The University at Buffalo School of Nursing seeks an energetic, forward thinking Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (ADAA) and Professor, who is responsible to the Dean and provides innovative leadership in the promotion of excellent undergraduate and graduate nursing education programs (BS, ABS, RN/BS, MS, DNP, PhD) within this research-intensive university. The role has ultimate accountability for the quality and fiscal sustainability of the nursing curricula. The ADAA enables faculty to design and implement educational programs that: are innovative; address current and future directions in nursing; prepare graduates to be leaders in research, education, practice and service; facilitates the growth of our global health initiatives; and supports a culture of collaboration, inclusion and respect. To achieve these educational objectives, the ADAA fosters and champions collaboration and engagement: within the SON; throughout the University at Buffalo by championing interprofessional education, and with our local and global community partners. The role encompasses oversight of the operations that support students, including student services. The ADAA position will be 70% administrative and 30% research/scholarship. The ADAA is a member of the School of Nursing Executive Committee, collaborating closely with the Dean and Associate Deans, and supervises Assistant Deans for UG, MS/DNP, and PhD programs.
Implements vision and provides leadership for academic excellence in accord with expectations of a research-intensive state university
Provides leadership and manages systems for academic policy, accreditation and board approvals and reporting
Supports standards for innovative, cost effective and efficient curricula and academic programming
Identifies opportunities for external funding to support curricular innovation and collaborates in developing proposals, mentoring faculty in project development and implementation
Assumes responsibility for robust learning assessments and program evaluation methodology that provides continuous quality improvement
Maintains fiscal responsibility for Office of Academic Affairs, ensuring that programs of instruction are appropriately resourced
Fosters an environment that champions evidence-based teaching and educational scholarship
Collaborates in providing faculty orientation and facilitates faculty development in innovative teaching strategies, educational technology and interprofessional education and practice
Serves as lead for the SON global initiatives and collaborates with the global initiatives coordinator to further develop our outreach to the local and global communities
Equitably assigns faculty to courses and programs that are in alignment with their strengths and the needs of the programs in collaboration with Department Chairs and input from Assistant Deans
Recruits, hires, and evaluates adjunct faculty in collaboration with Assistant Deans to fulfill the curricular needs of the programs
Provides oversight of the Office of Student Services and Academic Operations
Collaborates with Assistant Deans and Student Services for student issues, appeals and grievances, following UB policy and procedures
Manages the Office of Academic Affairs to provide the needed support for programs
Oversees and leads the SON participation and leadership in Interprofessional education within UB and with community partners
Serves as a member of the leadership team for the SON, taking major responsibility for the educational mission and goals of the strategic plan
Serves on the search committee, assuring that hiring, admission and retention practices support the continued development of a diverse faculty and student body to meet the needs of society
Represents the School within UB and to the community in regard to academic matters
Earned doctorate in nursing or doctorate in a related field with a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing.
Licensed Registered Nurse and eligible for licensure in the State of New York.
CV consistent with appointment at the full professor rank with tenure at the University at Buffalo
Evidence of sustained productivity as a nationally and internationally recognized scholar
Experience in teaching across programs
Excellent communicator with demonstrated experience in motivating faculty and leading teams in a dynamic environment
Demonstrated experience to manage the complex interaction of academic programming, student services and fiscal resources.
Commitment to the direction of UB School of Nursing's mission, vision and goals
Demonstrated leadership in academic operations
Experience consistent with appointment at full professor rank at the University at Buffalo
Experience in global health and educational innovation
Experience in promoting and sustaining diversity and inclusion
Experience with developing and sustaining collaborative partnerships
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.