Department Head of Pre Licensure Nursing and Assistant Professor

  • Tarleton State University
  • Stephenville, TX
  • Apr 26, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Primarily responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution. Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work and teaching requirements indicate. Location in Stephenville, Texas.


50% Administrative: The Department Head is responsible for providing leadership and support for faculty and staff; creating a positive environment for teaching, research, and service, and working collaboratively with faculty, University administrators and other constituent groups to maintain the continued quality of curricula and in development of new programs. The Department Head is obligated to: Recruit, hire, train and evaluate faculty and staff within the academic unit. Engage in strategic planning and institutional effectiveness in collaboration with Assistant Dean of Nursing, for the School of Nursing. Supervise student advising and registration. Maintain professional involvement in regional, national and System activities. Manage nursing student enrollment. Facilitate curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Nursing, for the School of Nursing. Represent the academic department by serving on university committees as requested. Maintains knowledge of current trends in health care and nursing curricula both undergraduate and graduate. Work effectively and collaboratively with faculty, University administrators, and other constituent groups to meet the mission, goals and outcomes of the program. The Department Head will oversee the pre licensure programs in the School of Nursing and reports directly to the Assistant Dean of Nursing, for the School of Nursing (program director).

30% Teaching: Teach 6 hours per long semester, and 3 hours per summer; Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools. Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline. Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes. Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning.

10% Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity: Participate as part of the departmental collective mosaic of talent to fulfill the University scholarship mission by engaging in professional development activities in the areas of teaching and practice. Able to articulate a realistic 1 to 5 year development plan. Assesses own knowledge and skills in the nursing discipline and in the role of educator and implements plan for ongoing professional development. Direct efforts towards developing expertise in assigned teaching area and as a nurse educator through mechanisms such as certification and additional coursework and other scholarly and creative pursuits. Able to articulate the resources necessary from the department to accomplish short and long term goals. Demonstrate a record of ongoing scholarship resulting in identified results or products in the areas of teaching, traditional research/grant writing or practice. The process and results or products are open to peer critiques and evaluation and are likely disseminated to the wider nursing or academic community.

10% Service: Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry. -Work in partnership with personnel on student advising and orientation. Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty. Serve in the active advisor role which includes assisting students in completing degree plan, in understanding university requirements, with class scheduling and the registration process, establishing academic goals, locating university support services and career counseling. Provide leadership within the departmental committee structure to plan, provide, and improve student learning experiences. Adhere to the curriculum plan and university and departmental policies and procedures. Fulfill responsibilities outlined in the Systematic Evaluation Plan and/or member of department committees. Participates in on-going and end-of-semester evaluation of the BSN program, strategic planning, and other work related to maintenance of the program in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Nursing, for the School of Nursing. -Develop or revise course congruent with evaluation data in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Nursing, for the School of Nursing. Participate in professional and/or citizenship activities.

Required Education and Experience:
Earned doctorate in nursing from a regionally accredited institution (PhD or DNP). Teachers of record must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools credential standards which normally include a Master's degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved justification.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated excellence in leadership, administration, and resource development; commitment to teaching excellence; experience with evaluation; and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with faculty, university administrators, and other constituent groups.

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