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Chair, School of Nursing

Newman Regional Health and Emporia State University seek applications for the position of Chair, Emporia State University, Newman Division of Nursing, starting the 2013-2014 academic year.  This position is a unique collaboration between an acute care hospital and a Regent University to offer a nationally accredited baccalaureate nursing program, in Emporia, Kansas.


This 12-month, full-time position, requires an academically and experientially qualified individual to administer the baccalaureate nursing program. Responsibilities of the Division Chair involve aspects of personnel; fiscal management; and approval, accreditation and governance matters.  It is a requirement that the Chair participate in teaching, scholarship, and service with a strong commitment to excellence.  The Chair will be responsible to the Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Emporia State University and to the CEO, Newman Regional Health.


Requirements include:

  • An earned doctorate in nursing
  • Current nursing license and able to be licensed in Kansas
  • Experience and accomplishments sufficient for appointment as an Associate or Full Professor
  • Commitment to collaboration (i.e., engage communities and develop linkages, communicate and collaborate with institutions of higher education, agencies and representatives of federal, regional, state, and local levels)
  • Prior experience as director of baccalaureate nursing program, including accreditation and program evaluation preferred.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience along with a full array of benefits.
Review of application will continue until a suitable candidate is secured.  Individuals wishing to apply must submit the following electronically to the Human Resource Department at

1.    Letter of application, with a narrative statement of experience and qualifications related to this position.
2.    Curriculum vitae
3.    Contact information for three professional references

For questions please call Human Resources at 620-343-6800 ext. 1100 or ESU/Newman Division of Nursing at 620-343-6800 ext. 5641.



Posted February 2013