Department Chair, Associate Degree in Nursing

Department Chair, Associate Degree in Nursing


Full Time


Albany, NY

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The Department Chair is a member of the Excelsior University faculty and has authority for the delivery of academic programs in accordance with College and University strategic plan, mission, vision and values as a guiding compass; hiring and evaluation of faculty in various roles, and the coordination of departmental budgeting and resource management. The authority of this position is subject to approval by the Executive Dean of the College, the Dean or Associate Dean of the School and the Provost. As a member of the school administration, the Chair coordinates departmental activity with the activities of other units in the College and at the University. As a change leader, the Chair works in collaboration with other members of the administration to drive student success and assists in the development and implementation of School and College initiatives across multiple modalities. As a member of the faculty, this role has teaching responsibilities commensurate with the scale and scope of the size of the department. This position will report to the Associate Dean of the respective School or the Executive Dean's determined designee.


Department Administration
  • Strategic and operational leadership consistent with the college and university goals
  • Departmental liaison within the school; ensure departmental compliance with rules, regulations, and standards of School, College, University, State, and institutional and specialized accreditors.
  • Knowledge and experience working with accrediting agencies, preferably nursing education accreditors, including leading degree programs through successful site visits.

    Department Curriculum

  • Curriculum development, alignment and revisions for the department in conjunction with university priorities, guidelines, regulatory requirements, and accreditation standards.
  • Foster a culture of excellence, innovation, and engagement in curriculum development and course design in coordination with university instructional design unit
  • Review and assess academic programs according to established university guidelines, metrics, regulatory compliance, and specialized accreditation requirements.

    Operational Leadership and Management

  • Coordinate and monitor program pathways and course schedules, with the support of the Assistant Dean, to ensure program and student success in alignment with established university-criteria, regulatory compliance, and specialized accreditation requirements
  • Manage course registrations and instructor assignments in accordance with university-set benchmarks and quality metrics
  • Utilize and translate data benchmarks and generate reports on goal specific metrics to drive results Faculty development

    Faculty Responsibilities
  • Has teaching responsibilities with workload model
  • Maintain a scholarly agenda in alignment with university and college and strategic priorities
  • Engage department faculty in university and community service activities as appropriate


  • An earned doctorate, preferably in nursing, curriculum and instruction, assessment, program evaluation, institutional research, higher education administration or related field from a regionally accredited United States institution or an equivalent, nationally recognized foreign institution of higher learning-preferred.
  • Required: Master of Science (Nursing)
  • Candidates currently enrolled in a doctoral program may be considered.
  • Active and unencumbered RN license.
  • Ability to obtain a New York RN license.
  • Minimum of seven years of teaching experience (online and onsite) in registered nursing program(s)
  • Preferred - Prior leadership of associate degree nursing program
  • Application Information

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    Excelsior University offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.


    Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.

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