Nursing Department Chair/ Director of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs


The University of Mount Olive invites applications for the full-time Nursing Department Chair / Director of Baccalaureate Nursing position.  This position would be a faculty appointment of 12 months per year, eligible for renewal in accordance with the university’s Faculty contract renewal policies and procedures.  The position reports directly to the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.

Responsibilities Include:

This position is a 12-month Faculty position and would work under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Vice President of Academic Affairs.  As the Chair of the Department of Nursing, she/he will be responsible for the supervision of the Faculty/Staff that teach or work directly for the Nursing Department.  She/he will be responsible for scheduling and staffing recommendations for the department, oversight of the departmental budget (subject to approvals), program assessment, being a point person for student queries about the department, representing the department at university functions, and management of the departmental curriculum development, among other duties to be determined.  As the Director of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs, she/he will be responsible for overall leadership, development, direction, and administration of all aspects of the baccalaureate nursing programs, for ensuring that the programs are in compliance with all laws and regulations of the NCBON, CCNE, and SACSCOC, and for coordinating the nursing curricula with other degree program requirements.  As a Faculty member, she/he will teach classes and perform other typical Faculty duties, albeit with release time to allow for performing the Chair and Director duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or DNP) with a focus in nursing education or higher education leadership from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university, which includes course work in nursing, education, or administration
  • Hold an active, unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license recognized by the NCBON
  • Five (5) years of experience as an academic nursing administrator or lead nursing faculty member with validated performance of administrative responsibilities consistent with accountability for coordinating, directing, fiscal planning, and all activities involved in developing, implementing, and managing a nursing program
  • Five (5) years of experience teaching in NCBON-approved nursing program(s)
  • Five (5) years of continuous, full-time experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate experience in nursing accreditation processes (i.e., CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN)
  • Demonstrate experience collaborating with and coordinating groups of individuals while exercising initiative, diplomacy, tack, creativity, and balance
  • Demonstrate experience in the integration of curriculum development, program planning, program evaluation, and student learning outcomes assessment
  • Experience in coordinating and implementing programs in an educational setting
  • Experience in project and budget management
  • Experience with grant management and reporting
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a collegial setting with staff at all levels

Compensation and Academic Rank:
Commensurate with education and experience. UMO offers a competitive fringe benefit program including health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance

Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, list of three references, and graduate and undergraduate transcripts to Manager of Faculty Records/University of Mount Olive/634 Henderson St/Mount Olive, NC 28365/or email: