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Department Chair of Nursing

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Department Chairs shall serve 12 months and be eligible for all benefits provided to other 12- month employees, including but not limited to annual leave, personal days as defined in the College Code; Spring and Winter Breaks and all holidays recognized by the College. Department Chairs must adhere to and abide by all institutional policies and procedures as articulated in the College Code. Department Chairs shall serve a maximum of two consecutive four-year terms and retain faculty status and tenure (if tenured; however, tenure is not required for this position). Chairs may teach no more than one course for each semester (Fall and Spring).

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Position Information

Position Title Department Chair of Nursing
Position Type Faculty
Department Teaching, Learning and Student Success
FLSA Exempt
Union/Non Union Non Union
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Grade .
Salary Range
Hiring Salary Range SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH DEGREE AND EXPERIENCE
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only) Tenure Track
Regular or Temporary Regular
Job Description Summary

The Department Chair of Nursing plays a critical role in the academic life of the College and is responsible for carrying out the College’s vision and mission as they relate specifically to teaching, learning, and student success. Reporting to the Dean of the Health, Business, and Public Service Division, the department chair is responsible for creating an environment conducive to collegiality, learning, and developing and implementing instructional strategies that support institutional goals and student aspirations. The Chair engages faculty and other internal and external stakeholders to: (1) develop, expand, and continuously improve high quality programs within the division, designed to address community needs; (2) encourage innovation and creativity in teaching and learning; (3) promote and encourage application of new and relevant knowledge within the departmental disciplines; (4) work collegially with the Health, Business, and Public Service Dean and Associate Dean to ensure student progression, retention and completion within the academic programs within the department; (5) actively promote and advocate for College’s implementation of guided pathways; and (6) support the development of stackable credentials and degrees that provide seamless articulation with secondary and postsecondary partners as well as the College’s noncredit programs and offerings.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. A minimum of five years of full-time teaching experience in Nursing in an accredited institution of higher education at the rank of associate professor or higher.
  2. Minimum of a master’s degree in Nursing; doctoral degree preferred.
  3. Academic preparation in administration.
  4. Previous administrative, supervisory, and/or leadership experience preferred.
  5. Current license or eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in Maryland.
Criteria

CRITERIA:The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Please ensure that your application and attached documents address the criteria listed below:

  1. Previous experience and ability to effectively and consistently lead and motivate others
  2. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community
  3. Effective and consistent organizational, conflict resolution, and management skills
  4. Proven teaching success in higher education
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and achievement in curriculum and program development and management
  6. Knowledge and understanding of the College’s organization, goals, objective, policies, and procedures
  7. Knowledge of the requirements of the accreditation agencies
  8. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, faculty, staff, regulatory agencies, or members of the community
  9. Ability to establish priorities and make difficult choices among competing demands
  10. Ability to make decisions in a consultative and informed manner
  11. Skill in budget preparation and management
  12. Ability to write and implement grants
Job Requirements
  1. Degree from an accredited institution. (Unofficial transcripts must accompany application; official transcripts are required upon offer of employment.)
  2. Letters of reference (job related and dated within the past three years).
  3. Documentation of experience and performance.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  5. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Is Background Check Required?

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PGCC95011/12
Open Date 11/01/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Background Check Statement
Special Instructions to Applicants

Department Chairs shall serve 12 months and be eligible for all benefits provided to other 12- month employees, including but not limited to annual leave, personal days as defined in the College Code; Spring and Winter Breaks and all holidays recognized by the College. Department Chairs must adhere to and abide by all institutional policies and procedures as articulated in the College Code.

Department Chairs shall serve a maximum of two consecutive four-year terms and retain faculty status and tenure (if tenured; however, tenure is not required for this position). Chairs may teach no more than one course for each semester (Fall and Spring).

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have at least five years (full-time) related experience as specified for this position? See minimum qualifications. Application and resume must show evidence of experience.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your with teaching experience in Nursing.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected "Other" please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type