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Full-Time

Nursing Division Chair

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POSITION SUMMARY: In addition to providing instruction to students from a Christian worldview, the Chair of the Division of Nursing has the responsibility to officially represent the Division, serving as the spokesperson for the Division with the university on fiscal, administrative, and personnel matters. Responsibilities are to assist faculty in the review and implementation of curriculum as well as preparation for state, regional, national, and federal agencies as required for accreditation. Other responsibilities include time and attendance, participating in hiring of new faculty members, leading academic program reviews, conducting annual faculty reviews, and representing or participating in task groups and events as requested. The Division chair must be mature scripturally and adhere to the biblical worldview of Bob Jones University.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership

  • Provide leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing program.
  • Conduct monthly division meetings.
  • Provide direction to a diverse faculty and divisional staff within the nursing division.
  • Serve as a liaison officer for communication between the Division of Nursing and the University.
  • Articulate & guide the vision & biblical worldview philosophy for the division through a shared vision.
  • Promote & develop relationships, both internally and in the community, for the benefit of the division, for recruiting students, and for meeting local health needs.

Operations

  • Consult with students and instructors and responds to immediate division concerns.
  • Oversee the selection, requisition, and receipt of supplies, equipment, textbooks, library materials, facilities and transportation.

Faculty Responsibilities, Mentoring & Supervision of Faculty

  • Maintain a teaching load as required by academic dean.
    • Teach assigned courses (including class preparation, grading, and other related teaching activities).
    • Maintain course syllabi and post on the intranet for each class.
    • Serve as student advisor.
    • Maintain regular, posted office hours to be available to students.
  • Conduct faculty developmental reviews that include class observation and portfolio review, and assist with implementation of a developmental action plan.
  • Serve as a faculty coach by advising & advocating for them through the advancement process using the standards of the advancement rubric.
  • Mentor/coach new faculty as needed to provide philosophical, pedagogical, and clinical support.
  • Mediate in conflict resolution between faculty, departments, schools, and students.
  • Coordinate faculty peer evaluations.
  • Schedule faculty teaching loads, classes, class times, and classrooms.
  • Ensure all faculty stay up to date with CEU’s and licensing requirements.
  • Conduct advisor meetings as needed in order to be sure that all academic requirements for the division of nursing are maintained.
  • Assist with recruiting and selecting hourly faculty for division vacancies.

Student Responsibilities

  • Conduct meetings with freshmen in the fall to inform them of clinical admission requirements, to discuss nursing, and to answer questions.
  • Interview all freshman nursing students to determine eligibility into clinical nursing courses. 
  • Conduct a spring meeting with all accepted nursing students to inform them of immunization and clinical requirements that must be met over the summer.
  • Serve as a liaison between students and the admission office to answer any advising questions.

Faculty Replacement

  • Provide input into the succession plan for division faculty by anticipating retirement and educational leave.
  • Participate in recruiting & screening potential faculty candidates for the nursing division.
  • Interview prospective faculty and offer recommendations and considerations for the Academic Dean.

Budgetary Responsibilities

  • Prepare and/or oversee divisional & departmental budgets.
  • Where applicable, requisitions building, maintenance, furniture, equipment needs.

Academic Program Management

  • Oversee the assessment & improvement of the nursing division in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
  • Facilitate proposals for curriculum revision based on solid, measurable data that takes into account future student and graduate accomplishments and local and regional health trends.
  • Conduct syllabus audits each semester.
  • Oversee criteria used for student portfolio & program advancement checks.
  • Oversee division libraries & labs.

Accreditation, Licensing, & Regulations

  • Maintain a registered nurse license in SC or another compact state.
  • Establish evaluation measures to ensure that the philosophy, objectives, and outcomes of the program are met.
  • Maintain the quality of the program to meet licensing requirements and accreditation standards.
  • Cooperate with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in the assessment process.
  • Administrate and coordinate division, major and licensing reviews.
  • Ensure division maintains all legal requirements of SC state board of nursing.

Outside Programs

  • Review all contracts & requirements of outside clinical or health care agencies. 
  • Oversee activities as it relates with the division to local & national community involvement.

Employee Responsibilities

  • Insure that all guidelines & policies published for faculty & employees in the Academic & Faculty/Staff handbooks & policies posted on the intranet are implemented.
  • Attend chapel, faculty/staff meeting & departmental meetings.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Possess knowledge of teaching field.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills in the classrooom and interpersonally with students.
  • Demonstrate organizational abilities in teaching and classroom management.
  • Integrate biblical principles and subject matter.
  • Exemplify a biblical role model for students and colleagues.
  • Possess knowledge of nursing laws and regulations from SC state board of nursing.

Required Education: PhD Preferred
Required Experience: Five or more years related experience
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