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Department Chair of Nursing and Health
Clarke University

Date Posted Feb. 6, 2020
Title Department Chair of Nursing and Health
University Clarke University
Dubuque, IA, United States
Department Nursing and Health
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Jun. 1, 2020
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  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Nursing - Administration
    Nursing - General

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 programs of study for Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Leadership and Practice, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The Department also offers post-graduate certificates in Nursing Education and Psychiatric Mental Health, Nurse Practitioner with plans on further developing 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. Precepted experiences are also in the Dubuque community and beyond.

With the recent retirement of the long-standing Department Chair, we invite nurses 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 program 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 with specialty certification is preferred.

For any questions, please contact Patricia Pearce, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, Professor and Interim Chair at, or 563-588-6339. To apply for this position, please submit a current CV/resume and letter of interest addressing all qualifications listed above, at Academic transcripts, teaching philosophy, and letters of recommendation will be requested later in application processes. Confidential letters of recommendation can be emailed to

  • Clarke University is committed to fostering a welcoming campus community that celebrates the unique contributions of each person and promotes an inclusive learning environment. Clarke University does not discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information.

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  • Patricia Pearce
    Nursing and Health
    Clarke University
    1550 Clarke Dr
    Dubuque, IA 52001
  • 563-588-6339


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