Department Head, Associate of Science in Nursing

Gordon State College


ID: 7054211
Posted: November 8, 2018

Job Description

Job Summary/Basic Function:

This position is responsible for directing the operations of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Department of Associate of Science in Nursing.


• Assists the Dean in the development and maintenance of curriculum and courses representative of the discipline and supportive of the educational objectives of the college.

• Assists the Dean in evaluating, recruiting and recommending the appointment of faculty. Monitors student success, including student retention and progression data.

• Develops semester course and laboratory schedules.

• Assists in the development of the department budget recommendation; supplies data and statistics; administers assigned budgets.

• Recommends faculty for tenure and promotion as appropriate. Produces a variety of reports.

• Reviews problems between faculty members or between faculty and students.

• Teaches courses using face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning formats. Participates in the recruitment and advising of students.

• Performs related duties as assigned.


The Academic Dean assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.

Guidelines include college policies and procedures; University System of Georgia policies and procedures; SACSOC, Board of Nursing, and ACEN standards and requirements; faculty, staff and student handbooks; and relevant state and federal regulations. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.

Position will be filled pending funding availability.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Knowledge of the field of Nursing.
• Knowledge of accreditation requirements.
• Knowledge of assessment and strategic planning strategies.
• Knowledge of budget development and management principles.
• Knowledge of classroom practices, teaching methodologies, assessment systems, and educational technology.
• Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.
• Skill to make timely decisions.
• Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.
• Skill in decision-making and problem solving.
• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
• Skill in oral and written communication.


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