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University of North Carolina Wilmington

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The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) seeks a dynamic, creative, and visionary academic leader for the position of Director of the School of Nursing (SON), beginning July 1, 2015.  The Director of the SON serves as the chief academic officer of the School.  Reporting to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, the Director is expected to lead the SON to national prominence.

required qualifications

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in nursing or related discipline, with a distinguished teaching record, significant professional service, and a scholarly record of research publications, presentations, and external funding suitable for tenure at the rank of full professor. A master’s degree in nursing is required if the doctorate is not in nursing. Strong communication, management and leadership skills; demonstrated success in teambuilding and faculty/staff development and mentoring, with a strong commitment to shared governance, and a successful record of effective administrative leadership are compulsory. The successful candidate must be an active scholar with a history of successful external funding for research and/or service projects. Evidence of community involvement, experience in healthcare settings, and the capability to lead change within the academic setting is necessary. 

how to apply

Please view the complete ad at: and complete the online application process available on the Web at  A letter of application, a brief statement that describes leadership style, a curriculum vitae detailing teaching, research, service, and leadership experience in health-related programs, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to Chair, Search Committee for the Director of the School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, and attached to the online application - not emailed, mailed, or faxed.  Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.  For questions regarding the online application process, contact Linda Ferrell at (910) 962-3460.  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 14, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  More information about the institution is available through


UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


posted august 2014