Academic and Faculty

Department Chair of Nursing -- CLOSED

School of Health Sciences

FULL-TIME TENURE-TRACK POSITION –Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) Department of Nursing is experiencing an exciting period of growth and seeks a nursing department chair/educator to fill a full-time 12-month tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2013, or soonest availability. Applicants that demonstrate talent and commitment to the roles of administrator, scholar, and teacher are invited to join our team. MSSU has a NLNAC accredited undergraduate baccalaureate program that offers an on-line RN to BSN program as well as a cooperative master’s degree program with emphasis in Family Nurse Practitioner with the University of Missouri-Kansas City. We are seeking an energetic, positive, creative, visionary leader who is interested in working with new teaching technologies.

This position will serve multiple functions within the Department of Nursing including administration and teaching. The Department Chair in Nursing 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 to the university, community, external accrediting agencies and will represent the department at the state level with relevant organizations.

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in nursing or a related field with a master’s in nursing.
  • Teaching experience appropriate to position
  • Evidence of leadership and diplomacy when working with others
  • Administrative experience preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Scholarly record consistent with academic rank
  • Licensed or eligible for Missouri licensure as an RN

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Application Deadline is November 15, 2012, or until position is filled. Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae (with the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. (Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued). Please email documents to Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line. For more information about the department, see

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MSSU is an EOE/AA employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty an staff. Candiates must be lawfully authorized to work in the Uniited States.


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