Southern Arkansas University (SAU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Nursing. Position is an eleven (11) month, tenured/tenure-track appointment starting July 1, 2018.
SAU, the fastest growing university in the state, is a public regional institution with a total enrollment of approximately 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students and over 400 faculty and staff. Our campus is located in Magnolia, a city of 11,000 in rural southwest Arkansas, approximately 50 miles east of Texarkana and 140 miles southwest of Little Rock. More information is available at www.saumag.edu.
Duties: Serve as the program administrator representing and advocating for the Department of Nursing; be familiar with and ensure compliance with departmental, university, state, and ACEN accreditation standards, criteria, and requirements; oversee the development and revision of nursing curriculum; serve on university and departmental committees; engage in and maintain professional scholarship; teach courses in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, both didactic and clinical instruction; advise students; report to Dean of the College of Science and Engineering and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Doctorate degree in nursing with an unrestricted Arkansas Registered Nurse License upon employment or shortly thereafter (out of state applicants may refer to arsbn.org or address questions to the Department); three (3) years of nursing faculty/education experience; direct program administration and faculty supervision experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong interpersonal, organizational, and leadership abilities. Rank is commensurate with degree and experience. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.
The Nursing Department is accredited through ACEN. Additional information is available at www.saumag.edu. Fringe benefits include health insurance, life insurance, sick leave, flex benefit, retirement, and tuition wavier for employee and family. Rank and tenure consideration is dependent upon qualifications degree status. Competitive Salary available.
Interested parties should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and three (3) reference letters to HR@saumag.edu or the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. University, MSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. The curriculum vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments, (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2018. AA/EOE. Non-listed references may be contacted.