Associate Dean for the Master's Program - (190000K7)
The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), is currently seeking nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for the Master's Program. This 12-month faculty position includes .5 administrative effort. The Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean of UMSON. The position is integral to admission, advisement, progression and graduation of students, and to curricular program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Founded in 1889, UMSON is one of the oldest and largest schools of nursing in the United States. It enrolls more than 1,900 students in its baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral programs; the master's program ranks 12 th and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program ranks 6 th in the 2020 US News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools." UMSON is ranked 9 th among public schools of nursing and 16 th among all schools of nursing for receipt of National Institutes of Health funding.
The School of Nursing's Master's Program enrolls more than 500 students, including over 230 in the master's level Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Program, an entry-into-practice program for individuals who hold a degree in another subject area and wish to enter nursing; and over 250 students in master's level specialty areas, including: Nursing Informatics, Community/Public Health, and Health Services Leadership and Management.
UMSON is part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore's (UMB) 72 acre graduate professional campus that includes the schools of medicine, dentistry, social work, pharmacy, and law - and an interdisciplinary Graduate School. One of the fastest growing biomedical research centers in the nation, UMB is a thriving academic health center combining cutting-edge biomedical research and exceptional patient care. The unique composition of the campus enables health professionals to address clinical care, public policy, and social issues through multidisciplinary research, scholarship, and community action. Its location in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C.-Annapolis triangle maximizes opportunities for collaboration with government agencies, health care institutions, and life science industries.
Provides vision and leadership for academic excellence in a collegial atmosphere within the context of UMSON's mission and strategic initiatives
Facilitates innovative program development and integration of technology to shape the implementation, evaluation, and ongoing quality assurance of the Master's program
Ensures that the Master's program incorporates feedback from stakeholders, including health care facilities, regulatory agencies, and other institutions of higher learning
Mentors faculty members in their role as educators of Master's students and in their scholarly efforts
Supports faculty members in their scholarship and service activities, particularly in relation to work with entry-level students
Stays abreast of and advises on a wide array of academic issues and policies impacting the Master's program, faculty, students, and the environment in which they learn
Encourages innovation and risk taking
Articulates trends, is open to the ideas of others, and encourages appropriate action
Seeks external funding for academic initiatives for the Master's program
Supports the University's efforts to advance interprofessional education
Develops partnerships with other academic institutions and health care organizations to facilitate transition of transfer students and graduates of associate degree programs into the Master's program
Demonstrates sound decision making, strong managerial skills, effective communication skills, and a commitment to diversity
Embraces a participatory leadership style framed by the University's and UMSON's core values of accountability, civility, collaboration, diversity, excellence, knowledge, and leadership
Fosters a climate of shared governance, respect, and collegiality
Contributes to the advancement of UMSON's teaching, scholarship, and service missions
Serves as Chair of the Masters Specialty Directors Committee
Earned doctorate in nursing or a related field
Master's degree in nursing if doctoral degree is in a related field
Current license or eligibility to practice nursing in Maryland
Prior experience in curriculum development and academic administrative experience
Inquiries, nominations, and applications, including a letter summarizing your qualifications and interest in this position and a current CV, should be sent to:
Jane Kirschling, Dean
University of Maryland School of Nursing
655 W. Lombard Street, suite 505
Baltimore, MD 21201
Inquiries, nominations, and applications will be kept confidential. For more information, visit the UMSON website at http://nursing.umaryland.edu
The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ ADA Employer.
Organization: School of Nursing - Dean's Office
Job Posting: Jun 3, 2019
Internal Number: 122041
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.