The Department of Nursing at Appalachian State University invites applications for the Department Chairperson. The Chairperson reports to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and serves as the academic and administrative leader for the Department. The position is a tenure-track twelve-month position beginning July 1, 2013. The Department of Nursing is housed in the recently formed College of Health Sciences, home to 2500 graduate and undergraduate students. Nursing degree programs include a BSN degree program and a RN to BSN degree program that is offered online. Candidates must hold a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in Nursing or a closely related field from an accredited university; have experience in leadership of higher education programs, preferably at the department chair or program director level for accredited nursing programs offering both graduate and undergraduate nursing degrees; demonstrate teaching, service, research and external funding procurement appropriate to the rank of tenured full professor; have a minimum of two years’ experience in direct patient care and two years’ experience in full time teaching in a baccalaureate nursing program; and possess an active North Carolina Registered Nurse license by the date of appointment. Additional preferred qualifications include evidence of a collaborative leadership style that embraces shared governance and builds a culture of trust among faculty, staff, students and administrators across the university; demonstrated success in advancing research and supporting faculty success in securing external funding to support teaching, research and service; successful outreach with a variety of external stakeholders; successful experience in strategic planning and program development. Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 17,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about the Department of Nursing, the university, and the surrounding area is located at: http://nursing.appstate.edu. Applicants must send a complete application consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of five references. Applications should be sent in PDF format to: Dr. Susan Roggenkamp Chair, Search Committee College of Health Sciences Appalachian State University Boone, NC firstname.lastname@example.org The initial review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Susan Roggenkamp. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
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