Faculty and Assistant Chair

at Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Faculty and Assistant Chair

DATE: April 24, 2023

FROM: Human Resources

POSITION: Full-time Faculty and Assistant Chair, PMHNP Program

Effective immediately: Full-time Faculty and Assistant Chair, PMHNP Program– College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences, - Wilmington University, New Castle.

A Master's degree in Nursing is required. A Doctorate degree in nursing or a related field is required.
Must have a national board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified (PMHNP-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Must be an active and unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license or be eligible for licensure as an RN in the State of Delaware. Must be an active and unencumbered Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner license or be eligible for a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner license in the State of Delaware. An active national board certification as a Family – Board Certified (FNP-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center or Family Nurse Practitioner–Certified (FNP-C) from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board is preferred. An active and unencumbered Family Nurse Practitioner license or be eligible for a Family Nurse Practitioner license in the State of Delaware.

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be detail-oriented and able to work with a diverse population. Must be self-directed and able to make decisions independently with sound logic and reasoning in identifying alternatives or approaches to problem-solving, as well as work successfully in a team environment. Must demonstrate the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines in a service-oriented environment with competing demands. Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of WilmU database management systems (e.g., CAMS, Canvas LMS, Cognos, Banner, BDM, Recruit, or other Microsoft-based Student Information System) is required. Must have knowledge of video conferencing systems (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams). Must be able to maintain professionalism and confidentiality in all situations. Must demonstrate respect for diversity in the workplace and a commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment that values the contributions of all employees.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Work collaboratively with the academic advisors and/or registrar's office concerning students' progress.

  • Participate in student advisement and support.

  • Review program applicants and conduct candidate interviews based on program requirements. 

  • Create, support, and expand individual and community partnerships in support of the Academic College and its goals.

  • Assist in the operation of program advisory committees.

  • Collaborate with University Relations to promote the visibility and growth of nursing programs, facilitating relationships with stakeholders and affiliate organizations of interest. 

  • Assist Program Chair(s) to manage the overall operations and curriculum of the assigned academic program(s) ensuring that the programs comply with any internal requirements such as program review and outcomes assessment as well as external requirements for approval, accreditation, and licensure.

  • Assist Program Chair(s) to recruit and hire appropriate faculty for teaching assignments in conjunction with the course schedule.

  • Mentor new faculty and ensure support of the University's mission, the Academic College philosophy, priorities, and procedures.

  • Participate in the annual review process of adjunct faculty within the program(s) in accordance with established procedures, in conjunction with the Program Chair(s).

  • Meet with the program(s) advisory committee(s) as directed by the Program Chair(s) and/or Academic Director.

  • Oversee the syllabi and course template content for each course in the respective program(s), in conjunction with the Program Chair(s).

  • Comply with Wilmington University's Teaching Expectations document.

  • Teach courses in the classroom and online as per faculty contract. 

  • Promote the professional development of faculty assigned to the academic program(s) including the regular review and communication to faculty feedback from students via the student course feedback process.

  • Provide forward-thinking, optimistic, and creative leadership for assigned program(s) with the Program Chair(s). 

  • Demonstrate high levels of competence in oral and written communications with all stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community).

  • Participate in and attend Academic College and University functions (e.g., faculty meetings, Faculty Senate, and commencement.

  • Comply with the Wilmington University Faculty Handbook.

  • Support the Wilmington University Institutional Priorities.

  • Ensure the relevancy of the curriculum remains current and futuristic.

  • Promote and foster an inclusive and diverse environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Academic Director and/or Academic Dean.

Hours of Employment: Generally, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Incumbent may be asked to be flexible with their schedule and their hours to meet the needs of the College and/or the University.) The incumbent's schedule must be flexible enough to cover both teaching and meeting responsibilities. These responsibilities may extend beyond normal working hours and days. Travel to other Wilmington University sites is required. Travel to partnership sites may be required.

Benefits: Wilmington University offers an excellent benefit package that includes Medical and Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan (403b), Dependent Care Assistance, Life & Disability Insurances and Education benefits.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2024

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