Nursing Department Chair
Date Posted: 09/27/2013
WV Wesleyan College, School of Health Sciences, invites applications for a visionary leader for the position of Nursing Department Chair.
The School of Health Sciences is one of the fastest growing academic units at Wesleyan, and is home to academic programs focused on an array of disciplines in nursing, athletic training, exercise science and health promotion. Located in Buckhannon, WV, Wesleyan is a small liberal arts college with over 1,500 graduate and undergraduates majoring in over 44 majors, including master’s programs in nursing, athletic training, fine arts, education and business. It is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with state, regional and national.
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.
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 on November 1, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Nominations and Applications:
For full consideration, applicants may submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, and names of three references to the following.
Dr. Boyd Creasman
Vice President for Academic Affairs
West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, WV 26201
West Virginia Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the College to create a favorable work environment in whichall employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious affiliation, can enjoy equal opportunities in their employment relationship with the College.