The College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center seeks exceptional candidates for the PhD in Nursing Program Director.
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 University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is one of only a few academic health centers in the nation with seven health professional Colleges: Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Graduate College. The successful candidate will have plentiful opportunities to facilitate interprofessional research and education.
The PhD in Nursing Program prepares nurses in translational interdisciplinary areas of research for roles as nurse scientists and faculty. The Program Director guides the graduate faculty teaching in the PhD Program to implement the College’s strategic priorities and serves as leader for curriculum development, program evaluation, admissions and progression including oversight regarding academic program policies and procedures. The Program Director facilitates the generation of resources for the program, faculty and students, develops teaching assignments for program faculty, and recommends areas for faculty development. The Program Director promotes positive morale and inclusiveness, maintains effective communication with the senior administrative team, faculty, students, staff, and college and university committees to support effective and timely decision-making to achieve strategic outcomes.
Candidates must have a degree in Nursing and a Doctoral Degree, preferably in Nursing, a sustainable program of research, and be eligible for senior university rank of Associate or Full Professor. They must also have a minimum of three years teaching experience with one of those teaching in a PhD in Nursing Program and strong academic program administration experience. Rank, tenure, and salary are competitive and commensurate with professional background and experience.
Nominations and applications are currently being accepted with immediate screening for interviews. Persons from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply so that our faculty may be reflective of the populations we serve. To apply, send letter of interest addressing the position responsibilities and qualifications, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references to:
Dean Lazelle Benefield, PhD, RN, FAAN
College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1100 North Stonewall Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Institution. ou.edu/eoo
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