Chair of Nursing

Chair of Nursing
College of Health, Education and Human Services
Wright State University


The College of Health, Education, and Human Services at Wright State University invites applications for the position of Chair of Nursing. The chair should be dedicated to creating an environment of teaching excellence where students can transform into exceptional nursing leaders who value lifelong learning, a spirit of inquiry, and are resilient within the dynamic healthcare environment. The chair is expected to provide visionary leadership that promotes the delivery of high-quality, accessible academic programs that meet the needs of our students and the region. The chair should be dedicated to advancing the department and nurturing the professional development of students, faculty, and staff. We seek a forward-looking, agile leader who builds positive relationships within the region and who can further build our strong pipeline of talented nurses.


  • Terminal degree in nursing or relevant field
  • A record of teaching, research, and scholarly achievement, commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor with tenure as outlined in the Department bylaws:
  • Active Ohio nursing license prior to start date
  • Minimum of 5 years nursing experience as an RN
  • Minimum 2 years as a faculty member at a college or university
  • Prior experience working with programmatic, regulatory, or accreditation compliance at the undergraduate or graduate levels



  • Proven leader with a record of significant and successful administrative leadership experience in a university setting as a division director, program director, or department chair
  • Ability and experience to foster collaborative relationships with university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni
  • Demonstrated record of promoting student success
  • Evidence of strong skills in building and nurturing inter-professional collaborations, community partnerships, and fundraising activities
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, CCNE accreditation, program development, and assessment
  • Demonstrated commitment to the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and fostering an inclusive work and learning environment
  • Teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Certification and licensure as APRN
  • Minimum of 5 years in higher education leadership that includes supervision of employees and budget management skills
  • Demonstrated record of obtaining external funding

All candidates must include a Diversity and Inclusion statement with their materials: 

Please explain how your values and experiences are reflected in your teaching and/or research and/or service or mentorship practice(s) so as to contribute to a culture of equity, inclusion and campus diversity at Wright State University. Please provide an example of a time when you altered or changed your approach to research, teaching, or service because of the diversity of the group you were working with.

To apply, go to . Position will remain open until filled. Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.