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Job ID: 117119

Department Chair in Nursing
Fresno Pacific University

Date Posted Dec. 13, 2018
Title Department Chair in Nursing
University Fresno Pacific University
Fresno, CA, United States
Department School of Natural Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Nursing - General

Status: Faculty rank; continuing-status track
Time commitment: Full-time; 11-month faculty appointment

Fresno Pacific University’s growing nursing program invites applications for a visionary nursing leader/educator to expand our service to the community, locally and globally. The current CCNE accredited programs include an ADNBSN program and an MSN program with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) focus. A baccalaureate BSN program is in the feasibility phase. This nursing leader will work with a talented team of faculty and university leadership to expand innovative and Christ-centered service to those who are underserved.

Maintain professional memberships and professional development;
Provide visionary leadership for the nursing department;
Oversee administration of all aspects of nursing programs;
Teach in the masters or undergraduate programs;
Pursue an active scholarly agenda;
Lead ongoing professional development for faculty in teacher preparation, nursing theory and practice, faith and liberal arts integration;
Lead assessment and accreditation reviews;
Develop and maintain strong community relationships both with internal and external constituents;
Strive towards excellence in every student’s education.


Earned DNP or PhD in Nursing, or comparable degree; (candidates with a master’s degree, or those nearing terminal degree completion, may be considered); all faculty are required to have, or be willing to complete, a terminal degree;
Record or promise of scholarly achievement;
Mentor and advise undergraduate nursing majors;
Evidence of effective administrative leadership;
Evidence of effective teaching in a collegiate level nursing program;
Unrestricted California Registered Nurse license;
Ability to work with students, staff and faculty in a collegial environment;
Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.

Experience with CCNE accreditation and CA BRN approval processes;
Current BLS, ACLS preferred;
Family Nurse Practitioner with National Certification;
Bilingual and multicultural competencies;
Experience with andragogy and online learning environments;
Able to learn and navigate technology, course management systems, and virtual learning environments such as Moodle.

  • Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.

    The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Karen Cianci, Dean
    School of Natural Sciences
    Fresno Pacific University
    1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2304
    Fresno, CA 93702
  • (559) 453-2211
  • (559) 453-7182


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