Healthcare, Other Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month position as Director of Nursing. The successful candidate will serve as chair and administrator of the Nursing program and will be responsible for providing visionary leadership and administrative oversight of all aspects of the University’s BSN program. The Director will report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and begin duties in June 1, 2021.
Key responsibilities include:
Ensure continuing approval by the Texas Board of Nursing and accreditation by the AACN-CCNE
Recruit, develop, verify, and maintain qualified faculty and staff
Maintain effective administrative organization and operations for the Nursing program
Implement policies to ensure successful recruitment, progression, and graduation of students, and licensing of graduates
Ensure the availability of student clinical practicum rotations, simulation labs, and preceptorships based on curriculum and student learning needs
Plan, develop and implement comprehensive evaluation and assessment plans for the nursing program, including its personnel, component organization and operations, and curriculum
Represent the Nursing program in the community and serve as liaison to community health care facilities, resources, and to other nursing programs
Work with appropriate University offices to acquire grants, gifts, and other resources for the Nursing program
Engage with a culturally diverse student body to identify needs and support programs that enhance the TLU student experience
Preference may be given to candidates who have experience working within the rules, laws, and regulations relating to BSN programs in Texas.
Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) in America. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. TLU is also a Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information consult our website at www.tlu.edu .
Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above; a completed TLU application found on our website (https://www.tlu.edu/uploads/files/general/Employment-Application-2017SB.pdf); curriculum vitae; a statement of administrative, leadership, and teaching philosophies; and contact information for five professional references (names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). All applications will be considered highly confidential. Electronic submissions are preferred; paper documents will be accepted. All materials should be sent to:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be ongoing until the position has been filled. Texas Lutheran University has been recognized consistently as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education and has been featured in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings in various categories. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University.
Requirements for the position include:
Current license or privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in Texas
Earned master’s degree in Nursing and an earned doctoral degree in a relevant field
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in a transformational and transparent leadership role within a nursing program
Minimum of three (3) years teaching in a baccalaureate nursing program
Demonstrated clinical expertise in one or more specialty areas of nursing
Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning consistent with the program mission, vision, values, and program outcomes
Affirmation of the mission of Texas Lutheran University, a nationally recognized institution of the liberal arts and sciences in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA)
Understanding of and appreciation for a church-related university
About Texas Lutheran University
Texas Lutheran University is a private, liberal arts and sciences university associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). On a spacious 184-acre campus just 30 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin, TLU offers 27 majors, 37 minors, 4 graduate programs, and 12 pre-professional programs. TLU has a highly qualified and dedicated faculty. Student/faculty ratio is 14:1 and classes average 19 students. The University has 90 full-time and 76 part-time faculty (not including full-time staff who also teach). 90 percent of full-time faculty members hold a doctorate or other terminal degree. TLU has been recognized repeatedly in U.S. News & World Report as a “Best College” and “Best Value” among colleges in the Western region. TLU has also been named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education every year since 2012.