Western Carolina University invites applications for the Director of the School of Nursing. This is a 12-month tenure track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Rank will be determined at the point of hire based upon qualifications. Anticipated begin work date is August 2021 or thereafter. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been identified for hire.
The Director is the chief academic and administrative officer of the SON and reports directly to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences. The position demands an energetic leader who is passionate about teaching/learning, scholarship, students, and all aspects of Nursing practice. Candidates interested in an academic career with a focus on leadership, teaching, service, and scholarly pursuit are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills including the ability to listen well and communicate priorities, as well as the ability to be flexible and exercise collaborative decision making.
Western Carolina University (WCU) is a dynamic, regional comprehensive, fast-growing member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system. Located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, WCU is situated in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 52 miles west of Asheville and adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The county and surrounding areas provide residents a high quality of life with its close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and diverse outdoor adventures, a thriving arts community, and mild year-round temperatures. Cullowhee and nearby Sylva offer real small-town charm while big cities like Atlanta, Charlotte, Knoxville, and Greenville are just a few hours away. From its 600-acre Cullowhee locations, through programs in nearby Biltmore Park and Cherokee, at various community colleges across the state, and via online and distance education delivery, the University serves more than 12,000 students and has approximately 500 full-time faculty members. WCU is SACSCOC accredited.
The College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) is comprised of five academic Departments and/or Schools including the School of Nursing, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Department of Physical Therapy, the Department of Social Work, and the School of Health Sciences. The CHHS mission is to serve students and communities through an active learning environment that uses inter-professional collaboration and scholarship to develop healthcare professionals skilled in patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, innovative technology, and community engagement. The CHHS embraces the
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.