Associate Director for Faculty and Staff Development

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
September 23, 2023
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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This position is designated as Exempt from the Human Resources Act (EHRA).

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​Benefits of Working at UNCW

Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.

Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Full time employees are also eligible for the tuition waiver program which covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to three (3) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year at UNCW or any other university within the UNC System. In addition, UNCW covers the cost of tuition and fees for one UNCW course each summer session.

As a full time employee, UNCW also offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.

We also offer an abundance of training and development programs through our Dare to Learn Academy, and the employee assistance program, many of which are offered free of charge.

Working Title Associate Director for Faculty and Staff Development External Link to Posting https: // Vacancy Number E1026 Position Number 4173 Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus Department School of Nursing - 31510 Division Academic Affairs - 30 Division Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Associate Director for Faculty and Staff Development in the School of Nursing within the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is part of a collaborative School Leadership Team. The Associate Director for Faculty and Staff Development provides school-level leadership, management, and oversight of professional development and mentorship activities for faculty and staff that lead faculty to reach appropriate reappointment, promotion, and tenure milestones and ensure the retention of professional staff.

The Associate Director orients new faculty members and part-time instructors to the goals, policies, and procedures of the School and College. Reporting to the Director of the School of Nursing and Irwin Belk Distinguished Professor, the Associate Director serves as the primary liaison to the College Research and Innovation and Community Engagement efforts.

This administrator is a key resource for faculty in the development of scholarship and service goals, a champion of collaborating across various resources to ensure appropriate innovation in teaching, research, and service efforts, and serves as a professional mentor for faculty and staff across the School. As a member of the collaborative leadership team in the School, the Associate Director contributes information to the School Director related to faculty and staff needs in order to be successful in their professional journeys.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Qualifications must include the following:

  • A doctoral degree in either nursing or a related discipline with a baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing.
  • A current RN license in NC or eligibility for licensure in NC
  • The successful applicant must qualify for a tenured appointment in the School of Nursing at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor upon hire

    This position will be expected to relocate to North Carolina and maintain a campus presence as part of the School of Nursing faculty.

    Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

    Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated success in an administrative role within a large academic unit
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external constituents
  • Specific experience with the administration of academic degree programs, faculty and staff development within an academic unit, and/or general administration of an academic unit
  • Demonstrated success in an established program of research and scholarship and an exemplary record of professional service
  • Experience with the development and management of new programs/initiatives
  • Experience championing new initiatives with faculty and staff
  • Experience working across and collaborating with an administrative leadership team
  • Required Certifications or Licensures


    Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

    The School of Nursing (SON) has an outstanding legacy of serving the people of southeastern N.C. through education, scholarship, and service. The SON is dedicated to excellence in the development of healthcare professionals through in-depth education, professional partnerships, applied research, regional engagement, and community outreach and impact.

    The SON is located in McNeill Hall, a state-of-the-art facility that includes offices, classrooms, a large lecture hall, computer laboratories, student success areas, learning commons, and the Simulation Learning Center.

    The Simulation Learning Center uses high, medium, and low-fidelity human patient simulators as teaching and learning tools for nursing education. Through the use of simulation, we strive to create a realistic environment and a powerful learning experience that promotes the cognitive, affective, physical, and social development of the student as well as the incorporation of inter-professional collaborative experiences for students across the degree programs in the College.

    The School of Nursing ( SON) offers the following degree programs:

  • Nursing
  • BS in Nursing (Prelicensure, RN-BSN online)
  • MS in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator)
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practice
  • DNP
  • BS to DNP program with four tracks:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Post MS to DNP program with two tracks:

  • Nursing Leadership
  • APRN track
  • Clinical Research:

  • BS in Clinical Research
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Research Operations
  • MS in Clinical Research and Product Development
  • Over 2,500 undergraduate and nearly 600 graduate students are enrolled in programs within the SON. Currently, the SON has over 80 full-time faculty. The SON's online bachelor's degree in nursing program is ranked 7th among 2019's “Best Online BSN Degrees” by the US News and World Report.

    College/School Information

    The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. The College seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional and collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a college that values interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and seek a leader that can facilitate continued positive momentum that has been developed over a proud history at UNCW.

    University Information

    The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state's coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

    A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation's only bachelor's degree program focused on coastal engineering.

    The university's efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

    UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

    EEO Statement

    At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

    Eligibility for Employment

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Number of Openings Single Incumbent Special Notes to Applicants

    This position will remain open until filled.

    Months Per Year 12 Months FTE 1.0 (40 hours per week) Type of Position Permanent Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions Job Posting Date 08/23/2023 Posting Close Date

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  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
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