Department Chair, Prelicensure Nursing Programs

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Nursing

Job Description


Department Chair, Prelicensure Nursing Programs

Job ID: 241034
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary
Augusta University College of Nursing invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Chair of Prelicensure Programs position. We are the state's flagship nursing program, enrolling more than 1000 students on two campuses and at numerous academic-practice partner sites. The College of Nursing, an integral component of the University System of Georgia is part of the state's only publicly-funded comprehensive academic health science center including schools of medicine, dentistry, and allied health sciences. The College of Nursing is adjacent to Augusta University Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Georgia, Georgia Cancer Center, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, providing ample opportunity for clinical experiences for students and faculty. Additionally, the college has a thriving Nurse-Managed Health Center, affording additional clinical practice and teaching opportunities focused on primary care, telehealth and behavioral health. The college offers the full degree spectrum including BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD programs.The College of Nursing Department Chair for Prelicensure Programs provides administrative leadership for the Department, including responsibility for the general direction of the Department in alignment with the College of Nursing mission and strategic plan. The Department Chair will be responsible for leading curricular revisions in alignment with the re-envisioned AACN Essentials. This position is part of the College of Nursing Administrative Team and reports directly to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The scope of this position has been revised subsequent to a College of Nursing reorganization. As a College of Nursing faculty member, you will enjoy:

  • joining a college that has an impressive history of academic excellence, leadership, and innovation
  • working with nursing faculty who are leaders in their fields
  • engaging in scholarly interactions and teaching with a range of health care professionals
  • charting your own growth with access to resources to advance your professional goals

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Doctorate degree in Nursing (PhD or DNP)

Required Experience
Active license to practice nursing in the state of Georgia or meet all eligibility requirements to apply for a nursing license in the state of Georgia.
Academic teaching, administrative and leadership experience in baccalaureate or higher prelicensure education.
Experience with technology-infused engaging pedagogical strategies.
Background commensurate with the Associate Professor level or above.
Evidence of contribution to the profession and recognition at the national level.
Expert written and verbal communication skills

Conditions of Employment
All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Applicants should upload a complete Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Interest and three Professional References as one PDF document. References will only be contacted after permission is obtained.Applications will be received until the position is filled. Inquiries and nominations may be sent to

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