Associate Dean, College of Nursing (Athens Campus)

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7231052 (Ref.No. ej-5125113)
Posted: March 21, 2024

Job Description

Associate Dean, College of Nursing (Athens Campus)

Job ID: 269785
Location: Aug Univ CON Athens Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Under the direction of the Dean, College of Nursing, provides administrative leadership for the Athens campus including facility management and fiscal responsibility on matters related to the successful operations of CONAT. This position is a part of the College of Nursing (CON) Leadership Team and in this role reports directly to the Dean in matters related to programs. This position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and will not be on tenure track.


Coordinates processes to ensure consistency in the efforts of faculty and staff assigned to CONAT to meet the needs of students through efficient and effective operations.

Acts as a liaison to the CON administrative team, advising on matters related to facility operations and successful outcomes of faculty, staff, and students at CONAT.

Represents Augusta University and the CON to prospective students, clinical agencies, and other stakeholders.

Collaborates with the Department Chairs, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs to develop and facilitate curricular changes and enhancement of educational programs.

Participates in the assignment of courses and appropriate teaching loads and advisement of department chairs for CONAT faculty activities.

Participates in the annual performance/merit evaluation of regular part-time and occasional faculty assigned to CONAT.

Maximizes resources of CONAT so students and faculty have access to a wide range of services available within the CON and Augusta University.

Serves as a resource for students enrolled in programs and for faculty coordinating and teaching courses.

Identifies and advocates for infrastructure needs to support faculty and staff at CONAT.

Develops, maintains, assesses, and refines processes, policies and standing operating procedures for CONAT in accordance with college and university policies.

Coordinates Enterprise and CON events (ie. family day).

Collaborates as a member of the CON Leadership Team, to support the mission of the CON, Augusta University, and the University System of Georgia.

Serves as the chief spokesperson for CONAT and liaison to promote the missions of Augusta University.

Acts as liaison to the larger university community, facilitating access to resources and services to CONAT faculty and staff.

Participates in efforts to recruit high caliber faculty to advance teaching, research, and practice missions of the CON.

Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs in strategies for recruitment and retention of students and maintaining professionalism and integrity of the programs.

Facilitates engagement of CONAT faculty and staff in CON and Enterprise initiatives.

Contributes to the CON Strategic Planning process.

Collaborates with department chairs on teaching assignments.

Supervises staff and manages assigned area of responsibility.

Provides direct supervision of the staff associates at CONAT.

Manages day-to-day operations of the CONAT.

Maintains own program of scholarship, research, and/or practice.

Required Qualifications

Doctorate degree in Nursing (PhD or DNP).

Active license to practice nursing in the state of Georgia or meet all eligibility requirements to apply for a nursing license in the state of Georgia. Academic teaching, administrative and leadership experience with both pre-licensure and graduate programs.

Assistant Professor- Early level career as a faculty member

Associate Professor- Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:

Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;

Evidence of ability as a teacher;

Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;

Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,

Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.


This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Assistant Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Associate Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Website:

College/Department Information

At the College of Nursing, we champion belonging and nurture individual student success while providing a rigorous but accessible education that prepares you for the nursing workplace, academia and leadership as you progress throughout your career. You'll be encouraged, challenged and supported whether pursuing an entry-level bachelor's or master's degree or a doctor of nursing practice or Ph.D. degree. It starts with our undergraduates. The College of Nursing approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and that's thanks to our innovative, challenging and contemporary curriculum offered across all our various degree programs. Advanced degree options are available for the bachelor and masters prepared nurse with our Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, PhD in Nursing, and Post Master's Certificates. CON graduates leave our programs ready to lead and serve our nation's patients.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia.


Augusta University

College of Nursing

1905 S. Barnett Shoals Road

Athens, Georgia

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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