Primary Purpose and Essential Functions The successful Associate Director/faculty candidate will be part of a highly motivated, cohesive faculty of experienced educators working as an interdisciplinary team to deliver a comprehensive graduate curriculum preparing students to practice as a professional nurses in a variety of clinical settings. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with program faculty/staff and with faculty members within the School of Health Sciences to promote Interprofessional Practice Education for students. This position will report directly to the Program Director of ELMSN.
Job Description and Responsibilities:
Assisting the Director with administration, leadership, and management of the program and the department.
Administrative: Serve as the Associate Program Director, in collaboration with the Program Director, participate in development, coordination, implementation, evaluation, and revision of didactic and clinical curricula o Actively participate in the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation/Approval Process. Coordinate program assessment, program review and accreditation reports. o Assist the Director with monitoring program compliance with University policies. o Assist the Director with development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of program policies and procedures. o Organization of, and participation in, faculty recruitment and mentorship. o Participation in faculty and staff development and leadership training. o Participation in the admissions process. o Coordinate academic calendar with appropriate University departments. o Maintain accurate student and curriculum information in University Banner system. o Coordinate didactic content schedule, including space and time allocation. o Provide input into budgetary needs of the department to Director. o Coordinate pre-matriculation student clearance. o Coordinate student supportive services. o Monitor and ensure appropriate implementation of student accommodations. o Chair and/or participate in department committee meetings, college and University committees, and state and national organizations. o Represent Director at University and community functions as needed.
Academic: o Instruction and facilitation in areas of knowledge and expertise or based on program need. o Participate in academic advising process. o Coordinate inter-professional education with the Schools of Dentistry, Pharmacy and School of Health Sciences Programs. o Use innovative instruction and technology in the development and delivery of the curriculum and student experience o Responsible for curricular quality, effectiveness and outcomes of the program. o Work with faculty to develop and implement student retention plans.
Additional duties as assigned.
Scholarship Expectations: One of the core values of the Program and the University is Collaboration, which is defined as partnering for the common good. Thus, multidisciplinary, collaborative research projects within the program, with other departments in the Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy and School of Dentistry, and other universities or industry, are encouraged. The Program subscribes to the Boyer Model of Scholarship thus faculty are expected to strive for excellence in teaching, and innovation, to promote student success. Faculty conducting academic research, best practices in teaching are expected to disseminate their knowledge via presentations at professional meetings and share with the university community.
Service Expectations: Service is expected to the Program, the University, the community and to the nursing profession. Contributions to the Program and the University might include committee work or appointments to positions representing the Program or University. It may also include other activities that are of value to and promote pride in the Program and University, such as participation in graduation and convocation ceremonies, faculty development activities, and student-faculty functions. Professional service might include a range of activities not subject to peer review, as well as service in professional organizations at all levels.
General Workload Distribution: Workload varies by semester, but is assigned by the Program Director in consultation with the faculty member. Emphasis is placed on balancing the administrative requirements of the position with the academic requirements of teaching, scholarship, and service over the course of each year. The primary workload for the Associate Director is administrative.
Specific workload and scheduling will be adjusted based on the faculty member's, as well as the Program's, needs. In addition to scheduled assignments, professional activities outside the school (presentations, consulting, etc.) will be supported, encouraged, and expected.
Promotion and Tenure & Annual Faculty Evaluations: This is a non-tenure track position. Initial academic rank will be based upon the individual's qualification and experience. Faculty members are assisted in assembling and maintaining a dossier, which provides documentation of their activities and accomplishments during their academic careers. This document is valuable in planning and maintaining appropriate balance in activities, but also is essential documentation for promotion review by the University.
Faculty members' activities and accomplishments in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service are evaluated yearly by the Program Director.
Other faculty members, both from within the home department and from other departments, may also be enlisted to assist in mentoring junior faculty members in career development. This mentoring activity can be highly beneficial for both the mentor and the mentee, and is seen as a learning experience for all involved.
University of the Pacific's mission is to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities.
Departmental Chairs are responsible for administrative and supervisory functions within a department as delegated by the Unit Dean. These may include, but are not limited to:
Ensure the academic excellence of a department by providing oversight regarding the delivery of the curriculum, evaluation of department personnel, advising of students, accuracy of catalog descriptions, assessment of courses, and program review as required by the University and external accreditation organizations.
Manage departmental budgets and resources in accordance with University policies and practices.
Provide the support necessary to ensure that departmental faculty focus on student centered practices by complying with University policies regarding syllabi requirements, reporting of grades, scheduling of classes or office hours, and selection of instructional materials.
Serve as the advocate and liaison of the department to other programs, the administration, and other outside constituents.
Maintain an environment where all department members feel respected and valued by actively encouraging a climate open to civil discourse and free of harassment.
Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited program.
Current RN state licensure in California (or eligible for state license).
Minimum of four years of clinical experience as a RN.
Minimum of two years of Post MSN experience in healthcare.
Academic teaching experience (minimum two years).
Experience in faculty and staff development and mentorship.
Exceptional and engaging verbal and written communication skills.
Advanced computer skills, specifically MS Office Suite Programs (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and MS Outlook.
Ability to work as a team with administrators, fellow faculty, staff, and students.
Sincere desire to teach and learn from students in all phases of the curriculum, using a humanistic student-centered educational model.
Sincere desire for personal growth and development as an educator, including teaching, scholarship and service, throughout the course of your career.
Doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DNP).
Previous academic administrative experience in Pre-licensure Programs
Teaching experience with Learning Management Systems.
Knowledge and experience with Board of Registered Nursing regulations, forms, and processes.
Management skills including experience in faculty development and mentorship.
Sincere desire for personal growth and development as an educator, including teaching, scholarship, and service throughout the course of your career
Involvement or desire to be involved in local, state and/or national professional organizations within the field of your specialty.
Involvement or desire to participate in professional education beyond the school, on local, state, regional, national, and international levels.
Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Contact Information Karen Hanford EdD, MSN, FNP Founding Director MSN Programs Professor of Nursing, School of Health Sciences
Are Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting? Yes Minimum Number of References 3
Background Check Statement All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.
AA/EEO Policy Statement University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.
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