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DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF NURSING Tulsa
Summary
Title:DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF NURSING Tulsa
ID:1025
Department:Administrative
Description

Introduction:

The School of Nursing at The University of Tulsa seeks applications for a Director of the School of Nursing within the Oxley College of Health Sciences. Oxley College of Health Sciences seeks creative, collaborative and committed candidates who thrive in a highly adaptable, flexible environment with strong support from top leadership. This is a twelve-month faculty position with an administrative assignment. This position can be a tenured or clinical faculty position depending on the interests and qualifications of the applicant.

The director shall be an experienced nurse educator who has demonstrated administrative and leadership experience in nursing education. The School of Nursing currently includes Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN-BSN, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. The director will provide leadership in administering all aspects of the School – its programs, accreditation, future directions, personnel, budget, community involvement, and fundraising. Candidates must demonstrate a record of successful teaching in nursing education, academic administrative, leadership experience, scholarship, organizational skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, stakeholders, and others in the community. The director reports to the dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences.

Read more about the Oxley College of Health Sciences (link to: https://healthsciences.utulsa.edu/about/)

Responsibilities:

1. Provide leadership to the School of Nursing.

2. Collaborate with faculty and stakeholders to set the vision and direction of the school.

3. Coordinate recruiting of prospective students for programs within the academic unit.

4. Coordinate advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

5. Coordinate hiring of resident faculty, non-resident faculty and direct report staff including verification of qualifications.

6. Oversee and take ownership of the academic unit budget including reallocation decisions; seek faculty input to ensure that supplies and equipment are available and current for operation of the nursing programs.

7. Oversee annual program assessment, program review, continuous improvement processes as defined for the academic unit and the timely submission of each prior to the due date.

8. Oversee accreditation processes for programs within the academic unit, including data collection and submission of required documents.

9. Oversee evaluation processes of faculty and staff including annual reviews, contract renewals, tenure-track reviews, post-tenure reviews and other reviews as dictated by the university.

10. Teach an appropriate number of credit hours each semester in the BSN or DNP program consistent with the teaching load of other college chairs/directors as negotiated with the Dean.

11. Collaborate with the director of development on fundraising opportunities.

12. Develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with leadership from other academic units in the college and the university, colleagues in professional nursing outside the University, and individuals in the community.

13. Assume responsibility for necessary for state board approval and national accreditation of all school of nursing programs.

14. Oversee student issues in collaboration with associate directors, Associate Dean, Dean, and Dean of the Graduate School.

15. Carry out other college assignments at the request of the dean.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree in nursing or a related field.
  • Graduate of an accredited college/school of nursing.
  • A minimum of six years teaching in nursing programs; at least one year must be in a program that leads to nursing licensure.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in an administrative or leadership position in an academic setting.
  • Experience with accreditation of nursing education programs.
  • Current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Oklahoma or eligible to obtain a license.

Preferred Qualifications: Five years of experience in an administrative or leadership position in an academic setting.

About the University of Tulsa:

The university is a private, independent doctoral degree-granting institution led by President Gerard Clancy, former inaugural Dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences. Boasting a strong president, a visionary Board of Trustees and dedicated administrators, The University of Tulsa continues transformative growth that has seen an unprecedented rise into the ranks of the top 100 national universities.

The University of Tulsa is one of the nation’s best universities for a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The University was also recognized in last year’s edition of Colleges That Pay You Back.

About the Oxley College of Health Sciences:

Founded in 2015, the Oxley College of Health Sciences is TU’s newest college, bringing together programs in the School of Nursing, Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences, and Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Additionally, the college houses the Faculty of Community Medicine, Institute of Health Care Delivery Sciences, and the Schweitzer Fellowship. The college enjoys partnerships with the Laureate Institute of Brain Research (LIBR), the University of Oklahoma and St. John Medical Center.

The college is housed in the Oxley Health Sciences Facility in downtown Tulsa. The college occupies 50,000 square feet in a building that was completely renovated in 2015. The space includes offices for college administrators, staff, and faculty, six high tech classrooms, a computer classroom, student lounge, high-fidelity simulation center, skills labs for the athletic training, exercise & sports science, and nursing programs, a research lab, and the Hurricane Health multi-disciplinary clinic. St. John Medical Center has an additional 20,000 square feet of simulation and clinical instruction space.

Living in Tulsa:

It’s been said Tulsa is “where the South meets the West”, mixing characteristics of a traditional, genteel and historic Southern city with the ruggedness, ambitions and appearances of the West. U.S. World News and Report gives Tulsa a thumbs up for best places to live with a cost of living about 15% less than the national average and lower unemployment rates.

The city offers something for everyone including the Ozark Mountains, cultural attractions, and 135 parks covering more than 6000 acres including botanical gardens, playgrounds, dog parks, outdoor fitness areas, 10 miles of river front and numerous sports parks. Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art is considered one the best art museums in America. Nearby are other art museums, a professional resident opera, ballet, symphony, and theater companies in a revitalized downtown area.

Equally diverse neighborhoods offer ideal living options for everyone including the downtown area with shops, restaurants, nightlife, and over five theaters. A historic district, a midtown district featuring parks and the trendy Brady Arts District offering the best in urban living.

Tulsa has more than 15 hospitals and specialty care centers. The two largest facilities, Saint Francis Hospital and St. John Medical Center, have earned numerous awards and national top rankings, and are also two of the city’s top employers.

Travel in and out of the area is easy with Tulsa International Airport serviced by most major airlines, including American, Delta, United, and Southwest Airlines.

Application Information:

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristics including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Candidates should submit an application package that contains (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vita, (3) copies of transcripts, and (4) names and contact information for at least three professional references.

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

 

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.

 

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