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Dean of the School of Nursing and Director of B.S.N. Program

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Work Type: Faculty full-time, Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Faculty, Staff

About ACU

Abilene Christian University is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All qualified applicants for these positions must be professing Christians and be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university.

Title of Position Dean of the School of Nursing and Director of B.S.N. Program
Posting Location Abilene Christian University - Abilene Campus
Department School of Nursing
Employee Class Exempt/Full-time
Basic Responsibilities A. Academic Planning
B. Administration-Undergraduate Nursing programs (Abilene campus) Co-administer Graduate Nursing programs (Dallas campus)
C. Personnel and Budgeting
D. Academic Enrichment
E. Student Related Activities
F. Evaluation
G. Other Duties
Essential Duties

A. Academic Planning
1. Chair the Academic Council within the School of Nursing
2. Work with nursing programs in the development of new undergraduate and graduate courses, degree requirements and curriculum changes.
3. Prepare the academic section of the University catalogs for the college
4. Represent Abilene Christian University at appropriate academic meetings
5. Take the lead in strategic planning for the School of Nursing
6. Oversee annual assessments of student outcomes
7. Prepare 1-year and 5-year plans
8. Operationalize the recommendations from the Advisory Committee, program reviews and accreditation reports.
9. Identify, secure and evaluate affiliation agreements with clinical and related agencies for student clinical practicum and preceptorships.
10. Available to meet the needs of the student rotations consistent with course and program objectives.
11. Coordinate with the faculty to provide support and learning experiences to promote student retention, progression, and graduation.
12. Serve as a member of the Provost’s Cabinet and other University wide committees as needed.

B. Administration- Undergraduate program (Abilene campus) Co-administer Graduate programs (Dallas campus)
1. Oversee the preparation of class schedules for both Graduate and Undergraduate programs
2. Verify that the standards for SACS and CCNE accreditation are met for both Graduate and Undergraduate programs
3. Coordinate maintenance operations pertinent to academic matters
4. Meet at regular intervals with BSN department chair and DNP director
5. Assist in preparation of such reports as the University may require

C. Personnel and Budgeting
1. Recruit, develop and maintain qualified faculty who support the mission, vision, and goals of the School.
2. Recommend to the Provost: appointments and salaries for faculty, department chair and DNP director
3. Assign or delegate faculty workload and responsibilities
4. Assign faculty offices or delegate assignment of faculty offices to department chair
5. Maintain official transcripts and vitae for all faculty (full-time and part-time)
6. Approve faculty requests to be absent from classes
7. Administer academic budget (instructional, equipment, supplies, travel, research)
8. Oversee the preparation faculty payroll information for human resources
9. Review and approve workload for all Nursing programs
10. Serve as an advocate of the faculty to the administration and the administration to the faculty

D. Academic enrichment
1. Work with and or through the University Development office in fundraising activities as needed or requested
2. Explore gifts and other development resources to benefit the School and its programs and services from donors, alumni and other sources.
3. Build relationships with donors and communities of interest

E. Student related activities
1. Enforce graduation requirements
2. Draft, disseminate and implement policies affecting students
3. Receive student petitions regarding academic exceptions and substitutions
4. Approve grade changes, withdrawals, re-enrollment requests and other academic actions as needed
5. Counsel with students on academic concerns
6. Administer academic suspension and readmission policies within the School of Nursing

F. Evaluation
1. Oversee the Total Program Evaluation Plan for the BSN and DNP programs
2. Analyze data related to the student admissions, progression, retention, re-entry, dismissal and graduation from the nursing program
3. Initiate and oversee the process of continuing approval by the Texas BON, SACS and accreditation by CCNE
4. Prepare and submit timely reports to approval and accreditation agencies.

G. Other Duties
1. Perform other duties as requested by the Provost

Professional Development Requirements

A. Skills
1. Exhibit strong interpersonal communication, public speaking, and writing skills
2. Demonstrate strategic and adaptive leadership skills in organizational settings, including planning, staff development, and fiscal accountability
3. Demonstrate computer proficiency and the technical ability to utilize Microsoft and Google products
4. Communicate effectively and courteously with others in a spirit of partnership and teamwork for a shared vision of spiritual formation

B. Training Modules Required
1. Banner
2. Concur
3. Gaumard Scientific and Laredal
4. B-Line
5. Examsoft


A. Professional
1. Hold a current license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas
2. Hold a doctoral degree, if not in nursing, must have a master’s degree in Nursing
3. Have a minimum of three years teaching experience in a professional nursing educational program
4. Have experience in administration of a professional nursing educational Program

B. Personal
1. Be an active, involved member of a congregation of the Churches of Christ.
2. Model a Christian spiritual life by actions, words and lifestyle.
3. Demonstrate the capacity to build and nurture relationships with all segments of the School of Nursing and work within and lead collaborative teams

Physical Demands A. Ability to perform computer operations for extended periods of time.
B. Ability to work long hours when necessary (weekends on occasion).
C. Ability to travel
Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

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