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PhD Program Director

Company: Emory University
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Discover Your Career at Emory UniversityEmory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
The PhD Program Director is an organizational champion, strategic leader, and tactical contributor to the School of Nursing (SON) who provides internal and external leadership for the PhD Program that advances the NHWSN mission, vision, and values. - Additionally, the PhD Program Director works closely with the Laney Graduate School (LGS) to assure the policies and procedures within the PhD Program are congruent with the policies and procedures with LGS.
The PhD Program Director works closely with the Associate Dean for Education to develop curriculum, goals, and metrics and collaborates with internal and external strategic partners integral to achieving outcomes. Leads faculty teaching in the PhD program, student engagement, and delivery of high-quality education. Develops and evaluates internal and external metrics and feedback systems for continuous improvement. Develops and evaluates a strategic plan for increasing visibility and national reputation of the PhD program. - Facilitates the programmatic strategic initiatives with faculty, staff, students, alumni, practice partners, and the community. Serves on or leads various school, university, and professional committees, advisory groups, taskforces, or projects as appropriate. Works closely with the Associate Dean for Education, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Admissions, and Student Affairs, Program Administrators, Curriculum, Progression, and Program Evaluation Committees, and faculty to ensure program outcomes and continuous improvement, including collaboration on course offerings, program changes, and student experiences. Collaborates with leaders of NHWSN departments. The Associate Dean for Education will provide oversight and be a strategic partner regarding continuous improvement and issue resolution regarding program/specialty, curriculum, faculty, students, and staff.
The PhD Program Director will hold a terminal degree (PhD or equivalent). Experience in doctoral level education and a strong track record of research and scholarship is preferred. Academic nursing leadership experience is preferred. This is a three-year ranked faculty position with re-appointment annually based upon performance appraisal of the Associate Dean for Education, Associate Dean for Academic Operations, and Associate Dean for Academic Advancement.
The PhD Program Director will ensure the following:

  • Serve as Organizational Champion
  • Serves as program leader and representative to the Laney School of Graduate Studies and assuring that the nursing program if fully compliant with the expectations of all graduate programs within the University
  • Serves as Chair of the SON PhD Faculty including nominations of faculty for membership, overseeing regular and called meetings, and helping execute the governance structure of the Graduate Faculty committee to assure timely and efficient oversight of the program.
  • Collaborates with the Laney Graduate School in using data analytics to assess program outcomes and areas of needed improvement
  • Strategically aligns with the SON Leadership team.
  • Cultivates innovative approaches to advance the PhD program in accordance with the NHWSN's mission and vision.
  • Leads the implementation and evaluation of all aspects of relevant competency-based education to improve student learning and ensure success.
  • Leads strategic action with key stakeholders integral to achieving student learning and program outcomes.
  • Works closely with LGS to manage issues and concerns around the PhD student unionization

    PhD Program Leadership and Management

    • Leads the program to eminence in outcomes and reputation.
    • Exhibits vision, courage, and optimism.
    • Collaborates with NHWSN, Emory, and community leaders to promote community engagement and establish and sustain partnerships.
    • Advances high quality education and student success in collaboration with faculty.
    • Oversees and advances PhD student experience and outcomes through rigorous program evaluation and process improvement
    • Advances inclusive excellence priorities in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Admissions, and Student Affairs.
    • Leads student engagement that fosters leadership and student outcomes.
    • Provides leadership in the management of the PhD program through program planning, curriculum development, implementation of innovations, and systematic evaluation.
    • Ensures use of innovative technology-mediated teaching methods and tools for continuous improvement of the program/specialty.
    • Advises on hiring, supervision, and evaluation of the program faculty, including identifying programmatic needs for faculty recruitment and retention.
    • Responsible for faculty assignments in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Education and Associate Dean for Academic Operations.
    • Ensures strategic alignment with the SON leadership team, as a member or ex-officio member of SON committees, including the SON Curriculum Committee, Progression Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, and Faculty Search (as applicable).

      University and Community Engagement

      • Develops and maintains strategic relationships with Emory University, WHSC, EHC, and community leaders to advance program/specialty and outcomes.
      • Supports strategic alignment with the SON leadership team, as a member of external committees


        • Develops and oversees PhD student retention and progression through the program
        • Mentors program faculty to advance scholarship and professional development outcomes.

          Student Recruitment and Enrollment

          • Advances NHWSN goals for enrollment in collaboration with Admissions and Finance.
          • Establishes standards for student eligibility, using internal and external data, and supports admission of high-quality candidates.

            Metrics and Outcomes

            • Advances enrollments goals as guided by the LGS and SON strategic goals.
            • Advances retention and graduation rates.
            • Advances PhD Program national recognition.

              This position is in-person, on campus, and requires being located in the greater Atlanta area.
              Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture
              Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) - 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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