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Director of Nursing (Associate Professor)
Title:Director of Nursing (Associate Professor)
Department:Community College
Location:801 North Capitol Street

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Tenure Track

Salary Range: $60,000 - $90,000

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 801 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

The Associate Professor serves as the Director of the Nursing (DON) program, reporting directly to the Division Director of the Department of Nursing and Allied Health, Life and Physical Sciences. The incumbent consults with and reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs on matters pertaining to curriculum, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the nursing program. The DON is directly responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives, and ensuring the program’s compliance with the District of Columbia (DC) Board of Nursing (BON) regulations – DCMR Chapter 17-56: NURSING SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS. The DON will also be responsible for obtaining and maintaining full accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The incumbent is expected to be a leader in the field of nursing education and as such will promote innovation and establish the current and future nursing programs as models of excellence. The Associate Professor, is a member of the AASN degree program in Nursing, and is responsible for teaching various courses in the program.  This is a nine-month tenure track position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leads the full time faculty in the department in curriculum development and instructional advancement in the nursing curriculum that meets both the DC regulations and the ACEN standards.
  2. Works with faculty in the program to develop plans to assess the instructional needs of students in the program and coordinate the development of a plan to address these needs.
  3. Determines the professional development needs of full and part-time faculty in the program and make recommendations to fill those needs.
  4. Maintains the primary responsibility for scheduling classes within the program.
  5. Makes recommendations to the Dean and Division Director regarding the budget that is needed to operate the program.
  6. Coordinates the annual core curriculum evaluations of the program, assessment of institutional effectiveness and prepare reports.
  7. Conducts day to day coordination of program activities in compliance with accreditation standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 Minimum Qualifications
  1. Doctoral degree in nursing, or a graduate degree in nursing and a doctoral degree;
  2. Minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in nursing education, teaching and knowledge of learning principles for adult education, including nursing curriculum development, administration, and evaluation; and
  3. A current knowledge of nursing practice at the registered nursing level.
    For appointment to the rank of Associate Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:
  4. An earned doctorate or the highest appropriate credential in the field of specialization, or experience and achievements comparable to the doctorate;
  5. A record of scholarship and professional growth; and
  6. At least five (5) years of full-time teaching experience in an institution of higher education, including three (3) years as an Assistant Professor. (Community college experience preferred). 
Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience in the discipline is limited or absent. When formal teaching experience is limited or absent, the candidate shall be required to demonstrate verifiable potential for effective teaching.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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