Nursing and Health Department ChairClarke University, Dubuque, IA
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Clarke University is a leading independent, coeducational, Catholic university with majors in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Maryin Dubuque, Iowa, Clarke University is an intimate learning community that lives practically by four Core Values: Education, Charity, Justice, and Freedom. These values emanate from its founder, Mary Frances Clarke, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and those who follow their example to provide learning experiences that are relevant and forward looking. The Clarke Compass, designed for undergraduate students, integrates the liberal arts, experiential learning, major courses of study, cocurricular offerings and the Core Values to produce career-and life-ready graduates who service the Common Good, defined as that which all members of society need in order to live healthy, fulfilling lives.
Clarke University is committed to fostering a welcoming campus community that celebrates the unique contributions of each person and promotes an inclusive learning environment. To this end, we strive to respect diversity, practice inclusion and seek equity.
For more information, please visit www.clarke.edu.
At Clarke University, everything we do is focused on making an impact on students so they can positively impact the world. For students, it means a place where more than facts are studied – it means new ways of thinking are explored. For faculty and staff, it means more than just coming to work every day – it means truly collaborating across the university to put student success first. It also means living and working in a thriving city named one of the “most livable” small cities in the country and one of “Best Green Places” in the country.
The Department of Nursing and Health at Clarke University is a well-established and growing program, dedicated to serving the tri-state area community and beyond. With a strong reputation, we are committed to excellence in education, research and practice. Currently, the Department offers BSN, RN-BSN, MSN-DNP, and DNP with concentrations in Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Leadership and Practice, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner programs of study. The Department also offers post-graduate certificates in Nursing Education and Psychiatric Mental Health, Nurse Practitioner with sights on growing the array of program paths and programming. Our local and regional health care systems, such as MercyOne and UnityPoint Health-Finley, provide opportunities for collaboration.
With the successful tenure and anticipated retirement of the current Department Chair, we invite individuals who have earned their doctoral degree to apply for the position of Chair of Nursing and Health. Although this position is primarily administrative, there is opportunity for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preference is for applicants with post-doctoral experience and/or academic experience, understanding of and/or experience with nursing accreditation, teaching experience in a nursing education program, background with leadership positions, and current Iowa licensure (or willingness to obtain licensure as a registered nurse in Iowa). Preparation as an advanced practice nurse and/or specialty certification is preferred.
We particularly encourage applications from individuals with established teaching, research and practice programs in the following areas:
Nurse Practitioners (Acute Care, Family, or Geriatrics), Health Outcomes, and Evidence-Based Practice. Experience with CCNE accreditations is desired.
To apply for this position, please upload a current CV/resume, letter of application addressing all qualifications, three letters of recommendations and references online at http://clarke.applicantpool.com. Confidential letters of recommendation can be emailed to HRletters@clarke.edu.
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