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Department Chair

WV Wesleyan College, School of Health Sciences, invites applications for a visionary leader for the position of Nursing Department Chair.


The Department Chair has the opportunity to lead one of the first established bachelor’s programs in the State of West Virginia. The educational unit includes over 12 full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty, approximately 145 undergraduate students, and 35 master's students. The department also boasts a state of the art simulation center with a full time director. Opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research have been enhanced by the department’s location in the School of Health Sciences.

required qualifications

A successful candidate must have an earned doctorate, qualify for tenure, and hold a nursing degree and a valid nursing license. In addition to being a persuasive visionary, preferred qualities include demonstrated leadership; research achievement; a commitment for excellence in both undergraduate and graduate programs; ability to articulate and promote the needs and achievements of the department; support of a collegial environment of shared governance; appreciation for clinical experiences and distance education; a track record for community outreach and fundraising; and a desire to build a department that will be recognized as a national model in its teaching, research, practice, and service achievements.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. The position will remain open until filled.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

For full consideration, applicants may submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, and names of three references. Nominations may be submitted by mail to:

Dr. Boyd Creasman, Academic Dean
WV Wesleyan College
59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, WV, 26201
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posted november 2013