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Program Director, Master of Science in Nursing Program

We are seeking an outstanding scholar/administrator to serve as Director of the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. Applicants should have demonstrated academic leadership, scholarly productivity, and a desire to grow the program in innovative and creative ways. The MSN degree may be completed in less than two years with concentrations in nursing administration and education and is fully accredited by CCNE.  This is a full-time, non-tenure track administrative position with limited graduate teaching responsibilities. The initial term of appointment is for up to two years and subject to ongoing renewal.


Develop and maintain curriculum; oversee the development of new courses and continuous improvement of existing curriculum in collaboration with program faculty, oversee accreditation and state board of nursing requirements, monitor enrollments; recruit, train, and evaluate qualified instructors, and develop a clinical nurse practitioner program, as well as other possible concentrations for the MSN Organize academic events for the annual residency, creatively lead and manage students, staff and instructors, actively participate in College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, and School of Nursing governance and academic life. Program Directors are expected to periodically teach in the program they supervise.


Master of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher education, and eligibility for licensure in Vermont. A doctoral degree in nursing or a related discipline will be an advantage. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of recent leadership experience and commitment to higher education’s mission and goals, and the knowledge necessary to lead a clinical program. Teaching and curriculum development experience at the graduate level are required. Experience in distance education with adult learners is highly desirable. 

To Apply

Send letter of interest, resume, Norwich application, and three letters of recommendation to MSN Director Search via e-mail: Position to start in summer 2013. For more information, e-mail the Associate Dean of Academic Programs of the College of Graduate & Continuing Studies at   Must have authorization to work for any employer in the U.S.


Norwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental coverage, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, a retirement annuity program and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.


Posted January 2013