Health Sciences Division Chair

SUNY Adirondack is a comprehensive community college and member of the State University of New York (SUNY) serving approximately 4,200 full –and part-time students annually. Located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, SUNY Adirondack is one-hour north of Albany, twenty minutes from historic Saratoga Springs, and just minutes from Lake George. SUNY Adirondack invites applications for the following position:


This full-time faculty position in the Health Sciences Division will be available as of September 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be able to assume responsibilities that include teaching medical surgical nursing as well as assuming the leadership position as the Division Chair. The Chair of the Health Sciences Division is responsible for (1) coordinating the administration of all educational programs within the division, (2) coordinating and evaluating all aspects of the Nursing Program including ongoing curriculum development and evaluation and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Accreditation and (3) development of the semester schedule, clinical placements, hiring of clinical adjunct faculty and participation in the Nursing Admissions Committee. He/she oversees the day to day management of the division and supervision of support staff.  In addition, service on Division and College-wide committees is required.

Requirements for this faculty position include a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing, with a Doctoral Degree in Nursing (PhD, DNS or DNP) preferred, a minimum of 5 years of academic teaching experience, 2 years of clinical experience and 3 years of supervisory experience.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate leadership ability, problem solving skills, meticulous attention to detail and strong communication and interpersonal skills. Previous experience with academic and clinical teaching, curriculum development, program evaluation and accreditation is required.

The candidate must have (or be eligible for) a current New York State license as a Registered Nurse. Preference will be given to the candidates who demonstrate a commitment to the community college philosophy and are committed to working with a diverse population of students.

Placement on a salary scale reflects individual degrees/experience. Salary will be determined by academic rank and experience and is complemented by an excellent benefits package. Summer teaching and overload are additional.

The Nursing Program at SUNY Adirondack offers an AAS (Associate of Applied Science) degree in nursing.  Students completing the program are eligible to take the NCLEX RN Exam. The program is registered by the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions, and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

When applying, please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contacts for three (3) professional references.

Full consideration will be given if received by March 1, 2019.

SUNY Adirondack values diversity and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer