Washington State University Tri-Cities, in southeast Washington,invites applications and nominations for the Academic Director of the Nursing Programs. The Academic Director is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the Washington State University College of Nursing efforts in Tri-Cities and Walla Walla. The Director reports jointly to the Dean of the College of Nursing and the Vice Chancellor for the WSU Tri-Cities campus. The effective date of employment is January 1, 2015.
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The Academic Director of Nursing Programs holds a faculty and administrative leadership position at WSU Tri-Cities with the requisite retreat rights in the WSU system. The Academic Director works closely with the Associate and Assistant Deans for Undergraduate and Graduate Education.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or Doctor of Nursing (DPN) degree. Requirements include a minimum of five years of experience with demonstrated leadership ability and exhibited strength in both research and teaching. It is expected that the Academic Director will have the credentials to be appointed at the rank of Professor with tenure.
A proven record in designing and delivering innovative programs in interdisciplinary research, and the advancement of undergraduate and graduate education to a diverse student body is desired.
The WSU Tri-Cities nursing programs have more than 100 nursing students and 15 faculty members. Last January, the WSU Tri-Cities nursing programs moved to the new 10,000-square-foot nursing education facility in Richland that is shared with Kadlec Regional Medical Center.
WSU Tri-Cities is an urban campus of Washington State University, located in Richland, which, along with Kennewick and Pasco, make up the Tri-Cities. WSU Tri-Cities offers 18 bachelor’s, 10 master’s, and 6 doctoral degrees. The growing campus has approximately 1,500 students who are served by nearly 80 full-time faculty and more than 250 adjunct faculty, many of whom are full-time researchers and scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PNNL and WSU also partner in the Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering Laboratory (BSEL), a research and teaching laboratory that features the Biorefinery and the Combinatorial Catalysis Research Lab.
Washington State University is a top-tier doctoral research university that conducts influential research. It provides world-class education to a diverse student population of approximately 27,000 students statewide.
Founded in Pullman in 1890, WSU today consists of four campuses: Pullman (22,000 students), Spokane (1,200 students), Tri-Cities (1,500 students), and Vancouver (3,000 students). Washington’s land-grant university, WSU is a multi-campus system that shares one central administration and one faculty.
The WSU Tri-Cities campus is in Richland, which is located at the confluence of the Columbia and Yakima Rivers in southeastern Washington. Richland offers an enviable combination of natural amenities and city services that contributes to a high quality of life. Named one of the best places in the U.S. to raise children, according to Kiplinger.com, Richland’s ranking was based on the number of public parks and playgrounds, the money spent on educating children, income levels, and affordability.
WSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 or over are encouraged to apply. Accommodations for applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disability Act are available upon request. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services.
Confidential inquiries are welcomed; nominations are invited. Nominations should include the name, current position, e-mail address, and telephone number of the individual being nominated.
An application should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; a curriculum vitae; a statement of leadership vision, research plans, teaching experience and interests, and the name of three references with titles, addresses, business telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. References will not be contacted without consent from applicants. All application materials must be submitted to:
Screening of applicants begins September 15, 2014, and continues until the position is filled.
Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting is assisting Washington State University Tri-Cities with this search. The consultants are Emily Parker Myers, President and CEO, and Hunter Godsey, Vice President.
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