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Columbus State University
  • Position Number: 2470325
  • Location: Columbus, GA
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Director, School of Nursing

Job ID: 232873
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community -

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at

Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work o attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population. The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.

Job Summary
The School of Nursing in Columbus State University's College of Education and Health Professions invites applications for the position of Director of School of Nursing. This position is a twelve-month, tenure-track administration/faculty position.

The School of Nursing at Columbus State University graduates a diverse body of nearly 150 students annually. It offers a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing for students seeking an RN license and three online degree programs: an RN-BSN for licensed RNs with an Associate degree; a Master of Science in Nursing (education, leadership, and information tracks); and a Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner. International opportunities are available with potential study abroad programs in Ireland and Ecuador.

As the chief nursing administrative and academic officer, the Director's responsibilities include:
  • academic, fiscal, and human resource management within the School of Nursing
  • overall leadership and direction for curriculum, scheduling, faculty and staff hiring and evaluation
  • leading program review
  • unit strategic planning and academic outcomes
  • leading development and implementation of new programs
  • making recommendations for resource allocations
  • supporting working relationships within and external to the university as well as with alumni
  • maintaining administrative faculty responsibilities (teaching, scholarship, and service)

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in nursing, or equivalent, from an accredited institution; be eligible for appointment at the level of associate or full professor and with tenure; a record of quality teaching, scholarship, and service with at least three years teaching and/or administrative experience in an institution of higher education; demonstrated leadership in nursing or related positions; hold a current license or be eligible for licensure as an RN in Georgia; knowledge of and experience with accreditation of nursing programs; and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred qualifications include: a demonstrated ability to provide vision, leadership, and advocacy for the university, college, school, programs, faculty, and staff; clinical leadership experience; and experiences working with and recruiting diverse populations.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application addressing how the applicant meets the required and preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received by second interview.) Official electronic transcripts are preferred and should be sent to Dr. Jan Burcham, Associate Dean, at Paper official transcripts should be addressed to Dr. Jan Burcham, COEHP, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907)
  • Statement of Adminsitrative Leadership Philosophy
  • Copy of recent paper presentation or publication
  • Five references with emails and current telephone numbers

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan G. Burcham, Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8519; or email to

Conditions of Employment
A successful criminal background check and drug screening will be required in order to meet local health care facility preclinical requirements and are conditions of employment.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Special Applicant Instructions
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Preference will be given to applications received by September 30, 2021. Applications must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to second round interviews, if selected. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) guidelines, in particular, a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

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