The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is located on a beautiful 140-acre campus in Fort Smith, Arkansas, a historic city of more than 80,000. It is situated in the beautiful River Valley of Western Arkansas, nestled between the scenic Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, which offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activity. Fort Smith, the second largest city in Arkansas, is also within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.
Primaryresponsibility of the Executive Director is the administration of the nursing programs in the Carolyn McKelvey MooreSchool of Nursing. Other duties will include ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum; administration of selected budgeted components; and professional development of faculty. The candidate chosen will provide leadership for promoting and maintaining standards established by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and other accrediting agencies that impact the academic programs within the School of Nursing. Additional duties will include participation in program, college, and university committees and activities that benefit the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences and the University.
Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in nursing; plus a doctorate or a doctorate near completion, in nursing or a related field; teaching experience at the university level; knowledge of curriculum and the nursing accreditation process; and administrative experience at the university or corporate level. Must hold or obtain licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Arkansas. Desired qualifications include a record of scholarly achievement; proven leadership skills; the ability to engage faculty and build consensus; attention to detail in the collection, analysis, and documentation of outcome data; and strong oral and written communication skills. Other requirements include demonstrated experience and leadership skills in the development of instructional materials including alternative delivery methods; experience in the development and implementation of online courses (Blackboard Learning System preferred); well-developed skills in fostering teamwork; and a commitment to high professional standards. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these requirements.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with appointment expected at a minimum rank of associate professor. Competitive benefits package available including health, dental, vision, life, and income protection plans; excellent retirement benefits; liberal leave plan; flex benefit plan; and tuition benefits for employee and family.
Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and unofficial college transcripts with employment application form to: Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, UAFS, 5210 Grand Avenue, Fullerton Administration. Incomplete applications may be eliminated without consideration.
Open until filled.
For additional information, visit our website at: www.uafs.edu or contact: UAFS, Human Resources at telephone: 479-788-7088 or fax: 479-424-6834.
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