support and teach in an interactive academic nursing environment, and strengthen the nursing programs’ relationships in the community and to foster clinical relationships and affiliations.
Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications:
- Current active and unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in state of practice
- Licensed or eligible for licensure as a nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia licensure is expected within 1 year of employment)
- A terminal degree PhD, EdD, or DNP from an accredited college or university, which includes coursework in nursing, education, or administration
- Evidence of leadership including curriculum development and teaching pedagogy
- Experience teaching in a pre-or post-licensure registered nursing program
- Demonstrates cultural competency, sensitivity to diverse, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, and staff
Preferred qualifications of the candidate include:
- Prior experience as a Dean or Nursing Director
- Prior experience as a clinical leader
- Evidence of experience with accrediting agencies
- Understanding of alternative teaching styles including, but not limited to, simulation, on-line learning, and flipped classrooms.
The University of Lynchburg offers a competitive salary with a generous benefits package, relocation reimbursement, a promotion and/or tenure system that is compatible with the clinician/teacher model, an opportunity for faculty members to grow clinical practice skills. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and academic qualifications. Candidate must pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Interested candidates should send the following 1) a letter of application, 2) a current CV, 3) official graduate transcripts, and 4) telephone and email contact information for three references to Dr. Allen Moore, Chair, Search Committee, University of Lynchburg, School of Physical Therapy, 300 Monticello Ave.; Suite A, Lynchburg, VA 24501 or email to . EOE.
The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Lynchburg College strives for a diverse and inclusive community; under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with a multicultural and diverse student body.