Utah State University
Assistant or Associate Professor and Nursing Program Coordinator - Blanding
Position Summary Utah State University seeks a dynamic individual to serve as a Nursing Program Coordinator and member of the faculty at the USU Eastern Blanding Campus. The Program Coordinator has the responsibility to oversee and manage the wide range of day-to-day teaching and administrative activities for the USU Nursing Program at the USU Eastern Blanding campus. The Program Coordinator serves as an important interface between faculty, students, the local healthcare community, and the Director of Nursing Programs. This is a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor; the primary duties are teaching (60%), program leadership (30%) and service (10%). Teaching will be at the undergraduate level and is based on the expertise of the individual. The Program Coordinator at the Blanding campus is a vital member of the USU Nursing Program leadership team.
Utah State University Eastern Blanding Campus is located in the Four Corners region in southeastern Utah. This is the heart of the Colorado Plateau with the textbook geology that created the breathtaking canyons and majestic mountains of Canyon Country. Four distinct cultures, Ute, Navajo, European pioneer and Spanish have left their history in Blanding, which sits on White Mesa near Blue Mountain. As part of the Utah State University land grant mission, the Blanding campus provides vital educational and health care training role in Southeastern Utah and surrounding states, with approximately 60% of the student body being Native American.
Responsibilities 1. Provide excellent instruction in the USU Nursing Program.2. Work with local health care facilities to coordinate and expand quality clinical opportunities for students.3. Assist the USU Director of Nursing Programs and the Department Head in the recruitment of faculty; evaluation of student applicants, assigning teaching responsibilities and scheduling classes; and faculty evaluation.4. Recommend clinical and adjunct faculty within the program for their respective campus.5. Supervise the support staff.6. Provide input and budget requests for instructional and clinical resources.7. Oversee local labs and simulation equipment.8. Be a first contact for local student concerns and issues.9. Work with local students on professional activities and community involvement.10. Represent the program in the community and at professional meetings.11. Actively participate in the nursing program's Administrative Leadership Council.12. Fulfill other functions as needed to assure the smooth functioning of the nursing faculty and staff on their respective campus.13. Communicate with local campus administrators through meetings, briefings and written reports.
Minimum Qualifications 1. A graduate degree in nursing.2. A record of excellent teaching, service, and leadership.3. Evidence of the ability to work with external constituencies, including health care partners.4. Ability to promote a positive and collaborative environment with faculty and staff.5. Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in higher education, nursing education, health care and professional nursing.6. Eligibility for a nursing license in Utah.7. Record of leadership in the nursing field.
Preferred Qualifications 1. A doctoral degree with a graduate degree in nursing.2. A minimum of three years of higher education experience.3. A minimum of two years of administrative experience.4. Demonstrated ability to be innovative around program development and implementation.5. Experience with the nursing accreditation processes.6. Experience working within a multi campus system.
Review Date 05-10-2014
Position Close Date Open Until Filled
Salary Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits
See http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60066 for more information and to apply online.
Requisition Number 054508
Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.
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