The School of Nursing at Azusa Pacific University invites applications for the position of Associate Dean.
Azusa Pacific University is located in the San Gabriel Valley community of Azusa, 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Situated on more than 100 acres, the East and West Campus locations house the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences, School of Business and Management, College of Music and the Arts, School of Nursing, the School of Theology, and a new Honors College. Founded in 1899, Azusa Pacific University (APU) is one of the largest Christian universities in the nation offering eight doctoral programs, 43 master’s degrees, 14 credentialing programs, more than 60 bachelor’s degrees, 4 associate degrees, and 18 certificate programs. In addition to its main campus in Azusa, the university offers programs online and at six regional centers.
The School of Nursing is one of the largest academic units with 110 full-time faculty members who teach more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Nursing along with a teaching and scholarship record commensurate with appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Previous administrative experience is preferred.
The Associate Dean of the Nursing reports directly to the Dean and will be primarily responsible for providing support for graduate programs and fostering expanded opportunities for faculty scholarship and research. Specifically, he or she will collaborate with the Dean, other Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and other university officials to develop, implement, and oversee graduate programs and provide creative leadership for growth and innovation in faculty scholarship and research. In addition, the Associate Dean will support faculty in securing external funding for scholarship and research activities and will promote collaborative internal and external partnerships. In addition, the Associate Dean will work closely with other university officials to facilitate the successful preparation and submission of curriculum and accreditation. He or she will also work closely with the Dean, other Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and graduate Program Directors on matters related to program assessment, faculty and student recruitment and development, and program marketing and/or promotion. May be needed to work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites.
Level: Associate or Full Professor
Earned doctorate in one of the disciplines housed in the School of Nursing. In addition, the successful candidate should have:
Proven ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and the community both within and across disciplines.
Demonstrated administrative, analytic, and leadership skills.
Experience with university budgeting.
Ability to encourage student-centered research, scholarship, and innovative projects;
Demonstrated ability to serve as the School representative to university, college, and department committees;
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to adjust to dynamic circumstances on an as-needed basis;
Ability to maintain an active research agenda;
Evidence of a vibrant Christian faith
A minimum of five years of teaching experience in higher education and demonstrated success in administrative work.
Evidence of leadership accomplishments.
Experience in private or public university or Christian university setting.
Experience in developing, launching, and/or leading successful graduate programs preferred.
Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
Workload: 12-month contract. Responsible for teaching two courses per year.
Hire Date: Open until filled.
Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.