University of Colorado
Health Systems Leadership and Informatics Division Chair
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
The CU College of Nursing is seeking an outstanding faculty leader to serve as Division Chair for our Health Systems, Leadership, and Informatics Division. The ideal candidate would be qualified to hold a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (tenure-eligible) with dedicated time to the Division Chair administrative faculty appointment.
The CU College of Nursing values individuals with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Please describe in your application materials your efforts to encourage, support, and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion within a higher education or professional community, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.
The College of Nursing is seeking a Division Chair responsible for implementing the mission of the Health Systems, Leadership, and Informatics Division within the framework of the mission and priorities of the college and university. The Division Chair has administrative responsibilities for a faculty unit of the College of Nursing, specifically ensuring that faculty members are productive in research/scholarship, effective teachers, engaged in clinical practice, and in service functions appropriate for their position and rank. The primary function of the Division Chair is to provide guidance, mentoring and support of faculty in the development and conduct of their research/scholarship, teaching, clinical practice, and service activities. The Division Chair serves as a role model in these areas and shows exemplary leadership, research or inquiry, scholarship, administrative abilities, and clinical practice as appropriate. The Division Chair is a part-time administrative role within a full-time faculty commitment.
The Division Chair must strive to sustain a productive, collegial and collaborative scholarly environment that continuously enhances the quality of research/scholarship, education, clinical practice, and service by the division’s faculty as appropriate. The Division Chair is also expected to be an advocate for the faculty, staff, students, college and university as well as the nursing profession.
Qualifications - External Minimum Qualifications: Associate Professor Doctoral degree from an accredited institution. Eligible for faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor Financial and personnel management; ideally obtained through 2+ years of progressive leadership experience. Professor Doctoral degree from an accredited institution. Eligible for faculty appointment at the rank of Professor Financial and personnel management; ideally obtained through 2+ years of progressive leadership experience. Preferred Qualifications: Associate Professor Eligible for licensure as an RN in the state of Colorado. Doctoral degree in Nursing from an accredited institution. Experience working on an academic medical campus. Demonstrated knowledge of nursing faculty development. Professor Eligible for licensure as an RN in the state of Colorado. Doctoral degree in Nursing from an accredited institution. Experience working on an academic medical campus. Demonstrated knowledge of nursing faculty development. Competencies: To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following: Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution. Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ability to provide effective leadership to achieve strategic objectives. Ability to critically think and problem-solve to achieve program objectives. Excellent leadership qualities, including a participatory leadership style that fosters respect and collegiality; openness to the ideas of others and to constructive feedback.
Responsibilities of the Position Directly supervise division faculty Complete annual merit performance evaluations using faculty criteria and university standards and after discussion and concurrence by the Sr. Associate Dean of Faculty and Students and the Dean when appropriate. Support faculty going through promotion and tenure processes; Develop faculty to support their continual progress in their career, and work to ensure that senior faculty mentor other faculty within the division and the college. Serve as a mentor for faculty members and foster continuing implementation of an effective mentoring program within the division to enable the success of each faculty member. Collaborate with individual faculty and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs to allocate faculty time to teaching requirements to meet curricular needs. Manage faculty workload to maximize divisional resources and to ensure productivity and progress toward advancement and expansion of faculty. Provide leadership and support for college efforts related to faculty diversity; Integrate elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into operations of the Health Systems, Leadership, and Informatics Division. Allocate and manage the division’s resources to meet research/scholarship, education, practice, and service missions. Model shared governance, collaborate with college governance bodies, administrative leaders, and divisional faculty in strategic planning efforts. Collaborate with the faculty to assure diversity in meeting Colorado Board of Nursing and national accreditation standards in its expectations for faculty. Collaborate with the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs to build and maintain effective faculty practice in areas of division specialties and to assist as requested with the development of innovative clinical enterprises that support the faculty and the college’s mission. Manage communication about the division’s activities and successes. This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.