Director and Ranked Faculty
Department: School of Nursing, College of Health and Education
Position Title: Director and Ranked Faculty
Full time/Part time: Full-time, 12 month contract
Status Range: Exempt
Immediate Supervisor: Dean of the College of Health and Education
- Education: Master of Science in Nursing and post-professional academic doctoral degree in in nursing or related field required, Maine license eligibility as a registered nurse
- Experience: Minimum of five years of college/university-level teaching experience, Program administrative experience; familiarity with program evaluation and leading accreditation processes
- Special Skills: Skills in communication, interpersonal relations, and personnel management, ability to work collaboratively with University and community constituencies, long-range planning skills and a visionary perspective of nursing education, evidence of effective practice, teaching, and scholarship, competence in organizational skills and financial management
The Director is responsible for guiding and advancing the BSN Program in curriculum development, administration, and evaluation. The Director will work with the Dean, Director of the Graduate Program, and School of Nursing Faculty to ensure continued accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Responsibilities also include limited teaching in areas of expertise, scholarship, academic advising, community involvement and service. The director leads the recruitment, support, and mentoring of Undergraduate Program faculty and staff.
Administrative: The Director will participate in College governance, contribute to the general education program, effectively manage and promote the development of personnel and fiscal resources, and work with College administration to lead the program in its development. The Director will also facilitate and participate in Departmental meetings, retreats, committees, and activities.
Teaching: The Director will assume primary responsibility for up to a .5 faculty workload within the curriculum each semester.
Scholarship and Professional Activity: The Director is expected to maintain currency within his/her professional area of expertise and to participate in scholarly activities as defined by the Faculty Handbook. Up to one day/week may be negotiated for professional consultation or clinical practice. The Director is responsible for developing and executing a scholarship plan that contributes to the scientific or professional body of knowledge relevant to his/her area of expertise.
Service: The Director demonstrates a record of service to the Program, University, community and the profession. He or she participates in College governance and Faculty Forum or Institutional committees
Student Advising: The Director is responsible for leading recruitment, admission, and retention strategies, as well as counseling potential applicants and those students who are in academic jeopardy. The Director will maintain student office hours and advise BSN students each year following the policies and procedures documented in the Husson Faculty Advising Manual.