Professor and Director for the School of Nursing College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University, College of Health and Human Services, and the School of Nursing seeks an experienced academic leader who is committed to the future of public health and excellence in nursing education and research. The successful candidate will possess collaborative, innovative, and leadership skills. The Director will hold a 12-month, tenured faculty position and be strategically positioned to build and advance the School of Nursing as the College transitions to become a College of Public Health. The Director will continue to grow the College's Mason and Partners Clinics serving vulnerable populations throughout Northern Virginia.
Mason is a Carnegie Research 1 (R1) institution with strong institutional commitment to ensuring access to excellence and innovation. It is committed to diversity and inclusion, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the College
The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University comprises five academic units in addition to Social Work: Global and Community Health; Health Administration, Policy and Informatics; Nursing; Nutrition and Food Studies; and Rehabilitation Science, fielding a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs (BS through PhD). The College has seven academic programs that are externally accredited. It is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate and 950 graduate students and approximately 140 faculty and staff. The College is currently transitioning to become a college of public health. Further information about the College may be found at: https://chhs.gmu.edu.
The College has just opened its Population Health Center, which is a state-of-the-art clinical and research facility located in the Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall on the Fairfax campus. The Center will offer integrated primary and behavioral health care and house population-based research, while providing experiential learning and professional development opportunities within a transdisciplinary setting. The Center is home to the 10th nurse practitioner- led Mason and Partners Clinic, where nursing faculty work with transdisciplinary collaborators, students and community partners in delivering interprofessional health care in an experiential learning environment.
This telehealth-ready Population Health Center offers several features to support novel research, including a bariatric exam room, research interview rooms, DXA, fMRI, gait function, and a metabolic cart. An EMS supports the Center and its biospecimen collection and management system. Just launched, the Center is home to the transdisciplinary Mason: Health Starts Here Cohort, a prospective study of the health of freshmen as they transition into adulthood.
About the School of Nursing
The School of Nursing has a 44-year history of excellence. The Director has the opportunity to lead and advance the School as a national model for teaching, research, practice, and service. Opportunities for transdisciplinary teaching and research have been enhanced by the school's location within the College of Health and Human Services. The School is home to 950 students, and offers CCNE-accredited BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs in addition to a PhD program. The School of Nursing has new grant-funded programs and innovative offerings focused on capacity building for students, leadership and workforce development. New programs are continually expanding including an online NP course of study, veteran-friendly programs, co-enrollment partnerships with Virginia's Community Colleges, an all-online RN to BSN program, an accelerated second-degree program and our traditional BSN program. The PhD faculty are funded in Forensic Science along with the funding for the work of the MAP Clinics. The mission of Mason's School of Nursing is to prepare graduates for interdisciplinary roles as clinicians, researchers, educators, and administrators in an innovative, caring, and collaborative learning environment.
The successful candidate will advance the School by: 1) providing visionary and innovative leadership including fiscal oversight; 2) develop the School's research portfolio and faculty in support of its mission; 3) oversee accreditation processes for programs within the academic unit, including data collection and submission of required documents; 4) assume leadership for and oversight of state board approval and national accreditation of all degree programs; 5) teaching one course each academic year; 6) serving as a member of the College's leadership team in advancing academic excellence, research, and service; and 7) developing community partnerships while advocating for nursing training and career opportunities.
Candidates must possess an earned doctoral degree (PhD) in nursing or a related field. The selected candidate will have scholarly accomplishments and extramurally-funded research and academic expertise to warrant appointment as a tenured full professor. Qualified candidates will be a graduate of an accredited college/school of nursing or closely related field, and be academically and experientially qualified to accomplish the mission, goals, and expected program outcomes. Candidates must have a commitment to promoting and supporting a diverse administration, faculty, staff, and student population. Experience in an administrative or leadership position in an academic setting, and experience with accreditation of educational programs is required.
Preference will be given to candidates who: 1) demonstrate experience working with both graduate and undergraduate programs; 2) demonstrate capacity for leadership in developing a research supportive infrastructure and faculty; 3) manage budgets, resources, and services, and 4) demonstrate leadership and transparency in collaboration with faculty governance.
About George Mason University
Mason is the largest public research university in Virginia and home to over 38,000 students from all 50 states and 135 countries enrolled in over 200-degree programs. Located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Mason has national distinction in a range of academic fields, is the most diverse university in Virginia and among the most diverse in the nation. A large percentage of our students are first generation or Pell grant recipients, with graduation rates that are on par with other students. As a Carnegie Research 1 institution, Mason has an active research program that is conducted across its 4 campuses and its international campus in Songdo, Korea.
Applicants must apply for position number F6198Z using https://jobs.gmu.edu/. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter describing the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position, (2) a short vision and leadership statement for advancing the School of Nursing in an R1 academic institution; (3) a short teaching philosophy statement; (4) curriculum vitae; (5) a statement of diversity and (5) three reference letters. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete electronic applications submitted using jobs.gmu.edu will be reviewed.
Statement of Diversity: Please respond to the following: Reflect on your work with any individuals in a teaching, mentorship, research, or advisory capacity who are from marginalized groups. How did you help them capitalize the strengths and overcome barriers to success? Think about your experience with research mentorship, teaching or tutoring, academic advising, and community mentorship (No more than 2 paragraphs).
Please direct inquiries or nominations to Kevin Ferra, email@example.com. George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.