The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Dean Clinical and Community Affairs in the College of Nursing.
Nursing education at the University of Oklahoma originated in 1911 and the College of Nursing is built upon a rich tradition of innovative curricula and cutting edge research. The college produces the largest number of nursing graduates in the state and, as a national leader in distance education, offers traditional and non-traditional programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels and a variety of post-masters certificates. The College of Nursing has received national recognition including the first funding of a Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, designation as one of three 2006-2009 Centers of Excellence by the National League for Nursing and continues this designation, and selection as one of only 14 Veterans Affairs’ Nursing Academy education partnerships.
The Assistant Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs provides leadership for the College of Nursing’s partnerships and initiatives with clinical entities accrediting bodies, and educational organizations in the state, nation and globally. The Assistant Dean provides administrative oversight for faculty recruitment, selection, and development, and the Center for Educational Excellence. The Assistant Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs develops and enhances linkages, joint projects, inter-professional activities and mutually beneficial academic initiatives between the College of Nursing and entities within OU and the larger community. The Assistant Dean will provide oversight for the Coordinator of Clinical Partnerships and Placements and conduct periodic studies to determine program feasibilities/trends and forecasts the resources needed for successful implementation of programs of instruction. The Assistant Dean will oversee faculty recruitment, hiring, and onboarding process and provide oversight for the Center of Educational Excellence and associated personnel and core functions. The Assistant Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs will lead the development of multiple periodic College reports to internal and external groups including state, regional and professional accrediting and approving bodies. This leadership will involve the Assistant Dean closely collaborating with the Systematic Evaluation and Compliance Coordinator. The Systematic Evaluation Plan Coordinator coordinates the collection, analysis and dissemination of evaluation data that are integral to accreditation reports.
The Assistant Dean will work with the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and the Systematic Evaluation and Compliance Coordinator to facilitate ongoing data-based program improvements within the College’s academic programs. The Assistant Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs will provide pre- and post-award oversight for educational and service grants and contracts. This oversight includes approval or disapproval of all faculty requests for initiating production of educational or service grants and, in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Research, monitor the dedicated effort of faculty members across the academic program educational research and service activities to ensure compliance to federal and university requirements (Pre and post award management). The Assistant Dean will represent the College of Nursing at community and professional conferences/meetings and oversee the development of the global and study abroad focus for the College of Nursing and lead the planning and implementation processes
Candidates must have licensure or be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in Oklahoma; have a master’s degree in nursing and earned doctorate; have a minimum of three years teaching at the graduate level ; have three years academic program administration; have group consensus development and decision-making skills; and have a record of teaching, scholarly productivity and service. Rank, tenure, and salary are competitive and commensurate with professional background and experience.
About the University The University of Oklahoma (OU) is one of the country’s largest research universities with more than 30,000 students, 2,300 full-time faculty, 20 colleges and research and sponsored programs expenditures of more than $275 million in 2009. OU is one of only 25 public universities in America with an endowment above $1.1 billion and is named by the Princeton Review as among the Top 10 Best Value public universities in the country. The OU Health Sciences Center is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional schools in one location - Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Graduate Studies. The Health Sciences Center achieved more than $141 million in federal, state, corporate and nonprofit grants in 2008, including $51 million from the NIH.
Applications, including letter of intent and curriculum vitae, and letters of nomination should be submitted to:
College of Nursing The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center c/o Dean Lazelle E Benefield, PhD, RN, FAAN 1100 N. Stonewall, CNB 114 Oklahoma City, OK 73117Lazelle-Benefield@ouhsc.edu
The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Institution
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