Director, BSN Completion Program

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Director, BSN Completion Program
College/Unit The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions
Home Department The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions
Employee Group Tenure-Track Faculty - 12 month
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 12 month
Position Classification Tenure Track Faculty
Position Begin Date 05/01/2018
Position End Date
Position Summary

Central Michigan University is recruiting for a full-time, twelve month, tenure-track position, at the Associate/Full Professor rank, to serve as the inaugural Program Director for the online completion program in nursing (BSN) within The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions. The anticipated salary range is $105,000-$130,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus an administrative stipend for the BSN program director. An attractive benefits package and research support is available. The anticipated start date is May 1, 2018 or an alternative negotiated start date.
The duties and responsibilities of the position include
1. Manages full-time and part-time nursing faculty and appropriate support personnel.
2. Identifies and recruits qualified faculty (full and part-time) for the program.
3. Determines, with faculty input, program policies and procedures and monitors implementation.
4. Coordinates the scheduling of classes with the appropriate university offices.
5. Develops, administers and manages the nursing program budget.
6. Manages nursing curriculum including but not limited to admission, retention and termination standards; curriculum development and evaluation; the assessment of student learning outcomes; and review of appropriate marketing materials such as program flyers, website, and the University Bulletin.
7. Maintains program outcome data for the purpose of program improvement and as required for accreditation/regulatory requirements.
8. Prepares ongoing program/curriculum review reports as required by the university and accreditation/regulatory agencies.
9. Coordinates and submits annual reports and the self-study as required by the accreditation/regulatory agency.
10. Maintains communication and works cooperatively with personnel at off-campus locations as needed.
11. Teaches online courses within the nursing program as required by contract.
12. Conducts scholarly endeavors as required by contract.
13. Serves on institutional committees and involved in service activity as required by contract.
14. Performs other related duties as required for maintaining the nursing program.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree in nursing or related field from an accredited institution.
Current active and unencumbered license and/or eligible for license in the State of Michigan.
Three years of full-time administrative/supervisory experience in nursing.
Three years teaching experience in an accredited pre- and/or post-licensure nursing program.
Effective communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with national accreditation standards and procedures.
Experience with curriculum development and program evaluation.
Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes.
Experience with alternate instructional delivery system.
Demonstrated research agenda based on published works and/or external funding.

Message to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through an on-line process beginning at: Electronically attach a letter of interest, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, copy of academic transcripts, and a list of three professional references, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

About the Department

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions consists of four academic units (Department of Physical
Education and Sport, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Science). It offers undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in audiology, communication disorders, community health education, health services administration, school health education, physical therapy, physician assistant, exercise science, substance abuse prevention, health promotion, speech-language pathology, physical education, athletic training, athletic coaching and sport management, delivered by 100+ faculty/staff. To learn more about the college, visit the college website.

Posting Begins 11/15/2017
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled No
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.
CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.
Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.
The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.
Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.
Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate in employment against persons based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight (see

If you wish to see “EEO is the Law” posters, please click here.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate the specific source by title (i.e., CMU website,, Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, The Chronicle, specific professional association, specific list serv, etc.):

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. List of References
  5. Transcript Copies
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document (1)