Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Nursing

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Work type: Administrative
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Nursing Instruction

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Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Nursing


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College of Nursing

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Atlanta, GA

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Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the promotion of excellence in undergraduate nursing education. 

The Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program provides leadership in the management of the BSN degree program, including pre-licensure (traditional and second degree accelerated BSN) and RN-BSN tracks.  The associate dean supports the overall advancement of the College toward achievement of goals which align with the strategic plan of the University.

The Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program reports directly to the Dean for nursing. 

This is a tenure track eligible appointment. Faculty rank commensurate with experience. Position available with a preferred start date of August 1, 2021.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Oversight of undergraduate curriculum;
  2. Supervision of undergraduate curriculum planning and systematic evaluation;
  3. Conduct continuous quality improvement strategies;
  4. Collaborate with the Assessment and Evaluation Committee and the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee to strategically plan and evaluate the curriculum;
  5. Formulate effective relationships with clinical agencies to facilitate undergraduate placement; 
  6. Maintain direct responsibility for the hiring, support, and evaluation of adjunct clinical faculty for undergraduate courses;
  7. Evaluate employment rates and licensure examination success for graduates from the program; 
  8. Forecast enrollment numbers to plan for clinical and undergraduate course needs;
  9. Oversee and evaluate adherence to policies procedures for undergraduate students;
  10. Oversee the quality, accuracy, and final product of program publications, such as the undergraduate admissions brochures, undergraduate Web pages, Undergraduate Student Handbook, Adjunct Clinical Faculty Handbook, Preceptor Handbook, updates to GBCN section of the Catalog;
  11. Serve on College or University committees by virtue of position or as appropriate;
  12. Oversee the quality of reports submitted to the College to the Georgia Board of Nursing, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and National League for Nursing, Southern Associate of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges, and other reports pertaining to the undergraduate program; and
  13. Directly supervise and support all faculty teaching in undergraduate coursework, track coordinators, undergraduate course coordinators, and designated staff members. 

Qualified applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited institution, unencumbered Registered Nurse licensure in Georgia (or eligible for licensure; or multistate licensure, Georgia eligible) and a record of scholarship commensurate with a minimum rank of Associate Professor.  Additional qualifications include academic nursing experience, demonstrated record of effective senior administration leadership in nursing education, background experience in writing accreditation standards for nursing education, and demonstrated high-level interpersonal communication skills. 

The College of Nursing is located on the Atlanta, Georgia campus of Mercer University.  Founded in 1902 as a school of nursing, the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing is the oldest nursing program in Georgia.  Over its 119-year history, the College has graduated more than 8000 nurses. Since its founding, the College remains dedicated to educating the person, fostering the passion, and shaping the future of nursing.  The College merged with Mercer University in 2001 and offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing, a Doctor of Nursing Practice, and a Ph.D. in nursing.  The College of Nursing is located on Mercer University‚Äôs Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta, GA and is one of four academic units within the Mercer Health Sciences Center. The campus is located within close proximity to multiple acute care hospitals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other healthcare and academic institutions. The Atlanta area provides an ideal environment for cultural and intellectual stimulation.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application will include a letter of interest/cover letter, a current CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy, which includes a statement describing past, present, and future (planned) contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The names of three references with titles, business and e-mail addresses, and phone numbers must be provided.  For references, include employers and colleagues who can address ability to fill this specific type of academic appointment.

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Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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