The College of Science, Concordia University Texas, invites applications for Director of the School of Nursing/Assistant Dean of the College of Science. The successful applicant will direct the School of Nursing; interface with the professional health care community, the Advisory Board of the School, and potential donors; assist the Dean of the College of Science in evaluating nursing concerns within the context of the College, University and the larger campus community, and support the Mission of the University.
The Director of the School of Nursing/Assistant Dean of the College of Science will direct the professional nursing education program in all its phases, including approval of teaching staff, selection of appropriate clinical sites, admission, progression, probation, dismissal of students, and enforcement of student policies. They will manage the budget for the nursing program in collaboration with the Dean of the College of Science The Director will be responsible for maintenance of nursing program, faculty, student, and curriculum records, as required and as needed. They will maintain and be able to provide evidence of faculty expertise and knowledge to teach curriculum content The Director will provide leadership in the development of policies and procedures integrating the School of Nursing into the College of Science and the University. They will also participate in the Texas Association of Deans and Directors of Nursing and other professional, related organizations/groups. The director will attend training, workshops and meetings of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) as required or requested, including the earliest possible education workshop provided by BON related to education rules and the role and responsibilities of newly appointed deans/directors. The successful applicant will complete and submit the Texas Board of Nursing Educational Information Survey (NEPIS) and Compliance Audit (CANEP) by the required dates to the BON.
There is a teaching load requirement of one 3 credit hour course per year.
Current license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas.
Doctoral degree in nursing or related discipline. Minimum of master's level in nursing.
Minimum of three years teaching experience in a professional nursing education program. Experience in BSN program preferred.
Minimum of one year leadership position in nursing education program.
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in administration.
Demonstrated ability in administration of professional nursing education and familiarity with the requirements, processes and rules of same in Texas.
Certification in one or more nursing specialties.
Commitment to the integration of the Christian faith with the theory and practice of nursing and to upholding the University’s Lutheran distinctives, mission, and strategic plan. Membership in a Lutheran church is preferred.
Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning consistent with Concordia’s vision, mission and goals.
Ability to recruit and maintain an excellent nursing faculty.
Record of accomplishments in scholarly/creative activities, teaching, and service as a nurse educator.
Membership and participation in professional nursing organizations and development activities.
Experience with accreditation, program review and assessment.
Experience in program development, curriculum design, informatics and communications, and teaching in general nursing as well as specialty areas.
Send Concordia University faculty application (found on the main faculty page), letter of interest, curriculum vita (include nursing license information), transcripts (copies acceptable for application), and contact information for at least 3 professional references (we will not contact references without your consent) to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to (512) 313-4499 or mail to Human Resources, Concordia University Texas, 11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin, TX 78726.
The head of the search committee for this position is:
Dr. Janet Whitson, Dean, College of Science
Salary depends upon rank, credentials and experience. The salary plan is benchmarked to the Quartile 1 for private, religious, baccalaureate institutions of similar size as compiled by CUPA-HR and published salary survey data from AACN.
We also have a competitive benefits package including full medical and dental for the employee, with the option to pay for family members and the option to choose the level of coverage. Employees are enrolled in a pension program paid for by the University and have the option of contributing to a 403B retirement savings plan. Other benefits include disability and life insurance policies. The employee and eligible dependents are eligible to attend the University with a full tuition waiver after a minimum employment period of 6 months.
Concordia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Concordia University Texas is an institution of the Concordia University System of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and to the extent allowed by law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion.
All employees of Concordia University Texas are supportive of the ministry of the institution, its mission to develop Christian leaders, and its spiritual principles and values as a Lutheran institution of higher education.
This position description is not intended to be, nor should it be interpreted to be, an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with this position. While the aim is to accurately reflect the position responsibilities and requirements, the administration reserves the right to add, modify or remove the duties described, as well as assign duties deemed necessary.