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Requisition ID:  7548

Department Head Associate

Principal Duties

The Purdue University School of Nursing seeks applications for the position of Associate Head for Academic Affairs. The Associate Head for Academic Affairs in the School of Nursing is responsible to the Head and provides creative leadership in the promotion of excellence in undergraduate and graduate nursing education. The role encompasses oversight of and accountability for academic affairs, and the structure of educational programs and is ultimately accountable for the quality and currency of nursing curricula. The Associate Head for Academic Affairs will provide impetus, direction and support to faculty as they design and implement educational programs that meet the needs of a changing society and health care system.


  • Ensures overall integrity/quality in the delivery of academic programming within the College of Nursing.
  • Establishes procedures and programs that demonstrate a commitment to an inclusive environment that attracts and retains a diverse workforce, nurtures a culture where every employee feels valued, is able to function at his/her best and is challenged to maintain the necessary robust skill set required to meet the growing and changing needs of the college.
  • Oversees evaluation of academic programs using benchmarking data to measure academic performance against best practices, with support from the leaders of undergraduate programs and graduate programs.
  • Collaborates with assistant heads and program directors to ensure appropriate accreditation and  professional standards are met and communicates with all relevant bureaus and accreditation agencies.
  • Monitors national, regional and local trends in nursing, health care and nursing education to assure competitiveness in nursing education programs offered at the School of Nursing.
  • Provides guidance and oversight for faculty development in academic programming based on principles of continuous improvement and knowledge of national and state academic standards and mandates.
  • Evaluates the needs of the School for the delivery of quality academic programming and assists the Head to secure appropriate resources to meet those needs in collaboration with the Head and Assistant Heads of Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
  • Participates in planning strategic initiates to achieve the School's academic mission in collaboration with faculty and staff.
  • Facilitates shared governance to assure ongoing improvement and maintenance of high quality academic programs.
  • Serves as liaison between the School of Nursing and offices of the University on issues of academic policy and programming.
  • Represents the School to the broader community, including regulatory and accreditation bodies, on issues related to nursing education; represent the College of Nursing at state, regional, national, international professional meetings, and legislative activities related to nursing education

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Qualified applicants must hold an earned doctorate in nursing or a related field with a graduate degree from an accredited school of Nursing. Must have academic administrative experience at a senior management level. Experience in curriculum development, implementation and evaluation and teaching experience in higher education at the graduate and undergraduate level is required. Demonstrated experience to motivate faculty and lead teams in a dynamic environment; manage complex interaction of academic programming needs and fiscal resources. Record of functioning as an effective collaborator with strong interpersonal and leadership skills and verified experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the academic environment<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> Applicants must have an established a record of scholarly achievement, and eligibility for Indiana RN licensure.

The School:

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Purdue School of Nursing graduates impact health and influence health care delivery around the world. Our faculty lead research dedicated to advancing evidence-based care and provide transformative learning opportunities for students. By working alongside experts from multiple disciplines within the College of Health and Human Sciences and across Purdue, students and faculty benefit from a collaborative environment that further distinguishes Purdue’s School of Nursing.


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette