Professor and Chair

  • Wright State University
  • Dayton, OH
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Nursing

Job Description


EEO Statement

Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Job Category: Faculty/Instructional

Department: Nursing

EEO number: 22Y257

Position FTE: 100%

Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate: Negotiable

Salary Band: FB

Job Summary/Basic Function

The College of Health, Education, and Human Services at Wright State University invites applications for the position of Professor and Chair of Nursing. The chair should be dedicated to creating an environment of teaching excellence where students can transform into exceptional nursing leaders who value lifelong learning, a spirit of inquiry, and are resilient within the dynamic healthcare environment. The chair is expected to provide visionary leadership that promotes the delivery of high-quality, accessible academic programs that meet the needs of our students and the region. The chair should be dedicated to advancing the department and nurturing the professional development of students, faculty, and staff. We seek a forward-looking, agile leader who builds positive relationships within the region and who can further build our strong pipeline of talented nurses.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Terminal degree in nursing or relevant field

2. A record of teaching, research, and scholarly achievement, commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of professor with tenure as outlined in the Department bylaws:

3. Active Ohio nursing license prior to start date

4. Minimum of 5 years nursing experience as an RN

5. Minimum 2 years as a faculty member at a college or university

6. Prior experience working with programmatic, regulatory, or accreditation compliance at the undergraduate or graduate levels

Preferred Qualifications

1. Proven leader with a record of significant and successful administrative leadership experience in a university setting as a division director, program director, or department chair

2. Ability and experience to foster collaborative relationships with university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni

3. Demonstrated record of promoting student success

4. Evidence of strong skills in building and nurturing inter-professional collaborations, community partnerships, and fundraising activities

5. Knowledge of, and experience with, CCNE accreditation, program development, and assessment

6. Demonstrated commitment to the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and fostering an inclusive work and learning environment

7. Teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels

8. Certification and licensure as APRN

9. Minimum of 5 years in higher education leadership that includes supervision of employees and budget management skills

10. Demonstrated record of obtaining external funding

Essential Functions and percent of time

75% Department and program administration, including:
  • Providing leadership to faculty and staff
  • Strategic planning, program development, and assessment
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with external constituencies
  • Attending partnership activities/meetings, including local, state, and national meetings for associations and other professional organizations
  • Maintaining program compliance with regulatory, licensing, and accreditation requirements
  • Supervision and evaluation of program directors and college faculty, including conducting the annual review of faculty performance and overseeing promotion and tenure processes within the department
  • Overseeing implementation of appropriate collective bargaining agreement procedures
  • Supervision and evaluation of departmental staff
  • Enrollment management
  • Coordinating recruitment and retention activities as well as planning and hosting alumni events
  • Scheduling classes and assigning faculty to teach courses within the department
  • Administering the budget for the department and assuring compliance with university fiscal policies
  • Collaborating with the dean in determining the resources needed to carry out current instructional programs
  • Raising funds with the University's development office to support students, programs, and initiatives
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the dean

Essential Functions and percent of time (cont'd)

25% Teaching and scholarship

Working Conditions

Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer conduct various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations). Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the Human resources website at

Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit CV with cover letter and unofficial copy of transcript(s). Original transcript will be required prior to written offer letter being sent to selected candidate.

First Consideration Date: 07/29/2022

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