The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Graduate Professional Programs 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 oneof only 14 Veterans Affairs’ NursingAcademy education partnerships.
The Assistant Dean for Graduate Professional Programs will work with the academic administrative team on strategic planning for graduate professional programs. The Assistant Dean will guide the graduate faculty teaching in the Master’s degree and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs and program directors to implement the College’s strategic priorities and serve as leader for curriculum development, evaluation, revision, admissions and progressions. The Assistant Dean for Graduate Professional Programs provides oversight regarding academic program policies and procedures and guides and supports Master’s degree and DNP program directors and work with them to develop teaching assignments. The Assistant Dean will monitor program budgets, recommend areas for faculty development, and facilitate generation of resources for the academic programs, faculty and students The Assistant Dean for Graduate Professional Programs will serve as liaison between graduate professional program directors and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and collaborate with Program Directors, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and staff with regard to recruitment, admission, and retention of students to the programs.
Candidates must have licensure or be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in Oklahoma; be a Senior Faculty (Associate Professor or Professor), have a graduate 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.
Lazelle Benefield, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Director, Donald W. Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1100 North Stonewall Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Email: Lazelle-Benefield@ouhsc.edu 405-271-242
*The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Institution
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