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Requisition Number 18-0001
Post Date 1/5/2018
Title Associate Professor and Chair of Nursing
City Frederick
State MD

Hood College Department of Nursing is experiencing an exciting period of growth and transition, and is seeking to fill the position of Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing. Hood’s CCNE accredited undergraduate baccalaureate program strives to prepare nursing students for reflective, culturally competent nursing practice through the systematic study of the liberal arts and the science of nursing. By promoting the exploration of innovative practices, the incorporation of technology and research, and the pursuit of knowledge, we inspire our nursing students to advocate for the improved health of the individuals and families that make up the diverse global community.

With state-of-the-art simulation facilities and a strong partnership with neighboring Frederick Memorial Hospital, we are seeking an energetic, positive and visionary leader to continue the successful growth of Hood’s nursing program. This position will serve multiple functions within the Department of Nursing including administration and teaching. The Department Chair will work collaboratively with faculty to provide administrative and educational leadership in the development and continuous quality improvement of the Department. This position will serve as a liaison between the College, community and external accrediting agencies and will represent the department at the state level with relevant organizations.

Applicants that demonstrate talent and commitment to the roles of administrator, scholar, and educator are invited to join our growing department. This position is a full-time 12-month tenure-track position beginning no later than July 1, 2018.

Job Summary

Under the general director of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, the chair of the Nursing department oversees the strategic and operational processes of the department, including scheduling, budgeting, mentoring, supervising, and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the department. The chair also oversees the development and revision of the Nursing curriculum to ensure compliance with all accreditation standards and to ensure that Hood College undergraduates experience the most innovative and comprehensive education in the Nursing field.

As a tenure-track faculty member, the chair is also responsible for teaching courses in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, both didactic and clinical instruction; advising students; evaluating student progress; and, communicating necessary information to students. Scholarship consistent with departmental standards is also expected, as is service to the College.


Administrative (50%)

  • Possesses knowledge of CCNE (or similar) accreditation procedures and ensures institutional compliance with all standards and regulations.
  • Interviews, recommends, mentors and evaluates faculty (AC and adjunct) within the specific department, discipline, and/or program(s), in accordance with college rules, policies and procedures.
  • Represents and advocates for the department of Nursing.
  • Oversees the departmental budget.
  • Oversees the management of laboratory equipment/materials, facilities, and resources.
  • Serves the college through any of the following: (a) committee membership, (b) curriculum development, (c) development of innovative instruction, (d) sponsorship of student organizations, (e) representation of the college in professionally related community activities, and (f) special projects.
  • Demonstrates a professional, cooperative and considerate attitude toward students, colleagues and staff.
  • Promotes positive and productive relationships with service area hospitals, clinics, businesses, industries, and agencies.
  • Supports a culture of continuous evaluation and improvement.
  • Works collaboratively with Institutional Advancement so seek grants that support the Nursing program.
  • Effectively partners with other academic department chairs to align program curricula, develop course schedules, and advance opportunities for interdisciplinary study.
  • Active involvement in all recruitment activities>

Academic (50%)

  • Demonstrates and fosters academic excellence in teaching and learning, both personally and within the department.
  • Possesses higher education leadership experience in student success and support initiatives.
  • Develops, prepares, and updates the Nursing curriculum to ensure compliance with all state and national accreditation standards.
  • Advises students in program planning, course selection, and career guidance.
  • Teaches nursing courses in an area (or areas) of professional and research specialty.
  • Maintains currency in teaching field(s) through professional development and scholarly activities.
  • Provides contemporary and innovative instruction in the clinical and theoretical area of nursing that includes evaluation and advising in didactic and clinical practice.
  • Maintains high academic standards and promotes excellence in education.
  • Promotes student development through enrichment and mentoring experiences.
  • Evening or weekend hours could be required to support programs or special events.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Doctoral degree in Nursing or a related field with a graduate degree in Nursing. An unrestricted Maryland Registered Nurse License upon employment or shortly thereafter (for out of state applicants); minimum of five (5) years of nursing faculty/education experience; direct program administration and faculty supervision experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong interpersonal, organizational, and leadership abilities. Scholarly record consistent with academic rank of Associate Professor. Excellent public relations skills in order to build, maintain, and strengthen clinical affiliations.

Technology Skills

Computer proficiency in internet applications and Office Suite Productivity products (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) and email.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, statistics, and algebra to laboratory and classroom situations timely and accurately, either manually or by using a calculator. Ability to calculate and prepare medications in the clinical area or solutions for laboratory use. Familiar with calibration of standard laboratory equipment.

Language Skills

Strong written and oral command of the English language essential. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from faculty, staff, students, clients, and the general public.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information for at least three professional references.

The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line". If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

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