The University of Portland invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Nursing. The anticipated start date for the position is January 2021, but is negotiable depending on individual circumstances. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2020 and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (ADAA) supports the operations of the SON, particularly as it relates to accreditation, regulatory compliance, and certification guidelines across disciplines represented by all degree programs. The ADAA is responsible for curriculum mapping and analysis of all regulatory and accreditation standards across all programs and degrees. Though many programs are focused on the nursing profession, applicants from other licensed or regulated health disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Through innovative relational teaching, our students achieve academic excellence in bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), bachelor of science in integrative health and wellness (BS), and doctor of nursing (FNP-DNP) programs that will transform the future of health and health care. University of Portland School of Nursing students are prepared as professionals who lead clinical practice from a place of innovation, leadership, integrity, and a commitment to social justice for the most vulnerable populations across the continuum of health care delivery. Graduates understand the importance of attaining optimal health and wellness for everyone, despite social, economic, or health-related factors. They strive for resilience in the face of whatever health challenges their patients, families, or communities may encounter.
Overview of Responsibilities
Monitor and evaluate NCLEX pass rates, development of Next-Gen Blueprint mapping for curriculum and examination preparation, exam fidelity and rigor, program evaluation and accreditation oversight (OSBN, CCNE, QSEN, NONPF).
Oversee licensure verification and certification requirements for all programs. Responsible for continuous quality improvement of all School of Nursing policies and curricula, including assessing fidelity and continuity of content delivery and student evaluations.
Responsibilities also include oversight of the graduate programs. This position contributes to the SON leadership team in strategic planning, and participates in annual evaluation of graduate instructors.
The ADAA maintains the primary line of communication with the Operations Team, Simulated Health Center, Graduate Program Instructors, and the Assessment and Accreditation Manager. Additionally, this position collaborates with departments across campus, and maintains positive relationships with clinical partners, university administration, and community leaders.
Doctoral degree with experience in academic leadership at the department chair or associate dean level in a field with accreditation standards, regulatory guidelines, and/or certification requirements. A nursing background is NOT required.
Record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with rank of associate professor.
Evidence of a commitment towards promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at both the individual and institutional levels.
Cover letter/narrative explaining your interest in and fit for the position.
An explanation of your leadership philosophy, including your past or proposed contributions to advance diversity, and/or equity in education.
Finalists will be asked to reserve two days for search committee activities.
Internal Number: 63947
About University of Portland
The University of Portland is a thriving community of more than 4,000 students, who come from around the nation and the world, as well as over 1,000 faculty and staff. The University is located up on a bluff in a residential neighborhood overlooking the Willamette River and the city of Portland. The school’s location also is the inspiration for its nickname, “The Bluff.” The University administration, faculty and staff are committed to upholding equity and inclusion and to speaking out against institutional racism. The University acknowledges the land on which we rest was home to traditional village sites of Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River creating communities and summer encampments to harvest and use the plentiful natural resources of the area. We are grateful to the original caretakers of this land.
The School of Nursing values integrity, compassion, academic excellence, social justice, self-care, and lifelong learning. We are a community driven to attain transformative change through inspiration, innovation, and resilience. The SON offers Bachelo...r of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health and Wellness degrees. The SON is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
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